The annual Canadian International Auto Show will host five specially selected attendees’ classic and custom rides when it opens to the public in Toronto February 12, each vying for a $5,000 top prize and a feature in the Toronto Star.

The winners of the inaugural AutoShow Your Auto contest were announced January 20, and were selected from more than 75 classic or custom car-owning members of the public, according to a CIAS release.

“We wanted to add a fresh, interactive component to this year’s show and give our audience a chance to get involved in a unique and fun way,” said Jason Campbell, general manager of the Canadian International Auto Show, in the release.

“Through our AutoShow Your Auto contest, we were able to uncover some of the most interesting vehicles and car stories that don’t often get the exposure or recognition they deserve.”

Those vehicles include Daniella Sementilli’s 2011 Ford Mustang GT; Mike Livia’s 1936 Ford pickup ‘Copperhead’; Sebastien Lagourgue’s 1974 Citroen 2CV; Les Toker’s 2015 Corvette Z06; and Sagi Marisi’s 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

Each will have a custom video about their car made up to be shown at the AutoShow Your Auto exhibit during the CIAS, held yearly in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre; and one will have their car selected by a panel of judges as the winner of a $5,000 prize and a feature story in the Toronto Star’s Wheels.

The Canadian International Auto Show takes place in downtown Toronto from February 12 thru 21 this year; adult tickets start at $23.

(via the Canadian International Auto Show)


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