Checking in with the Hwy 11 CruisersJul 8, 2016
A car club’s Tuesday night “cruiser” is a place I did not expect to find myself on a regular summer evening, however, last week from about 7 to 9pm, that is exactly where I was.
After meeting with Daniel Earle, car enthusiast and NewRoads employee at the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Newmarket, I was intrigued by his inimitable excitement for cars. While chatting with Daniel and inspecting the car “mods” on his SRT4 Neon, I couldn’t help but notice the numerous times he mentioned the “Boosted Creations” – his like minded car enthusiast buddies. It became clear to me that Daniel was only one of many young people who passionately cared for and modified their car.
It didn’t take long for Daniel to invite me to join him and his fellow car enthusiasts to their weekly meeting called the Hwy 11 Cruiser. Located at 17850 Yonge Street right in front of the Harvey’s restaurant, this group of gathers together every Tuesday evening to display their cars and check out each other’s latest mods.
So on June 29th, I found myself standing right in front of the Newmarket Harvey’s in the midst of many car enthusiasts. Initially, I felt a little bit out of my element, but after being introduced to a few of the other Boosted Creations, I actually found myself starting to think of ways to enhance my own vehicle.
I decided to bring my dad to the event because I knew he’d be the perfect date for such an occasion. As I expected, he really enjoyed it and ended up requesting a photo with many of the cool cars that were there. He even saw one of his first/favorite past cars, a 69 Cutlass. All in all, we both enjoyed the event and were intrigued by this group of dedicated car buffs.
We came away from the event realizing that it wasn’t just the mutual admiration of cars that brings this group together, but also the way each of them work to make their cars unique. They share a common interest that supersedes competition and is replaced with collaboration and an appreciation of each other’s passion for cars.