Vancouver Auto Show 2012

Comments 63 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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!

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63 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KarenWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:18am PDT

    Driving to the Skookumchuck in a Lotus Elise

  2. TaigiWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:21am PDT

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

  3. Jazz BrousseauWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:24am PDT

    Italy’s Amalfi Coast in a Ferrari California!

  4. Nick B.Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:25am PDT

    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 PantazisWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:32am PDT

    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 ChowWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:33am PDT

    Driving on the autobahn in Europe!

  7. JAMIE BRAITHWAITEWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:40am PDT

    Ok which car knocked the first pylon down already?

  8. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

    @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. DirkWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:52am PDT

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

  10. lindaWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:53am PDT

    driving on the autobahn in germany

  11. NatalieWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 10:54am PDT

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

  12. GilWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:07am PDT

    The Monte Carlo Rally in a Subaru Impreza WRC car.

  13. Art B.Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:12am PDT

    I’d really like to win these tickets.

  14. ShaunaWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

    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. LawrenceWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:26am PDT

    Have always wanted to drive the Pacific Coast Highway

  16. Scott MunroWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:26am PDT

    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 HofsWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

    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. TimWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 12:01pm PDT

    Always wanted to drive a Ferrari through Europe!

  19. PuckWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 1:56pm PDT

    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 GervaisWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 1:56pm PDT

    Would love to win these for my husband 🙂

  21. SanazWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 2:35pm PDT

    49 Mile Drive in Santa Cruz in a convertible 911 Turbo

  22. MelanieWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 2:41pm PDT

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

  23. RebeccaWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 3:01pm PDT

    definitely the autobahn!

  24. WesWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 3:09pm PDT

    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. lucWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 3:24pm PDT

    All the way to Alaska!

  26. nancyWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 3:36pm PDT

    i wanna win!!

  27. daveWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 3:37pm PDT

    be nice to take my girl there!

  28. ShelleyWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 4:10pm PDT

    Col De Turini in France.

  29. JennyWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 4:13pm PDT

    Driving down the Romantic Road in Germany! The Autobahn.

  30. CaitlinWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 4:14pm PDT

    A cross-country road trip with my best friends!

  31. DanielleWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 4:30pm PDT

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

  32. AndreWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 5:15pm PDT

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

  33. BennyWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 5:39pm PDT

    driving the Portland coast.

  34. VipersbloodWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 7:36pm PDT

    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.

  35. WayneWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 7:37pm PDT

    Corvette, Oregon Coast down to LA

  36. Jon LWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 9:28pm PDT

    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!

  37. Cindy KSWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 9:36pm PDT

    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!

  38. DevinWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:15pm PDT

    Cruisin’ down the Autobahn in a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador!

  39. AlWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:20pm PDT

    Rally racing on a back road in Europe.

  40. graceThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 7:45am PDT

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

  41. KatrinaThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 9:26am PDT

    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.

  42. The Travelling MomThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 11:01am PDT

    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!

  43. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 11:13am PDT

    Down the Island Highway to TOfino!

  44. IainThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 11:56am PDT

    Driving down Baja, Mexico in a Jeep Wrangler

  45. AimeeThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 11:58am PDT

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

  46. ThomasThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 12:38pm PDT

    Got to try the Autobahn!

  47. DeidreThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 2:19pm PDT

    Driving across Canada – with lots of time to spare!

  48. CarmelleThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 3:17pm PDT

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

  49. HenryThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 4:14pm PDT

    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…………

  50. EdThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 7:01pm PDT


  51. DavidThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 10:36pm PDT

    Driving a Porsche 911 on Route 66

  52. Katie PThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 11:04pm PDT

    Would love to drive the Dempster Highway.

  53. albert cFriday, March 30th, 2012 — 4:39am PDT

    101 to California

  54. Steph :)Friday, March 30th, 2012 — 8:29am PDT

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

  55. Yvonne BFriday, March 30th, 2012 — 9:50pm PDT

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

  56. Robert TanFriday, March 30th, 2012 — 10:38pm PDT

    Road trip from here in Vancouver down to Las Vegas!

  57. Deya CSunday, April 1st, 2012 — 11:20am PDT

    Road Trip to Disneyworld!!

  58. Debbie FSunday, April 1st, 2012 — 6:49pm PDT

    Driving from Vancouver down the Oregon coast.

  59. JenMonday, April 2nd, 2012 — 10:43pm PDT

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

  60. matthew mTuesday, April 3rd, 2012 — 8:46am PDT

    Go to Germany and drive the Nürburgring in something fast.

  61. DanielleTuesday, April 3rd, 2012 — 2:33pm PDT

    Was the winner drawn yet? where is it announced?

  62. BernadetteWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 9:52am PDT

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

  63. GerryWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 4:43pm PDT

    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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