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Ok folks here we go! I have started planning for next year's GTALx event - a MOPAR centric charity fund raiser and social event - (to be held at heart Lake Conservation Area again) but I wanted to give you an early head's up on what I think is some pretty cool news. First, the folks at the Modern Street Hemi Shootout organization,(aka Dan VanHorn and company) who run a series of races around the US and hold an event at Milan Raceway on Woodward weekend, have generously donated the entry fee for a season's worth of races for one racer. Value US$500. We'll have an Adam's products distributor returning, who will be exhibiting again and will be donating a basket of Adams product, SOLO Performance Exhaust has also confirmed their support again with the donation of a full catback system and lastly, we may have the Brampton Batman with his Batmobile in attendance (which I think is pretty cool!). He has confirmed his availability for June 2 so as of right now, it all looks good. I will be updating the GTALx FB page as progress is made through the months so if you haven't linked to updates on that page, please do. Lots more exciting news to come! That's it for now! Enjoy your day!
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Hello everyone, with only a week and a few days left before Christmas, this will be the last update until the new year.

I am so pumped with respect to raffle prize donations for the 2018 event! In addition to welcoming Modern Street HEMI Shootout as a new event supporter, I'm extremely happy to announce that JR Sehmbi and Federal Race, have graciously offered to donate a Demon harness bar! That's right, the exact same bar that is offered as an option on the Dodge Demon, built from the original designs of the original creator, and which may fit other models of the Lx platform. He also manufactures high quality aftermarket engine mounts and will donating a set as well.

We're also extremely grateful to, and would like to welcome Mishimoto Automotive as a supporting event vendor, who has graciously offered to donate a gift certificate, good for 50% off any of their product found on their website (https://www.mishimoto.com/) . These folks manufacture all kinds of high performance products!

We've also received confirmed commitments from a number of last year's event supporters including Innovative Hydrographics, PJs Auto Spa, RockAuto.com Don R Brown ReBadge Design & Graphics, LLC Legmaker Intakes, LLC Solo Performance Inc. Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) Unifor 1285 and so far have over $4K in donations. I envision next year's event to be the best event yet (I know, I know, I keep saying that every year LOL!).

Thanks to all our event supporters. Our annual charity event, raising money for Peel Children's Aid Foundation, wouldn't be as successful as it has been without your support.

Here's wishing everyone all the best for a safe and joyous holidays season and for success towards whatever you attempt in 2018.

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Happy new year everyone! Hope your holidays were enjoyable and relaxing.
I don’t know about you but I’m counting down the days until I can install my summer tires!
Just a quick update on the 2018 GTALx charity/social event planning. For those that are coming from out of town, hotel arrangements have been made with the Brampton, Marriot. The discounted rate will be CAD$139 per night but the discount code - GTA - must be referenced at time of booking. Cut off date for bookings is May 7, 2018.
I am also happy and fortunate to be able to welcome a couple of new supporters to our event. Rajpreet Mann of Mann Auto Collision Centre and Kristen White from Ginger’s Automotive Creations have graciously offered to donate raffle prizes for our charity raffle raising funds for Peel Children’s Aid.
Hope all is well otherwise and will have more updates as we get closer to June 2.
Keep an eye on the GTALx FB page for future updates.
Enjoy your day!
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Hello everyone, I trust the family day long weekend (if you're in Ontario) was an enjoyable one. Just a quick update on planning progress for our annual Mopar centric, charity fund raiser and social event happening on June 2nd.
In addition to the confirmed event supporters previously mentioned, we now also have firm commitments (either attending or prize donations) from Brampton Chrysler, Black Cat Custom Automotive, Mothers Car Care, Design Cutz, Esri Canada, and Kaption Car & Home Audio. Brampton Fire Services and Peel Regional Police will also be in attendance as will Fire It Up BBQ Catering (I can smell the food already!) and our trusty ice cream truck from Donkey Kone.
Regrettably, the plan to have the Brampton Batman attend has fallen through as he double booked after committing to us.
In any case, I still have yet to hear from a few other previous donation providers but as of right now, we have approximately $7K in raffle prize donations.
Remember that for anyone who requires accommodation, hotel arrangements have been made with the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Brampton hotel. The discounted rate will be CAD$139 per night but the discount code - GTA - must be referenced at time of booking. Cut off date for bookings is May 7, 2018.
That’s all for now. Have a super weekend!
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Greetings everyone! I just wanted to provide an update to the forthcoming GTALx 2018 event sponsored by Authentic Performance. In addition to the previous raffle prize supporters mentioned, we have confirmation of exhibitor participation from Brampton Chrysler, who again will be bringing some current showroom vehicles to display. We also have additional raffle donations from the Facebook group TeamHellcat, from Longman’s Woodbine Chrysler, from The Suspension Source who will be donating a coilover kit again, and from the Courtyard Marriot Brampton who will be donating one night’s accommodation to next year’s event and a custom airbrushed hemi engine cover with a clock on it from BrushGroove.com. We still have yet to hear from a small number of last year’s supporters but we’re well on our way to a fantastic day of prizes to be raffled off.

