We’ve seen them in movies and on television, and now visitors to the 2016 Canadian International AutoShow will have the chance to see them in person from Feb. 12 to Feb 21.
The Cars & Stars exhibit at the AutoShow will feature a stable of vehicles made famous by celebrity owners or simply by their standout appearances on TV, on film or across pop culture.
Fans of the Food Network’s Diners, Drive Ins & Dives will recognize celebrity chef host Guy Fieri, and are also likely aware that he is a serious car collector. His 1969 yellow Corvette, one of the newest additions to his personal fleet, will be on display. Not only will this car be at the AutoShow, but it will be near a coffee ar where you can enjoy some of Fieri’s Single Cup Coffee.
In some movies, the cars can be just as memorable as the actors on screen. Like “Eleanor,” the memorable 1971 Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof — dressed up to look like a 1973 Mustang — that was tearing up the streets in the original 1974 Gone in 60 Seconds film.
Two cars from the garage of Canadian electronic musician deadmau5 will be on hand, including his infamous “Purracan” — a Lamborghini Huracan overlaid with a Nyan Cat theme by Sekanskin — and a McLaren P1.
The final weekend of the AutoShow will also feature the unveiling of a surprise car skin by the Mississauga-based Sekanskin.
The social media sensation #Selfie car — a flashy Lamborghini popularized through the automotive social networking site Madwhips — will also be on hand at Cars & Stars courtesy of the Blacklist Rally. Blacklist is a 2,000-kilometre, five-day rally through 45 cities across two countries for 75 teams of high performance sports cars. The winner is crowned King and/or Queen of the BlackList.
Cars & Stars can be found on the 700 level in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.