Category: Drag Racing

4,000 Horsepower Corvette took flight at Tulsa raceway Park.

I used to drive down to Cayuga raceway to watch the Drag Races. The site is called Toronto Motorsports Park. That park has a dragstrip along with a car racing course. Some of the machinery was jaw dropping. I was amazed to see “Snowmobiles” drag racing on that dragstrip in the middle of summer.

There was the odd accident – maybe once per season. Nothing happened that was anywhere near what had happened to a 4,000 Horsepower Corvette at Tulsa Raceway Park. It literally took flight.

Video is courtesy of the URBAN HILLBILLY VIDEOS YouTube channel

It was interesting to note that both of the drag race cars raised their front end. I was surprised that such powerful machines did not have a Wheelie Bar at the rear. Such a bar has small wheels and limits the amount that the machine can rise up in the air. The wheelie bar would limit the rise. had this corvette had that, I doubt that it would have taken flight as it did.

At the end it was great to see the driver come out of the Corvette. He was probably shook-up and upset about the car damage but looked to be physically unharmed.

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Canadian International Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo is coming in March to Toronto’s International Centre.


Every year around March, Toronto has been blessed with a Hot Rod, Classic and Motorsports show. The show was always held at the International Centre (Airport Road and Derry Road) near the north end of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Megaspeed show in Toronto 2013. Copyright Vincent Banial

Photo from the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial

In the recent years past the show was called MegaSpeed Customer Car & Truck Show. Prior to that version, it was also called Performance World. Prior to that, it was called the Motion Custom Car Show. The name did not matter, it was always a fun adventure to visit the show and gaze at the automotive magic on display.

Megaspeed 2013 photos. Copyright Vincent banial

Photo from the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial

2015 will usher in the “Canadian International Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo“. This latest incarnation will also be held at the International Centre, which is located near the north east end of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (Airport Rd and Derry Rd area).

Megaspeed 2013 photos. Copyright Vincent banial

Photo from the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Click on this line to visit Google Maps for a map and direction for getting to the International Centre.

Photo of Ken Block's Ford Fiesta from the 2014 Megaspeed Customer Car & Truck Show. Copyright Vincent banial

Photo of Ken Block’s custom Ford Fiesta which was displayed at the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial


The 2014 show dates at presently set for March 13, 14 and 15. It will fill almost a quater of a million square feet of automotive viewing pleasure.

2014 Megaspeed photos. Copyright Vincent Banial

Photo from the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Johnsonville Sausage is one of the major sponsors of the new Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.  They will be sponsoring the large Johnsonville Stage which will lots of activities and presentations for show visitors.

Drag Racing photo. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Drag Racing at Cayuga. Photo Credit Vincent banial

 


If you would like to setup a display booth at the 2015 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, please contact Mike Galipeau at (416) 962-7223 or email info@Motoramashow.com.

You can also find many info PDFs for Exhibitors and potential Exhibitors, by clicking on this line.

Click on this line to visit the News Page on the official Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo website.


Click on this line to view our prior coverage of the 2013 Megaspeed Customer Car & Truck Show.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

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Joe and his A&S Towing sponsored, Wheel Stand machine.

CLiK CLiK Vic: A&S Towing - Joe's Wheel Stand gallery &emdash; Aug 01 2012

Joe from North Bay and his Wheel Stand machine. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Joe was pretty consistent with his wheel stands. He was also able to run the car quite a ways down the track, while keeping it standing up in the air. Behind the wheel, all that Joe could see was blue sky.

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Joe doing a wheel stand in his blue Camero at Cayuga. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

This was taken a few years back, when I used to drive down to Cayuga and shoot the drag races. Loads of fun to watch Joe, from North Bay, race.