What Great Chevys You Have
Maybe we should say, what great Chevys and Pontiacs you have. Novas are Acadians, Chevelles are Beaumonts, and were marketed as Pontiacs years ago. Here's a great twist to that strategy; somewhere up in the north there is rumored to be a couple of '62 Pontiacs with 409 motors! We haven't seen any but we love the story. How about a Chevy with a 421 Super Duty? Now we're getting crazy. Anyway, Pontiacs from Canada are eligible to enter Super Chevy Shows in both countries.
This was the first time out for Super Chevy Shows in Canada. Cayuga is home to Toronto Motorsports Park and has been the scene of great drag racing for 50 years. Famous teams from the U.S. such as Don Garlits and Shirley Muldowney have scorched the Canadian asphalt in years gone by. Now Super Chevy and the Nitro Coupes join the ranks of "ground-pounders" in Cayuga. From watching the avid racers as the weekend unfolded, we got the idea that there is plenty of interest in going fast around Toronto Motorsports Park. Many Nitro Coupe Teams this season are from Canada, by the way, including Gary Irving who is always a contender for the championship.
Not being international travelers, we needed to adjust to a different set of numbers, most noticeably the speed limits. Fortunately we flew in and rented a car in Canada so the primary numbers were in kilometers. Fellow Super Chevy Show attendees had to look at the small numbers on the gauge to make sure they weren't in trouble with the local Mounties. It's amazing how slow 100 can be when it's in kph; it's about 62 mph and most of the roads we drove on had limits posted well below that. Takes all day to get to the track!
The money was easier since all the merchants took US dollars. Of course they gave change in Canadian dollars, which at first seemed like a lot. We bought some supplies at a store, forked over a US $100 bill for the $25 tab and got about $96 in change, plus a bag of stuff. You've got to love that! At least until you trade your money back in on the way out of town.
As for hospitality, we were treated as well in Canada as we ever get treated anywhere. The cars were great, the people were even greater, and we thank everyone for the privilege of visiting such a beautiful country.