Luxury sportscars and vintage British autos taking over street in Niagara-on-the-Lake


Published May 29, 2023 at 1:48 pm

A 2023 McLaren 570S on the track. (Photo: Top Gear)

In a one-of-a-kind event for Canada, vintage British autos and luxury sportscars will take over a stretch of Queen St. in Niagara-on-the-Lake this weekend.

Given Niagara-on-the-Lake’s long ties to Britain, the showcase will honour the 60th Anniversary celebration of McLaren Automotive, which was founded in 1963 and based in Woking, England.

The supercar street party on June 3 from 4 to 6 pm will see Queen St. blocked off between Victoria and Gate Streets, directly in front of 124 on Queen Hotel & Spa and will bring everything from McLaren, including their iconic Formula 1 team, as well as a selection of vintage cars from Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, and more.

“The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has deep ties to its British heritage,” says Alana Hurov, Marketing Director at 124 on Queen Hotel & Spa. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with this iconic British brand to help celebrate a remarkable history with a special community event for everyone to enjoy.”

The fleet will drive into position led by the town’s Lord Mayor Gary Zelepa.

After starting up in 1963, McLaren quickly made a name for itself creating stunning, high performing supercars for the track, all boasting extreme power and the latest technologies. McLaren is actually the second oldest F1 team, next to Ferrari.

As part of the weekend celebration, McLaren car owners will enjoy a private dinner at Treadwell Cuisine and an overnight experience at the hotel.

This one-of-a-kind supercar display will come with street entertainment, live music by Undercover Duo, local vendors, artists, charitable tie-ins and more. Guests can also visit the hotel’s new NOTL Lounge to enjoy themed cocktails like the McLaren High Octane.

“The full force of McLaren will be on proud display in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We’re excited to showcase our no restraints, no limitations designs that deliver the most thrilling driving experience imaginable,” says Matthew Berez, Marketing Coordinator for McLaren Toronto.

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