This year's event, which takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, is host to classic vehicles, high-powered supercars, full-sized Hot Wheels models, and even a car made out of a log.

The 2017 Canadian auto show circuit has wound its way through Toronto and Montreal, and beginning today, it gets some west coast flavour courtesy of the 97th annual Vancouver International Auto Show. This year's event, which takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, is host to classic vehicles, high-powered supercars, full-sized Hot Wheels models, and even a car made out of a log.

Canadian auto show circuit lands in Vancouver, highlighted by log car
Canadian auto show circuit lands in Vancouver, highlighted by log car

On display at the event, which runs until April 2, will be the Canadian-built Ford GT supercar, Acura Precision concept, Bentley Bentayga, Honda Civic Type R, Kia Stinger, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Subaru Viziv 7 Concept, and a whole lot more. Land Rover tweeted about a "big debut" at the show, and we're wondering if it's the Range Rover Velar, which originally premiered March 1 in London, but hasn't yet landed at a Canadian show.

 

On top of those, the B.C. show will have two life-size Hot Wheels cars, including the Bone Shaker. Pioneer Log Homes' Cedar Rocket, meanwhile, is literally a hollowed out Western Red Cedar log that can reach speeds of up to 74 kilometres per hour. That was announced as a world speed record for log cars in January 2016, in case you were wondering. It's built around a Mazda RX-8, and lithium batteries and turbines power the 2,200-pound car. This log sounds better than bad - it's good.

Automotive fans who appreciate stuff that's not so mainstream will no doubt be drawn to the classic cars at the show, including a Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Competition Coupe that will be on display, as well as a Pfaff-owned 1991 Porsche Singer. There's also an ultra-rare 1957 Maserati 200 SI, along with a custom one-off 1937 Cord, which itself has a fascinating history.

More recent auto show news:

Vancouver-based carmaker Electrica Meccanica, which builds the three-wheel Solo electric vehicle, will debut its newest model, codenamed "Tofino," at the auto show. The manufacturer just opened its first store in Vancouver last month.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online here.

Photo courtesy: Pioneer Log Homes of B.C.

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