Centennial College Show & Shine a good time despite gloomy weather

For the second year in a row, the Centennial College School of Transportation show and shine has been plagued by dark skies and the imminent threat of rain. Even though rain scares away a lot of cruisers, there was still a wide variety of cars on hand for spectators to check out. There was a live band and a number of activities to keep people entertained. The kids had a blast trying to out do each other on the bicycled powered hydraulic crane, while more than a few adults were lined up to test some new welding equipment.

After the break we’ve got a huge gallery of photos from this year’s show.
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First Annual Willowdale Subaru Show

While our man on the West Coast, Gary Faules was cavorting at the Monterey Historics this weekend, here in Ontario The Garage was deep in car show land. We helped organize the first annual Subaru show at Willowdale Subaru along with the folks from the Toronto Subaru Club.

With the freaky weather we’ve been having in the GTA this summer, we were lucky to have a bright, sunny day with the exception of a few sprinkles in the afternoon. The sun was more than welcome in the park like setting that we enjoyed courtesy of Toronto Hydro. Not only did the grass and shade trees to keep things cool, but don’t black cars look better in the shade?

The sporting side of the Subaru community was well represented with all manner of street tuned cars and a couple of special guests. Planet Motorsport graciously sent over a couple of full on rally cars to show what the truly hard core enthusiasts have to offer. The 95 Subaru Impreza of Mark Williams is quite a special car, with a very unique history that will be the subject of an upcoming post. It was joined by the Impreza 2.5RS campaigned by MaNick Rally.

With a DJ pumping out tunes, great food, great cars and an enthusiastic crowd. We had all the makings of a great day. Here at Willowdale Subaru, we couldn’t be happier with how the day went and can’t wait until next year’s event.

After the break, we have a huge gallery of the day’s fun.
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