The 2011 Performance World car show is the most fun show I’ve been to so far this year and it’s right here in my own back yard. Imagine that: a killer car show that I didn’t have to board a plane to get to!
Toronto has along history of breaking up the Winter months with custom car shows and over the years there have been a number of different promoters, but the one that has consistently been on the calendar is Performance World. Maybe that’s because the PW show has grown with the times and embraced the youth of the sport.
The show is still heavily focused on hot rods and drag racing, but also includes the tuner crowd. That’s pretty cool, because today’s tuner kids are not all that different from the hot rodders of the Sixties, they are just working with different cars.
The cars on hand ranged from a replica of the legendary Chi-Town Hustler to front wheel drive Civic drag cars and pretty much everything in between. Station wagons are a big load of cool right now and there are dozens on display. The big draw of course are the show customs and there are dozens of wicked creations on hand.
Today’s gallery is just a teaser of what the show has to offer on a cold, wet March weekend. If you are in the Toronto area, Performance World runs until tomorrow evening and you can learn more here. For those of you who can’t make it, stay tuned for a bunch of exciting galleries over the coming week.