North America’s Largest Outdoor Auto Show This Weekend!
The Georgian College Auto show is the largest outdoor auto show in North America and it’s on this weekend! 100% student run, the theme of this year’s show is “Aspire, Believe, Succeed”, and it will showcase the latest cars, SUV’s and light trucks from all major manufacturers, as well as the Pfaff Porsche Autocross track, SLP performance vehicles, an exotics display, and a classic car show and shine.
So if you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, or just love cars, why not join the Automotive Business School of Canada students in Barrie this May 31 – June 2.
For more information, visit
auto show website or call (705)722-5161.
Buying a RV, Trailer, ATV or Boat? Know When You’re Protected!
It’s that time of year again; the weather’s warming up – finally – and the sun is shining; it’s time to buy some new toys! Did you know if a consumer purchases a motorhome (a driveable RV) from a registered dealer they are protected by OMIVC and the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA)? This means OMVIC may be able to assist the consumer if they encounter a problem with the registered dealership where the purchase took place; it also means the consumer is protected by the Motor vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund!
It should be noted however ATV, pull trailer, boat or personal water craft purchases are not covered by the MVDA; however if a consumer purchases these toys from a business they may still be protected by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) administered by the Ministry of Consumer Services. The CPA offers important protections to consumers including contract cancellation rights should a business make a false, misleading, deceptive or unconscionable representation.
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Many people want to sell their car but don’t want the hassle of posting a private ad and taking every Tom, Dick or Harriett who wants to kick the tires for a test drive. It can be time consuming and frustrating. For some, the answer is consignment; giving the vehicle to a dealer to sell but retaining ownership until the sale takes place. Consignment is especially common with unique vehicles such as motorhomes or classic cars. Consumers who consign vehicles to an Ontario Registered dealer are protected by OMVIC and the MVDA. This means the dealer must have a contract with the consigning consumer which lays out specific information including an estimate of the selling price and the lowest price the consumer is willing to accept. The agreement must also state how much the dealership will make on the sale (often a percentage) and the expiry date of the agreement.
For more information regarding consignment sales contact OMVIC at