Article Index
Wicked Big Meet: The Rumble Of The Boxer Engine Could Be Heard Non-Stop
Wicked Big Meet: Stafford Springs, CT (Page 2)
Wicked Big Meet: Stafford Springs, CT (Page 3)
All Pages

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 61

North Shore Montreal, Quebec - It's 6:00 AM in the morning and I just woke up feeling really tired after a terrible night of sleep. It's of little consequence however, today is the eve of the Wicked Big Meet. Myself along with a few dozen other Subaru car enthusiasts from Quebec (most of which are probably feeling tired as much as myself, due to overexcitement) are getting ready for a 6-hour drive towards Connecticut, USA, for the largest Subaru festival in North America. For a few of our group, it's their second, third or even fifth time attending this yearly event, but for me it's the first, not sure of what to expect other than what I had heard and seen on social medias.

Contributor: Jonathan Gauthier (@retro_brz)

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 03

And so we departed, from several different regions of Quebec, with the Stanstead border customs as our rally point. As soon as we crossed the border, we embarked on the beautiful Interstate 91 highway and grabbed the opportunity to seize the moment with a few rolling shots.

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 18

We eventually arrived at the Red Roof Inn, a modest but welcoming motel in the small town of Stafford Springs, which also happens to be the home of the raceway where the event is taking place the next day. After a well-deserved dinner at the nearby Longhorn Steakhouse, some of us headed to the nearest car wash and then came back to the motel to relax a bit. As usual, I couldn’t resist taking my camera out of its bag.

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 16

The stiff mattress and pillows didn’t help provide a better night of sleep than the previous one, but for the few of us taking part of the WBM’s Show & Shine competition, there's no time to complain. A quick shower and stop at the nearby Starbucks for a much needed dose of caffeine and we’re in direction of the Stafford Motor Raceway!

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 01

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 02

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 04

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 05

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 07

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 09

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 10

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 11

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 12

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 13

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 14

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 15

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 20

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 23

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 24

Wicked Big Meet CT 2017 PASMAG 26

CSCS Round 3 2011: Cayuga, ON

Canadian Sport Compact Series (CSCS) fought off the weather and stormed into Toronto Motorsports Park, Cayuga, ON for Xtreme Tuner Challenge presented by Hyundai Performance Parts. This is the third event on the 2011 CSCS calendar and it brought out thousands of automotive enthusiasts and competitors battling for an edge for the season’s championship. The Show & Shine competition brought out some of Canada’s best show cars with John Wakely’s widebody STi taking home best of show, Mario Brasoutrageous widebody Scion xB coming in 2 nd and Richard Polsini’s supercharged G35 rounding out the top three. Other showstoppers included Andrew…

Mitsubishi Owners Day (M.O.D.) 2012

Thousands flocked from within and out of the western region to the Corporate Headquarters of Mitsubishi in Cypress, CA for Mitsubishi Owners Day also known as MOD. An event started in 2004 for all Mitsubishi enthusiasts and fans. With the vendors, food, and entertainment on board, the event was overall impressive and the masses seem to have agreed. Over 4,000 cars were displayed in three different lots including a grass area. Vendors Rockford Fosgate displayed their audio equipment with the sounds of “Dubstep” coming out of their Sponsored Evo. Cusco and Eibach also were there displaying their featured product for…

California Festival of Speed 2015: Fontana, CA

The California Festival of Speed (CFOS) is a Porsche enthusiast's dream weekend, and on April 10-12, presented by Porsche of San Diego, Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA played host to many attractions at this year's Festival of Speed: Club Race, Time Trial, Swap meet, Porsche Corral, Porsche For Sale Platz, Porsche Timeline Display, Vendor Row, Concours, Taste of Autocross, Parade Laps, Friends, Fun and all-things-Porsche. There were many beautiful original, modified and custom race and show cars on display for the spectatators to see. Photos by Paul Nguyen Photography For more info on the California Festival of Speed, visit:…

Formula Drift Canada 2014: St-Eustache, QC

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, history was made in Canadian drifting. The first ever official Formula Drift Canada took place at Autodrome St-Eustache, QC, just north of Montreal. Formula Drift Canada is broken down into two rounds – Qualification (June 8, 2014) and Challenge (August 31 – September 1, 2014). At this (Qualification) round, drivers participated and qualified to compete in this year’s Formula Drift Canada – Challenge Round. The Top 8 drivers automatically qualify for the big Labour Day event where some of the big teams from Formula Drift (USA) will travel North to compete with and against Canadian…