2022 was amazing!

Thank you to all the sponsors, exhibitors, manufacturers, collectors, car clubs, drivers, volunteers, staff, suppliers and attendees for making Drive Festival presented by Mobil 1 a tremendous success!

Twenty thousand attendees visited Canada’s Ultimate Automotive Festival over three days taking in the sights, sounds and excitement of a one-of-a-kind experiential event. Our Mobil 1 Dream Car Speed Run wowed attendees with McLarens, Ferraris, Bugattis, Porsches, Lamborghinis, race and classic cars.

Manufacturers placed over 4,000 consumers behind the wheel of vehicles on our PRO-SERIES Manufacturer, Off-Road and Continental Tire Performance Tracks. In addition, there were many things to see and do with over 120 exhibitors on site.

We are excited to improve and grow Drive Festival presented by Mobil 1 as it is now a fixture in the automotive scene in Canada. We set out to create the ultimate automotive event for Canadians, and we thank you for making it a reality.

Excitement Builds for Drive Festival!

We are thrilled to get underway with an even bigger version of Canada’s Ultimate Outdoor Automotive Festival.

Our Mobil 1 Dream Car Speed Run includes more McLarens, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Bugattis, vintage and new race cars and American Muscle. In addition, we are celebrating 75 Years of Ferrari with some special Ferraris this year, including the return of the 1966 Ferrari Dino SP back from Pebble Beach! See these world-class cars in our AVIVA Ovation Paddock at Monaco Pavilion.

Pfaff Automotive Group is showcasing some incredible vehicles, including the innovative and exciting Czinger 21C, which is setting production car track records all over North America! Demonstrating the Czinger 21C’s 1,200 hp on our Mobil 1 Dream Car Speed Run will be a rush.

We have more automobile manufacturers, car clubs and exhibitors this year, plus more interactive displays. In addition, our AVIVA Electric Avenue will showcase all-electric vehicles from Tesla, Chevrolet, Porsche, VinFast and the GMC Hummer EV.

Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Jeep will be offering test drives on one of our three vehicle test tracks, including the Continental Tire Performance Track, PRO-SERIES Manufacturer Track and our Off-Road Track. In addition, Chevrolet will showcase the all-new Corvette Z06 and have simulator experiences on site. Lucid is also showcasing the Lucid Air Grand Touring with test drive experiences for Drive Festival VIPs (booking information to come). The Porsche Roadshow will display a wide range of vehicles at the Continental Tire Performance Track.

Donate $25 to the TCGT Foundation, and you will get a thrill ride on the Demi Chalkias Autocross Circuit. In addition, due to massive demand last year, Pinnacle Advanced Driving Academy will offer ride-along autocross laps on a 2nd circuit by the Continental Tire Performance Track.

Our event expanded our food selection and built a larger Family Zone with VOLTZ Toys, Supon RC Cars, EZ Bike, Beachman and Brampton Batman. There is plenty to see and do with the whole family!

Getting around Drive Festival will be easier this year as we include complimentary bus shuttles for all attendees. In addition, you will get easy access to our Off-Road or Continental Tire Performance Track.

Don’t miss the Automotive event of 2022!

Shelby GT350s on Track with Polito Racing

Mobil 1 is Drive Festival’s Presenting Sponsor

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Mobil 1 announced as Presenting Sponsor of Drive Festival 2022

Three Days of Automotive Nirvana at Canada’s Only Outdoor Automotive Festival

TORONTO, ON (August 2, 2022) – Drive Festival is set to start its engines for the second year at  Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11th, 2022. This year, Mobil 1 will be The Official Presenting Sponsor of Drive Festival and the Title Sponsor of the Dream Car Speed Run.

 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Mobil 1,” says Festival Director Adam Ruppel. “As a respected global motorsports brand, they are a great fit and we are excited to have them on board as our presenting sponsor.”

 

Located just outside Toronto, the three-day event offers attendees a unique interactive experience with some of the world’s most iconic and sought-after vehicles. The venue has more than 900 acres of space where exhibitors and car clubs will be showcased. These include exotic, race and rare cars, manufacturer models featuring electric and hybrid cars, SUVs and trucks as well as vintage, modified and new motorcycles.

