An Annual Tradition and Review…

…It was that time of year again to spray the car with the hose, elbow grease in full swing with the bucket of soap, clay bar and wax. It was that time of the year for the 8th annual REVscene.net Spring Meet at Spanish Banks. This event I’ve been attending 8 years in a row and have not missed a single meet. This, by far, is the most exciting meet for me each year as it gives all car enthusiasts an opportunity to bring out their beloved cars and bikes to show off to the general public and to be proud of their achievements. This year, as a moderator, I attended the event from start to finish which includes set up, crowd control, contest and prizes, and of course, clean up. Yay…

I showed up with my dear Felicia this year. Last year, I showed up in the Cress as Felicia was hibernating for the season and failing AirCare constantly. Prior to that, it was Pamela, my first MR2 and first car that I owned. I was hoping to take Caroline out however, the moment I stepped outside of my house, looked up at the dark grey sky, I said to myself, “No way man….” And besides, I think taking Felicia out was a good idea. She’s good looking, a lot of fun, and very popular amongst the boys. :) I was glad to have taken her out for a stroll. The weather was picture perfect – blue sky, the shining sun, the Vancouver people out and about jogging along the beach, windows down, music cranked…it was an awesome and glorious day for Felicia

The meet overall was okay at most. This years cars lacked in quality and quantity. I think NorthWestNissans had their annual meet on the same day unfortunately. I like the Nissan crowd made up of the 180sx, 240sx, 300zx, Silvias, Fairlady Zs, 350s and Datsun 510s. Let’s not forget the holier-than-thou Skylines (which I’m not a fan of.) Not many Civics came out this year and no special Integras nor S2000s. Too bad. I miss the old scene of when we were younger. All the ricers with flashy lights, pounding subwoofers, and bleed-your-ears-out fart-can exhausts. Regardless, I think that Mike (orgasm_donor) did an excellent and awesome job in coordinating this entire event on his own from arranging the venue, informing the VPD and RCMP and gathering prizes, it turned out to be an awesome event. A big thanks to Mike!

Whilst the spring is fresh and new, a whole new year is before us which I look forward to, especially the summer. The late night cruises with the t-tops off, wash’n’wax sesssions, and midnight drives with Felicia around this beautiful city we live in. I’m hoping to get Audrey on the road by the end of the year but we’ve got a long way to go. It’s going to be an awesome year with my girls. I can’t wait. :)


Felicia looking all shiny and pretty! :D


Check out that ass! ;)

P.S. – Jerry aka Rev – His MR2 is NOT a Garage Queen! :p

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A New Addition To The Family…

It’s been over a year and a half since I’ve ridden a scooter. More specifically, ever since I sold off my old 06 Yamaha Vino and when I took Audrey, my 83 Vespa P200e out for a spin around the block. Ever since I let that lifestyle go awry, I missed it more and more each and every day. The wind blowing against my face, the beautiful summer sunscape, the fresh west coast air and being able to park it just about anywhere made it all too difficult to bear.

I dithered on what to get as a replacement in the meantime Audrey was being restored. Should I go back to a Vino or try out the Jazz? I couldn’t decide and a lot of the times, I decided against it as I couldn’t see myself riding a different scooter. Think of it as being unfaithful to your significant other. You’re going through rough times, things have gone wrong, but you still love him or her very much. That’s how I feel about Audrey. She’s in pieces, she’s not perfect (yet) but she has all the potential to be that true hot Italian Vespa supermodel she used to be and I still love her for that. I’m trying to restore her to her glory days of the classic Vespa P200e however, I gave in and started to look for another, and much more younger scooter as a replacement to fulfill my personal and selfish needs. I did a search on Craigslist Vancouver only to find a 2005 Honda Jazz 49cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled scooter for…well, cheap.

I saw this as a good opportunity to jump on due to its cost and well, I actually prefer the styling of the Jazz over the Vino. The Honda Jazz is it’s Canadian name as it’s exact equivalent in the United States is the Metropolitan. Basically, same shit but different pile so to say. This scooter is being sold by a civil engineer who builds bridges. He’s moving up to Kelowna and then soon to Alberta. Poor guy. He purchased it to go to school and to pick up groceries here and there but found himself never really using it so it currently has 2100KMs on the dash. For a 3 year old scooter, not bad. But here’s the kicker – it’s an ICBC write-off. This poor little girl was dropped on it’s side at 300KMs and the devil (Oops! I meant ICBC) wrote it off as a salvage. ICBC is known to write-off scooters and bikes for the dumbest things so the faith of this poor gal is, unfortunately, a write-off with a few scratches and scrapes on her side. From what I know, the cowls were replaced and are white so this gives me an opportunity to give it a bit of a custom paint job on her sides.

I’m going to pick her up tomorrow and get her on the road as soon as possible. I’m glad to have this new gal to be a part of the family. I hope she’ll serve her purpose and I know she’ll do a good job too. Afterall, it’s a Honda. Say hello to Caroline.

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