With Performance World going the way of the dodo Mega Speed had big shoes to fill when they stepped up to replace the previous unofficial show season opener here in Toronto.
From a spectators perspective Mega Speed 2012 was a resounding success and Mega Speed 2013 was shaping up to be a great follow up.
This year’s event did have a few hiccups —one regarding a particular celebrity driver, and another being the mysterious the lack of pinstripers (which is a personal favourite attraction of mine )– but it still had the awesome variety of cars I’ve come to expect of any show that takes place at the International Center late March.
The number of cars at these events always yields multi part coverage so except a few more posts about the show this week. As always I’ve done my best to break it up by hall.
Today’s coverage is mostly from the truck/rat rod hall but a few others have mixed their way in.
I still hesitate to use the words ‘Rat Rod’ because in some circles in can cause huge debates about what is, and isn’t a one, but I don’t think the owners of the vehicles below would take offence to their builds being called rats.
Big shout out to all the minitruck guys I talked to at Mega Speed. I’ll do my best to actually come out to Vanfest this year, I’ve only been meaning to for three years or so…
Hitman Hot Rods
Hitman is a shop located in Cambridge Ontario that I am long overdue to go and visit. They brought out a few things this year (like the red s10 above) but their show stealing piece was the frame below.
It’s hybrid suspension set-up built by (another) old riding friend of mine that will eventually sit under another truck that Gary is building.