It’s been a while since we covered F1 so we thought it was time to take a closer look at auto racing’s top league. As tomorrow is the Monaco Grand Prix, today was the practise day and reigning champion and current series points leader Lewis Hamilton showed why he earns the big bucks (he just signed a new £100m contract).
For those of you who think the F1 boys are just a bunch of soft “diva” drivers you need to check this out. Today’s pole position winning ride from Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes proves you must have major league “grosses boules” as an F1 driver to let it all hang out and put down a fast lap at this infamous street circuit.
Ertefa – The word apparently means “stance” in Farsi the Persian language. Well, that may be the actual translation but it also means well organized, respectful and very popular car show/meets. Organized by a group of auto enthusiasts based in the Toronto area, the Ertefa meets take place on Thursday nights from 9PM – 12 PM and attracts a wide range of cars at all different levels of modifications from clean and stock to ultimate track machines. With on-going communications with the police, the event has rules in place so not to bring unwanted trouble to the car show. Having attended a few times in my S2000, I can say it is a bright light in the local car scene.
If you are interested in the auto scene at all these are a must see event in the GTA. On a typical evening, you will see all types of cars including; Lambos, Porsches, BMW’s, Japanese cars, American muscle, as well anything you have ever imagined on two wheels including the baddest tow truck around.
Catering to the car folks in the massive suburbs of the 4th largest city in North America, the turnout is impressive with over 450-500 cars coming out weekly. Growing up in a small town in Southwestern, Ontario, I could not have imagined seeing something like this regularly as these types of events only happened in California or aired on the SPEED Channel.
If you are ever in the GTA and looking for a local auto event come by and check it out. The location does move around but currently it is in the Toronto suburb called Woodbridge at the Dave & Buster’s Restaurant parking lot so make sure to check out their Facebook page to confirm the location.