Event Coverage: 2013 Roadmates Corn Roast

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Every year tucked away in a small corner of Mississauga The Roadmates (One of  Canada’s Oldest Hot Rod Clubs) hosts a corn roast for members and friends a like. This event has an atmosphere very similar to the Majestics/Luxrious BBQ making it another one of my favourite events of the season.

One of the elements that makes this event so enjoyable is that there is never any shortage of stories being tossed around by people who have been doing this whole car modification thing for longer than I’ve been alive.

This year a long time member told us quite a few stories of days gone by that he capped off with a story about his old low rider that was so close to the ground his wife had to get out of the car so he could enter and exit driveways. On occasion she even had to lend a hand by lifting the bumper of the car just that little bit so he could get over whatever hurdle happened to be in the way.

Eventually his wife got fed up with that so he built a more practical daily but damn it if wasn’t an amusing story.

 

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Awesome looking ’56 delivery
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Nothing quite like a classic 5 window
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Another 5 window, this one looks to be sporting a bit of a chop
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This was a pretty slick build
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The interior is one of the best I’ve ever seen of any car
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This car is quite the opposite of the one above…
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…but still not without it’s charm
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When I saw this car I was immediately drawn to what was under the hood
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never quite seen a forced induction set-up like this before
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So many cars in attendance had such a classic iconic look about them

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I felt this shot perfectly captured the stance on this Nova
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Classic boulevard cruiser, love the frenched headlights
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Bob McJanett’s  of Performance Improvements ‘never too quick’ roadster
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While moving from one vehicle to another this shot caught my eye…
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…as did this
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Keith’s car doesn’t really have any bad angles too photograph
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When people cleared out I couldn’t help but take a few more shots

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I beleive he just recently put it up for sale
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His friend Chris also happens to have an awesome car
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Of all the builds though I probably spent the most time looking at this one…
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….not quite sure what it was about it but I found it pretty interesting…
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…the 50’s Edsel dash was quite unexpected…
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…and this was just funny…
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I’ve never wished a rear view mirror wasn’t there more

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