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Importfest 2012

29 Aug, 2012

The annual Importfest was once again held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in downtown Toronto. One of the largest car show each year, this event brings in the most spectators. And just like last year, the fan expo was at the next hall so the streets were filled with pokemon characters to unknown masked creepy old men.

The week before Importfest, its pretty cool to see everyone's facebook started to fill with new modifications. Weather it was just a brand new set of wheels, to full on custom body kits. The last few hours were even greater seeing the rush of modified cars coming from every direction into downtown Toronto.

I got to the convention center around noon and it was just starting to fill up, there weren't many people at the show yet, but the lineup to get upstairs was a loop and all the way down to the end of the hall long.

Throughout the whole show, I got to see cars from the US, some pretty cool FRS from the Scion builds, and the sea of white cars from Nextmod. GotAss was setup right next to the stage which attracted quite a bit of attention and it was like rush hour traffic going through that area. Royalty Autospa had Playboy model Priscilla signing autographs. Feature model Jeri Lee also attended for a short while, but after walking around the event a few times, she had left already. The stage had events going on throughout the day and there were many t-shirts, oil, magazines giveaways. The multiple DJs and car systems blasting made it hard to hear anything, but that didn't really matter to most when there were so many girls and cars around.

The awards ceremony was quick and to the point. Congratulations to all the winners. A special congrats to the Veilside RX7 for winning best of show and Nextmod winning best team. Those special awards were taller than trees in my backyard!

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