Is there a new 'Fast and Furious' movie being shot in Toronto?
Or did I just run into a meeting of the Toronto Chapter of the 'Honda Go-Faster' Club?
I was tootling along the 401 today in my nice 'new' little Miata - great day for a convertible - when behind me to my right I heard what sounded like a pack of vuvuzelas (another reason, as if more are needed, why The World Cup is so awful).
Turns out it was a heavily decked-out Honda Civic / Acura whatever-three-letter-designation-they're-calling-the-Integra-these-days (hard to tell which it was, with all the badges pulled off).
Bright white paint job; white wheels, the rears decambered to within a centimetre of their lives (wonder what it'll cost to replace those tires after about 10,000 km?); huge coffee-can exhaust system, hence the droning noise; 'aerodynamic' body kit - actually not a bad-looking set-up, given the genre.
He was looking like he wanted to pass me on the right.
He deeked to the right-most lane, but of course it wasn't open (if it had been, needless to say, I would have been in it), then moved back.
I pulled over, and let him pass.
He was soon joined by a couple other slammed Civics, a Honda S2000, and a particularly wild-looking NSX.
Would have taken a photo, but the e-mails I would have got...
Quite clearly, these guys knew each other.
They were more-or-less behaving themselves - maybe tailgating just a bit too close on occasion.
But they signalled all their lane changes, and weren't going noticeably faster than the flow of traffic.
No real point here - it was just nice to see young people enjoying their cars in a reasonably socially-responsible way.