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Fall 2012 | Volume 1 - Issue 4

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Vancouver Island’s Custom Culture Connection

HOT RODS • RAT RODS • MOTORCYCLES • CUSTOMS MODIFIEDS • DRIFTING • OFF-ROAD, • OVAL-TRACK & DRAG RACING • MOTOCROSS • BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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VI Performance Magazine Vol1-Iss4 Publisher: Mona-Lisa Carstensen Ad Design: Shelby Art Photographers: MacNasty, SG, Powder Puff Vixen, Cherrybomb, Illusion and Seehorse Creative Media VIP Logo & Pit Lizard Logo Design: Don MacKay

Writers & Editors: Robin Jane, Brent Matsalla, Kimberley Laws, Alexis Gilchrist, Jim Muir, Dave Henry, Gord MacKay, KW Keating, Quinn Howling and Ouana Luca VI Performance Magazine is published by Static Entertainment & Publishing. Articles don not necessarily reflect the official company policies or opinions.

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Wh a t’s I n s i d e Feature Rides

Feature Events

Rock Crawlin’........4-8 Hunch Buggy........14-15 Cateram Super 7......16-17 Underground Rat....20-23 Chevy Power.............34-35 ‘66 Ford Fairlane.....36-37 Winning Wheels..38-39 1950 Ford F1.......40-42

Motocross.............26-27 Island Drifting.........28 Cruisin’ the Dub.....33 Pit Lizard....................42 Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup..............44-45

Feature Models Miss Suzie Pie....10-11 Ruby Roxx...........12-13 Centerfold: Baby Jane............24-25

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Feature Drivers Mark Stuart.........30-31 The Future of the Race.................32

Feature Pros Cherrybomb Photography...............9 Braking News!.........29 Directory..............46-47 Publisher’s Note......47


Ar i e l Wy a t t Age: 22, Sign: Leo Occupation: construction worker Hometown: Kitimat, B.C. (one of its finest) Favorite Tunes: Anything that’s not Theory of a Nickelcreed. Metal, Rock, Electronic, and anything by Skrillex Must Haves in Life: happiness, love, excitement Favourite Place on Vancouver Island: Victoria, Parksville, Jordan River Favourite Vehicles: Jeep, hot rods, Harley’s and sport bikes! Contact: arieljoycewyatt@gmail. com

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Rock Crawlin’

–By Brent Matsalla

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f you’re ever in the French ICreek Marina area of Parksville,

British Columbia, be sure to keep an eye out for Randy Jenkins and his wife, Elizabeth, driving around in one of their Jeeps. They’re really easy to spot when they’re bombing around in their Corvette LS6-powered, 2000 Jeep TJ Wrangler rock crawler. Randy will have a coast-to-coast grin on his face, and good ol’ rock ‘n roll blasting, but Elizabeth loves driving the rock crawler around the Island too. She says, “It always makes an impact wherever I go.” If you don’t happen to spot them around Parksville or Qualicum, they are probably down checking out the trails in Moab, Utah, or in California’s Johnson Valley. Wherever they happen to be, you’re in for a treat when you see their rock crawler up close in real life. Randy started the build two years ago and, as the owner of Magnum Project Management, his planning skills have been put to the test. He has invested three hours of planning for every hour of hands-on build time. From bumper to bumper, this TJ rock crawler is packed with extreme awesomeness! Every part has been perfectly positioned, and every job meticulously organized to create one insanely beautiful

machine. The attention to even the smallest detail can be seen end to end. The custom interior resembles a fighter jet’s cockpit, with its neatly organized bank of aircraft switches, leather Corvette Z06 bucket seats, and myriad of shifters supporting the twin transfer cases. So, what transformed Randy from a business man to a stone pilot, and his Jeep from a 4x4 to a rock crawler? It was the combination of a custom Black Box manufactured by NorthWest FabWorks in Parksville, and the Stak3 speed Monster Box transfer case, taking the 1st gear ratio from a stock 40:1 to a torque powering 220:1. Running the all-aluminum LS6’s 450+ hp

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power plant through the custom Chevy 700 R4 transmission allows him to switch over to the basement gears when needed, giving him the best of both worlds, whether on or off the road. Randy has owned a lot of cars since catching the car bug in his teens. He’s put together at least fifteen other builds, but, if you ask him which one is his favourite, he always says, “My last one.” Randy began building his mountain mauler using the original body tub and frame. Pretty much everything else has been fabricated, customized, or modified in one way or another. His original goal was to build a


reliable street Jeep. But, when his buddy, Grai Beal, suggested using the Corvette LS6, the build started to take a few turns. One re-occurring change was the tires

growing. They went from 31 inch to 33 inch, then to 35 inch and 37 inch, until he settled on the current 40 inch boots that,

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somehow, still fit inside the Jeep’s body. Although Randy was the primary builder, he insists on mentioning his friend, Doug Pudetz, for helping with the fabrication, paint, and color co-ordination. It’s become an inside joke for Doug to bug Randy because there aren’t any scratches on the paint yet. But, Randy’s a member of Nanaimo Sidewinders 4x4 Club, so he’s confident there will soon be scratches for Doug to repair. Randy also acknowledges the amazing assistance he received from LetzRoll Offroad Inc. from Mesa, Arizona, and Hazzard Fabworx, of Spokane, Washington.

Shelby Bursaw – Age: 19 Occupation: Student Sign: aries Hometown: Victoria,BC Favourite Tunes: Anything up beat and fun

Recently, Randy’s off-road stone stomper was seen by the crowds at “Thunder in the Valley” in Port Alberni, BC, where the custom rock crawler was featured by Lordco Auto Parts. During an evening photo shoot, there were some great

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pics taken of the rock crawler at the marina. While there, we asked Randy what he’d like to see more of on the Island and in VI Performance Magazine. Randy said, “I’d like to see more builds using the all-aluminum V8 Corvette LS series engine. There aren’t enough builds using this motor, and I truly believe it to be the modern replacement for the Chevy small block of the past.” And, while we were on the subject, we asked Randy what he thought about the future regarding hybrid vehicles. Randy said, “I’m behind it 100%. As a matter of fact, everyone should have one, because I need their fuel!” Randy says that the rock crawler is always for sale, for the right price, but he knows he’d have a hard time parting with it. It’s started to represent him and his personal brand. We think it represents him extremely well, but we still look forward to Randy’s next project. Finally, our curiosity got the best of us, so we asked Randy if he’d share how much money he has spent on the rock crawler to date. He said, “Let me put it this way. If I passed away and Elizabeth sold it for as much money as I told her I have into it, I’d be very unhappy.” With Elizabeth standing within earshot a few feet away, we knew we’d never find out.