Additionally, I would like to ask you to complete the brief survey found at the link below if you are planning to attend. The information collected will allow us to make sure that we have enough food for all and to give us an idea of the many makes/models planning to attend. The survey can be found here - https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/5ce57b2ce6994a7a9e9bb6f74585a7ec

Lastly, and most importantly, if you are bringing a non-MOPAR vehicle to the event, (and not part of an vendor display) please note that you will have to park at the parking lot up the road and outside of the event space, (about 1/2km away) – this will ensure that there will be enough parking for MOPAR vehicles. Last year we had people with families in mini-vans and other non-MOPAR vehicles entering/parking, taking away valuable parking space needed due to the wet ground making the grassy areas unusable. I am going to try and arrange a shuttle from the external parking site to the event site but not sure at this point if that is going to happen. That’s all for now! Peace!
 

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GTALx Event Shirts now available for pre-order
Black and medium grey

Available in Men's, Ladies and Youth sizes

Small - Large $20
XL and up $22

Ladies cut V neck in both colours

[email protected]

Pay pal and Email transfer accepted

Pre order and pick up at GTALx Spring Thaw
Email with sizes colours and quantities please

 

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Hello all! With 38 days to go, we are down to the final details for our annual MOPAR centric charity/social event. We have over CAD$10K in raffle prize donations from our event supporters!
Remember, 100% of the raffle proceeds go to Peel Children’s Aid Society in support of the good work they do to assist and support children and families in need.
A small sampling of donations include a full cat back system from SOLO, over $1000 in gift certificates from Billet Technology, a Demon Harness bar from M1 Modular, 2 full coil over systems from The Suspension Source, a full season race pass from the folks who run the Modern Street Hemi Shootout series, a 50% discount of any Mishimoto high performance cooling product, Apple TV’s, a $500 Canadian Tire gift certificate, Dodge ballcaps, 2 large Demon banners and some other Demon swag, from LXForums, for the mancave or garage and a whole lot more!
Remember that this event is open to both modern and classic Mopars. There will be BBQ food service on site and Brampton Fire Services will have trucks on site so the kid in all of us can check out the equipment they use on a daily basis (last year they pulled a truck out of the ditch at our event 😊)
This is shaping up to be the biggest event yet so if you haven’t registered, please do so at https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/5ce57b2ce6994a7a9e9bb6f74585a7ec. Just by registering, you’ll have a chance to win a pretty cool clock provide by Ginger’s Automotive Creations. The draw for the clock will be held at the event and the winner must be present.
That’s’ it for now. There will be a couple more updates in May related to the complete list of supporters and donations and also around the raffle rules.
Spread the word – the 2018 www.gtalx.ca event is fast approaching!
 

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This is shaping up to be the biggest event yet
Is there going to be enough room?

Last year was pretty tight if not full. I had to park along the side, not in a proper spot.
 

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Is there going to be enough room?

Last year was pretty tight if not full. I had to park along the side, not in a proper spot.
Hey Jim, ya we couldn't use the grass at all last year becaus it was too wet. That took away at least 100 spaces. I'm hoping for good weather but that's about all I can do. With good weather, the 3 lots alone can hold 300 cars as long as we don't have cars parking 1/2 a car length away from each other.
 

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as long as we don't have cars parking 1/2 a car length away from each other.
Good luck with that. :biggrinjester:


I forgot about the soggy grass issues we had last year. And also didn't we have issues with non-mopars cruising in or was that the year before. We need security at the gate man!
 

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Good luck with that. :biggrinjester:


I forgot about the soggy grass issues we had last year. And also didn't we have issues with non-mopars cruising in or was that the year before. We need security at the gate man!
LOL - ya we had a VW van which came in to look around - the van was actually pretty cool. I'm trying to arrange for a shuttle vehicle so people can park non event cars at the lot up the road. Not sure if that's going to come throug though.
 

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Hello all! Just 2 important announcements about the upcoming GTALx 2018 event – www.gtalx.ca

1 – The hotel group room block discounted rate expires on May 7 so if you’re coming into town on June 1st for the event and would like one night of discounted accommodation at the Courtyard Toronto Brampton, you need to call the hotel at either 905-455-9000 or the main 800 line at 800-228-9290 and mention that a room block has been made under GTALx 2018 at the Courtyard Toronto Brampton. The hotel address is 90 Biscayne Crescent. Brampton, L6W 4S1

2- The cutoff date to order the 2018 event t-shirts is on May 14th. Please contact Don Brown at [email protected] gmail.com to place your order. Pickup will be at the event on June 2.
 

