Dennis and I decided to join the local BMW club and drive some 200km to Quebec city where Gumball 3000 Rally was stopping for the night. For most part the weather was nice and Dennis managed to get some great shots. It seems like the Surete du Quebec Highway Patrol were ready for the participants of Gumball Rally and set up speed traps every few kilometers of the road… yes, you got it right, we had no choice as to cruise slowly, not passing 120km/h.

BMW

gumball 3000 cruise

gumball 3000 cruise

You can see lots of other amazing shots on the forum: Gumball 3000 Quebec City Cruise

In a few days we should we able to post all the photos of actual GUMBALL 3000 participants and maybe we’ll even get the chance to edit the video footage ;) You can also visit our friends @ www.FuelRiders.com for lots of outstanding pictures from this event!

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iHeartEuro logo

Boys and girls, we are ready for the first cruise of the season! It will happen on May 2nd and we will be heading towards Sherbrooke for Deutsch Fest 2010! The organizers of Deutsch Fest will be providing BBQ grilled $2 hot dogs, $3 hamburgers and $3 beers, the funds collected will be used to finance another edition of DEUTSCH FEST later this summer (in August). Great opportunity to meet the iHeartEuro crew and other dubbers from around QC!

Details are posted in the forum: iHeartEuro Cruise to Deutsch Fest!

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iHeartEuro vanity plate

Seems like the winter is finally over! People are taking out their rides from storage, others swap their winter steelies to nice low profiles, weekly meets have more and more attendees! The winter has been rough for some of us… Greg’s car practically died (too many things to repair; including turbo and transmission), one of our crew members’ car was stolen (but he got an MKVI GTI instead) and I had a pretty bad accident; my 2.5L was declared total loss – important thing is, no one was hurt! And on the bright side, I got an Candy White MKVI GTI!

Recently Phil hosted my Birthday party at his awesome condo – the core members of the crew were there to celebrate with us and the whole thing was EPIC! Some pics for kicks:

iHeartEuro party

iHeartEuro party

iHeartEuro party

iHeartEuro party

iHeartEuro party

Well, you get the point! Funny story, the two plates we had at the party got “stolen”… In the morning a friend of mine called and told me he found the plates in his trunk… although he doesn’t have a clue how they ended up there. Oh Alcohol!

So here we are, the end of April 2010 and staring the new summer season ;) We are going for a cruise this weekend, everyone is welcome to join in! I will post the details tomorrow ;)

Till then,

Sincerely,

Alex

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winter rabbit

Snow and cold are getting very close to us. Well, mostly snow because the cold is already here. Some of us will be storing our cars in garages for the next 4-6 months, but some will be rocking the same car in winter.

It would be awesome to see YOUR winter mode or your winter beater posted on our forum, so please, go ahead! Whore those pictures here: Show Off Your Winter Mode

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Philippe Myers Vw Rabbit

Presenting Philippe Myers’s Vw Rabbit. This old school bunny is probably one of the coolest cars to participate in iHeartEuro cruises. This flat brown 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS with 4Cyl 1600cc 8v Diesel engine with 552 000km on it isn’t as slow as you might thing. Normally it has no problem keeping up with MK4′s and MK5′s (most cars that show up to our cruises).

Well, let’s look at some details of this 27 year old vee dub:

  • 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS (Chassis Type-17 2Door), Flat Brown
  • Engine: 4Cyl 1600cc 8v Diesel with 552 000km, orange fluo oilpan
  • Suspension: Coilovers Patec Holeshot, polyurethane bushings all around
  • Wheels: Mags OEM Tarentulas 13×5.5, 175/70/13 tires.
  • Interior: Recaro Trophy seats,  Scirocco S steering wheel
  • Other mods:
    Front Bumper pre-81 US chrome with over-riders, Rear Bumper custom euro plastoc, Flashers euro 81-84, Euro Front fenders,  Westmoreland rad support, Small Duckbill, 2spot  grille early chromed trim, crystal-clear Headlights, Small-Taillights Conversion, Taillights early All-red, Mirror Black-Flag on Driver’s side, passenger mirror is shaved, Antique Belge plate,  Yellow Euro Mono-foglight, Ooga Horn.

    … and more things in project for this awesome Rabbit!

For more pictures check out Myers’ thread on our forum!

Myers 1982 Vw Rabbit LS

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With the coming of the cold weather, make sure your ride is ready for the worst. The last thing you want is to be stranded in sub-zero temperature, wondering why your “check-engine” light is on. Times like those you WISH your veedub caught fire. :p

We also need to expect the unexpected; situations unforeseeable no matter how many preventive measure we follow.

Just a few examples:

- A few months ago, my buddy Jeff’s Rabbit was hit by a bus a week after he drove it off the lot.

- A bit over a month ago, a lady in her mid-40′s decided to drive her Camry into the rear-end of my motionless Rabbit in traffic.

- And I’m sad to say our buddy Greg from the iHeartEuro crew just had a little mishap of his own.

Drive-safe, and enjoy the winter in your japanese beaters & rat-stylez rust buckets.

Help fund the Fix-Mah-Turbaw Organization after the jump.

- Janno

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Here they are!!!

Pics after the jump

- Janno

And here is the video filmed and edited by Alex.

- Thanks to Bryce for driving me around :)

iHeartEuro 2009 Fall Cruise from ihearteuro.com on Vimeo.

p.s. For a few people this video is not working in “embedded” format. If this is the case for you,
please click on the link underneath the video, you will be taken to VIMEO, problem solved :)

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European Cars Cruise

Another great season is coming to end – of course we could not let it end without one final cruise.

This year we are adding a little twist. Only the organizers of the cruise know which route will be taken, it is a surprise for everyone else (besides the fact that we will be cruising in Southern Quebec, not far from US border. The ride will be held on a Sunday, October 11th and anyone who owns or drives a European car is more then welcome to join a day full of fun, adventure and breathtaking scenery.

For details please visit our forum: http://www.ihearteuro.com/forum

Alex

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Car Wash!

These were taken pre-WF15. The boys were getting excited, and decided to go for a wash after the Julep meet. My bad for not posting the pics sooner.  Enjoy!

http://jnqco.com/carwash/

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Hey guys.  This is my first post on I♥Euro.com, and I’d like to share a couple of pics I took at this week’s meet. Keep comin’ back for more; I’ll be adding some whenever I get a chance to shoot!

If you prefer using a flash web-viewer, visit my website. IMO, it’s easier to navigate, and you can even use the arrows to flip through the pics. Link:
http://www.jnqco.com/veedub

To see them in our Forums: Clicky!!

jnq

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