TORQUE Modified 2012
Canlan Ice Sports
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
August 19th, 2012
The first ever TORQUE Modified Custom Car & Truck Show kicked off on a very sunny and humid Sunday bringing hundreds from across Ontario to a quaint lakeside location in Oshawa, Ontario. As expected there were an assortment of unique rides, onsite vendors, a live DJ, and lots of food!
By far the best part of the show was the awards display. Surely no show would be complete without the typical trophy display, but TORQUE did things different creating custom one-off creations using real automotive related items welded and powder coated together. A unique and truly successful concept – one of which everyone enjoyed not only for not checking it out, but taking home!
The always pleasing JDM-goodness from the OptionJDM crew in way of a Mugen RR Honda Civic. Gotta love the AMF representation on the headlight! Kudos!
A different take on customization with this older gen Civic hatch. Tons of airbrush work, clear-out headlights, chrome rims, and air ride suspension. This style might not be for everyone, but it is surely unique in its own right.
The slammed and meanest looking Toyota Celica quite possibly in all of Canada from Tom Wilga of NINE-O-FIVE Rides. See that TRD supercharger? Ya, this beast is boosted!
An awesome looking BMW 3-series rocking some custom orange paint, carbon fiber bits, and air ride suspension from the Dark Angels crew.
John Wakely of Team AMF and his unique green STi were rocking it out representing NEO Motorsport. This is by far one of the hottest cars in the Canadian tuner scene and will soon be hitting the pages of leading tuner mags – so be sure to check it out.
For those looking to get some frustration out, Standard Auto Wreckers had some “Fresh Road Kill” ready for anyone willing to muster up the courage for a smashy-smashy experience. Pay the small fee, grab a sledgehammer, and go to town on this beater!
The lot of cars were a mixed bag from OEM+ styling to widebody creations like this orange Mazda gem.
Even the lowdown truck crowd showed up with their suicide-style door Chevy pickup trucks sitting low.
Pink Civic or blue RSX – tough choice. Regardless of one’s pick, TORQUE brought out all kinds of tuners from the clean JDM-style to the more radical stateside creations.
Needing some parts for your ride? The assortment of vendors at the show were impressive. You could essentially pick up tons of parts for your car, get it vinyl wrapped, and anything else all at the show.
Pumping out the tunes throughout the hot day was DJ Lady Coleco… be sure to check out her at upcoming events!
The raffle table was packed full of goodies from various sponsors like Shining Monkey, NGK, FAST wheels, and many others.
For an inaugural show, TORQUE Modified set the standard high with hundreds of cars and participants coming out to show their support from across Ontario – even as far away as Niagara Falls, a 2+ hour drive! We can only imagine how much bigger next year’s event will be and for that, a new venue will have to be secured… but that’s a good thing! Be sure to check them out online and register for next year as it will once again be a huge success. Congratulations to all the winners including those that won the custom one-off TORQUE trophies – lucky folks!
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Words & Photos: Giancarlo Pawelec