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With 24 days to go to the 2018 GTALx event, we have over 120 cars registered. If you haven't registered yet, you can do so here - https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/5ce57b2ce6994a7a9e9bb6f74585a7ec
Last year, we had 120 cars register and about 50 more show up so if all things hold, we should have close to or over 200 modern and classic MOPARS this year. We have over $10K in raffle prize donations and this year, if the grass is unusable, we will be able to move the event to the other side of the park where there is a parking lot 5x the size of our site. The alternate site doesn't have as much green space but it it will allow us to eliminate the crowding issues we experienced last year. It will be a day of call and there will be signs up to direct you but let's hope for good weather right?! That's about it for now. Have a great day!
 

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Hello everyone! I can’t believe we’re down to 11 days! The weather is looking promising as well. Remember this is a rain or shine event and there is covered space at the park in case it does rain a bit.
Just a note to let you know about the raffle and food details.
Raffle ticket pricing will be the same as in previous years. Tickets will sell for $5 for 3, $10 for 10, and $20 for a yard. The folks at Peel Children’s Aid Society (PCAS) will have a debit/credit machine on site for ticket sales but best to bring cash as well in case technology fails. 100% of funds raised through raffle ticket sales are donated to PCAS. We hope to surpass last year’s total of $3100 raised. The BBQ food service will only accept cash.

The prize draws will start at 2pm. Basically the rules are:
- Winner has to be onsite to claim a prize
- Prizes have to be accepted as awarded
- Prizes cannot be exchanged
- Winners will have to provide their name and either a phone number or email address. This is so the people/organizations donating the prizes can reach out to follow up on the donation if they choose to.
- If a ticket is drawn and the ticket holder does not immediately claim the prize, that ticket number and prize will be held until the end of the schedule draws. If the ticket winner still hasn’t claimed the prize, a new draw will occur for that prize.
- Prize listing subject to change

Now for the good stuff…below is a partial list of the donations you can win at the event. Some items will be bundled together with other items.

Modern Street HEMI Shootout - MSHS season event pass
Don Brown - Pit shirt
Innovative Hydrographics - Custom dipped tumbler + $75 Gift Certificate
Brushgroove - Mopar themed clock
Mother's car care products – pail of product
TeamHellcat - sterling silver Hellcat SRT ring + shirts + tire stickers
PJ's Auto Spa - Basket of Adam's product
AUTO-links - 5 x $50 gift certificates
Legmaker Intakes - 2 x US$100 gift certificates
Morepower Performance - Phase 1 head port/polish
Esri Canada - 2 Amazon Echo Mini's
Nutanix Canada - $500 Canadian Tire gift card
Kaption Audio Canada - 2 pairs 6x9 speakers
Detail Central Auto Spa - 1 full ceramic treatment
The Suspension Source - 2 coil over kits
SOLO Performance Exhaust – full cat back system
Billet Technology - US$1000 in gift certificates
Mishimoto - 50% off Mishimoto.com product
M1 Modular - Demon harness bar (Lx compatible)
Mann Auto Collision - $300 gift certificate for body work
Courtyard Marriot Brampton 1 night accommodation for 2019 GTALx

Enjoy your day!
 

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Hello folks, well I can’t believe the event is almost here! Registration is now closed with 182 registered after duplicate entries removed. This will be the last update before the event. Regarding parking, as we have a record number of cars registered to attend this year, parking space will be allocated quickly and efficiently and that being the case, we are not going to be grouping cars together because people have requested to be grouped (i.e. all Challengers, Magnums, Hellcats and/or Demons in their own area). When you arrive, you will be directed to a location to park. If you want to park together with your group or friends, please arrive as a group. Please follow the directions of the parking volunteers. Trucks and Jeeps will be parked on grass. Also, please note that all non-MOPAR vehicles will not be allowed to park on the event site (event staff/vendors exempt). They will have to park a half kilometer up the road and walk into the primary site so if you have family members coming in a different car and it’s not a MOPAR vehicle, you will have to have them park at the alternate lot and bring them in the MOPAR vehicle. Again, this is to ensure that we have enough space for all MOPAR owners attending.

Please drive safe to and from the event and please respect the park grounds while at the event.
Have a great week and see you on Saturday!
 

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Hi folks! If you attended the GTALX charity event last Saturday, would you mind filling out the survey at the link shown in the post below?
https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/420805728df1444db5a54aec5f525636
It was a hugely successful day, attracting 193 cars and raising $4,000 for Peel Children's Aid. Thanks to all who attended. Filling out the survey will give us an idea of how much the event was enjoyed this year as well as help us make improvements to next year's event. Thank you.
 

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Nice work Bryan. Thanks again.
 
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