VANCOUVER, BC – Lordco Parts Ltd., BC’s largest distributor and retailer of automotive parts and accessories, hosted their 27th annual trade show on April 3rd and 4th at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC. Close to 16,000 people filled the arena floor and, concourse, along with the entire Agrodome to see some of Lordco’s many vendors showcasing product from each of their 11 divisions including; Automotive, High Performance, Truck Accessories, RV/Marine/Outdoors, Import, Paint & Body, Tools, Equipment, Chemicals, Welding and Engine Parts. Open to Lordco customers, this annual tradeshow entertains the year’s best pricing for those who attend and gives a chance for their suppliers to highlight product to their key audience in Canada’s largest automotive tradeshow.
This year included a variety of exciting giveaways including long-standing Canadian company Kleen-Flo’s 2017 Jeep Wrangler. The most sought after prize included serval high performance and accessory add-ons from Aries, Curt, Warn, Yakima, Rancho, Undercover Truck Bed Covers, Bushwacker and BrightSource HID. “Kleen-Flo is a 100% Canadian owned business who’ve been around for 79 years. We are proud to partner with Lordco who is another long-standing Canadian company, and it’s been a thrill to work on this campaign with its partners”, says Chris Osborne, Vice President of Kleen-Flo. The lucky ballot was pulled at 9pm on the final day of the tradehow and Rob Zimmer of Zimmer Wheaton Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. won this year’s grand prize. Armorall and STP offered a Richard Petty signed STP auto hood which went to Mr. James Aubit, and Bosch’s Cube Reaction Race 500 bike valued at $4,000 was drawn and given to Brian’s General Auto Service out of Delta.
In addition to the flow of endless mini donuts and hand shaking, Canadian race car driver and this year’s Daytona 500 participant DJ Kennington stopped by the Castrol booth to visit incoming race fans. Each attendee was greeted at the front door with his 2018 Toyota Camry and gave fans, big and small, a chance to view this glorious vehicle brought over by the Gaunt Brothers Racing Team.
The Lordco team brought out their smart phones to give those unable to attend an inside peek into the event through Facebook Live streaming – which are all available to view at www.facebook.com/lordcoparts . The team toured around various divisions introducing vendors who chatted about their newest and most popular items available in store, items that not everyone knows Lordco carries such as camping, outdoor, bike and marine gear. Photos of the event can be found under the tradeshow album on Facebook.
“It was another great year for the Lordco tradeshow! We noticed our crowd exceeded the following years events making this our largest tradeshow to date. We want to thank the many vendors that travelled from all over North America to exhibit at our event – including a few that came all the way from Europe in promotion of our growing import division. We hope our customers had a fabulous time and we thank them as a whole for supporting Lordco and making it to the event. A big thanks goes to our Marketing Team for their hard work, ingenuity and skill in making the Lordco 27th Annual Tradeshow a reality once again. The support of this team and the other employees at Lordco who chipped in to help run the show makes us real proud” – Doug Coates, CEO Lordco Parts Ltd.