I must have been dreaming, because when I think back on this past Saturday I remember seeing hundreds of exotic modified cars, the city’s best food trucks, and a stunning view of the NorthShore mountains from the indisputably beautiful Spanish Banks. People tell me I was at the 2014 Revscene Spring Meet. An event which has over a decade-long history of hosting Canada’s largest outdoor automotive get together. And you can bet your biffy that OpenRoad was in attendance.
The event was open to the general public and completely free, with people of all ages welcome to stroll through the many Spanish Banks parking lots featuring everything from a low mileage 1980’s E28 BMW to a modified by MTM Audi R8 V10. From rally-prepped Subaru WRX STI’s to boosted Toyota Supras, the sights and sounds of this year’s meet did not disappoint in the slightest.
Right across from DougieDog’s food truck, and right in the center of the busiest lot, stood OpenRoad Scion with their mighty and unique Rockey Bunny FR-S. Our long time followers may remember that this was the car built to celebrate OpenRoad Scion’s “Number One Scion Dealership in Canada” title one year ago. In addition to allowing visitors oogle the wild Bunny, people were also invited to enter in a contest that would grant the winner a $500 accessory credit at OpenRoad Scion.
A bit later in the day, car clubs began leaving in groups, and the exhaust noises began echoing off of the Spanish Banks hills and into the ears of the appreciative crowd that had weathered the early morning rain and the temptation of visiting the DougieDog food cart for a second time in a row. The fact that this show wasn’t indoors, and that cars were constantly arriving and taking off made it that much more special.
At one point I found myself nearly falling over backwards at the sight of an original Audi RS2 Avant, Audi’s first RS car and a direct collaboration with Porsche, while 20 minutes later I was able to hear the in-line 5-cylinder turbocharged scream away down Northwest Marine Drive.
And that’s probably the best way to sum up the RevScene Spring Meet – it’s Canada’s most involving car show with a serious helping of good food, great people, and a beautiful view. See you there in 2015!