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joke. I do advertise, but my clients spread the word better than I ever imagined. I am at most of the local car shows and shown-shines with my team Krissy J, Kirsten J, Jen Hall, Lindsay M, and Lizzy (Vintage Stylists). We call ourselves “The Dream Team.” You can be any age/size to work with us. Come as you are, and we’ll do the rest.

I’m Miss Cherry bomb,

wner of Cherrybomb o Photography (Cherie Wilson), a

hot rod enthusiast, and an exmodel. I’ve been in both car clubs and pin-up contests. I’ve been a photographer professionally for eight years, and have decided to combine my two loves--beautiful cars and beautiful women. When I started doing personal pin-up photos, I received an overwhelming response from many of the women telling me how I had changed their lives. Housewives, mothers, middleaged women--everyday, average women who never get the chance to get dressed-up or wear makeup or ever go out--have found themselves sexy once again. Women who now take the time to

look their best because they know how great they look all dolled up! I’ve shed tears for many of my clients. It’s very rewarding. That was the moment I decided to make a full-time career of this. So now all I shoot are cars and women. I use filters on both my lens and my flash to give my photos a vintage look and, sometimes, I use Photoshop to enhance the images. I do prefer outside shoots over inside. I’ve been doing studio photography for four years and I still love the outside more.

What’s changed in “pin-up photography” since the ‘40s is that models now have more tattoos and seem to have a fierce look. I do like to try to soften them up a bit and be silly and giggle and have fun in the studio because that’s what it’s all about right? Being sexy and cute at the same time. The advantage of working on the mainland is that more people translate into more clientele. I do travel all over B.C. though, doing shoots. We all love a good road trip. I especially love coming to the Island.

A couple of things I’m looking forward to in the next year are my photo-shoots with model Dayna Delux, and shooting Langley’s Car Club, The T o r c h m e n ’s , 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 Calendar. Ninety percent of my business is strictly wordof-mouth! No

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The awesome model shown here is Miss Susie Pie (Sarah Pasco) from White Rock, BC. Being a versatile Pisces woman her ‘day job’ as a Sales Rep keeps her active. “M y first modelling experience was modelling children’s clothing.

“Beauty comes from within, so I start with a good attitude”

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Later on I just sort of fell into it naturally. I did a photo shoot with Cherry Bomb and a Pin-up Pageant. My aunt is also in the entertainment industry being a burlesque/comedian in London; so I suppose it runs in the family.” “Modelling is a fun profession. It’s important for me to remember to be humble and to enjoy every moment.” Bike: Myk Roc, Langley BC


Interview with

Miss Suzie Pie

the coming months? Not sure yet might take a little time to myself after a crazy summer with my other job. However if someone asked, I am sure I won’t pass it up Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? In 10years I would like to have a house, an amazing career and prove that you can be a business women and a pin up model.

Any tips about a beauty regimen? I always make sure to cleanse my face and try to spend one day a week or at least a few hours without any makeup, let my face take a little r&r. What are your some of your favorite spots.... restaurants, shops? White Rock Beach is my beautiful hometown and I’m fortunate to have a wide variety of enjoyable pursuits. The Sandpiper Pub on White Rock Beach is one for sure; –where I have had some of my best memories. The Fort Langley Antique Mall is another, where I have found some of the ‘best finds’ I like any antique store. One of my favorite Island pastimes is fishing in Ucuelet.”

Miss Cherry Bomb for my amazing photos. Kirsten of Wild Child Hair for my awesome do’s Jen of Vixen Makeup for my beautiful face, and The Blacktop Bombers

Hometown: White Rock, BC Favorite music: oldies/rock (some metal)/swing Favorite saying: “Well behaved women rarely make history” sarahpasco@yahoo.ca

I would like to thank the following people: My family, and my friends. Joe - thank you for all your support and love. You guys are my rocks!

What is the most interesting place you have traveled to so far? That would have to be London, England. My aunt lives there and watching her do burlesque/ comedy as one act is amazing. Check her out online Mysti Vine. 2012 is about halfway over, what projects do you have in

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Ruby Roxx Age: 28 Sign: Cancer

Occupation: Model/Teacher Hometown: Vancouver Favorite Tunes: Anything retro (Elvis, Etta James, Franky Valli, Ray Charles etc) and anything I can dance to, ESPECIALLY Katy Perry! Must Haves in Life: Music, good Wine, Good food, love, friends, and family.

Favorite Vehicles: My dream car is a 1953 Mustang convertible, cherry red with white leather interior. All classic cars are beautiful though. I’ve only had a few opportunities to shoot with them, but would love to do more!!! How did you start your career as a model? I was asked to be a hair model for a friend who’s a hair dresser. I needed my hair coloured, and she offered to do it for free if I would model for her. I had no experience at all, but it was such a fun process. I loved everything about it. My photo was used in the salon and in local magazines for adds for the salon. I was hooked. The following week, I contacted the photographer from that shoot to do a retro pinup shoot (something ive always loved and had a passion for) and a few days later I was in the studio dressed as a classic pinup. I had so much fun.

