Here are some Show highlights. Check back often for updates!
Green Ride and Drive
A first for the show and located right on the Canada Place roadway in front of the VCC, this is a chance for guests to book a test drive in some of the top rated “green” drives from Ford, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, GM Volt, Mitsubishi, Smart and VTRUX. The fleet is limited and test drives are on site on a first-come basis. Show guests are invited to register at the displays of the participating brands.
Vehicles available for test driving:
- Nissan Leaf
- Mitsubishi iMiEV
- Mercedes Smart EV
- GM Volt
- Ford Focus EV
- Ford Fusion Hybrid
- Ford E-nergi
- Ford C-Max hybrid
- Ford C-Max E-nergi
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Prius V
- Toyota Prius C
- Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
- Lexus ESH Hybrid
- Lexus CT
- Via Motors XTRUX
JRFM’s Auto Show Scavenger Hunt
Visit JRFM’s Street Team at the Show and pick up their scavenger hunt form. While you check out the Show, answer all of the questions, and return the completed form back at the JRFM booth for your chance to win a ‘Family Weekend Getaway Package’ including:
- 3 day test drive of the 2013 AJAC Family Car of the Year – the Honda Accord
- 2 night stay in Whistler
CFOX’s Jack Poole Plaza Party
The CFOX Street Team will be set up from 12pm – 8pm on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 on Jack Poole Plaza. Before you enter the Show, come say hi to CFOX and enter to win a ‘Garage Makeover’ courtesy of Clever Quarters. You can enhance your garage with new flooring, storage cabinets or wall organization systems, value is up to $1,500! More details at www.cfox.com. Visit www.cleverquarters.com.
Peak’s Electric Vehicle Whistler Weekend
Visit The Peak 102.7 on site at the Auto Show on Thursday, March 28th from 2pm – 6pm and enter for your chance to win the Whistler Weekend Getaway. James Sutton will be broadcasting his Afternoon Show live – come say hi, and you could be driving to Whistler in eco-friendly style! The Whistler Weekend getaway includes:
- 3 day test drive of the Chevy Volt
- 2 night stay in Whistler
Vancouver Sun wants to send you to the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy
Visit The Vancouver Sun and The Province booth all show long and enter for your chance to win one of three driving lessons with the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy.
- Grand Prize:
- Mastering Performance Program: A full day program conducted on a purpose-built race track where you will learn advanced techniques
- 2 secondary prizes:
- Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers: A program for New Drivers including 6 classroom sessions, 8 driving lessons, and 14 online program modules
The Best Brands in the World!
Our surveys continually point to our guests’ favourite part of the Show – they love cars! The Convention Centre offers an unsurpassed event experience and the factory displays feature a host concept cars and special models as well as brand-exclusive contests and hands-on activities.
Tourism Vancouver partners
A first for the Auto Show is our TVan’ partners. Watch for the updates on the Show’s front-page link for special events that add to your day at the Show. The Convention Centre is nestled at the foot of one of the great waterfront cities. It’s a chance to enjoy both the Auto Show and the surrounding attractions
Hagerty Classic Alley
We have a small but exquisite stable of collector vehicles that remind us of the upcoming collector car season. Our collector expert and curator of the Show is Nigel Mathews. Not only can he help unravel the questions around collector insurance, but he can also answer those rare model questions.
The Exotics – (SuperCars evolves)
One of the most popular areas of Show, The Exotics represents the especially rare brands that offer the unique history of design, limited production and exceptional performance. Fans of these wheels need only hear the brands to start their pulse racing! This year, look for models from Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, and new this year – McLaren.
Every year we feature “drive-up” guests at the front of the Show. The specific details are only released just before the show opening so check back offer or make sure you are following the Show on Twitter #vias