Given GREEN light in Ontario’s re-opening plan!

Given GREEN light in Ontario’s re-opening plan!

Drive Festival confirms that Outdoor Event Spaces can safely open as part of Stage 2 in Ontario’s re-opening plan come July 7th, giving Drive Festival the green light they have been waiting for. The New. Automotive. Experience., taking place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, is Canada’s hottest new outdoor, interactive automotive exhibition taking place Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12, just east of Toronto.   

“We are excited to offer automotive enthusiasts, private car collectors, manufacturers, and consumers the first major automotive event in 18 months,” says Festival Director Adam Ruppel, “The event is modelled after the best automotive events in the world and will deliver a modern but more interactive event experience that the North American auto industry has yet to see.”

Showcasing all the best in new car technology and unparalleled test drive opportunities with four (4) separate test tracks, including a Manufacturer test track, a Performance test track and the LINE-X Off-Road test track, attendees can also visit interactive exhibits including motorcycles from both private collectors and Canadian manufacturers who will be showcasing their latest models. An array of exotic cars will be on display including models from Porsche, McLaren and Pagani, while the Automotive Kids Zone is open all weekend long for the kids.

Shopping for a new car? A variety of manufacturer cars including electric and hybrid, cars, SUV’s and trucks, will be on-site offering test drive opportunities in a safe and controlled environment. This 3km closed course test-drive was designed to replicate a real-world country drive including a couple of moderate turns and controlled speed making it suitable for anyone with a valid driver’s license.

Three days of automotive nirvana. Welcome to DRIVE Festival!

A limited number of tickets will be available July 1, 2021, on our website
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For additional information please visit or contact Adam Ruppel, Festival Director,
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For exhibit and sponsorship info, please contact Leslie Lawrence, Sales Manager, E:

About Drive Festival

Created after touring the world’s foremost car events and modelled after the most popular automotive event in the world, Drive Festival is the ultimate new event for automotive enthusiasts in Canada. The first of its kind to showcase hundreds of amazing exotics, classics, performance, and race cars over the course of 3 days in September – all outdoors. The best in new car technology, with interactive exhibits including motorcycles and off-road vehicles, the Drive Festival offers unparalleled test drive opportunities on 4 individual test tracks, plus a chance to see and hear the best collection of exotics, manufacturer & classic cars roar up the Dream Car Speed Run – at speed. It is three days of automotive nirvana. The Drive Festival takes place at the historic 900-acre Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Canada’s leading racing and performance facility, located just 1 hour east of Toronto, Ontario, making it the perfect outdoor venue for thousands of automotive enthusiasts, consumers, and OEM’s to not only see, hear and touch hundreds of cars – but to drive cars too.


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