Pete’s Old School Custom Rod

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The photographer gave me some tips on getting my name out there and building a portfolio, and the rest is history. What was your first job as a model? My very first shoot for The photoshoot for Colourbox Hair Salon in downtown Vancouver. What is the most attractive trait to have to be a professional model? For me, its personality and confidence. It doesn’t matter how gorgeous you are, if you have a foul personality, or are contantly down on yourself, it shows. Not only in photos but in everyday life. I think of every day as a new opportunity to network. Weather it be meeting fans, photographers, makeup artists, clothing designers etc, its a lot easier, and more fun, to work with someone who has their head held high, is feeling great, and is always smiling and plesent to talk to. What is your definition of beauty? Someone who is beautiful both inside and out. I know it sounds cheezy and is a cliché, but its so true. It doesn’t matter the clothes you wear, how shiny your hair is, your makeup skills, or how white your teeth are, if you don’t have the goods to back it up, the external beauty will start to fade. Ive seen pictures of girls, who were beautiful, but after meeting them and getting to know them a bit better, and seeing what a great personaliy they have, they seem SO much more beautiful to me. The truth can also be said unfortunalty for the opposite. Can you make any recommendations about your beauty regimen? I try to eat healthy as much as possible. I try really hard to wash my face before bed everynight, I moisturize my skin religiously as well as deep condition my hair as

often as possible. I have at least one good long soak in the tub a day, with various relaxing, skin softneing bath products. I do things that make me feel good. With that being said, im not perfect. I crave pizza and pasta and sweets. I think indulging once and a while is just as good for you. There is so much pressure on models these days to be a stick figure, but I could never be that size and be healthy and happy. I embrase my curves and live my life with the goal of being happy, not the goal of being skinny.

hair and make up, and maybe even photography, so I can do some work on the other side of the camera. I’m a freelance model! For booking see my website rubyroxxmodel.com

Favorite Place on Vancouver Island: I love traveling to Victoria to see friends I have that live there. My boyfriend and I love taking his Triumph motorcycle and cruising the island. Tofino is gorgeous, although I would love to learn to surf next time I visit. What is the most interesting place you have traveled to so far? I love new york, and europe. I have been to both paris and new york city 3 times. I tend to return to places I love again and again. I would love to expand my travel horizons however and try some new, exotic destinations. 2012 is about halfway over, what projects do you have in the coming months? I have quite a few shoots in the works in the next few months. Everything from cheesecake pin up, to vintage boudoir. Im hoping to travel to New York again and perhaps Los Angeles to shoot with some of my favourite pin up photographers. There are some plans in the works for sure. I cant give too much away! Youll have to wait to be surprised! Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? I hope to still be doing some modeling, but I would imagine in 10 years I will have slowed down quite a lot. I would love to learn a bit more about

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Funky Hunch Buggy Peter Dreise emigrated from Holland in 2004 on the strength of his multiple trade tickets and knowing a guy named “France.” He had to know French to get his papers, and in Dutch “French is pronounced “France.” He answered honestly that he knew “France”!

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his funky Bug may not even be Pete Dreise’s greatest creation; he speaks more highly of his RatRod (which will be featured in a future issue of VI Performance), but none-the-less it’s a beautiful piece of work that he threw together for his wife. In fact, he threw it together for her twice! The first version was so sought after in Holland, where he built it, that he was forced to sell it for the exorbitant price he was offered. This didn’t make his wife happy, and as all us married guys know, “a happy wife means a happy life!” So he built it again. This ‘second version’ of the car was built from a 1973 Super Beetle in 1996. It has a Porsche 914 Type 4, 2 litre engine, custom convertible top, and 11.5” wide rear tires. The real

specialty of Pete’s Old School Classic Car Restoration however, is metal work. This hunch buggy is just a little “hunchier” due to the 6.5” chopped out of the windshield, and the rear fenders are actually two sets of fenders welded together to add a full foot to the bug’s width. Dreise perfected his superhigh-quality metal work skills working for KLM Airlines as a welder and metal fabricator. Unlike most metal fabricators who use

The interior features a custommade steering wheel, dash trim, and seat covering.

overlap welds, Pete butt welds all his joints, hammers the weld to eliminate warping, and uses lead in place of Bondo for the small amount of filling left to do. The result is such beautiful and long-

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Pete’s shop, with a good example of his butt welding prowess in the foreground. Pete has all the skills and all the tools to do the job right.

lasting work that he laments painting over it! In fact, the beauty of his Rat-Rod lies primarily in the unpainted body that reveals all this excruciating work. You can still tell how flawless his work is on this bug though. After over 15 years since its creation the body work is still immaculate.

Dreise says the biggest challenge on this work of art was cutting down the laminated, curved windshield, which insisted on exploding regardless of how it was cut. After a glass cutter failed for the sixth time Dreise, was forced to fabricate a mock-up of the windshield frame and have it custom formed...at a cost of $3,500! He had two made while they Pete’s dog, Mercedes, strikes fear into the

hearts of

intruders.

potential

–No, not really.

were at it, which came in handy when he sold the first car and was wife-whipped into building

Peter Dreise proudly shows off a grill he intends to use in his next Rat-Rod project.

the second one! Just kidding, it was very apparent from talking to Pete how much he loves his wife, his two boys, and their new life in British Columbia. As car enthusiasts, we should be as grateful he emigrated here as he is to have come! –By Jim Muir

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Caterham Super 7 GSX1300R “Hayabusa”

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you’ve been to the Island, you’ll know all about the murals of Chemainus and how the town was saved by turning a dream into reality. So we find it fitting that ex-professional Can-Am race car driver and mechanical engineer David Saville Peck calls Chemainus home to Ennerdale Engineering, where David and his staff of engineers also turn dreams into reality. Ennerdale Engineering is the only licensed Caterham dealership in Canada and the only licensed dealer for motorcycle engine cars. Since 2001, David has unleashed more than 20 custom and handbuilt Caterham Super 7 cars to the


