Canada's Premier Motorcycle Shows
February 17 - 19, 2017
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491(office)
(416) 312-9491(mobile)

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council 
& Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
(877) 470-6642 (toll-free)
(416) 996-9207 (mobile)

Current Show News

MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT ELEVENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

July 30, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Toronto ON – July 30th, 2016 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Induction Class of 2016.  This year, 11 legends and champions will be honoured at the Eleventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on February 25th, 2017 at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

 

“This accomplished group have worked hard over the years and achieved excellence in a wide range of competitive disciplines or have changed the world of motorcycling for the better in Canada,” noted Chair, Dave Munroe.  “My fellow Hall of Fame Directors and volunteers join me in welcoming the Class of 2016 to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and honouring them with the consideration and respect that they so rightly deserve.”

 

The 2016 inductees to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame are:

 

  • Mr. Leo Bouchard   
Contributor
  • Mr. Miguel Duhamel    
Competitor  
  • Mr. Buddy Ford, Sr. 
Competitor
  • Mr. Serge Huard
Contributor   
  • Mr. Peter Hurst  
Competitor
  • Mr. Gary McKinnon  
Competitor
  • Mr. Carlo Paladino
Contributor
  • Mr. Pascal Picotte 
Competitor
  • Mr. Carl Vaillancourt 
Competitor

Historical Inductees

  • Mr. Jack Canfield   
Contributor
  • Mr. Bruce Hickey    
Competitor    

                                            

Tickets for the Eleventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion will be available soon at www.canmoto.ca.

 

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public.  Sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 100 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. 

                                            

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca.

 

A STRONG 2016 MODEL LINE-UP, POPULAR FEATURES AND GOOD WEATHER RESULTS IN SOLID CROWDS FOR MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO

February 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

TORONTO, ON (February 29, 2016) – The 2016 Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, took place at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 19 to 21.

The show started with large crowds for the noon opening on Friday. Many enthusiasts took advantage of the good weekend weather to ride their bikes to the show and enjoy the free motorcycle parking. This, plus several popular features, and consumer interest in the strong line-up of new 2016 models resulted in over 29,000 people attending the three-day show - an increase of 5% over 2015.

Friday night featured She Rides Nite, with half-price tickets for ladies after 5:00 PM, free parking for all and highlighted by a prize give-away of a brand new 2016 Kawasaki Ninja, provided by Canadian Kawasaki, Snow City Cycle and Ready Powersports.

In addition to the 500+ motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters on display, there was plenty for show-goers to see and do all weekend long.

Team Empire wowed the crowds with their unique and exciting stunt demonstrations, and the OPP’s precision riding team, The Golden Helmets, drew rave reviews from fans all weekend long.

For the first time at the Toronto show, Harley-Davidson’s “Jumpstart” display revved-up crowds as they were able to feel the engine fire-up and hear that unforgettable sound.

BMW Motorrad debuted their new VR riding experience, Eye Ride,  allowing participants to enjoy all of the fabulous reasons to ride - the view, the sound, the feeling…on-road, off-road and at the race track.

The always popular Yamaha Riding Academy was busy providing kids 6 – 12 years old with an opportunity to ride – a first riding experience for many of the children. It was fully booked and busy throughout the weekend sessions. Clinton Smout’s Yamaha “How To” seminars taught riders how to navigate some of the challenging obstacles they might encounter along the way.

The weekend was capped off with our Grand Prize Draw on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to Triumph Motorcycles, GP Bikes and Sturgess Cycles, as well as Q107, our grand prize winner went home with a new 2016 Triumph Street Twin.

Show Manager, Neil Fardy said “Beautiful weather all weekend long sure did encourage the crowds of people to get out and enjoy the show. I really think that everyone, whether they were experienced or new riders were feeling that “itch” to get out on the road.  I know I was. And the chance to win one of the two new motorcycles being awarded on the weekend was certainly a bonus, and a highlight for those attending the show”.

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of eight Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Calgary, Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.

Toronto Show Public Relations

Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council

Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
(877) 470-6642 (toll-free)
(416) 996-9207 (mobile)

MEDIA ADVISORY: EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW FOR THE MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

February 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Toronto will be centre-stage for Canada’s motorcycle industry, Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 21, as the world’s top brands showcase their newest products to enthusiasts at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, during the 2016 Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance.

This is the 29th edition of Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ show, and much like the auto show, will showcase the industry’s latest technical innovations for motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters, along with riding gear, accessories and travel destinations. In addition to the more than 500 bikes on display, there will be thrilling stunt shows, beginner riding lessons for children, a special night for female riders, and two big draws to win new motorcycles.

We are hosting an exclusive media preview on the morning of the show opening, with access to tour the manufacturers’ exhibits, take photos and videos of the new models, and meet with company representatives.

Here are the details:

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016
Location:

Enercare Centre (formerly the Direct Energy Centre), Hall B, Exhibition Place 100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3

Schedule:

Media Registration (Media Centre, Salon 107)
Exclusive Media Show Preview
Show’s Opening Ceremonies (inside Front Doors)
Show Opens to Public

10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:45 am
11:50 am
12:00 pm
Special Guests:

Harley-Davidson Canada will have members of the founding family - Nancy and Willie G. Davidson, with Karen Davidson and Bill Davidson - on hand at the Harley-Davidson booth (#614 by the main show entrance) to meet the media from 10:30 am to 11 am. The company’s Managing Director, Anoop Prakash, will also be in attendance.

 

For media credentials and show information:

Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
(E) jerrypriddle@accelmc.com (O) 905-554-9491
(C) 416-312-9491

For industry related information:

Jo-Anne Farquhar
Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council
Power Sport Services
(E) jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(O) 416-491-4449
(C ) 416-996-9207