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Vancouver Auto Show 2012

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:09am PDT
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The Vancouver International Auto Show will return to BC Place April 3rd to April 8th, 2012. There are handfuls of contests and giveaways that you can enter at the show on top of the dozens of exhibitor booths, showrooms, and a marketplace.

Clean Energy Vehicle (“CEV”) Showcase, Dream Car Lottery (enter to win both a BMW X5 and Z4), Hagerty Classic Alley, SuperCars and Luxury Lane, the new Redline Stage, the new TruckCity, RC 110 Drift Club (Friday to Sunday), Drive Up Saturday, and more.

Show Details
General admission is $15, children 7-12 are $4, 6 and under are free with an accompanying adult. Students and seniors are $10. Show hours are Tuesday to Friday 12:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Over the last few years I’ve had some exciting opportunities with cars. I’ve driven a Camaro on the Sea to Sky, I’ve taken a Yukon Hybrid through the Fraser Canyon, I’ve completed a scavenger hunt around town in a Ford Focus, and had extended test drives with a Lexus CT200h, 2012 Honda Accord and 2011 Honda Pilot. Most recently I’ve raced around a frozen snow-covered track at the Mecaglisse in Quebec with Michelin Tires.

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I have three pairs of tickets to the Vancouver International Auto Show and to enter to win, I’d love to hear what your dream driving experience would be. It could be cruising down the California coast with the top down or trying your hand at being an ice road trucker.

Leave a comment on this post to enter to win a pair of tickets. You can also paste the following on Twitter for a bonus entry:

RT to enter to win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to @VanAutoShow from @Miss604

Follow the Vancouver International Auto Show on Twitter or Facebook for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Update The winners are Nick, Taigi, and Albert!

Current contests on


  1. Karen says:

    Driving to the Skookumchuck in a Lotus Elise

  2. Taigi says:

    Driving through europe, and hitting the autobahn in a car that can be enjoyed to its limits.

  3. Jazz Brousseau says:

    Italy’s Amalfi Coast in a Ferrari California!

  4. Nick B. says:

    I have always wanted to drive to Las Vegas from Vancouver and my dream road trip would be to take a brand new BMW M3 convertible in white with black leather. Soooo goood!

  5. John Pantazis says:

    How about a modest drive in a Ferrari F458 along the high twisty alpine passes in Switzerland; followed by a leisurely lunch on the shores of Lake Lucern…

  6. Ashley Chow says:

    Driving on the autobahn in Europe!


    Ok which car knocked the first pylon down already?

  8. @Jamie that was probably a person kicking it over ;-). The ground there is pure ice and it was hard to even step on without slipping.

  9. Dirk says:

    How about a trip up to Deadhorse in norther Alaska (summer time though), something different to see

  10. linda says:

    driving on the autobahn in germany

  11. Natalie says:

    Driving on the autobahn in Europe while ruining someone else’s car

  12. Gil says:

    The Monte Carlo Rally in a Subaru Impreza WRC car.

  13. Art B. says:

    I’d really like to win these tickets.

  14. Shauna says:

    Driving my 85 year old mother around Kauai – it’s going to happen in May! Not sure what vehicle we will rent, but maybe a convertible for that wind-in-your-hair feeling.

  15. Lawrence says:

    Have always wanted to drive the Pacific Coast Highway

  16. Scott Munro says:

    My dream motoring experience would be a lap or two around the famous Nürburgring in Germany! Probably in a BMW or Mercedes but I would live with a Porshe :>

  17. Graham Hofs says:

    In 2002, I won a Dodge SX 2.0 from the car show. I don’t expect to win another car but tickets would be nice! 😉

  18. Tim says:

    Always wanted to drive a Ferrari through Europe!

  19. Puck says:

    You said my dream driving experience already! My girlfriend is from California and we want nothing more than to drive down the California One in a convertable!

  20. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    Would love to win these for my husband 🙂

  21. Sanaz says:

    49 Mile Drive in Santa Cruz in a convertible 911 Turbo

  22. Melanie says:

    Dream drive…..Cruising down the Oregon coast in a mercedes convertible with the top down on a warm summer day!!