world. The original Lotus Super 7 was designed by Colin Chapman in 1957 and in 1972, Caterham bought the rights to the Super 7 from Lotus. In the 60’s and 70’s, the Super 7 was banned from racing in the US and Europe as it was deemed “too fast”. Today, this extremely light tubular space frame chassis makes the Caterham Super 7 the fastest accelerating road car in Canada with 0–60mph in less than 3 seconds. Designer Colin Chapman had some very strange ideas back in the 50’s. It is often joked that he first designed the Caterham Super 7 frame with massive tubes; he then started cutting tubes out until the car fell apart and then he put one tube back. Although the basic construction of this 55-year-old, 1100 lb. aluminum chassis remains the same today, all the components have been upgraded to utilize the best of modern technology. Over the years, the Caterham Super 7 has seen many different car motors, from the Lotus Elise to the Ford Sigma 125 and a Cosworth 2.3. In 2003, David added his own twist to the Caterham Super 7 and built his first bike-engine car, powered by a Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 motorcycle engine. The high power to weight ratio of the Hayabusa made this superbike engine his only choice above what was offered by rival manufacturers Kawasaki and Yamaha. The gauge package, wiring harness and the 6-gear sequential gear box of the Hayabusa are also repurposed in the bike version of the Caterham Super 7. Each bike-engine car has 2 gear shifters; one main gear shifter and one for forward and reverse. Because of having 6 forward and 6 reverse gears, David was able to set a record in the Caterham Super 7 for going over 100 mph in reverse at the Nanaimo Airport. What makes the Caterham Super 7 so desirable is that you can drive it to the store to get your groceries in the morning and in the afternoon you can drive it to the track or compete in a slalom or hill climb competition. This rivals supercars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche, but not with their enormous price tags. Base price

for a car-engine Caterham Super 7 starts at just under $50,000 and around $65,000 for the bike-engine version. Most customers order their Super 7 sight unseen and à la carte with a huge array of options from bumper to bumper, making each custom hand-built new Caterham Super 7 unique unto itself. When you first see the Caterham Super 7, immediately your adrenalin starts to take effect with anticipation of the drive. However, there is a point where sensibility takes over and unfortunately, on the day we interviewed David, the pavement was too wet from a recent rain shower to take a drive in the

Caterham Super 7. “The Caterham Super 7 is not a car that you drive so much as you wear; this car ignores corners and sticks to the road like glue, so on wet pavement you can really scare someone, including yourself,” David warns. But, we will be returning to profile David for a future issue of VI Performance Magazine as he was one of the most interesting and charismatic English gentlemen we’ve ever met, with an amazing background and unique classic car collection of his own… and, of course, for a ride in his personal 285 hp supercharged 1300 Hayabusa Caterham Super 7. –Brent Matsalla

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Fighting For Yesterday

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Fighting For Yesterday—a hard rock band driven by accomplished musicianship and unforgettable vocals. Whether you’re in the mood for a metal tune with lots of bite, like Sickness Rising, or a mellow ballad with an edge such as Walking Away, these Courtenay rockers will enhance your driving experience. What started in 2009 as a group of friends with a love of music, has now become an Island-wide hit with a dedicated following. The band’s tight instrumentals, as illustrated on tunes like Don’t Drink the Water, and Rattle the Cage, are thanks to John Doucet on lead guitar, Shane

Gubersky on rhythm guitar, Cody Love pumping out bass, and Mark Holley pounding the drums. Bree Blake’s unique, sultry vocals give them an instantly recognizable sound. She is, quite simply put, born to sing. These five individuals, brought together by a shared love of music, are also great friends. While joking around, they remember some of the funny memories they have built along the way, like a night of passing wind to torture the lone female, Blake, or coating a passedout Gubersky’s face with flour. Although they love to play for audiences everywhere, when asked

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to name a favourite venue, they said, “The Queens in Nanaimo. The sound was unreal.” As for a dream tour, Doucet would love to tour with Disturbed, but for now, they simply want to get out there and play. While describing their creative process, they jokingly quip that the boys drink Green Tea, while Blake lays back on the Lazy-Boy with a bottle of Jack. In reality, someone usually fires out a riff, and they all go from there, with Blake penning the lyrics when the music is complete. After a short hiatus due to Blake undergoing heart surgery, the band is back, hard at work. Right now, they are busily writing some new


–By Kimberley Laws tunes, planning shows, and hoping to do an Island tour, in the near future. If you can’t wait for them to come to your town, they invite you to head

out to Merville. Feel for the vibration of a thundering bass. Listen for a Joplin-esque voice, a blend of sensual rasp, and a gentle timbre. Follow the sound and you will find

them in, what Blake calls, “their rad band house.” You can also find them on Facebook, ReverbNation, and YouTube. Check them out. You’ll be happy you did.

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Underground

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you haven’t had your head snapped sideways on a drive lately, you haven’t seen Colin and Karly driving their rat rod up and down the streets of Port Alberni, BC.

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Colin topped his 1927 Model T frame with a Chevy 350 and a 1941 International cab. He’s also integrated a gear shifter from an International tractor, added seats from a 4Runner, and a couple of taillights made from speakers, which were salvaged from the Port Alberni Drive-In. You can’t help but notice the expanded metal fenders and dual rear cam bumper. It will truly make you smile when you see the beer keg gas tank complete with gas nozzle and hose for a filler cap. His rat rod stands true-to-form, exchanging fresh paint for the primer and weathered patina of hot rodding days gone by. For those new to hot rodding, rat rods are a hodge-podge of parts from the automotive past and non-automotive world that are woven, welded, and banged together with the utmost of love, skill, and creativity. Unlike the norm in the custom car world, rat rods are always unique and you’ll never see two of these rollers the same. Colin has the benefit of working from his own shop, “Underground Performance,” putting all of his 30+ years of experience into this latest creation.

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Colin started the first Underground Performance shop in Strathmore, AB in 2003. In 2009, he added shops in Kenaston, SK and Port Alberni, BC, where he now resides. If you ask Colin to sum up what he does in his shops, he says, “We make Harleys and custom Harleys go

faster.” Along with working with custom bikes, Colin’s Port Alberni shop currently has 2 more rat rods on the go and we’ll be seeing these pullin’ head snaps on Vancouver Island very soon. All 3 shops are profiled on this one great website www.undergroundheads.com.

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Another great advantage of the Port Alberni location is Karly’s Kutz, a retro barber shop that Karly runs from the showroom area of the Port Alberni shop. You can grab a tune-up and a haircut at the same time in Karly’s steampunked, rockabilly salon, complete with a mirror made from the front end of a ’28 Model A.

