The Megaspeed Car and Truck Show was held for the first time in March 2012 in Toronto and was a huge success. Because the Road Tour from Kalamazoo to Burlington was taking us across Canada, the folks at Megaspeed decided they would like to sponsor one leg of the tour. The Megaspeed Tour is also the final leg of the Steele Rubber Products Triple Crown Challenge.
After the Sunday awards at the NSRA Nationals North Plus, the 17 cars that were signed up for the Megaspeed Tour rolled out of the fairgrounds. Our destination was the NSRA Northeast Nationals Plus in Burlington, Vermont. Sunday evening we headed to the Canadian town of Sarnia just across the border from Port Huron, Michigan. After some routine questions at the border we crossed into Canada.
Our first stop on Monday was at Hitman Hotrods in Cambridge, Ontario. Hitman won the Megaspeed Grand Champion Award for 2012 with an unbelievable '27 T sedan. We got to see the beautiful '37 Cabriolet that won the Best in Show award at the 2012 Megaspeed Show. Silver Elvis even showed up to say, "Thank you, thank you very much."
Our first stop Monday morning was in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. We were greeted by this w
Upon our arrival at Hitman Hotrods we were greeted by owner Scott Forbes (front) and the H
Their craftsmanship was obvious in all the cars being built but even more so in this award
Next stop was Lucky 7 Enterprises. Their suspension components and unique dropped axles are available through dealers worldwide. We were greeted by owner Joe Leone and hamburgers and sausage were on the grill when we pulled in. It was a great lunch stop at Lucky 7 Enterprises.
As we left the Hitman shop we were greeted in the parking lot by "Silver Elvis". Local ent
By 3 p.m. we were checked into our hotel in Oshawa. By 5 p.m. Gary Chalis and fellow members of the Motor City Car Club arrived to welcome us. The Motor City Car Club has greeted the Road Tour many times over the past seven years and it is always a treat. Monday evening they had arranged for us to be special guests at Shake, Rabble, Roll in nearby Whitby. This '50s-themed diner hosts two cruises each week during the summer. Some of the Motor City Car Club came back to the hotel for some parking lot fun after the show. Many thanks to the Motor City Car Club for once again making our visit to Oshawa memorable.
On Tuesday morning Gary Chalis and some members of the Motor City Car Club came to give us a send-off and also give each driver a hat and mug from their annual August car show.
Our lunch stop was at the Lucky 7 Enterprises facilities. Joe Leone and the group at Lucky
Our friends from the Motor City Car Club in Oshawa, Ontario, arraigned to have us visit a
The parking area at the Shake, Rabble, Roll cruise is grass-covered and tree-lined. The ni
After a one-hour drive north from Oshawa we were greeted at Easton Classic Cars in Lindsay
We set out in a hard rain with our sights set on the town of Lindsay, Ontario. Kevin Easton had invited us to stop by for a look at his Mopar collection. We were greeted by Kevin and his shop manager Brad Fallis and they walked us through the collection and we were amazed by the amount of Mopar Muscle in one building. Hemis were everywhere and there were a few very nice Ford street rods and Tri-Five Chevys mixed in to keep the other guys happy. Armed with cookies and coffee we enjoyed hearing the details of each of the treasures from Kevin and Brad. It was a great morning and it looked like the skies were brightening.
Our next stop was about 90 minutes away in the town of Warsaw. We were headed to the shop of a custom car icon Harry Sherry. Harry was responsible for the blown '34 Ford and the immaculate '55 Chevy that we had seen at Kevin Easton's shop. Those are just two of thousands of cars to come out of Sherry Custom Auto over the past 50-plus years.
Harry had put together a slide show and gave us some background on the cars that were pictured. It was a great glimpse into a career that has lasted over a half century. Bill Sherry does the upholstery work and his custom Pontiac was on display. One current project is a Marmon that is being built as a vehicle for Harry himself. It was a wonderful afternoon at Sherry Custom Autos in Warsaw. We were in the presence of a true master and delighted that Harry would take the time to greet us as he did. We will be back to see that finished Marmon project. We arrived in Gananoque near the 1,000 Island area by 6 p.m. The sun was shining and it had been an incredible day on the Megaspeed Tour.