Drive Festival – September 10-12, 2021 – Canadian Tire Motorsport – Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada


The inaugural “Drive Festival” is being held from Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. This is an unique automotive experience where there are exhibitions of exotic vehicles on display.

Moreover, there are 4 test tracks where exotic cars are being in action and demonstrating some of these amazing machines can do on a real race track so the event goers can see the vehicles move and hear the sound of the engine and exhaust pipes.

Originally, Drive Festival was supposed to happen last year but due to the pandemic, it got cancelled. It’s super refreshing for me and MoKenny to check out an outdoor automotive event in Toronto once again. The last automotive event that we attended was the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS 2020). Just seeing people in an outdoor setting is something that we have not done for over 1.5 years.

There are also car clubs such as the Mazda MX-5 club, Chevrolet Corvette club and Nissan 240Z & 350Z club and many more. We also got to see the DeLorean (the famous Back to the Future vehicle in the movie), plus we saw Batman with his Batmobile, they were definitely a fan-favourite among kids.

There are also food truck station area for those who are hungry and thirsty.

The Dream Car Speed Run features many rare past and current exotic cars such as the Porsche, Lambo, Ferrari, McLaren, Chevrolet Corvettes and many more. Parking is free for event goers. Weather was definitely very cooperative with breezy sunny day to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities.

Hyundai Canada and Nissan Canada are also on hand to allow event goers to test drive some of their current line up of vehicles (you have to register at the booth in order to test drive). There are some new rides that we saw for the first time, such as the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup and 2022 Nissan Frontier pickup.

I am sure Drive Festival will be back next year and will have more exhibitions, more vehicles on the speed run, more manufacturers be involved and on display. Not bad for an inaugural season and props to the organizer and staff for making this outdoor event to happen. We know how challenging and difficult to make an event happen when we are still in the pandemic. Overall, most event goers were maintaining physical distancing and wearing their face masks when there are crowded areas, but overall, it was safe for everyone and a family friendly event to attend and appreciate the beauty of these amazing machines.

Special shoutout to Drive Festival for having us and granting us media access to cover this inaugural event.

Drive Festival – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Address: 3233 Concession Rd 10, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6
Phone: (905) 983-9141
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