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Revscene Summer Meet 2014: Home, Sweet Home

Revscene Summer Meet 2014: Home, Sweet Home

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been lacking on my self-inflicted responsibilities for DODOlogic of late. Now that I’ve finally relocated to Vancouver, I feel like I can start trying to get myself settled in. At the age of 30, I’ve really put myself in somewhat of an unfamiliar predicament. I feel like the new kid in school trying to figure out where to sit in the cafeteria. That being said, nothing makes me feel more at home than car events.

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rev11In an attempt to make my new home feel like home, I’ve had to familiarize myself with a new, much larger community. Revscene has served as a type of compass for me in that sense. I was pretty excited to be able to attend their summer meet at SilverCity Riverport Cinemas in Richmond.

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Rev6My past visits to Vancouver never lined up with this annual meet, so after many years of wanting to check it out, I finally got the chance. The 8:30AM wake-up time on a Sunday was not awesome, but I managed to save time by washing my car the night before and scrapping into my underground parking spot to protect it from getting sullied.

Rev12The meet went from 10AM-2PM. I arrived at 10:10 and the lot was already pretty full. Some helpful Revscene volunteers directed me to available parking and then I started to peruse the hundreds of cars at the event. It was a particularly sweltering day and I had committed to wearing a flannel shirt, which was just a little bit less refreshing than drinking a carton of milk on a hot day.

Rev13My DODOlogic compatriot and fellow prairie expat, Devan Francis, joined me on this expedition. He did away with his usual video camera and brought a DSLR instead. I assume we’ll see some coverage from him as well.

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Rev15Getting down to brass tacks, it quickly dawned on me that there’s much more to the Vancouver scene than I originally thought. As an outsider looking in, I had become familiar with names like Art of Stance, Circuit Soul, SerialNine and even Death Squad.

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rev3But as I strolled the parking lot, I came across new crews and teams – like Classified and NV US. This sense of unfamiliarity is a great thing, as it underscores the fact that it will take a long time for the scene to become old hat.

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Rev19RevScene attracts a good variety of cars and my recent visits to Vancouver meets have rekindled an admiration for certain things. Although I’ll probably never really move out of owning a RWD, I can definitely see the appeal of being a Honda enthusiast.

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Rev18Everyone at the meet seemed to be well behaved, so the eye rolling that often occurs at meets of this scale was kept to a minimum. There’s no doubt that a bunch of work goes into planning an event like this and it was nice to see people respect that.

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rev8With all the unfamiliarity, it’s nice to sometimes run into the familiar. It’s obviously exciting for me whenever I see that happy cat chowing down on poutine…

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Meets are always a strange thing. The very idea of them might seem silly to someone who’s not into cars. And I get it; you have hundreds of like-minded strangers who heard about a meet on the internet and decide to spend a good portion of their Sunday milling about a movie theatre parking lot. But it’s about being part of a community, and it’s essentially the same wherever you go. As a car enthusiast, it never feels like you’re far from home when you’re standing in a parking lot talking about cars.

1 Comment

  • Hey guys! What an amazing profile. Coming to you live from Kelowna and Team Classified, its awesome to see my Silvia be featured 🙂

    Such amazing cars at Revscene and I can’t wait to go again!

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