5 Must-Sees At This Year’s Vancouver International Auto Show (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

photo: Pioneer Cedar Rocket

Car-lovers unite! The Vancouver International Auto Show rolls into Vancouver from Tuesday, March 28th until Sunday, April 2nd at the Vancouver Convention Centre and this year’s line-up will not disappoint.

There’s a lot to see, test drive and immerse yourself in during this year’s show, but if you’re looking to see what’s new, here are the top 5 must-sees:

photo: Ford GT

  1. Pioneer Cedar Rocket: This car set a Guinness Book world record for fastest log car in the world! Check it out during the show.
  2. Hot Wheels ‘Bone Shaker’:  With a skull grille, zoomy pipes, and injector stacks through the hood, this rat rod was made to shake your bone-bones! The car is complete with a skull face piece and hands gripping the headlights; a skull topped spine shifter and skull and crossbones steering wheel. Under the Hot Wheels flame paint job, is a 402 hp short block Chevy 350 cl with 350 lb/ft torque. Bone Shaker is one scary hot rod, inside and out.
  3. First time Ford GT is in BC:  Enjoy a tour of the 2017 GT’s bodywork, suspension, the cabin’s teardrop shape and the GT’s flying buttresses, which hide the piping for the 3.5-liter V-6, the intercoolers, and the twin turbochargers mounted in the rear sponsons.
  4. Porsche Singer: Check out this rare, highly customized 1991 Porsche 911, restored by Singer, commissioned by Pfaff.
  5. Monster Energy DUB Show Tour: Known for showcasing the world’s most amazing custom cars, trucks and bikes, the Monster Energy DUB Show Tour has developed an international reputation as the home of the coolest aftermarket vehicles in the world.

photo: Hot Wheels ‘Bone Shaker’

Other highlights at this year’s show include:

  • Prizes: Enter the 2 Grand Prize vehicle giveaways: Bolt EV and Pathfinder (more information here).
  • Test Drives: Go for a spin in an electric vehicle at the Electric Vehicle Experience Test Drive, Presented by CEVforBC™.
  • Family Fun: Children are always welcome to tour the show, but if they’d rather sit this one out, childcare will be available thanks to the VW Playcare Centre.
  • RBC Day: On Thursday, March 30th, 2-for-1 admission will be available to RBC clients.

Show Information:

  • What: Vancouver International Auto Show
  • When: Tuesday, March 28th until Sunday, April 2nd
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
  • Social: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
FREE PRIZE GIVEAWAY! WE’RE GIVING AWAY FOUR PRIZE PACKS THAT INCLUDE 2 TICKETS TO THIS YEAR’S VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW; VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW T-SHIRT, HAT AND HEART CARABINER. SIMPLY POST A COMMENT BELOW TELLING US WHY YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT THIS YEAR’S SHOW AND BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN. WE’LL SELECT FOUR WINNERS ON MONDAY, MARCH 27TH AND NOTIFY THE WINNERS BY EMAIL. GOOD LUCK!
UPDATED MONDAY, MARCH 27TH: CONGRATULATIONS JOHN, HR, VINAY AND KELLY-JEAN! YOU ARE EACH THE LUCKY WINNERS OF 2 TICKETS TO THIS YEAR’S VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW; VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW T-SHIRT, HAT AND HEART CARABINER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOXES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO GO ABOUT CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED OUR CONTEST. WE HOPE YOU’LL STILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT TO THIS YEAR’S VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW! CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FOR MORE GREAT STORIES AND GIVEAWAYS ON INSIDE VANCOUVER.
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76 Responses to 5 Must-Sees At This Year’s Vancouver International Auto Show (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

  1. Jag Reehal

    Want to take my 7 yr old son who is a little/big car fan. Loves all types, and would love to see that hot wheels custom car

    • Sandy Pilkey

      I have never been before and would love to go!
      I would surprise and take a good friend who would also love this! :)

    • Douglas

      Vvvvrrrrooooom! I’m A Dreamer! :)

  2. Brad G

    Like to take my dad to see this, something we both enjoy and can do together, would be pretty awesome.

  3. Sanket Patel

    Get electric vehicle experience

  4. Johnny P.

    I’d love to see all the cool cars!

  5. Matthew Lim

    I’m in the market for an SUV. Going to the show would help me make an informed decision what to buy.

  6. Kay

    Would be a great date for my hubbie and I, as exhausted new parents!

