Every February the Metro Toronto Convention Center is filled with hundreds of cars. Most brand new, some older, but all attract snowed in car enthusiasts and the like from all around. This event is a breath of hopeful air that leads us to believe there will come a day when snow and salt don’t fill the roadways.
With an event like the Canadian International AutoShow, it’s difficult to stand out photographically. There are hundreds if not thousands of people taking photos of the same cars, with the same lighting, from many of the same angles.
So this year I decided to approach the AutoShow slightly differently. Instead of taking bags full of equipment or carrying multiple setups for different shots, I opted to travel light: using only a 35mm equivalent sensor DSLR and a 50 millimetre prime lens.
Over 40 cars made their Canadian debuts as well as a fair number of concept car premiers. Below are our photographic highlights.
Aside from the wheels, this Maserati Alfieri concept is quite good looking. Sounds like it will make its way to production too.
The new Ford GT
That F12 face.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
The new Mercedes AMG GT S
Mini Superleggera concept was definitely interesting.
Lexus RC F GT3
Kia GT4 Stinger concept.
M3 saloon looking good as usual.
Nissan zero emissions something something..
The all new MX5 looking pretty Mazda-rati-ish. Really looking forward to seeing one of these with some tasteful aftermarket additions..
The Pagani Huayra.
It’s too bad they roped this thing off so hard. The stanchions made it impossible to really capture this thing, but this automobile is modern art.
Alfa Romeo 4C
You will notice Brandon McDow also contributed his shots from the show.
Infiniti Q80 Concept Above, and Q60 coupe below.
This build was not tastefully done or well executed, but still really nice to see at such an event.
The new Acura NSX
More Ford GT
It’s nice to have some purpose built cars and classics to break up the sometimes slightly stale OEMs.
But those OEMs have a lot to offer too, notably in the lighting department.
And so ends the 2015 Canadian International AutoShow. Already looking forward to see what the big names (and smaller ones) have in store for the future.
As usual, there are many more photos from this event, links below.
Photography by Gray Schilling and Brandon McDow
Words by Gray Schilling
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