AU­GUST IS A PRETTY AWE­SOME MONTH FOR CAR EN­THU­SI­ASTS IN CANADA. IT’S THE PEAK OF THE SUM­MER, AND FAR ENOUGH INTO THE SEA­SON THAT EV­ERY­ONE HAS THEIR CAR OUT IN ITS NEW­EST ITERATION, EVEN THE LATE BLOOMERS. CAR SHOWS ARE PLEN­TI­FUL, WHETHER PARK­ING LOTS MEET

Pasmag (Canada) - - I Ssue Preview - BY M I C KY S L I N G E R | P H OTOGRAPHY BY ROB ROB­SON (@ ITSROBROBSO N ) & L AUREN DENNE ( MARIE ME­DIA) ( @ LXNSQVEEN)

For the 16th con­sec­u­tive year in a row, Im­port­fest has taken over the Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre and chocked it full of every­thing a mod­i­fied au­to­mo­tive en­thu­si­ast could want. Killer cars? Check. Spin­ning DJs? All day. Con­tests and give­aways? You bet. Mod­el­ling com­pe­ti­tions? Bet­ter be­lieve it. If you can think of it, Im­port­fest had it in some way, shape, or form.

The car se­lec­tion was vast. With every­thing from im­port to do­mes­tic, from back­yard builds to In­sta­gram queens, from de­buts to out-of-coun­try builds. It was all un­der one big roof.

As al­ways, Nextmod had a com­mand­ing show pres­ence. I mean with a car sta­ble of about 40 ve­hi­cles un­der one name, they pretty much had their own show within the show. The pièce de ré­sis­tance of the whole dis­play would have to be the newly con­structed Ben-So­pra-kit­ted R35 GT-R that be­longs to Nextmod’s chief, Peter Pang. First hear­ing whis­pers about the car al­most a year ago, the GT-R has been built in com­plete se­cret since then. A few days be­fore the show,

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