Fitted weekend in Caledon
Yes, I am a Gearhead... I am also a Petrolsexual as well...
Any chance I have, I like to dedicate my spare time to doing something related to cars. I was like that most of my life. When I was a kid, I collected die cast "Dinky" cars... I had many. Some of those are still hiding in some closet at my parent's place in Serbia.
Back to the present: I like going to car shows. Any kind but "official" Toronto Car Show (in winter). That is of no interest to me. I love seeing "owner's" cars, not brand new "show room" cars. So, there are few events that I attend from time to time. This weekend I wanted to see some " stretch & poke" crowd. For uninformed, those would be mostly European and Japanese cars lowered (dumped) on all kinds of suspension modifications (springs, coils, bags,..) and stretched tires over wide rims sticking out of wheel arches.
Here comes FITTED...
Event that was promising by all the buzz on FB and on their web page. Day was sunny but kinda cold and windy. Place? Now, that was my big disappointment! Who the hell makes a "show & shine" car show on dusty gravel covered field?? No sense what so ever! My car was detailed a day before and after arriving and parking it with other cars, black roof of my MINI was gray (!!) covered in thick layer of sand paper like dust... Shame on who ever fought of this... Yeah, some "VIP" rides were under covered roof in one of the hangars, but for the rest of us? Out in the dust and wind... Big minus! OK, now the sucky part is off my chest, we can go back to cars: lots of nice rims, man! It was like BBS show room. All VW, STIs, Civics, Zs, Subs,... Very different. Most of the cars were relatively recent productions, with few gems from the past. My favorite, 1965 VW van "shagg'n wagon" with 2.3 liter engine and big brakes aaaaaand original sheet metal and paint. Nice! Than a classic bug, dumped to the ground and of course Carman Gia... Lovely trio. There were some "red necks specials" as well. I will not mention them by brand or name out of respect. But, gosh some were ridiculous...
On the other hand, there were some totally out of place rides. Like metallic orange Lamborghini, one red Ferrari or totally stock BMW series 5. Who brings cars like this to a custom car show? I dunno... I was in desperate search of some car models, but I guess not this day. Cold? Wind? That day of the month? I have no idea.
There were no "import car" models or any models for that matter. Just... I am not sure how many cars were there. But, it was crowded. That was good... I drove my Clubman S in company of my club buddy Alessandro. He brought his 2010 WC50 JCW MINI. There was another MINI R50 on the lot, but not that exciting. It was a pleasant drive for two of us coming from downtown Toronto, up North to Caledon. We spent a couple of hours at this event and enjoyed it (except for the dust, cold and wind).
Thanks for the comments about my bus.
Happy you liked it.
See you around,
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