Posted Feb 23rd 2012 12:29PM
For many enthusiasts, a visit to an auto show is a chance to glimpse the cars of the future, sit in the cars of today and drool over the exotics that gearheads lust for. Some of us are just hoping for a taste of some special cars from the past. This guy has been labeled old school (I prefer old skool) by the rest of the team here at Autoblog Canada, so I fall in to the latter category.
Fortunately for us old school types, the organizers at the Toronto Auto Show also have a soft spot for the past and have reserved part of the 700 level at the annual show as their Classic Concours every year.
For the 2012 show, the Toronto Triumph Club has brought together an incredible collection of vehicles from the classic marque. Not surprisingly, mainstream road going models like the TR-6, TR-7 and Spitfire are plentiful in the display. Some of the more unusual machines on hand range from vintage racing cars to what would have been considered a bit more pedestrian back in the day.
There are a number of Standard Ten's and a really cool delivery van. Rarely seen in Canada is a lovely 1935 Triumph Gloria Southern Cross. How many new school car fans have ever seen a TR-8 race car, complete with massive slick tires?
The Toronto Auto Show continues at the Metro Convention Centre until this Sunday. Make sure to stop in to check out the Classic Concours while you are there. On your way to the show, check out our incredible Autoblog Canada art install in the Skywalk from Union Station.