Saturday at the Toronto Honda Indy

Every now and then a man needs to get in touch with the boy inside him.DSC_0319DSC_0314

The Toronto Indy does just that. I went down on Saturday to see, feel, hear, smell the speedfest that takes over the Exhibition grounds every year. Because of a scheduling change(due to the Panam games)the IRL only ran one race this year, but Saturday was still filled with a lot of exciting events for race fans of all ages.DSC_0298 DSC_0297 DSC_0294

There is a very real sensory buzz to someone driving that fast live. There is a palbable smell,taste and feel of danger and excitement that these races bring. Saturday featured Porsches, trucks and the important feeder league that produces some of the newest and finest drivers of tomorrow up to speed, so to speak.DSC_0346 DSC_0354

Unfortunately due to more fencing seen in public since the G20 it was very difficult to get on track action shots but I did figure out if you find the right spot these awesome machines and their pilots are surprisingly accessible.DSC_0414 DSC_0444 DSC_0443 DSC_0416

One minute you turn around and right beside you is Roger Penske, or a very dapper looking Dario Franchitti.DSC_0587 DSC_0595 DSC_0557 DSC_0551 DSC_0491 DSC_0495 DSC_0460 DSC_0462

The cars themselves are quite a treat visually. From Scott Dixon’s “Jurassic World” colours to lucky mascots these cars are the stuff a boy’s dreams are made of. A fun day on the streets of Toronto indeed!DSC_0466 DSC_0500 DSC_0502 DSC_0571

I saw a lot of love for the injured Hinchcliffe and hope he returns to racing soonDSC_0478 DSC_0485DSC_0445 DSC_0590 DSC_0597

. An event well worth checking out and as always enjoy Toronto.

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