Finally the season looks like it’s getting close for Winnipeg’s enthusiast population. For many World of Wheels marks the beginning of Spring. The first big show of the season, and the push many need to start getting their cars ready for the summer ahead.
World of Wheels has been an interesting show over the years, filled predominantly by classics. However last year, and furthermore this year, imports are slowly making their presence known at the show. There’s definitely something for every enthusiast to appreciate when walking around WoW, with a wide range of vehicles from full restorations, to rat rods and everything in between.
What we found most interesting of the show is, the interest shown by the older generation towards the imports. Of course there will always be some that scoff at the “rice-rockets”, but the genuine interest by the majority was something else. It’s nice to see that import cars are receiving not only recognition, but respect from the older crowd. Not so long ago it seemed as though the import crowd and the classic crowd were constant opposition, now it seems as though finally most have been united by an appreciation of cars and the work that goes into them, regardless of what year the chassis rolled off the production line.
With the first show of the season in the books we’re anxiously awaiting shooting more, especially as cars come out of hibernation. We’re also happy to have Darcy Tiderman joining our group of photographers this season, we can’t wait to see more of his content on the site and the Motive Empire Instagram. Looking ahead Motive will be at Top Tier Imports Spring Awakening, but if you’re looking for photos of your car before the big meet get a hold of us here at Motive and we’ll get some content for you!