  7. Deborah Hendren

    I would like because me , my partner and father law would like to start a family tradition here in Vancouver I just love my new city

  8. Chis Parrish

    Last year we purchased for my wife a VW DUNE After seeing it at the show .
    This year it’s my turn!

    Chris

  9. Zoe

    I’d love to take my boyfriend and I’ve never been before!

  10. Dan S

    I have been going to the auto show for more than 25 years. Every year it is the event I look forward to the most. I try and sit in every single car and truck that is open. I definitely want to carry on that tradition this year!

  11. Carolyn

    My kids love hotwheels and would be in heaven!

  12. Donny

    May car is probably a write off.Time for a new one.

  13. John wong

    Got into the ecoboost f150 couple years ago. Big fan of FORD now! Want to check out all the new models out there and the GT of course! It has been a few years since I been to the show. Always been a great time!

  14. Teresa K

    Would love to go.

  15. Dale

    Would love to take my girlfriend, we are both from the 60s Era and love rat rods

  16. Jasmine

    Volunteered at the show once and would love to go again. Such a great experience.

  17. Daud Ahmad

    I hope to get the tickets so that I can take my friend to this event who arrives from england …please choose me…

  18. Yasuko K.

    I’d like to take my friend who likes cars and like to see his simile.

  19. Melissa

    My boys love cars and I would love to take them. They would love the log and hot wheelS car.

  20. Alexis

    Looking forward to seeing what’s new in Electric vehicles this year.

  21. Bex

    Yay! Looking forward to this show and all the fun cars! ??

  22. Debbie

    I am a woman and I love cars! I used to go to the Toronto auto show as a child and now the Vancouver Auto show is my new yearly treat, next to the Indy 500

  23. Viola

    My boyfriend is an absolute car nut and I would win major points!

  24. Jason

    I’ll be looking for a new car soon – great to see them all in one place!

  25. Michael

    Pick me. I’m nice

  26. Vivian

    My daughter loves cars since she’s 3 years old. She has a collection of cars, super crazy about cars. Her birthday is coming, I wish to bring her there and give her a huge surprise! Thanks!

  27. Maryanne

    My 3 year old LOVES cars. It would be a fun day!

  28. Sharon L

    Would love to see all the latest cars & new technology with my boyfriend. How ?! Would it be to test drive an electric car and see the rare Porsche Singer?! Thanks @insidevancouver!

  29. Benny

    I want to see the brand new exciting cars that are rarely seen on the roads of Vancouver

  30. Diane T

    I want to see all of the latest cars and technology that comes with it. It will also be a great date night and my boyfriend loves cars too.

  31. Donna S

    Never been, it would be fun to for my hubby to share his passion!!

  32. Linda D

    My husband and 4 year old son (who is already a huge car enthusiast- Hot wheels) really enjoyed the auto show last year. It’d be great to go again this year! Thank you!

  33. Chris C

    I will become car-less later this summer as I’m in a temporary vehicle situation. I need to get some car questions answered and look at my vehicular options!

  34. Kaiwan M

    Never been to the Auto Show :( And would love these tickets!

  35. HR

    I used to go to car shows as a kid. Would love to go see one now.

  36. john north

    Thanks insidevancouver.ca for giving my son and I the heads up with the 5 must see at the car show ! Today was my first time on your website and ever since I moved to surrey , boy do I miss living in vancouver even more after finding insidevancouver.ca ! Please give my son and I a real great reason to spend the day together inside vanvouver with the inside scoop on the 5 must see and highlights of the show ! Espically if my son needs sometime meet some other kids his age and dad can sneak off for a test drive thanks to vw playcenter !

  37. Raphael L

    Because I couldn’t get to my favorite week end a year “Geneva’s car show” and am so lucky Vancouver has its own car show too! Then it has everything and it is the best city on Earth.

  38. Indi S

    I am single and I will be looking for a car-show-date…snap snap snap ..wish me luck . :P

  39. Mrs. Prime

    I would like to go and learn the difference between the three car sharing services (EVO, MODO, ZIP) in Vancouver, and which one is best for me, and which one I should join.

  40. Dana Otter

    I would love to take my 12 year old son because he loves, loves….no LOOOVES LOOOVES LOOVES Lamborghinis and Ferraris and I would love to take him so he can actually see them up close. He also loves the Boneshaker.

  41. Teig

    The Auto Show would be absolutely perfect to continue my son’s education on all things Porsche✅✨?

