Canadian International Auto Show Special exhibition explores the artistry of rare classic cars with Art & The Automobile
presented by Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Murdoch Mysteries
Injecting Canada’s largest auto show with old-world romanticism, Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance unveils a fleet of the world’s finest classic cars at this year’s Canadian International Automobile Show (CIAS). From conception to restoration, each of the nineteen rare automobiles featured in the exhibition, entitled Art & The Automobile, tells a unique historical narrative. Sourced from private collections, automotive museums and the set of one of Canada’s most beloved television series, the vehicles curated by Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Murdoch Mysteries represent some of history’s greatest examples of automobile ingenuity.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s show,” says Rob McLeese, founder of the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, “through the Art and the Automobile exhibit Cobble Beach continues to build upon its legacy as host to some of the most celebrated cars in the world, not just for their spectacular aesthetics but their rich history also.”
Notable highlights from the exhibit include a rare 1912 Stutz Bearcat, one of the earliest known Stutz motorcars that exists and one of the few Bearcat models produced by the Ideal Motor Car Company. Also on display, a 1932 Packard 900 Shovel Nose roadster, a car distinguished by its traditional ox-yoke shape and fashionable “shovel” nose and a 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible, one of three speciality convertibles unveiled by General Motors in 1953 to mark Buick’s 50th Anniversary.
“All nineteen cars on display are stars in their own right. Cobble Beach is honoured to help bring these works of art to the masses at the Canadian International Auto Show. We hope everyone comes down to check them out,” adds McLeese.
Now in its third year, the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance has established itself as a destination address for the automotive elite. What began in 2013 as a passion project for founder Rob McLeese, took on a life of its own attracting hundreds of millions worth of classic cars and raising over $115,000 for the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation in its first two years. Come September 12 & 13, flocks of automobile buffs will make the pilgrimage back to the 18th fairway of Cobble Beach Golf Resort for the annual competition.
Playing host to 600,000 sq. ft of exhibits and displays, the 42nd Canadian International Auto Show will run from February 13-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North and South Buildings.
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