In Montreal, we love life and we love adventure so it is only natural that we love fast cars.
The Formula 1 Grand Prix is a tradition here marking 72 hours of fun . Could not have been a nicer day for the first day qualifiers, sunny and cool - perfect for the event!
So you love fast cars? Then this weekend, Montreal is the place to be! Besides the Gilles Villeneuve track itself and the race, there are lots of festivities in the city - most popular is the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival where you can see the cars first hand and close up while enjoying many of the city's clubs and restaurants. As best stated by BRAD SPURGEON in his write up in the New York Times :
"Few other host cities enjoy a love affair like the one between Montreal and the Formula One teams. And no other city celebrates the race weekend away from the track with as much enthusiasm as Montreal."
Grand Prix weekend in Montreal is the perfect chance to see the cars of some of our dreams! It is easy to start envisioning oneself in a car like this! A few modifications, and you are set to go...right?
Modified cars are big in Montreal, we love to import special models, or boost them up. Fortunately we have tracks in the outskirts of the city where we can also practice in certain racing clubs. One thing that we forget however is that auto insurance policies have limitations on modified vehicles. believe it or not, in the event of a claim, even with an upgraded stereo, you may find yourself out of pocket since the added modifications may not be automatically covered. In many cases they are not covered and this can even effect the overall coverage on the car - modifications can nullify a policy if you haven't advised your insurer.
So, what can you do?