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London Speed and Custom Car Show

Discussion in 'Canada' started by robinc, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Spent Saturday afternoon here.....

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    We are a pretty small city so this isn't a huge show compared to the Plunkett outdoor show which is the biggest in Canada, also in London in June, but hey walking around a custom car and bike show in March up here is pretty cool!

    Custom cars, custom bikes, and the (CVMG) Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group of which our esteemed Maxpete is a member had 48 bikes there. Thought I'd post up a few pics here as I know how much we all love pics of anything on wheels. Didn't we spend some time looking at snow blower pics not too long ago? LOL. Man, we need help!

    Here is the first thing that greeted me as I walked in.....a pretty bountiful busa.....



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    Some Yamahas from the Wolfeworx collection, some currently being raced.

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    Out of the 48 bikes CVMG had there, only 2 XS650's. This one was built 8 years ago by Terry Wolfe
    http://wolfeworx.com/ for one of his clients.

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    And the only other 650....

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    Ok, now for some of the custom stuff.

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    I give full props to custom builders for their vision, skills and execution. I guess I'm old school, but I'm not quite sure what this guy was after.

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    Now this was primarily a car show so now for some cars....eh?
    I love this Canadian Graffiti

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    And ya gotta appreciate this other tastefully done '32 3 window coupe.

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    A Beautiful 56 Bel Air.

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    And now.........the pièce de résistance

    I chatted for awhile with Mark the builder of this car who's from a small town north of Montreal Quebec.
    This build took place over 2 1/2 years. I asked him, "You may not want to answer this question, but, what's the investment into a build like this?" He said, "Well over $300,000." OK.

    The parts are shipped to a guy in California and hand engraved with special dedicated die grinders, then shipped back to Canada for chroming.
    Probably won't ever see anything quite like this ever again.

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    Hope you guys enjoy the pics. It was sure fun looking at these.
     

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  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice write up Robin! Those were some cool pics. That last car was insane!
     
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  3. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I can't for the life of me figure why you'd want a custom engraved $300K car you can't even drive....
     
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  4. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Thanks Bob, glad you enjoyed them. Can't figure out how those extra 4 pics ended up at the bottom? Probably my fat fingers I guess.

    Ya that is likely a once in a lifetime seen build. Pretty crazy for sure. Not necessarily my taste, certainly not my budget, but I can appreciate the skill and craftsmanship.
     
  5. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Haha, I brought that up to the builder Jim. Said "I wouldn't want all the polishing work involved from a trip to the corner store"

    He told me the car is stored in a climate controlled garage. It was trailered from northern Quebec to here, a 9 hour trip in an enclosed trailer but in spite of that, it took 7 hours of cleaning and polishing to get the road dust off of it and prep it for the show.

    Hey, I guess the owner can afford big bling? :shrug:
     
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