Along with Karly, Colin has other family and friends that share his rat rod passion. He built this rat rod to drive his daughter to graduation in 2011 and, since then, has won trophies at every car show he’s attended, solidifying this creative set of wheels as his favourite. Karly and Colin’s taste in Rockabilly music closely resembles their ride as their favourite pastime is taking the rat rod down to live music events in Port Alberni or the Rockabilly Show in Duncan. This rat rod has been photographed with numerous models for that rockabilly pin-up style shot that is becoming increasingly popular.

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Colin says a rat rod should be built for under $20,000. So, if you want to grab those double takes while rolling your ride down the street, may we suggest a rat rod build?

–By Brent Matsalla More info is available by emailing Colin: hardhead@telus.net


Age: 29 Sign: Gemini

Baby Jane

Occupation: Full time mommy, make-up-artist/ model Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba Must haves in life: My dogs, my daughter and my tattoo artist! Favourite place on Vancouver Island: Tofino Tunes: Matadores, the devil makes three, system of a down, tool old school disturbed, and Manson :) Favourite vehicles: My “70 GMC truck, big block 455 Oldsmobile Rocket. I love anything old school, hot rods, ratrods, but I’m a sucker for old trucks :)

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Contact: tattooedmamma@live.ca


Baby Jane

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1929 Ford Roadster

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Motocross: Dramatic End to Epic Season!

The Vancouver Island MX Championship Series concluded

in Campbell River on August 26th. The season was fantastic! Many of the Championships came down to the last day, or even the last moto of the series. Daniel Vanderbasch won

the two fastest classes, Youth and Intermediate MX-2. These two fast classes had a significant increase in riders this season, up almost 25%, so it was especially impressive for Vanderbasch to win both of them. The size of these ‘almost Pro’ classes bodes well for racing on the Island

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over the next few years. The most intense battle of the day though, was in the always competitive Junior class. Going into the final day of racing, four riders were well within striking distance of the title. Alex Haley led the series by a scant 8 points over Isaiah Haylett, and


Stephen Weme and Eli Titus were also still very much in contention. In the first moto of the day, Haylett made up 7 points on Haley and entered the final moto of the season, down by a single point. Whoever finished ahead in the last moto of the series would win the title! You can’t ask for better racing than that. Haley admitted he felt sick to his stomach all day and even shed a few tears in staging before the last moto. The pressure o n these kids w a s intense. Neit her rider got a fantastic start in the final moto, but Haylett, especially, was buried deep in the pack. Haylett dug deep and was picking riders off every lap, moving toward the front, but Haley was also riding great, and moving forward. I could barely breathe, anticipating the possibility of the two riders finding each other on the track, but then, about midway

through the race, the intensity got the better of Haylett and he crashed. Haley kept it all

together and moved up to 3rd place by moto’s end, thereby locking up the title. It was epic! Congratulations to all the season Champions! Photos by: Seehorse Creative Media

With the season’s Championships decided, we now move into the Island C l u b Series for the fall. The Club Series is more casual, designed for new and less competitive riders. It will condense classes, making for more bikes on the starting line and increased competition. It also gives riders moving up a class next year a chance to test the waters against the faster riders they will have to face for next year’s Championship. See you there!

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ISLAND DRIFTING

reedom of expression, youthfully F spoken, is a term often associated

with angst. Western Speedway continues to be a welcoming forum for a youthful, automotive focused voice. Drifting at the local speedway continues, and with the continued growth of driver attendance, many young drivers either discover opportunity, or stay here for it. Competition season has been in full effect this summer, and drivers such as Cody Ross, Matt Tregear and Nick Oldford have been developing a loyal base of fans. The skilled wheelsmen frequent to Capital Drift have been part of the snowballing epicenter of Victoria’s popular drifting scene. Few understand the complexity, and draw of a motoring activity welcome to all. Without a timed run, or any measurement of speed over distance, the only true

judgment of skill is the visible evidence of the operators ability to channel angst into a beautiful understanding of chaotic motion. Tires chirping, squealing in agony, motors shouting, grunting with physical force, delicate inputs, and quick, but careful observations result in a playful display of skill. Rewarded are those who can truly drive. The fans return to these heroes. By the time you read this, August 4th will have passed, and a new champion will have been crowned for the 2012 season. Blood and sweat is something we all shed. Passion, time, and sacrifice are greater commodities depleted

from the dedication required to be the best. The reward of completion far outweighs the small monetary prizes given to the winners. There’s no return on the investment of drifting except an exhausted soul, calmed and balanced from many sessions of free expression. To learn about drifting in Victoria, Check out www.capitaldrift.ca for event dates and general drifting information. Words by DiscoQuinn

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River’s Mark Stuart races in what is now known as the Richlock Rentals Non Wing Sprint Cars in the WilRoc Series. The wingless sprint cars were added to WilRoc in 2008, running only at Western Speedway. These cars are a little more affordable than the wing cars and meant to encourage more drivers to get into Sprint Car racing. Apparently the difference in the cost of the engines is quite significant between the wingless and winged Sprints. The first year consistently saw six to eight cars compete and, for the most part, got faster as the season progressed. Jessie Dardengo traded his Old Timer for a run in the WilRoc Lites Series, a series he dominated throughout the first season. Since then, the cars got faster and car counts have gone up significantly, with eighteen cars on the starting grid for run for the Kershaw Trophy on August 17th and 18th Daffodil Cup two-day event at Western Speedway. For Mark Stuart, this is a hobby and a dream, as he purchased a car at the end of last season and

has returned to racing in the Non Wing Sprint Car Series. He began racing in 1995 in the I.M.C.A. Modified Series racing up and down Vancouver Island until he sold the car. He then raced Late Models until his accident in 2008 at Western Speedway where he was in a practice session for the Canada 200, in the old Katana Boat Sportsman Series, and crashed, breaking his leg and losing consciousness. His car was a writeoff and that kept him out of racing for quite some time. His family, on the way to the hospital, was hit by a drunk driver and thankfully none

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of his family suffered any serious injuries. The car Stuart purchased is a 2010 Lejeune chassis sporting a 350 c.i. Chevrolet small block motor with a two-barrel carburetor. The car weighs about 1500 pounds and cranks about 350 hp. The car does not have a transmission, clutch, starter, alternator, or a battery. It uses an in/out box design and dates back almost to the 1930’s, which is a very traditional set-up that requires a push truck to get them started. It has fat smooth racing slicks in which air pressure is very important to consider. Traction is a mechanical suspension system.


