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