  42. Rob

    My wife (43) has never owned a drivers license. I want to show her what she’s missing out on…..vroooom

  43. Greg N.

    Want to check out all the new Plug In and all electric cars and all the new subsidies available.

  44. Himanshu Shringi

    Would love to check out these beautiful cars. Also on the lookout for electric cars so this would be a great place to start my research

  45. Monica C

    I want to see the Hot Wheels!

  46. Jonathan

    I don’t wanna show my son that Hot Wheels can be life sized!

  47. Scott

    We just had our baby daughter in Jan so we’d like to see some new vehicles in case we need to make a change in the future.

  48. Crystal

    We are expecting our first baby and looking to get a second car. Also, we are making this a birthday outing for my husband!

  49. Jax

    Would love to check out all the cool cars!

  50. Raymond paradis

    As a young boy growing up, my father inspired me in all the old and new cars by taking me to different show rooms to sit in and see the cars now I have passed the passion of vehicles to my 2 sons . We all enjoy the car shows every year. Cheers.

  51. Chauntelle

    I would love to win this prize pack so that my husband and I can go to the show. We go each year and love being able to look at the new line-ups, custom cars and dream of the exotic vehicles they have on display!

  52. Michelle

    Sounds like fun!!

  53. Louise

    So many cars to try out before my next purchase!

  54. Jordan

    I have been into cars since I was little I have never gone to the VIAS and I’m training to become a mechanic and I would love to take my girlfriend or my son there

  55. Nick

    Over the last few years my Dad and I have really gotten involved in the car culture and would love to go to the auto show to search for my next ride and to get up close with some legendary rides!

  56. Phil

    I’d like to check out the current SUV market! I’m due for an upgrade and something more versatile.

    The Autoshow is always epic.

  57. Elaine

    I’ve been into cars since childhood. Would love to continue to fuel this passion by attending the auto show!

  58. Heather Lewis

    Would love to test drive the electric car and see the new Ford lineup!

  59. Vinay

    It’s gonna be my 5th auto show and I just love cars and they are my crazy passion and I am reallllllly looking forward to see the all new Ford GT. Already saw the reviews in The Grand Tour, can’t wait to go see it myself

  60. Kwok

    My son would love seeing a Hot Wheels car in a much larger scale! He probably even has a “Bone Shaker” somewhere around his room!

  61. Chris C

    I’d love to take my girlfriend to the Show this year to see all the new cars such as the Ford GT. Hoping to see some cool cars from Porsche and Audi as well!

  62. stewart best

    I would like to go because I just retired and have plenty of time to travel now so I need a good dependable automobile and it would be great to win this because as I said I’m retired which means I’m on a pension. (pinching pennies now)

  63. Curtis Knight

    I’ve been going to the International Auto Show for years, all started in 2005. One of my teachers gave me tickets to go and I was hooked from that moment on. I try to invite friends and family to tag along and try to make a little event out of it. I love seeing the new, weird and wild vehicles and sitting in cars and trucks that I’ll most likely never get to own. It’s all about making memories that’ll last a lifetime.

  64. Shaina

    I would love to attend the autoshow dt this year because I’ve never been and would love to finally go!

  65. I am on a disability and have not bee able to afford your show in years, I used to go all the but has not gone in so long can’t even remember when I last was at one….thanks

  66. Helen

    Would love to check out all the new SUVs because it’s time for an upgrade

  67. Anne-Marie

    I would take my husband Stu. He is in obsessed with cars!! He does so much for us it would be nice to surprise him with this!

  68. Chris

    Ford gt and bone shaker….two amazing cars and in know that my son would really it!! Father and son time…

  69. Gary Price

    I love exotic cars, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, jaguar, Maserati, all of them and my 20yr old son has taken on the same love and I would love to take him but can’t afford it.if I win the tickets it would be the best father son event ever for us. Thanx
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  70. Would Love to take my Buddie. He would be on Top of the world goin to this. Surprised Def!!

  71. Would Love to take my Buddie. He would be on Top of the world goin to this. Surprised Def!!

  72. Jen Macpherson

    I have been around automotives of all types my whole life but have never had the opportunity to attend this show. Would ? love it and bring another huge fan!

  73. Lester

    I like seeing all the new cars and would love to take my gf.

  74. Todd Simpson

    Haven’t missed the show in 30 years and it keeps getting better!! Looking forward (understatement!) to the new Ford GT! Game changer ?