The interior is very minimal with basically just a gauge for water temperature and oil pressure and the switch to throw when you want to fire the engine. There is very little room to maneuver once all the safety gear is put on. This car has a full chromalloy role cage with a side-impact head rest to protect the head and neck. “Safety has come a long way in the last ten years,” says Mark. The car is painted a metallic dark blue/purple that changes depending on light and angle it is viewed. Mark’s car is owned by the Upland Group and is part of the Bandit Race Team with crew members Barry Fontaine, Ken “Smokey” Cranton, Ed James, Samantha James, and Nolan Stuart. Their sponsors include Redman’s Sandblasting, Discovery Crane Rentals Ltd, Apple Electric, Upland Excavating, United Rentals, Seymour Pacific D e v e l o p e m e n t s/B r o a d s t r e e t Properties, Associated Tire, and Traine Construction. This group he has working with him at the moment is so important to keeping the racing going well. Mark also has the support of his daughter Nicola, his son Nolan, and of course, his wife Donna. Nolan is into racing and Mark hopes that there will be more of the younger generation coming out and getting involved in it. He says, “Racing is a real family activity!”

tography Illusion Pho they do not lose the two remaining tracks. Mark says, “Thankfully the owners of Western Speedway have been keeping it running and part of the community. If we lost that

Mark loves circle track, stock cars, modified and sprint car racing. Vancouver Island is a hotbed for circle track racing. There are several really talented racers out there and he really is hoping that

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The Future of the Race —It’s “All In the Family”

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rush of adrenaline coursing through your veins, and no other sport promotes the release of this euphoria-causing chemical like a pair of four-wheeled beasts racing down the quarter mile. Just ask any adrenaline junkie. Drag-racing provides the ultimate thrill.

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the Super-Pro class with his wife Dianna, and their three children, Kenisha, 9, Curtis, 7, and Carl, 4. Anderson has been racing his self-built cars and motors for six years. His current ride is a beastly ’71 Maverick boasting a 514 cid engine, Powerglide transmission, 9-inch rear end, full tube chassis, and wheelie bars. When asked about the wheelie bars, he chuckles and explains, “If you’re going up, you’re not going forward.”

Some say that due to escalating gas prices, a belt-tightening economy, and controversial bracket-racing, the popularity of the sport is waning. The key to the success of any tradition is piquing the interest of the next generation, making the big race to the finish a family affair.

Ironically, the Ford engine he is now running used to be the muscle behind his 2nd-place finishing ’79 Nova. Yup, this engine has finally made its way home.

Courtenay drag racer Ken Anderson is doing just that. Anderson happily shares the love of the sport, and bragging rights, after his second place finish in

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The real show-stoppers are his three kids, whom Anderson refers to as his future racers. When asked what his father’s name is, four-year-old Carl nonchalantly responds, “Dad.” And what type of car is this? “Dad’s.” That’s his patent answer, and he’s sticking to it.

Like the future stars that these children undoubtedly are, this charismatic trio has no reservations about striking a pose for the camera in their father’s car. They are comfortable with this scene. For them, it’s part of life. And that’s a great thing. Nurturing an appreciation for this sport is the key to ensuring that drag racing is here to stay. And the Anderson family is doing just that. –By Kimberley Laws


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CHEVY POWER!

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–By Brent Matsalla

Yves

very first car was a ‘71 Chevelle SS, and ever since then, he longed to have another. He started building this creation 11 years ago with a complete frameoff restoration. Yves has assured me that there is not a single used piece left on the car, as every nut and bolt has been replaced with new stainless steel pieces.

468 big block has a roller cam, sports Edelbrock heads, and is fully chromed out to give him both “zing” and “bling”. This beast is connected to a Richmond 5 speed transmission with a scatter shield and aluminum flywheel.

Yves has put in many parts orders to M&D Autoparts, and OPG Parts Group, to help him finish this build. Over the last 11 years, he’s invested over $100,000, with 30 G’s into the motor alone. This

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To help Yves get this horsepower to the ground, he’s installed Edelbrock rear control arms, virtually eliminating any wheelhop which was a problem that he needed to conquer earlier in the build. Yves has also installed an aftermarket QA1 front suspension, and to aid in the comfort of the drive, he’s added a vintage air conditioning system. Yves has never had his Chevelle on the track, but he likes to play on the street. You can often find him down at the Subway, Thursday evenings at 7pm, throughout the summer months. Yves joins friends


Yves has been a car guy all his life, and now that his ’71 Chevelle SS is complete, he’s moving on to his next favourite build, a ’34 Ford Coupe. He has assembled all the parts he needs and hopes to start the build soon to have it on the street by next summer. and fellow members of the Port McNeil car club, “No Rules”. One such friend, Mike, helped him with the great bodywork and paint on his Chevelle. Yves girlfriend, Sylvie, shares his passion for his Chevelle and his love of cars. She’s collected hundreds of pictures, taken during all phases of the build, to show everyone all the hard work, dedication and love that Yves has put into his baby. Sylvie hopes to start a webpage to display the Chevelle build to the rest of the world. Yves has been encouraging Sylvie to drive the Chevelle, but so far she’s still a little shy and just enjoys the ride from the passenger side too much. But, Yves will not give up, and keeps encouraging

her to get behind that chrome steering column. Yves and Sylvie have recently taken their love of the Chevelle to the next level. Add one ramp, two big doors and laminate flooring, and their living room now doubles as a showroom for the Chevelle. It’s a member of the family now with the living room devoted to the Chevelle and all its accomplishments. One of the most recent accomplishments was at the Courtenay Car Show with 300+ cars in attendance. Yves ’71 Chevelle SS topped the “Hot Chick Pick” and “Best of 70’s Modified” categories.

