Words & Photos: Giancarlo Pawelec
If you’re a tuner enthusiast living in the Toronto area of Canada, you have certainly heard of TOO FAST MOTORS. Located just across the street from York University, TOO FAST MOTORS is a high performance parts and accessories retailer. In 2006 TOO FAST MOTORS began as wholesaler of automotive accessories and three years after opened its first retail location.
Head honcho Basil Hadad began his life with cars racing professionally during the late 80s in Europe and the Middle East with a dream of once day opening up a shop and store front. Fast forward nearly three decades and the TOO FAST MOTORS main location located on Keele Street confirms Hadad’s once distant dream. Aside from the main location, there are also three satellite locations around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and plans on opening a fifth location dedicated to SUVs and trucks.
When you walk in, you are immediately smacked in the face with a large assortment of goodies ranging from pocket bikes to tail lights.
Brands carried at TOO FAST MOTORS include Beaks, Mishimoto, Skunk2, Eibach, K&N and many more including TOO FAST MOTORS‘ own line of goods labeled as MIGO Racing after Hadad’s son Michael (miGO). Unlike other brands, Hadad reveals that MIGO Racing is designed by engineers in Japan and Taiwan with strict parameters set for quality assurance. Regardless of what you’re looking for, they have it!
One corner near the back is what I ended up calling the “musical room” due to the selection of exhaust tips and mufflers. Product lines range from the everyday Magnaflow to more tuner-specific applications from Vibrant Performance, HKS and GReddy.
Just next to the exhaust area is a section dedicated to all things exterior from full bumpers to lip kits. Being caught in the walls at TOO FAST MOTORS really is like being a kid in a candy store and I loved it! For those seeking some audio / visual goods, TOO FAST MOTORS also carries a selection of mid-range and high-end audio equipment with the likes of Clarion, Kicker, JBL, Pioneer and others.
The back wall is where the staff and main counter is located. A large display of suspension goods, blow off valves, lug nuts, accessories and the like are all on display – no shadow games here! Hadad plans on branding TOO FAST MOTORS and turning it into a nationwide franchise within 5-years and we think it’s possible! TOO FAST MOTORS could very well be your everyday Pep Boys, but for those seeking performance enhancements rather than the average tune-up or replacement part.
With all the competition around these days, Hadad explains “Technology is helping improve reliability and driving price points down” but in turn many newcomers are in the game. TOO FAST MOTORS‘ on brand MIGO Racing is a hot seller with their HID lighting kits, that is the only brand in Canada that has been successful for three years consecutive and full warranty – tried, tested and true!
As Hadad put’s it, “We are the only location in Canada which carries JDM parts, accessories, exhausts, rims, tires, audio / visual, etc… as a true one stop shop” and in turn, “I will beat any price, any day!” – Enough said. TOO FAST MOTORS might be new to some of you, but for those that are aware of its success already – share your thoughts below by posting a comment.
We look forward to the near future and seeing TOO FAST MOTORS grow to the brand that Hadad envisions it to be. As a true gear head and ex-professional racer, it is without a doubt that Hadad has his eyes set on the apex and the throttle to the floor!
***For our AutoMotoFoto.net readers, TOO FAST MOTORS has extended a special offer: For the month of August, mention “AutoMotoFoto.net” and receive get these MIGO Racing products at a special price!***
MIGO Racing Lower Control Arm
For: 1988-2000 Honda Civic, 1994-2001 Acura Integra
Special Price: $109
***For those looking for HID kits, mention AutoMotoFoto.net and receive either the MIGO Racing VX2 Slim Ballast HID kit for $80 + Tax or the MIGO Racing VX3 Slim Ballast HID kit with Anti-Flicking technology with 16-month warranty for $110 with Tax!***
For more information, visit TOO FAST MOTORS or call 416-665-6366