Lordco Auto Parts kicked off its cornerstone tradeshow in Vancouver, B.C., April 4, marking the first major live aftermarket trade show event since the onset of the pandemic.
Visitor and exhibitors were treated to a the familiar surrounding of the the Pacific Coliseum and PNE Agrodome where the event had grown over the decades to become one of the most anticipated events in Canada’s aftermarket.
In addition to supplier exhibits and attractions, there were also show cars on display includes a very popular original, authentic Batmobile replica.
Also, the hosts of the popular show Rust Valley Restorers, Avery Shoaf and MIke Hall, were on hand to sign autographs and share some stories with attendees.
Attendees and visitors were both excited by the return and many were taking the opportunity for the first in-person contact with industry associates in some time. Importantly, exhibitors reported focused customers and strong order activity on day one of the event.
The show offers free admission, parking, food, and drink. The event runs from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM April 4 and 5.
The Lordco Auto Parts 32nd Annual Trade Show marks the return of one of Canada’s premier aftermarket industry events. It has not been held since 2019 due to pandemic related restricts that took effect in British Columbia just days before the 2020 edition was due to be held.
Most restrictions were lifted by the province over the last few weeks, allowing for the return of in person events.
Since its inaugural debut in 1990, the trade show has been a bustling, in-person event, attracting up to 20,000 thousand people from the automotive industry and aftermarket sector each year.
In addition to Red Sheet Specials, product demonstrations, and sales representatives eager to share information, attendees can enter to win prizes offered by select exhibitors at the show. For anyone not able to attend the show in person, Lordco Auto Parts will again offer an online component.