About 16,000 people walked through the doors of the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver last week to take part in the biggest trade show in Canada. The 27th annual show welcomed visitors to more than 275 exhibitors, ranging from automotive to high performance to paint and body to engine parts.
The automotive parts and accessories distributor and retailer saw suppliers highlight and sell products on the floor. In the neighboring Agridome, attendees saw exhibits from tool and equipment companies.
This year’s event was themed the “Call of the Caribbean” and featured a number of giveaways. The grand prize was a 2017 Jeep Wrangler and was won by Rob Zimmer of Zimmer Wheaton Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. Armorall and STP gave away a signed Richard Petty STP auto hood to James Aubit. Bosch’s Cube Reaction Race 500 bike was won by Brian’s General Auto Service out of Delta.
Canadian race car driver D.J. Kennington welcomed attendees. He recently raced his Lordco and Castrol-sponsored Toyota Camry, which was on display at the show, in the Daytona 500.
Attendees were treated to free concession items, such as soft drinks, sandwiches, hot dogs, mini donuts and ice cream.