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Countdown to 100th Vancouver International Auto Show

Countdown to 100th Vancouver International Auto Show

January 9, 2020

Where does the time go? It seems only yesterday that our team for the Vancouver International Auto Show began the process of starting to draw up plans for the 2020 event – and now we find ourselves only ten weeks away from this very special 100th anniversary edition.

Between March 25 and 29, the Vancouver Convention Centre West will play host to the centennial event – which we will be marking in grand style.

A special procession of vehicles, representing each decade of the Show’s existence, will kick off the Show. And who better to serve as Honourary 100th Auto Show Chairman and Grand Marshall than industry icon Jimmy Pattison, who will lead the procession through the streets of Vancouver before making its way to the event venue, where the vehicles will remain on display.

The centennial event will also include a series of themed displays. The special showcases will provide a walk down memory lane, while promising to create new memories for attendees.

And of course, the auto show team are working to ensure there are additional surprises that will catch the eyes of auto lovers.

The automobile has always been a defining part of culture and societal trends, and a special car or truck can elicit a strong emotional response. For some, it’s the nostalgia associated with autos from the rockabilly 50’s or the muscle cars of the 70’s.

But it’s not all about yesterday.

Many of the world’s top auto manufacturers will be displaying their latest vehicles, concepts and exotic brands from around the Globe. So, whether you or your family want to see some of the finest supercars, exotics, sedans, pick-up trucks, or if advanced technology electric vehicles is more your wheelhouse, there will truly be something for everyone at the 2020 show.

An increasingly popular feature at the Auto Show is the expanded electric vehicle ride and drive event, presented by CleanBC – Go Electric, will be joined by a variety of alternative powered vehicles represented on the show floor in the new “An Electric Future Forward display – from electric, hybrid, hydrogen-fuel cell, to gas, diesel and propane powered vehicles.

The Vancouver Auto show is renowned for creating an atmosphere in which those feelings can be fully experienced. By attracting over 115,000 attendees each year, the show is also the ideal platform to connect participants and sponsoring organizations in many sectors to a proven audience of purchasing consumers, all interested in new vehicles.

The 2020 Vancouver International Auto Show returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West from March 25-29. For more information on the Show and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.VancouverInternationalAutoShow.com.

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Blair Qualey is President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. You can email him at bqualey@newcardealers.ca.

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