If you happened to be out for a drive on BC’s notorious Sea-To-Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler last weekend you might have been fortunate enough to spot a real special sight.

The second annual Diamond rally, led by a police escort, hit the streets on Saturday. The event pulled together some 108 supercars, classics, and other oddities.

The event’s initial target was supercars, however a few other interesting vehicles (including a late 50s Corvette convertible and a new Cadillac ELR) managed to tag along for the ride.


Photo: Marcel Lech

Prior to departure, rally participants and invited guests were given a moment to take another peek at BMW’s new i8 and M4 which both took part in the drive. With M3 and M4 deliveries already starting in Vancouver there’s little surprise that one would tag along.

The real treat though was seeing the i8 claw down the west coast tarmac amidst a pack of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches. As great as the car looked sitting still at the Vancouver International Auto Show back in March, it was nice to see that the hybrid supercar could keep a reasonable pace in such high-strung company.


Photo: Marcel Lech

For car geeks less enthused about the new Bimmer offerings there were plenty of other interesting rides to see and hear.

Thanks to the new McLaren showroom in Vancouver, at least three new owners came out to play with their MP4-12C and 650S models. Both the ELR and an all-new Corvette were dragged out by one of the local GM dealerships, and being Vancouver, a substantial platoon of Ferrari 458s, Lamborghini Aventadors, and even a handful of Aston Martins rounded out the pack.

» The 2014 Diamond Rally in pictures

If you didn’t have the chance to see this multi-million dollar parade over the weekend make sure to make a note in your calendar for September 6th and 7th. The organizers of the Diamond Rally are the same folks behind Vancouver’s Luxury Supercar Weekend, and the team is promising to bring another incredible pack of cars to the Van Dusen Gardens for 2014.


Photo: Marcel Lech

After a Pagani Huayra AND a Bugatti Veyron made it out for last year’s show we can’t wait to see what they might have up their sleeve this year.