If you love to travel, and you also love cars, why not combine an adventure away with a trip to a top car festival too? We got to thinking that this kind of trip makes an ideal Christmas or anniversary gift for the one you love. If you’re not so into cars, you can use the trip to explore new terrain. And you’ll score bonus points by including tickets for the other half to do something they love too. Today we’re in Canada with our list of top car shows that you might just want to visit.
International Auto Show
This is the largest auto show in Canada and it showcasing the latest design and technology in new cars over a week’s worth of events. It’s held in Toronto and features over 1000 new cars, luxury automobiles trucks, SUV’s and motorcycles. The 2017 event takes place from February 17th – February 26th. The show promises even more cars, sports cars and brands than ever before. It’s a must visit for those interested in innovation, technology, speed and power. At the 2016 event, Tesla’s Model X had its world debut. The Model X is one of only a select few all-electric SUV’s available. 2016 also brought the Auto Exotica back. This included vehicles from the likes of Ferrari, Maserati and McLaren. If you want to see these cars up close and personal, a 2017 visit should be on the cards.
ImportFest in Toronto is Canada’s largest ‘modified’ car show. It celebrates the automotive culture with a jam-packed day filled with cars, DJ’s, events and even a bikini competition. It’s not only a car show but also a lifestyle event. It’s main focus is on supped up import cars, and it makes for a fun and informative day out. Combine this show with a multi-centre city break that takes in both Toronto and Vancouver and also an exhilarating trip to Niagara Falls. Don’t forget that to get into Canada you will also need to apply for an eTa visa which you can do at this link: https://official-canada-eta.com.
Sleepy Hollow Rod Run and Show ‘N Shine
The Sleepy Hollow Rod Run and Show ‘N Shine is run by the Coaster’s Car Club. It takes place on the Sunshine Coast in Sechelt, British Columbia annually. This three-day event hosts classic cars, hot rods and speciality vehicles. It’s a family event, and it features a 30km Rod Run with over 450 classic cars. The event sees 1,000 of spectators line the street. The houses along the route often hold parties and barbeques and even put their sofas outside to enjoy the cars as they wind on by. The Show ‘N Shine part of the event starts on the Saturday morning in downtown Sechelt, and visitors are welcome from 10 am. The competition is judged by expert car enthusiasts, and there is also a People’s and Mayor Award too. A dinner and dance takes place on the Saturday evening at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club and Sunday brings a drag racing event. It makes for a real fun family weekend!