CSCS held their Season Opener on June 02, with reports of rain all weekend it was a surprise to see the turnout. The Time Attack, had more cars starting this year then last. Not only that the starting grid was putting down more power this year then last; and sure enough new records were set. Team Teknotik with their Type-r posted a new FWD record of 1.16.2s and maintaining the title of Canada’s Fastest Time-Attack Front Wheel Drive. On top of this a new track record of 1.13.174s was set by Mike McGinnis in the Voltron Impreza (video) . It…
The long awaited Honda Tech 8 had finally arrived. Past events in previous years were held at Downsview Park in heart of mid-town Toronto, Ontario – thankfully things have changed this year. Mosport ftw. With a location distanced away from the city and ample parking, it made the commute less complicated. Even though I’m sure everyone obeyed traffic rules, it was relieving to drive on roads relatively free of the watching eye of enforcement.
The day started off waking up to lightning, yet I don’t recall rain being a major part of the forecast. Thankfully there was no rain for the drive to Mosport, and it had just passed by the vicinity by 9am. As the cars began to roll in by 9:30am (for a meet that was supposed to start at 11am!) the sun was out and perfect weather adorned HT8 for the rest of the day.
I’m sure people have attended meets before. Heck, I’m sure people have attended shows at Mosport before. But let it be known that this event was like no other. With it being Canada’s Largest Honda Acura Meet, there isn’t anything that will match this. As cars continued to pile in, the various sections of the park began filling up incredibly quickly. People had traveled not just hours, but days to attend this meet. The dedication to the Honda brand was clear. By noon, spaces had been completely filled all the way to the gates. Never before have we seen this many people make it out to a one make event. So how big was this event? HT8 had a confirmed 1648 cars!
Perfect would be an understatement. Actually, Quebec Honda love is an understatement. Your crews are huge and your commitment to coming out to this event was invaluable. Thanks to all regions who made tons of effort – even creating FB group pages to organize cruises! One word: Epic. And of course that includes the fact that it actually rained AFTER the event was over.
Of course, without the hard work and endless nights – regardless of the goal – HT8 would not have happened without Eric Daoust, the Teknotik team and all the HT8 volunteers. Organization is critical, especially for an event this size. Needless to say, it wouldn’t have been the success it was without everyone who gave up their Sunday (or weekend traveling!) to come out. Because there are too many people to list, we’re going to let our photos speak for themselves. Make sure to find us on Facebook and tag yourself! If we missed you (since there hundreds of cars!), we deeply apologize – to ensure you get noticed next time, make sure to have our sticker in a visible area on the car and tackle us when you see us at future events!
Pürbread Special thanks to Norb for the hook ups, VJ for directing our model shots, Bonnie – best model ever, and John for reppin us at the booth with the craziest S2k at the show.