Monday on the Megaspeed Show Tour
by Jerry Dixey
Our first drivers meeting of the week came bright and early on Monday morning in Sarnia, Ontario. There was a full day on the schedule and we needed to get an early start. Our first stop of the day was at Hitman Hotrods in Cambridge. Owner Scott Forbes greeted us at the door and he and his crew took time to explain the many projects that were in the works at Hitman. Their craftsmanship was obvious in the cars being built but even more so in the award winning 1937 Ford Cabriolet that was on display when we arrived. This stunning vehicle won the Best in Show award at the 2012 Megaspeed Show last March. Hitman also walked away with the Megaspeed Grand Champion Award for 2012 with an unbelievable ’27 T sedan. There was no question that Hitman Hotrods was the perfect place to start the Megaspeed Road Tour. Elvis even showed up to say “Thank you, thank you very much”
Next stop was Lucky 7 Enterprises. Joe Leone and the group at Lucky 7 have been fabricating chassis for over six years and have made a great name for themselves in the hobby both in Canada and the US. Recently their frames have even found their way to Australia. Their suspension components and unique dropped axles are available through dealers world wide. Hamburgers and sausage were on the grill when we pulled in and it was a great lunch stop at Lucky 7 Enterprises.
With the threat of heavy traffic and long construction zones if we used the main artery through Toronto many of us opted for the toll road around the city. By 3pm we were all checked in to our hotel in Oshawa. By 5pm Gary Chalis and fellow members of the Motor City Car Club arrived to welcome us to Oshawa. The Motor City Car Club has greeted the Road Tour many times over the past 7 years and it is always a treat. Monday evening they had arranged for all of us to be special guests at Shake, Rabble and Roll in nearby Whitby. This 50′s theme diner hosts two cruises each week during the summer. We we greeted by many local rodders as we pulled in to the large parking area. Special parking had been reserved for our Road Tour cars. It was a great evening at Shake, Rabble and Roll. A number of the Road Tourians received special recognition at the awards. Many of the Motor City group came back to the hotel for some parking lot fun after the show. Many thanks to the Motor City Car Club for once again making our visit to Oshawa memorable.