The combination of hot rods, stellar paint jobs, celebrities – with a dash of some racecars in the midst – means only one thing: the MegaSpeed Custom Car and Truck Show is upon us.
The MegaSpeed Custom Car and Truck Show takes place later this month – from March 21st to the 23rd – at the International Center in Toronto, Ontario. Taking up five huge halls with cars from one end to the other, you can promise that your eyes will drool due to the eye candy.
For racing fans, there will be some special touches at the show as once again OSCAAR will have their booth set-up to preview their 2014 jam-packed season. With the schedule released, this year promises to be bigger and better than last year – how is that possible – for both the Super Late Models and the OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified. Davey Terry, who finished third in points last year, has been hard at work getting his No. 14 Wasteco Modified ready to display with a brand new wrap.
Ontario short track veteran Gary Elliott will be on hand as he displays his brand new OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified wrapped in the Lincoln Electric colors, as well as his No. 36 Quaker State Late Model. Despite over 40 years behind the wheel, Elliott will be a rookie this year as he tackles the OSCAAR ranks.
Lincoln Electric will also have Champion Kart Racer Austin Riley on hand. The 13-year-old was diagnosed with autism at a young age and continues to inspire kids world-wide as he keeps racking up the wins.
Dragster fans will also be set out to be impressed as the Mr. “C” Top Fuel Dragster will be on display.
“Built in 1972, one of the first rear engine top fuel cars, it was built in California by S.P.E. Race Cars
It is one of twelve total cars built. It is known as a transition car. The car was the second car that was built at S.P.E.. As of now, only two cars have been found. The car has a 210″ wheel base and PS Steering. The body was hand fabricated by Ton Hanna. It is the original chassis and body. About 90% of the car is original. The engine is the number 008 Donovan 417 aluminum after market block. Venolia pistons and rods Isky cam & lifters, Heads cast iron 392 Chrysler by Donovan, Cragar supplied the intake manifold, A very rare Cam-a-go gear drive is utilized. Only 10 of these gear drives are known to exist. A Cirello magneto, 9″ Ford rear with Hurst Airhart brakes, Rear wheels are 13″ Halabrand magnesium with Good Year Blue Streak tires 1970 era, Paint was furnish by House of Color. The car runs on Nitro and ran ET’s of 5.40’s 240mph. It was owned, built and driven by Gary Cochran between 1972-1976.” – MegaSpeed Customer Car and Truck Show Website
There are also special racing guests that will be at the show, however the celebrity line-up promises to be just as stallar.
Danny “The Count” Koker is the 2014 show Grand Marshall and will be on hand with his business partner Kevin Mack. As the stars of “Counting Cars” on History Channel, the pair run a custom car shop in Las Vegas that specializes in building custom cars. Also on hand from the History Channel family is Rick and Kelly from “American Restoration”. Rick takes in a variety of projects that customers bring him and restores them to brand new conditions at his place in Las Vegas.
Other stars include:
- Quinton “Q” Dodson – CEO of Coast II Coast Customz and a key individual from hit tv show “Pimp My Ride”
- Lou Santiago, known best for his two years as the Host of MuscleCar during the Power Block segment on SPIKE.
- Coco and Ice-T. Coco is a well-known actress, dancer, glamour model and web personality, well Ice-T is a rapper, singer and actor.
There are other stars that will be on hand, as well as a killer line-up for cars. If you’ve been before, you know just how stellar the show is and know that it’s a must-see every year. If you’ve never been before, make sure to come out this year and see what the excitement is about.
For more information on the show, check out http://www.megaspeedcarshow.com/.