O CANADA!

TORONTO’S IMPORTFEST CON­TIN­UES TO BRING OUT ONE OF THE LARGEST CROWDS OF ANY NORTH AMER­I­CAN CAR SHOW

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WORDS & PHO­TOS Sam Du

It was my sec­ond time vis­it­ing Toronto for Importfest, and I couldn’t help but no­tice there was some­thing dif­fer­ent about it com­pared to other shows. There’s no short­age of in­ter­est­ing builds and high-horse­power 2JZ and RB26 en­gines on hand like what we see back home, but what’s es­pe­cially ap­peal­ing is the amount of lo­cal love the show draws. More than 10,000 strong from all over Canada come out of the wood­work to show their sup­port for Importfest ev­ery year.

As you can imag­ine, Canada isn’t blessed with warm win­ters. They’re of­ten so cold, most guys don’t bring their cars out un­til May. So you can imag­ine, when Importfest rolls around in July, peo­ple and their project cars aren’t afraid to make the jour­ney to Toronto for this mega event.

This year cel­e­brated Importfest’s 18th show and, truth be told, that’s longer than events like Wek­fest, Au­to­con, and Tuner Evo­lu­tion. Importfest has com­manded the North for al­most two decades, it’s made up of a group of OG guys, and their show has stood the test of time—some­thing for which we have a lot of re­spect.

CON­NECT: importfest.com

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