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Yves recently acquired the motor from a jet boat to power his future Coupe. This build will be topped with a fully blown 454 and a yellow fiberglass outlaw body with a 3” chop. We can’t wait to see this new build, and we hope to have some updates on Yves, and his ’34 Coupe, in future issues. –By Brent Matsalla


‘66 Ford Fairlane

–By Brent Matsalla

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teve Slee, of Duncan, British Columbia, is a Ford master mechanic who loves to show off his 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 two-door club coupe. In fact, if you are at the drag strip in Mission or Port Alberni, don’t blink. Steve will show it to you, but in under 10.7 seconds. Steve bought the ’66 Fairlane as a parts car in 2000. Through the years, he managed to set it on fire a few times while welding, but now his custom street/race car commands a lot of attention. In fact, it was featured in the June-July 2012 issue of Canadian Hot Rods Magazine! The paint job was provided by Suburban Motors in Victoria, before Tim Scott Airbrushing, also from Victoria, airbrushed the skulls and pistons on the ‘66 Fairlane’s fenders,

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turning the coupe into a rolling photo-op. Now, when Steve’s idling down streets, he often gets the thumbs up from pedestrians, and frequently gets asked to pull over and park, so people can take pictures of his custom ride. During the build, Steve advertised

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some extra parts for sale online. Henley Kustom Painting, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was interested in parts for a 1967 Ford Fairlane they were building. Steve sent the parts to Henley for free with the condition that they would customize his car’s glove box and ash tray. He gave Henley complete creative control of the artwork, and they returned his glove box emblazoned with an awesome flaming skull, and the ash tray, appropriately, with flames. Mid Island Engine, in Duncan, BC, helped Steve take the 351 Windsor power plant and transform it into a 408 Stroker that now turns out a rodpunishing 518 horsepower. Topping the Stroker is a reproduction 427 ramair hood from Crites Performance Parts. To handle the thunder of the


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chest-rattling 408 Ford powertrain, it has custom 2 ½” ceramic-coated headers. A B&M shifter controls a reverse manual valve body transmission, with a trans brake and a 3600 stall converter. A nitrous oxide system adds another 100 horsepower, establishing Steve’s ‘66 Fairlane as a ten-second street/drag car. Steve’s favourite event is the Langley Loafer’s Old Time Drags in Mission, BC. He says that the event is really interesting and entertaining because it allows people to see all the pre1970s front-engine dragsters and funny cars perform, just like they did back in their heyday. Steve would also love to see a lot more drag/street cars from that era appear in future VI Performance Magazine editions. When Steve’s not at the drag strip, you’ll probably find him at one of the Island car shows, pumping out old rock ‘n roll tunes with his many car buddies, or any of the other 100+ fellow members of the Cowichan Valley Cruisers car club. Recently, at the Ladysmith, BC car show, Steve’s 1966 Ford Fairlane two-door coupe took home the People’s Choice and Best Drag Car awards. This ’66 Ford Fairlane is now a big part of Steve’s lifestyle. In his last fifteen years as a Ford mechanic, Steve kept his finger on the pulse of the future automotive industry. Steve says, “Your future ride will continue to get cleaner, greener and more interactive.” That may be true for most of us, but for Steve, the future looks like the restoration of a 1969 Ford Bronco that he’s kept around for the last twenty years. Be sure to check out Steve’s YouTube Channel, “lupinsx”.

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Winning Wheels in Glorious Green

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1937 seems like a long time ago,

seven and a half decades to be exact. After that long on earth, most of us start to show signs of wear and tear, but this pristine ’37 Plymouth Coupe looks even sharper than the day she rolled off the production line, all those years ago. Don’t let her fool you. This eye-catching beauty is more than just a pretty shape. Beneath her curvy lines she packs a mean punch. Proud owner, Nanaimo’s Bob Falk, says driving this beast is a lot of fun. With a 528 cubic inch Ray Barton hemi, an 871 blower, and two 4 barrel

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carburetors, this baby really flies. If that’s not enough, she is plumbed for nitrous oxide, and pumps out a walloping 850 horsepower. Can you say, “Holy Crap?” But wait, there’s more. She also has a 727 Chrysler transmission, rack and pinion steering, a Ford 9 inch rear end, and an 8-point roll cage. This car can rumble with the best of them any day of the week. Falk purchased his green, apple coloured, show-stopper three years ago in Pennsylvania. After installing new carburetors, and a full leather interior in light cream, this masterpiece was complete. In no time the awards started piling up, including third place in Parksville, a


second overall finish at Penticton, Coolest 30’s at Qualicum Beach, and second place Street Rod at Peach City. This pretty Plymouth also earned a spot in ‘Good Guys’ Rod Magazine. Falk, an avid car guy, is also the proud owner of an old customized Suburban, and has had many other cars over the years. This 37 Plymouth is his favourite though, hands down. And

his love for the automotive world has been passed down to his hotrod-enthusiast son. Next time you’re at an area show, be sure to keep an eye out for Falk and his awesome set of wheels. He’ll be the one surrounded by the sounds of “oohs” and “ahs.” Without a doubt, you’ll be glad you did.

–By Kimberley Laws

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1950 FORD F1

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George

Alder, of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, wanted a classic pick-up. One of his best friends, Mike, found George exactly what he was looking for. Mike had found George a two-toned green 1950 Ford F1 pick-up in the collection of hockey bad boy and NHL legend, Tiger Williams. For the last 12 years, “The 50” has been George’s fair weather driver. The ’50 was in good shape when he bought it, as it looked like it had been restored about twenty years prior. In 2009, George decided it was time

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to restore it again and began a complete frame-off restoration. Al Parker Auto Body, in Chilliwack, and HG Vintage, in Cobble Hill, were essential in the build. George made some big changes, the most notable was taking the truck from its original two-tone green to a bright Ford Racing Orange. His front end got a Mustang 2 upgrade, and the rear end got new springs and shocks. George, then, added all-aluminum Halibrand mag wheels to give it that classic 1950’s look. Under the hood, the 351 Cleveland engine was


