Canadian Motorsports Expo 2011 date set

CANADA'S ONLY DEDICATED MOTORSPORTS SHOW IS FIVE-YEARS-OLD AND GROWING! The Racing Season Begins Here January 21-23, 2011 at Toronto's International Centre (TORONTO, ON // September 7, 2010) At a time when many Canadian racers and enthusiasts...


The Racing Season Begins Here January 21-23, 2011 at Toronto's International Centre

(TORONTO, ON // September 7, 2010) At a time when many Canadian racers and enthusiasts are thinking about championship chases and the exciting conclusion of the 2010 racing season, the promoters of the Canadian Motorsports Expo are in high gear, revving up for the 5th Annual CME, January 21, 22 and 23, 2011 at Toronto's International Centre.

Known as Canada's Ultimate Racing Show, the CME features major stars and racing vehicles from the world of motorsports. The three-day racing extravaganza also includes motorsports equipment manufacturers and suppliers, retailers and collectables as well as representation from the major tracks and series. The Canadian Motorsports Expo is also famous for its interactive seminars and forums, offering something of interest to seasoned racers and those looking to get involved.

"The Canadian Motorsports Expo is in serious growth mode," said CME President and founder Glenn Butt. "Since being launched in 2007, the Canadian racing community has embraced the concept of a dedicated, homegrown motorsports show and we're confident that the 5th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo will be bigger and better, featuring more exhibitors, stars and special content than ever before."

Responding to exhibitor and attendees feedback, the hours for the 2011 edition of the CME have been tweaked slightly. The Friday, January 21 schedule will have more of an industry/trade-friendly feel, with public show hours of 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday (Jan. 22), the doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., while Sunday's (Jan. 23) show finale will welcome fans between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For 2011, the Canadian Motorsports Expo will highlight a karting reunion, celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the many Canadian karters and their families who have been the lifeblood of Canadian motorsports for decades. Racing fans know that most current and former racing stars started their careers in karts, many of them in southern Ontario. "We're very excited about the Karting Reunion at the 5th Annual CME," said Glenn Butt. "We know that it will be something very special for the fans and racers to attend."

Throughout its four years, the Canadian Motorsports Expo has come to be known as a showcase for celebrity appearances from Canada and around the world of racing. Stars like Ron Fellows, Jacques Villeneuve, Matt Kenseth, Paul Tracy, Derek Daly, Miguel & Ivan Duhamel and many, many more have graced the CME stage for fan Q&A and autograph sessions.

The CME has also featured world-famous racing machines, including the NASCAR Cup cars of Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, as well as F1 and IndyCar vehicles. Watch for updates through the coming months as to which big name racers and machines will be on display at the 5th Annual CME.

With just five months to go before show time, stay tuned for regular updates in terms of CME news, announcements and opportunities. We look forward to seeing you January 21, 22 and 23, 2011 at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. Those looking to connect with their target market -- in terms of booth space or show sponsorship opportunities -- can watch a promotional video at before contacting the CME to reserve their prime location.

ABOUT THE CME: The Canadian Motorsports Expo is a three-day celebration of Canadian racing that runs January 21 to 23, 2011 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road in Mississauga). The show is powered by Inside Track Motorsport News. In addition to booths and racing vehicles representing the entire spectrum of Canadian motorsports, the show is loaded with seminars and forums to entertain and inform racers and fans alike. Star drivers will be at the CME to sign autographs and meet the fans. One of the special themes of this year's CME is the Karting Reunion. Please check the show's website for updates and changes.


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Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Jacques Villeneuve , Paul Tracy , Ron Fellows , Jimmie Johnson , Derek Daly