The Automotive Business School of Canada is pleased to present the 29th annual Georgian College Auto show, the largest outdoor student-run automotive show in North America. This year’s event will showcase many new value-added services and experiences for our visitors and manufacturers to enjoy – in the hopes of making it the most memorable show yet.

This year’s show takes place on:

Friday, May 30 – Noon to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 31 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 1 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $7; kids under 12 are free

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The Pfaff Porsche Test Track returns! 

Grand Touring Automobiles (main stage tent)

Get a close look at their Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and Bentley vehicles.

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Auto Show Auction – Saturday, May 31, 1 p.m. (Main stage)

The Georgian College Auto Show annual auction is a popular event. Watch this page for a list of great items that will be up for grabs.  Registration for the auction takes place at noon at the main stage, located in parking lot 11.

The Electric Car Experience

Staff and students from the Research Analyst and Engineering programs will be hosting an Electric Car Experience in partnership with Plug ‘n Drive. Auto Show visitors will have the opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle all weekend.

 

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Auto Show 2014 Christian Whitmore

Before I enrolled at the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC), I worked at James Braden Ford as a sales representative. The dealer principle was the one who pushed me to come to ABSC and he strongly promoted the degree program. The second reason I came to the school was to be a part of the annual auto show. I have always been passionate about cars and going fast, so being part of the fast-paced automotive industry seemed like the perfect fit. I am now in the second year of my Automotive Management degree and so far I could not be happier with my choice to be a part of the Automotive Business School of Canada.

Dream car

If I could have any car it would have to be a McLaren MP4-12C.

Best-sounding car

It may not be a street-legal vehicle, but a Formula 1 race car has the best sound in my opinion.

Import or domestic

They are both fantastic – just for different reasons and different purposes.

What am I most excited for with this year’s show

This year I am excited and looking forward to meeting and getting to know more students in both the degree and diploma programs who are willing to volunteer their valuable time to this show. I believe that by working together and communicating as a team, we will be putting together the best auto show that the sponsors and attendees have ever seen. I want everyone to feel as excited as I am to be a part of something this big

Auto Show 2014 Shannon Douglas

Background

When it came time to choose my path in life, attending the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) was the clear place to start. I have always loved cars and since I focused primarily on business courses in high school, it was the perfect fit. After spending two co-op placements with Pfaff Automotive Partners in Vaughan, Ont., and two years at the ABSC, my love for cars has grown into a love for the entire automotive industry as well. Now in my third year of study, I am extremely excited to be a part of the 2014 Auto Show Committee and learn even more about the industry in the process. My drive and desire to succeed will no doubt be an asset to this year’s Georgian College Auto Show.

Dream car

I have always been a sucker for the GMC Sierra Denali, but if I had to choose one car, it would have to be the Audi R8 V10 Plus.

Import or domestic

I have always driven and been surrounded by domestic vehicles but have gained a new respect for imports (German cars in particular) after spending two co-op terms with Pfaff Automotive Partners.

What am I most excited for with this year’s show

I am definitely most excited to meet all the students who will be involved in the 2014 show. We are all students who share a common interest in cars and that is sure to create some good relationships for the future. I am also excited to learn more about the marketing side of this industry which my position as Director of Media Relations will enable me to do.

Auto Show 2014 Bill BantingBackground

My passion for the automotive industry comes from constantly working on vehicles when I was growing up. I began via the technician route and decided that getting a background in business – in an industry I was passionate about – would be very beneficial. This brought me to the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC). I have worked as an ambassador in the last two auto shows at ABSC and have enjoyed the whole experience so far. Being from the Barrie area, the Georgian Auto Show has always interested me, and as part of the student committee this year, my motivation is to raise the bar for this year’s show.

Best-sounding car

Any big block or American muscle car would have to be some of the best-sounding machines that were ever created. A roar is scarier than a whine!

Import or domestic

Domestic all the way for me. Although some imports are beautiful vehicles, my heart will always belong to domestics and their roars.

What am I most excited for with this year’s show

This year’s auto show provides an opportunity to introduce new ideas, attractions and ways to make the show as memorable as possible for our visitors. What I am most excited for this year is to be a part of one of the best Georgian Auto Shows to date and to have every person impressed with how the show turns out. After all, without happy and returning visitors, the show would not be what it is today.

Auto Show 2014  Chantelle GonthierBackground

Since a young age, cars have fascinated me. I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the automotive industry but did not know where to start. When my dad told me about the Automotive Business School of Canada, it was an easy decision – I applied right away. A few months later I moved from Montreal to Barrie. This is my third year in the Automotive Management program. I have extensive experience in auction sales, promotional events and contracting sales. I have worked for companies such as Adesa Montreal, Charisma Marketing and Discount Quebec.

Dream car

Aston Martin Vanquish

Import or domestic

I prefer imports.

What am I most excited for with this year’s show

I am really excited about putting this auto show together with my fellow committee members and working with all the other students who will be participating.

Audi Canada

Acura

BMW

Chrysler

Aston Martin

Cadillac Canada

Buick Canada

Chevrolet Canada

GMC Canada

Ford

Mazda

Nissan

KIA Motors

Lexus

Mercedes-Benz Canada

Porsche

Ram

Subaru

Scion

Toyota

Honda

Hyundai

Volks Wagen Canada

Auto Show Schedule

Friday MAY 30

11 a.m. Opening Ceremonies (Main stage)

12 p.m. Show opens

6 p.m. Show closes

Saturday MAY 31

10 a.m.   Show opens

12 p.m. Registration for AUCTION (Main stage)

1 p.m.  AUCTION (Main stage)

6 p.m. Show closes

Sunday JUNE 1

10 a.m. Show opens

12 p.m. Live music featuring JDM (Main stage)

6 p.m. Show closes

Other special attractions Saturday and Sunday include

  • Pfaff Porsche Test Track
  • Grand Touring
  • Electric Car Experience
  • Watch this site for updates

The Georgian College Auto Show Committee would like to thank all of our loyal 2013 sponsors for making this event an annual success. Interested in sponsoring the 2014 Georgian College Auto Show? Send us an email at autoshow@georgiancollege.ca and see what this year’s show has to offer!

A big thank you to SAC for sponsoring our committee clothing this year.

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Tricor Automotive Group Inc.
BMO Financial Group
Ford go further

B101

Rock 95

Telequip wireless communications

AIAMC

Motoring your local auto source

Corus Entertainment

Questions or comments can be directed to:

2014 Auto Show Committee
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 3X9

Auto Show Hotline: 705.722.5161
autoshow@georgiancollege.ca


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