Au­toShow helps mark Canada’s 150th birth­day

The Hamilton Spectator - - WHEELS -

Com­ing off a record-set­ting year, the 2017 Au­toShow is plan­ning big­ger and bet­ter fea­tures that put a unique lens on Canada and its his­tory with the au­to­mo­bile.

Tick­ets for the 2017 Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Au­toShow, pre­sented by the Toronto Star and Wheels.ca, are now on sale at au­toshow.ca.

“Canada has made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the auto in­dus­try through­out his­tory and re­mains an im­por­tant base for au­tomak­ers from around the world,” said Ja­son Camp­bell, Gen­eral Man­ager of the Au­toShow. “We are go­ing to cel­e­brate this year. The 2017 Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Au­toShow is go­ing to be all about Canada.”

With more than 1,000 new cars and trucks gleam­ing un­der the spot­lights at the Metro To- ronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre dur­ing the 10-day show and at­tract­ing more than 320,000 peo­ple, the Au­toShow is not only by far Canada’s largest con­sumer show, but it has a larger me­dia and pro­mo­tional foot­print than all other Cana­dian auto shows com­bined. The nod to all things Cana­di­ana and the au­to­mo­bile will in­clude: Vin­tage cars mark­ing the most sig­nif­i­cant events of the last 150 years of Canada’s de­vel­op­ment will fea­ture Cana­dian col­lec­tors and the Cars that made their mark on the Cana­dian Au­to­mo­tive land­scape in this year’s pop­u­lar Art & the Au­to­mo­bile ex­hibit pre­sented by Cob­ble Beach Con­cours D’Ele­gance.

The Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Au­toShow has the great­est com­mit­ment to the ex­otic car mar­ket of any show in North Amer­ica. Auto Ex­ot­ica will once again fea­ture all of the Ex­otic Mar­ques avail­able across the coun­try, and will host a spe­cial show­case of rare ex­otics owned by Canada’s most pas­sion­ate col­lec­tors.

The Golden Age of North Amer­i­can auto man­u­fac­tur­ing was high­lighted by the mus­cle car. On­tario’s own Leg­endary Mo­tor­cars from Hal­ton Hills will shine a spot­light on the most cov­eted of th­ese beasts with a spe­cial fea­ture on the 700 level – re­stored, owned and loved by Canada’s most en­thu­si­as­tic col­lec­tors.

For­mula One Rac­ing. Not only is Canada cel­e­brat­ing 150 years, but For­mula 1 rac­ing is cel­e­brat­ing 50 years since the first Grand Prix race held in Canada at Mosport in 1967. Some of the most fa­mous drivers and cars from through­out the sport’s past 50 years will be high­lighted in a 10-car dis­play in the North Build­ing.

The au­to­mo­tive sec­tor is at the cut­ting edge of the dig­i­tal age, and Cana­di­ans are push­ing it for­ward. Canada’s con­tri­bu­tions to smart tech­nol­ogy and the au­ton­o­mous car are ground­break­ing and will be high­lighted through­out all ar­eas of the Show.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit au­toshow.ca. Fol­low The Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Au­toShow on In­sta­gram @cd­nint­lau­toshow, Like it on Face­book and join the con­ver­sa­tion on Twit­ter @au­toshow­canada with the hash­tag #CIAS2017.

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