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Not all car meets are created equal

Not all car meets are created equal

35307778531_87beca7e8f_kEdmonton’s car scene is incredibly diverse, and I think this is why the 780Tuners Season Opener has such a massive turnout every year. Even with dismal weather conditions until minutes before the start of the event, the casino lot was still packed early in the evening. While some people cower in fear at the sight of the slightest bit of precipitation, it didn’t stop hundreds of locals from enjoying a sunny, cool evening taking in each other’s company and rides.

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34595561404_0fdff31203_k (1)Canada has a very different car scene than many other countries in the world, and even Edmonton’s scene varies immensely from somewhere like Vancouver. With six or more months of snow every winter and another month or so of waiting for the street gravel to be swept, we’re blessed and cursed with the ability to build full cars from the end of one season to the next. The season opener is your biggest chance of the year to show off your workmanship, bring out your new car, or check out what others have accomplished over the long snowy months.

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35397783766_1672421b5c_kAnother perk of the Canadian car scene is the abundance of JDM vehicles – so much so, that even the oddest and quirkiest cars are imported and driven, just ’cause the owners want to know what the cars are about, or they crave the oddities they have to offer.

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Even though the host of the event has the word “tuner” in the name, that doesn’t mean european and domestic cars aren’t appreciated. It always brings a small breath of relief to see some classics scattered amongst the mob of newer, modified cars.

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Though our car season is incredibly short compared to other regions and cities, Edmonton still knows how to have a rad scene and host some rad meets. With 780Tuners continuing to host both a season opener and closer annually, Edmonton and surrounding areas will continue to have huge meets to look forward to, and keep hitting the metaphorical “refresh” button on local builds, styles and vibes.

 

 

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