A drive-thru car show?
Strange as it may sound, the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia is having one. It’s being billed as the “world’s first drive thru automotive show.” The event is this coming weekend, in honor of Father’s Day. Normally a part of the Pacific National Exhibition, the format has been altered this year due to PNE’s cancellation.
Best known as the home of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, the Pacific Coliseum is hosting an indoor car show this weekend. That part might be normal. However, the set-up is unique in that it will be drive-thru access only. There will be a number of vehicles on display. There will also be food vendors as part of what’s being called “Car-B-Q 2020.”
The show will feature vintage muscle and sports cars, along with hot rods, customs, and exotics. Plus there will be plenty of barbecue from local restaurants. Boston Pizza chain owner Jordan Melville is expected to display a Ferrari 812 Superfast, one of the world’s most exclusive supercars. Other cars expected to appear include a 1961 Jaguar XKE roadster, a 1958 Chevy Corvette, a 1937 Rolls Royce, and a pair of ‘woody’ custom cars.
The show will see cars enter at one end of Pacific Coliseum, drive across the stadium floor, and exit at the opposite end. Once outside the stadium, attendees will be directed into a parking lot filled with barbecue vendors serving delicious eats.
The drive-thru event is the solution to how to hold an automotive show amid social distancing measures and continued pandemic concerns. Several of the world’s leading auto shows, including New York and Geneva, have already had to cancel events this year. Even plans to resume the shows next year remain in doubt.
The Pacific Coliseum Car-B-Q will take place June 19, 20, and 21 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM local time, and again between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Come one, come all. If you’re in the area, that is.