#MashUp Car Meet | Presented by MegaSpeed
Michal-Angelo’s Market Place
Markham, Ontario, Canada
September 27th, 2012
The first-ever #MashUp car meet last week was a great success, since then the car meet name has been changed to #MegaMeet. The decision to change the name was not an easy one, but it had to be done considering both MegaSpeed and AMF wanted to welcome and incorporate all makes / models of vehicles and what better name than Mega to represent such a thing? Marking the second week of the car meet, the crew decided to put a spin on things in way of giving back to the community especially considering that the Daily Bread food bank is in dire need of non-perishable goods and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So instead of just a gathering of like-minded gear heads, why not incorporate a food drive – right? All that we asked was for participants to bring one canned good and to the surprise of many, our calling was heard. Furthermore, the first 100 cars that showed up would receive the all-new logo decal for #MegaMeet (courtesy of Rockstar Graphics) and by 9:15pm, the first lot began to fill up.
Cars came from across Southern Ontario from as far away as Waterloo and Durham Region. Our good friends from Brimell Scion brought out three stellar machines including the TTS project Scion tC, the new Scion limited edition tC and #ProjectFRST!
#ProjectFRST caught the attention of many enthusiasts that passed by, be it domestic big-block fans or even those on two wheels coming north from the Leslie & Lakeshore meet.
On the other side of the lot sat this awesome looking Nissan R33 GT-R with some dished wheels and stretched tires.
The Chozen Customz crew of Durham region came out to support the meet and brought out some awesome cars including this mean sounding Oldsmobile Cutlass. Under the hood is a fully built 383 stroker built by Patriot Performance and hearing it enter the lot shook our bones in delight.
For those fans of American Muscle, there were plenty scattered about from the usual supercharged Mustang to this drag-ready black Chevelle SS. Yes, what you’re seeing is a cut out in the hood which can only mean that this Chevy isn’t mild mannered.
Other modern muscle included this 550hp Dodge Charger SRT8 that was completely blacked out with the exception of two off-centered racing stripes. As soon as it pulled in everyone began talking about it especially as it is fairly rare in its own right, let alone the custom work done to it like the one-off wheels.
Our friend from SK Performance showed up with his slammed VIP Lexus LS. If you’re looking for a boss car then the LS is your only option. If you’re looking to get some lighting goods for your ride, then SK Performance is your only option.
This gent came all the way from out West with his Lotus Exige. If no one is aware by now, I (along with many track fiends) hold a special spot in our heart for this English sports car. Talk about riding on rails, the Lotus doesn’t get any better.
These pocket bikes were brought to the meet and everyone welcomed them with open arms, especially as they kept on riding around the lot. A big shout out to TERM416 for coming out again to show their support and for proudly rocking the decals on their rides!
It is without a doubt that the food drive was a huge success. We were able to fill an entire shopping cart full of non-perishable items from pasta to canned soup and everything else one could image. It is times like these that as a community we must gather around and help those less fortunate. A big thanks to everyone for making this possible!
The winner of the “Best in Show” prize pack was the owner of that sweet looking Charger SRT8! In the goody bag consisted two (2) passes to MegaSpeed 2013, a complete Shining Monkey car care kit, decals, t-shirts, and an oil change voucher from ENEOS Canada and MT Motorsport. The meet brought out just under 200 vehicles throughout the night and a handful of motorcycles as well. The weather was chilly, but that didn’t keep the true gear heads for showing their support. A big thanks go out to all the staff, volunteers, sponsors, and of course those who brought out their cars be it from 20-minutes away or farther.
We have now setup a #MegaMeet Fan Page on Facebook for everyone to ‘Like’ and get information about future meets. As it stands, we will be hosting the #MegaMeet once again this coming Thursday October 4th, 2012 from 9pm – 12am and look forward to seeing everyone there again!
Words: Giancarlo Pawelec
Photos: Mark Harris