CIAS 2020 President’s Preview Celebrates Innovation Past and Present

Huw Evans, Canadian International AutoShow, President’s Preview, Susan Gubasta, 20th Century, Disruptors,

Cobble Beach Classics 20th Century Disruptors display, provides the ideal setting for kicking off the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS).

The theme for this year’s CIAS was Transformative Times, providing an insight into the perceived changes happening across the entire automotive industry

What better way to start this prestigious annual event than to host the President’s Preview Gala at a very special Cobble Beach Classics display entitled 20th Century Disruptors.

CIAS 2020 President Susan Gubasta greeted attendees at the event, which as always provides the perfect opportunity for networking, sharing ideas and concepts, forging new friendships and rekindling old ones.

This year’s Cobble Beach Classics display highlighted some very interest and innovative vehicles of the previous century, ranging from a 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout, to the iconic 1969 Lamborghini Miura S, with celebrated greats such as the 1930 Cadillac V-16, 1934 Bugatti Atalante, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Racer Concept Prototype, 1948 Packard convertible, 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta, 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 and 1967 Porsche 911 S.

Key highlights at CIAS 2020 included an emphasis on battery electric and alternative fuel vehicles from a whole host of OEMs, as well as the Future Tech Hub innovation showcase. There were also some unique and interesting displays, ranging from Disney Pixar stars, Guinevere the van from the film Onward and Lightning McQueen, star of Cars, Cars 2 and Cars 3.

For those that grew up in the 1980s and 1990s the Oblivion display celebrated not only cars from this transformative era but also popular culture via unique cereal box and ghetto blaster displays as well as vintage video arcade games that show attendees could try out for themselves.

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