Event Coverage: Megaspeed 2014 – Part 1

Additional Photography by: Drake Nolte

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When Megaspeed replaced Performance World in 2012 they ended up sliding their feet into some pretty big shoes, and this year it was fairly evident that those big loafers still didn’t quite fit right.

Despite an assortment of various grade attending celebrities including; Danny “The Count” Koker, Rick and Kelly from American Restoration, and Ice-T (no show) along with wife Coco, this years show was significantly smaller than the one previous, and left many feeling somewhat disappointed upon arrival.

That said despite it’s trimmed down 2014 size, Megaspeed is still one of the most diverse shows in the GTA, and in my opinion still worth checking out, because new projects are always revealed on International Center floor the second last weekend of March.

This year new contributing photographer Drake Nolte, and myself hit up the show Friday in an effort to avoid some of the foot traffic and take as many pictures as possible.

Coverage will begin with the euro/import (aka tuner) content of the show with the classics, muscle cars, trucks, and hot rods coming later this week in part two.

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The tuner hall was in a much better location this year, which lent itself to far more appealing photos

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The S3 front end looks great on Pedro’s A3
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Love seeing this  car, it’s  undergone quite a transformation, and it is  one of very few  left locally
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Rucks seem to be slowly, but surely, be catching on more and more here in the GTA
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Love this LS powered Miata from Flyin’ Miata
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Very clean Genesis
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Cosimo Spatola / Can-Jam / Nextmod Time Attack STI which actually has carbon fibre doors hood and hatch
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You can follow this cars race progress in 2014 here on Facebook
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Easily one of the best looking local  Scion TCs
This F20 swapped AE86 is really just  perfect.
This F20 swapped AE86 is really just perfect.
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Flared s2000 from Nextmod Mississauga
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Got Ass asks which derrière you prefer
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If only she’d read this…

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All the local Mazda 3 owners stepped things up for 2014, Josh’s car has one off headlights and Hydrodipped arctic camouflage accessories

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After a serious front end collision Ryan resurrected his car from the dead with an awesome new look
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The green powder coating and hyper titanium satin pearl Plasti Dip work great together
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Rounding out the Mazda’s that went significantly under the knife is Trevor’s Speed3
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While many 3 owners are doing bolt on flares he had KJohn Car Innovations mold his in
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It’s a bold look, and certainly different than anything I’ve seen previously
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The blast pipes and spiked lugs further separate it from the rest of the 3s
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Though a much subtler look than the rears, the front fenders also got quite a bit of finesse
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Ass so fat it gives Coco a run for her money
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Brad swapped his Equips for this white set of Meisters, then on the way home from the show the police swapped his plates for a handful of tickets
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Mat kept his Meisters and is car is looking just as flawless as ever
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Randy put some new WP Pro Brakes on his car which meant he could no longer run his SSR Professors, I believe these Vossen wheels are temporary
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Another e46 on new wheels for 2014 is Plasti Dipped Example from Too Fast Motors. The double stepped lip RS wheels look great but I wish a few of the finer details of the car had been smoothed out to match
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Funny enough the last time I saw this car it was on wheels very similar to the ones above
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Not quite sure whether or not I prefer it on BBS wheels or these Work VS-XX wheels
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Holds it’s own beside this clean NSX either way
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Josh put his Jetta on air and new wheels this year
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Those air ride certainly compliments the car with the new kicks
Blair's car is now blue thanks to Street Dreams Autosports
Blair’s car is now blue thanks to Street Dreams Autosport
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Peter’s Liberty Walk GTR is going to get a ton of photographic love this year
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Rumour has it some new suspension is in this cars future….
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A clean Prelude is such a sight for sore eyes… never mind a bagged one on Meisters

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The Team Mazyn EL got a bit of under hood love…
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…in addition to a new air and I.C.E install
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Ground’d Kustoms brought out the words second bagged dart which oddly enough is the same colour as the worlds first bagged Dart that they also built
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Absolutely LOVE the fact that Ground’d used a lace paint job on the hood and roof
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The car is actually lady driven
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Prior to this year’s show I heard a lot of people complaining about the performance merit of the cars allowed into the show…
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…if I’m not mistaken this car puts down 900 whp
F20 powered EG
F20 powered EG with wild one off intake manifold

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Not sure what kind of numbers this Rukus Motorsports is300 put down but it sure looked mighty impressive

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Hopefully I catch this car at a few more events because it looks like a solid all around build
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Might as well keep the engine bay thing going with a shot of Adam’s Vortech charged s2000
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His LM’s look great refinished white
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Parked right beside Adam was his Elevated Status team mate Brian
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Brian is sporting a new lip for 2014, among a few other subtle mods
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I’ve seen this car a few times and I’m not sure if I’ve never looked closely before…
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…or if this remote mount twin turbo set-up is new
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Going to end things off for today with this 1100HP powerhouse of a Supra
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Dynamotorsports built this monster
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I bet there are a lot of people who have grown accustom to this view…

I’m really excited to have Drake on board for 2014 so while you are waiting for part two to drop be sure to check out his Flickr account for some more great photos.

1 COMMENT

  1. Great photos. A lot of quality builds at Megaspeed

    That prelude is truly a sight for sore eyes. Very few ludes are that clean. Also dig the molded flares on Trevors speed3, a better look than bolt on one’s imho

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