  23. Rebecca says:

    definitely the autobahn!

  24. Wes says:

    I would love to drive a 2012 JK outfitted for expedition as far as I could down the abandoned WWII era CANOL road Yukon-NWT. Make for one heck of an adventure!

  25. luc says:

    All the way to Alaska!

  26. dave says:

    be nice to take my girl there!

  27. Shelley says:

    Col De Turini in France.

  28. Jenny says:

    Driving down the Romantic Road in Germany! The Autobahn.

  29. Caitlin says:

    A cross-country road trip with my best friends!

  30. Danielle says:

    Drifting on the race track in Mission, B.C., in a heavily modified Civic hatchback!

  31. Andre says:

    From the west coast to the east coast to the north coast!

  32. Benny says:

    driving the Portland coast.

  33. Vipersblood says:

    My dream car has changed a few times. At the moment I really like the new Dodge Challenger. The road trip of a lifetime, for me, would be a year trip zigzagging across the US starting on the west coast then back up to Canada’s east coast across to the west coast detouring upto NWT & Alaska, back to Vancouver.

  34. Wayne says:

    Corvette, Oregon Coast down to LA

  35. Jon L says:

    As a patriotic Canadian would be obliged to say, the driving experience of my dreams would be to drive across Canada from coast to coast!

  36. Cindy KS says:

    My dream driving experience would be driving a covertible Jaguar on Vancouver Island heading to Long beach. I can easily imagine the top down and the sun streaming down on me!

  37. Devin says:

    Cruisin’ down the Autobahn in a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador!

  38. Al says:

    Rally racing on a back road in Europe.

  39. grace says:

    Driving down the West Coast with the top down and music up.

  40. Katrina says:

    Well, I wouldn’t be the one driving, but I would be the navigator while my fiance raced around the Nurburgring in Germany in a Ferrari.

  41. We’ve done our dream drive – the Stelvio Pass in northern Italy. A phenomenal drive for those who love to drive – 48 switchback turns in one of the world’s highest mountain passes. Gorgeous!

  42. Down the Island Highway to TOfino!

  43. Iain says:

    Driving down Baja, Mexico in a Jeep Wrangler

  44. Aimee says:

    I wouldlove to drive from coast to coast in a Class A Motorhome!

  45. Thomas says:

    Got to try the Autobahn!

  46. Deidre says:

    Driving across Canada – with lots of time to spare!

  47. Carmelle says:

    Road trip around different parts of British Columbia to enjoy the wonderful mountain scenery! Maybe Alberta too if time permits. 🙂

  48. Henry says:

    Road trip from here in Vancouver down to Los Angeles, then to Las Vegas, back over to California and San Francisco then come back.

    Can only dream…………

  49. Ed says:


  50. David says:

    Driving a Porsche 911 on Route 66

  51. Katie P says:

    Would love to drive the Dempster Highway.

  52. albert c says:

    101 to California

  53. Steph :) says:

    I’d like to drive across Canada and then come back through the States.

  54. Yvonne B says:

    My dream driving experience would be driving laps at Indy or Daytona.What a rush that would be!!

  55. Robert Tan says:

    Road trip from here in Vancouver down to Las Vegas!

  56. Deya C says:

    Road Trip to Disneyworld!!

  57. Debbie F says:

    Driving from Vancouver down the Oregon coast.

  58. Jen says:

    I would love to drive across a frozen lake up north!

  59. matthew m says:

    Go to Germany and drive the Nürburgring in something fast.

  60. Danielle says:

    Was the winner drawn yet? where is it announced?

  61. Bernadette says:

    definitely the Oregon coast is my fave, close, but yet far enough, smiles!

  62. Gerry says:

    I’ve always dreamed of driving across Canada itself, as I’ve never been east of Calgary!! I would drive to the farthest reaches of Newfoundland and write about the entire experience! That is a true dream of mine, that could still possible come true.

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