To “officially” kick start the 2013 season, Driven made it’s way to the Olympic Oval in Calgary. A little earlier than the previous year, this certainly did not stop everybody from getting their cars ready, some even just MINUTES before the end of roll-in and set up. With over 250 cars coming together under one roof, Driven continues to get better every year as owners/enthusiasts just know that it is the perfect opportunity to showcase what he/she has been hiding over the course of the winter. With that, the quality factor continues to improve as well as participants step it [...]
Fresh of the heels of a recent iM Feature, we’re back once again with JC Tenchavez’s 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS, this time in video form. Just like anyone with a project car, JC’s Corolla has definitely gone through many phases. Adapting “VIP” tastes and sitting on Work VS-XXs in its current (and last) phase, this is definitely the best JC’s Corolla has ever looked. With future plans to build a more formidable VIP car in the near future, we can’t wait to see what JC has in store for his next project. In the mean time, check out our latest [...]
Since the Toyota Corolla’s inception in 1966, it has always been known for its reliability, dependability, and most importantly for its incredible gas mileage. What it is not known for however (Aside from the AE86), is being a formidable player in the automotive scene, nor is it a car that exactly gets heads turning. That leaves us dying to ask this burning question, what was illmotion’s own JC Tenchavez thinking upon the purchase of his 2009 Toyota Corolla? While the answer may not be clear to JC himself, perhaps a look at his 10th Generation Corolla XRS can provide somewhat [...]
Nowadays, it’s getting a little tougher to find that unique build that’s done tastefully to the point where it can be deemed as “perfect”. While that statement can definitely be argued as some of the “best builds” never see the light of day or only live on the track, the crew here at illmotion definitely do their best to bring you the features that get everyone locally and on the internet buzzing. As a matter of fact, it’s the unique builds that are featured on illmotion that stand out from the rest. None of this would be possible however, without [...]
With Driven 2012 coming up quickly, we thought it’d be a good idea to look back and see what everyone had to offer in 2010 and what we can look forward to for this year. Since Driven was skipped for us in 2011 – there has been a significant amount of time for everybody to get their whips refreshed. From new cars, to new parts, complete overhauls or tweaks to an already existing minty car, we think this will be the best Driven yet. We have a handful of fresh new faces joining us this year and it’s only a [...]
Yesterday turned out to be one awesome, hot day. Like always, whenever it’s nice we like to shoot the shit and drive around aimlessly. Went to Peter’s to grab a bite and some milkshakes and then cruised out. Got some snaps… just to keep you busy until you guys get your shirts
Got a chance to catch up on the 10th Generation Corolla section of ToyotaNation.com and stumbled upon this pretty sick Corolla from Texas sitting on Volk TE37s. Shouts out to the owner of this vehicle. Being an owner of a 10th Gen Corolla myself, believe me when I say the aftermarket support for this car is so limited. When done properly however, this body style Corolla can come out looking pretty fresh. Check it out!
With the exception of the 20cm of snow we got today, it seems as though the coming of the spring/summer season is imminent. And with that brings the return of the 403 Honda/Beyond.ca weekly meets. Here are a few pictures from the first meet of 2011 (and a preview/debut of a few people’s cars summer mode). Be sure to show up when you can to keep the meets busy and fun and to check out some rides. These meets happen every Wednesday evening at Chinook Centre in the rear upper parkade.
I got a chance to attend Spec D’s ‘Sunday Funday’ on October 3rd. Although the clouds were covering the sun, it was still fairly warm out, and a great time was had by all. I believe it was Spec D’s last event of the year considering the snow can descend upon us at any time. Special thanks goes out to Spec D for organizing the event, and letting us in to get coverage on the event. Get out and support these guys next year by attending their events, they do not disappoint.
words//jc.tenchavezsnaps//prashant.topiwala Found a random spot in Downtown and finally got around to doing a shoot with Prashant this afternoon. Not a lot of upgrades on my XRS this season (Apex’i World Sport II Exhaust being the most notable) since I’m still unsure as to what I want to do with the car, or if I even want to keep it for that matter. Enjoy the pics! (More after the jump)