 

The most anticipated feature at the event is The Mobil 1 Dream Car Speed Run where autophiles can see, hear and experience Canada’s largest selection of exotic, classic and iconic cars driven at speed all weekend long. In addition, there are three separate test drive tracks for attendees: the PRO-SERIES Manufacturer Test Track, the Continental Tire Performance Test Track and the Off-Road Test Track.

 

Extremely rare cars will be on display, including the Czinger 21C, The Pagani Huayra BC, Ford GT40, McLaren P1 and the 300 SL Gullwing. For EV lovers, a variety of electric and autonomous technology will be on display at The Ontario Tech University/ACE Innovation Zone.

 

The interactive event has something for everyone with food trucks and a Kids Fun Zone. The family-friendly area features Voltz Toys, including a selection of ride-on electric and bumper cars. Brampton Batman and the world-famous Batmobile will also be on-site.

 

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is located at 3233 Concession Rd 10, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6. For more show information and tickets, please visit www.DriveFestival.com. Follow along for the latest updates on social media: Instagram @drive_festival_Auto, Facebook @drivefestivalauto using hashtag #drivefestival.

Show Hours:

Friday, September 9, 2022, 11pm – 6pm

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10am – 5pm

About National Event Management:

National Event Management was founded in 1972 and has become a leader in the development, production and management of consumer events across North America.

Their strategic approach brings together a diverse group of agencies, exhibitors and attendees with a focus on creativity to push the boundaries of what can be achieved at an experiential event. National Event Management currently produces 35 events annually across North America covering a wide spectrum of industries from The National Women’s Show to The Outdoor Adventure Show. National Event Management’s headquarters are in Toronto with offices in Montreal. Visit: http://www.nationalevent.com/

 

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PRO-SERIES Partnership

We are pleased to welcome back PRO-SERIES as the Sponsor of the Manufacturer Test Track for the second year. The PRO-SERIES Manufacturer Test Track is a 3 km country drive that gets test drivers acquainted with manufacturer cars in a safe and controlled environment. Designed around a real-world country drive with a few moderate turns and controlled speed, the PRO-SERIES Manufacturer Test Track is suitable for anyone with a valid driver’s license.*

PRO-SERIES is the brand that proudly offers both hard-working Automotive Professionals and passionate Car Enthusiasts with the parts they need to get the job done to enhance vehicle performance without compromising on quality and price. From Brakes, Steering & Suspension parts, Batteries, Oil Filters, and more, PRO-SERIES ensures that every part is engineered and tested to rigorous industry standards to give you the quality that pros can count on every time to get the job done right the first time. Available in three lines to fit the different needs of automotive consumers:

  • PRO-SERIES OE was created to meet stringent original equipment standards
  • PRO-SERIES OE+ features premium, highly specialized parts designed to deliver superior performance over the OE
  • PRO-SERIES XD offers parts that are built against the most rigid standards and engineered to endure extreme Canadian conditions.

If you need replacement parts for your vehicle, you can find PRO-SERIES at your nearest PARTSOURCE and CANADIAN TIRE stores.

*Age and restrictions are set by the manufacturer providing the test drives. 

 

Continental Tire Sponsors Drive Festival

We are happy to announce that Continental Tire has returned as the Official Tire Manufacturer Partner of Drive Festival and Sponsor of the Continental Tire Performance Test Track, a 2.88 km circuit with 17 cornersat the Driver Development Track at CTMP. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the acceleration, braking and handling of performance vehicles on a closed course.

Founded in Hanover, Germany, in 1871, Continental Tire has amassed a vast amount of knowledge and expertise. Continental Tire created the first-ever patterned treaded tire, a tubeless tire, and they produced the world’s fastest road-legal tire. Tires are the essential point of contact between your car and the road, and Continental Tire works to ensure that your tires will always offer excellent braking, maximum safety, and pure driving pleasure. They are one of the leading passenger and light truck tire manufacturers and one of the world’s largest passenger tire manufacturers in the original equipment and replacement market.

Don’t miss the Continental Tire Performance Test Track at Drive Festival. One of the many exciting features at Canada’s Dynamic Automotive Festival.