Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show 2008

The Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show 2008

April 5 & 6 2008
Toronto International Centre
6900 Airport Road

What a show!

Yes, it was a busy one! The 2008 Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show opened to a record line up on Saturday, and also had a record number of motorcycles on the parking lot. It was a great way to get to the Show since the weather was perfect. Everyone was anxious to get into the motorcycle spirit and what better way to do that than to head out to the Show!

Spring Show 2008 Hall 1 Overview

Congratulations to our Door Prize winner, Gary Ball, from Burlington! Gary won the 2008 Suzuki DRZ-125 courtesy of our Door Prize sponsor, Suzuki of Newmarket.

Lots of people saw the CanAm Spyder on Breakfast TV and came to the Show to check it out for themselves. Thanks to Mike at Snow City for riding the Spyder down to the CITY TV studios for the morning segment!

The 2008 CanAm Spyder at the Show

18-year-old inventor Benjamin Gulack was the centre of attention in Hall 2 with his prototype one-wheeled motorcycle called the UNO. Exhibiting with Motorcycle Enhancements, who did the bodywork on the UNO, this booth was a constant source of amazement as Showgoers tried to imagine riding this unique futuristic bike.

Electric unicycle? nearly, it's the Uno

The On The Fringe Leather Fashion Shows entertained the crowds throughout the weekend on the Hall 2 stage, with the latest in riding gear and crowd pleasing leather fashions by Elaina.

'On The Fringe' leather stage show

Jesse and Wayne Savage, from Ridgeway, Ontario pose with their 2008 113 ci Ultima 250 Softail, named 'The Green Mile' in the Hall 2 Custom Bike area.

Spring Show 2008 - Custom Showbike 'The Green Mile'

This year's Show was a real shopping frenzy as motorcyclists brought their shopping lists with them and proceeded to seek out the best bargains on helmets, jackets, boots, gloves, motorcycle accessories, the latest gadgets and more... all in anticipation of a superb riding season. Ride safe everyone! And we'll see you all at the SUPERSHOW, January 2, 3, 4, 2009 at the Toronto International Centre.

Shopping at the Spring Show 2008

Show Producer, Bar Hodgson, shown here with Museum Volunteer coordinator, Dave Hall (left), was anxious to show off his new Solo Starter for his track bikes, both of which were on display in the Canadian Motorcycle Heritage Museum display. For more info on the Solo visit

Solo Starter shown off by it's new owner Dave Hall

Authors Michelle Duff and Max Burns were once again special guests of the Canadian Motorcycle Heritage Museum display in Hall 1, signing copies of their respective books and meeting their loyal readers.

Max Burns and Michelle Duff at the Spring Motorcycle Show

The Spring Show Used Bike market saw a record number of Used Bikes for sale by private individuals, and there was a lot of activity in this area all weekend long. A great selection of bikes for all types of riders. Dealers also brought out their used inventory for Show attendees to get some real bargains.

Spring Show Used Bike Market had great deals!

32 Clubs & Associations exhibited at the 2009 Spring Motorcycle Show, promoting their Rides and Rallies for the upcoming riding season. The Durham CAPPY Ride, whose event is scheduled for July 26th 2008, won the award for Best Club Display in Show for their 'Helping Children in Need' display. For more information on the Durham Cappy Ride visit: For a complete list of clubs and rides at the Spring Show see our 2008 CLUB LIST

Durham Cappy Ride booth at the Spring Show

Best Bike in Show and first place winner in the Pro Builders showbike competition was Frederic Vaillancourt's stunning custom named 'Punisher' built by the Rat Shop in St-Come, Quebec. The bike earned $3,500 for first place, plus a 6 foot trophy, and also won Special Awards for Best Plating and Best Bodywork.
For a complete list of the 2008 showbike judging results.

Frederic Vaillancourt's 'Punisher' built by the Rat Shop

See you at the 2009 Spring Show!

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