Thousands of car aficionados, connoisseurs and admirers gathered in midtown Toronto Sunday for the annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show. For Father's Day, Torontonians caught a glimpse of approximately 160 luxury vehicles from the past to the present.
This wasn’t your average car show. If you expected to see the latest Honda Civic, Toyota Camry or Ford Focus on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this was the wrong event to attend.
In support of Prostate Cancer Canada, the third annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show rolled into town to show off more than a hundred exotic vehicles. From vintage Porsches to classic Rolls Royces to exotic Ferraris, Sunday’s car demonstration had it all.
From Bay and Bloor Streets west to Avenue Road, thousands of people walked the red carpet to catch a rare glimpse of a 1936 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Pillarless Coupe, a 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Saloon, a 1971 Lamborghini Espada S2 and many other cars that have hit the road since the days of the old Model T Ford.
Indeed, it was certainly a treat for all the dads on Father’s Day – maybe not so much for event organizers as they had to stage 160 cars in 75 minutes. “One little slip up and it's gridlock! Wish me luck!,” wrote the Yorkville Exotic Car Show in a Tweet.
At this time, it is not known how much money the event raised. On Twitter, it was written on Jun. 2 that the organizers raised more than $25,000.
A thunderstorm was expected in the afternoon, but only a brief sprinkle occurred. Despite the weather, event organizers promised the car show would go on rain or shine.
Sponsors for the 2012 car show include Porsche, Grand Touring Automobiles, McLaren Toronto, Global Toronto and several other companies.