5 Thing to Know About This Year’s Canadian International AutoShow
Whether you’re a die-hard gearhead, or simply appreciate the allure of a nice car, you can get your automotive fix at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.
With more than a thousand cars, trucks, concept vehicles and classic cars, there is plenty to see, do and drive. So start your engines and check out these five things to know about this year’s Canadian AutoShow:
1. Passionate Collectors
This year’s theme is entitled “The Passion Within Us.” AutoShow General Manager, Jason Campbell says, “Several of our new features will honour passionate collectors and celebrate their cars. All those considering a new vehicle purchase and those just looking to see what’s new in the Autoshow have much to look forward to over the coming months.”
2. New Car Debuts
At this year’s Canadian International AutoShow, the LEGO(®) TECHNIC Bugatti Chiron will be making its North American debut. This life-size and fully operational vehicle is an accurate representation of the Chiron, made entirely out of LEGO(®) TECHNIC elements. Weighing in at 1,500 kilograms, the LEGO(®) TECHNIC Bugatti Chiron took more than 13,000 hours to build and design. Visit the 700 Level of the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to see the LEGO(®) TECHNIC Bugatti Chiron and the LEGO(®) Group’s ‘I Love Vehicles’ Experience, which will feature a LEGO(®) vehicle showcase and play zone.
3. Let the Games Begin!
A live WorldGaming Competition will take place at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow. The National WorldGaming Network Pfaff Forza 7 Canadian Challenge, driven by Castrol will be open to any Canadians over the age of 14. Participants will start their engines in a VRX racing pod, specifically designed to give a state-of-the-art racing experience. The winner will be crowned National Forza Motorsport 7 Champion!
4. Craig Jackson’s Personal Collection
For the first time in Canada, auto aficionados will get to see prized muscle cars from Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson’s personal collection. One of the cars on display will be Jackson’s 1969 AMC Javelin race car, originally driven by professional race car driver, Jerry Grant.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of the 2019 Canadian International AutoShow,” says Jackson. “Enthusiasts from across Canada have long been important members of the Barrett-Jackson family. Not only do we share a common love of our cars, but a deep passion for the collector car hobby. To fuel that enthusiasm we’ve selected some incredible custom vehicles for our exhibit, and look forward to connecting with fellow enthusiasts during the Show.”
5. There Will Be Plenty to Eat and Drink
You won’t go hungry – we promise!
With three food courts featuring a variety of vendors, plus food trucks available outside the Ceremonial Entrance, you’ll have plenty of options to chow down on at lunchtime.
Tickets to the Canadian International AutoShow can be bought at the gate, or online at AutoShow.ca.