Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Eurofest 2009 - Event
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Eurofest 2009 - Event

It's One Of The Greatest Things To Hit Toronto Since Maple Syrup.

May 18, 2010

Don't be surprised if you run into a BMW, VW, Aston, Bentley, Porsche or Benz. Eurofest encompasses the entire Euro scene in the greater Toronto area and its inaugural '09 event was a huge success, despite unpredictable weather.

Eurp_1005_05_o+eurofest_2009_toronto+vw_front_shot Photo 2/11   |   Eurofest 2009 - Event

Conceived by old school BMW gearhead Randy Sparre, you might remember his E30 BMW 325i feature back in et 3/01. "Years ago myself and two friends came up with an idea of a BMW-only show geared toward hardcore enthusiasts. The show was Bimmercruise and included a leisurely drive through sections of Southwestern Ontario," Randy told us. The attendance grew exponentially and eventually became more than just a cruise. "People were driving from as far away as Pennsylvania," he smiled.

In '08, the event surpassed 200 cars, so Randy and friends had the idea for Eurofest. The show would be held at Toronto Motorsports Park (TMP), which housed a quarter-mile drag strip as well as a 1.8-mile road course.

Eurofest '09 took over the compound, offering Euro owners a chance to compete in time attack sessions on the circuit as well as drag race. BMWs were the prominent vehicle of choice throughout the road course, but the show-n-shine displayed more than 300 cars of different makes. A mobile dyno was present for car owners to test their horsepower. And just so organizers could please all car fanatics, an audio competition was held by IASCA.

Since many attendees brought their families, kids were treated to inflatable tents and a rock-climbing wall. Even the local police K9 force dropped by to demonstrate its attack-hounds, as volunteers strapped on padded suits to experience their ferocity.

As you can tell from the photos, dark clouds plagued the event, which might have scared some people away. Yet the event remained dry and kept people's spirits high.

"The show has grown every year and I have a dedicated team of 30 volunteers to thank, as well as my fiancée who runs the registration," said Randy.

For the 2010 show, Eurofest will include a new type of racing to please the monster power fans - a 60-130mph highway drag race on TMP's 3000ft strip. So buckle your seatbelts and plan for Eurofest '10!

Sam Du
By
817 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE EVENT COVERAGE

At Texas Motor Speedway rain put the kibosh on eliminations, allowing for most but not all of the tandem bracket to be run
Bob HernandezSep 25, 2018
For 2018, Toyo Tires made Shutter Space bigger and better by adding some Hawaiian flavor to it
Sam DuSep 25, 2018
While small events like Dope Days don't have all the razzle dazzle of a big show, they do bring together the community, giving them the chance to check out some badass rides without having to make the journey to major cities.
Sam DuSep 24, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP