Honda Indy Toronto 2013 | Photos and Highlights

Honda Indy Toronto 2013 | Photos and Highlights

Racing cars? check.  Flag girls? check.  Flying trucks?  Check…wait, what?

The D-Rex team stopped by the 2013 Honda Indy Toronto this past weekend to check out the action.  The weather was sunny and the racing was entertaining.  Recap below!

The Good

Friendly atmosphere with good behind-the-scenes access for the average race-goer.  Unlike some of the more “prestigious” racing leagues like Formula 1, all fans have access to walk the paddock and see the cars up close.

Honda Indy 2013 - Cars

Flying trucks.  The organizers did a great job putting together an event that caters to a wider audience than just the avid Indy fan.  On track, the inclusion of the Acura Sports Car Challenge and Stadium Super Trucks were a welcome break from the multiple open-wheel racing series.  Off the track, there was much to see and do; kudos to Honda for offering a slew of activities, from racing simulators to carnival games for kids, and FREE Snocones!  Did I mention flying trucks?

Honda Indy - Flying Trucks

Snocone

The Not So Good

The infield area is small.  When we wanted to stretch our legs by wandering the grounds, we were disappointed that you could walk from one end of the festivities to the other in less than 15 minutes.

The prices.  Unsurprisingly, almost everything for sale, from food to merchandise, is sold at a premium.  This was especially problematic on a bright sunny day to learn that a single beer was $8.75.  Fortunately some of the brands present offered free samples to offset the hit to our wallets.

Summary

Overall it was a good event, and we recommend checking it out when the action returns next year.  If for nothing else, it’s always a bit surreal to see racing cars screaming down the typically traffic-heavy Lakeshore Boulevard into the Exhibition Place grounds.

alex tagliani     honda-indy-toronto-2013

 

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