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totally rebuilt, and a new four barrel Edelbrock carb was added. Then it was topped off with chrome racing parts and a C4 automatic transmission. A very unique part of the truck is the wood that George used in the restoration of the truck’s box. Being a retired landscaper, George knew he had a good thing when he salvaged the wood from an Acacia tree after it was blown down in a storm. George was aware that boat-builders are particularly fond of using Acacia wood because it weathers so well in the elements. And, not only

does Acacia weather nicely, it has beautiful grain. So, George had a good friend of his mill the Acacia into the lumber that he needed for the truck’s box. The grain of the wood looks fantastic reflected in the polished aluminum, checkerboard saddle-box built by Lifetimer Boats in Duncan. George also restored the interior with a new dash, gauge package, and steering column. His stereo is often heard kicking out George’s favorites, 1960’s music or old country, especially Johnny Cash. The black bench seat was once the favorite spot for

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George’s 18 year-old black Labrador Retriever, Jan. She loved to ride in the ’50, and accompanied him to many car shows. George tries to make it to at least four or five car shows per year. His favorite three shows include The Qualicum Beach Father’s Day Show, the Parksville show, and the show in Langley. George says that the best part of going to car shows isn’t just the great vehicles, it’s all the interesting people that he meets. Many have become good friends with George over the

years. At present, there are no plans for future builds in George’s life. However, he has admitted to dreaming of a convertible. Whether there’s a convertible in George’s future or not, he’s sure to keep going to car shows, and enjoying the natural beauty of his incredible 1950 Ford F1. The “50” is a real treat to see, and drive! –By Brent Matsalla

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August 11, 2012 landed my boyfriend and I in a quaint old

mining town for a gathering of all sorts of folk. The Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup was so much more than I expected. I thought we would see rows of Harleys, which we did have the pleasure of viewing; but there were also rare bikes, rat rods, crotch rockets, cruisers, European bikes, and custom built beauties. The variety of bikes brought a diverse group of people together to ogle over these impressive machines. I had a difficult time trying to choose my favorite bikes to feature in my magazine, so I decided to write about the event itself and share a few of the bikes as a teaser for full articles to come. Unfortunately, there was a bit of a sad story that I learned of when I talked with organizers of the event. Their head judge, Tom Carpenter, passed away only three weeks before the event was to take place. The team of dedicated members had become like family in the last four years the roundup has taken place, so this devastating news had an emotionally crippling effect on everyone involved. It’s unbelievable how everybody held it together to make sure the

show continued. In honor of their fallen brother, the poker run was renamed to the Tom Carpenter Poker Run. The poker run has been generating funds to donate to local charities such as “Tour De Roc”, so it seems suiting to adopt the name of a loved one. One of the activities I enjoyed the most at this event was the burn out pit, which I later learned that was Tom’s idea. He even had plans to get a special tire that would create rainbow smoke! (What will they think of next, lol!) There’s something about the sensation of rubber particles spitting at me as I become engulfed in a cloud of toxic smoke that excites me. Call me strange, but loud and dirty is a pleasure I like to indulge in as much as possible. Check out the VI Performance Youtube page for a few burnout videos from the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup. (http://www.youtube.com/user/ VIPerformanceMag) I was only able to catch a few riders doing burnouts as I had to leave early to get back to working on my magazine, but I was able to get many photos that you can view online at http://viperformance.ca. Many people were involved in putting this event together, but

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as a woman, I just have to point out that it was originally started by two women. Some of the people involved in the planning and coordinating of this event were Jean Cameron, who had to overcome publicity shyness to get the job done, and Leslie Baird, who handles the legal matters. Dave from Third Cav Veteran Riders was a huge help in lending them the burnout pit. Gary Marcus Trucking and Excavating offered space in their yard to store the burnout pit for a week prior to the event. Marie Lamb has been helping with the secretary position for the past three years, while Dave and Heather Brown spent many hours driving around picking up prizes. Gary Ellis has been key in his dedication to the event as well. Randy Loader took care of all the vendors and street stuff, along with Marc Le, who also made many signs. The website was created by


Bruce Provan, and of course, there was Sydney the clown, to be sure everyone was in good spirits. I missed the bike games as I had to leave at the very beginning of them, but I heard that Debbie Raines put on a good show. Apparently police couldn’t stop laughing as they observed the hilarious games. Debbie does so much that she has been referred to as “FIGJAM: Fuck, I’m good; just ask me!” The planning for next year involves a dance and more camping availability. They encourage more sports bikes to register next year and hope to see younger faces. (Not that the ‘old’ ones are bad, lol!) This is something I hear everywhere I go. Is this a dying trend? Why is it that there are so few young people involved in such events? The committee is always looking for volunteers and committee members. You can log onto their website for more info at http:// cumberlandmotorcycleroundup. com. –By Mona-Lisa Carstensen

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new ad designer, Shelby, who did quality work at a fast pace! Of course, everyone who has contributed to this magazine has been awesome as I could not write all the articles and take all the photos, etc. by myself! My family has been very understanding and patient as well. I am still plugging away at Vancouver Island University doing my Psychology degree, so it becomes quite the juggling act for me to manage my magazine, my time, and now, other people.

Wow, that was a busy summer! It certainly went by in a blur trying to get to as many automotive events as possible. I have seen so many rides I would love to feature in my mag, but there’s only so much room...

This magazine would not be available in print form if I didn’t have the financial support of my advertisers, so a HUGE THANKS goes out to them! Last, but not least, I promised my brother’s I would put their fabulous rides in this issue. With such little space, I will give a peek and actually do a write up on them another issue. Sorry, Bro’s :(

Erik Carstensen’s Camaro

My favourite part of this summer was being able to make a few passes down the drag strip in my boyfriend’s car at Port McNeill Raceway. I don’t even care so much about my reaction time, or the speed I was clocked at. I do, however, love the rush and want more –faster! I am very grateful to my boyfriend for all his help and patience while I isolate myself to my computer to putting this magazine together. I am also super happy with my

Shawn Carstensen’s Jeep VI Performance Magazine | Volume 1 - Issue 4 | 47


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