It all started when Mr. Sylvestre organized the International Catamaran Regattas at the Aylmer marina with a partner. Mr. Sylvestre discussed with buddies and said he would have to do something to draw people in Aylmer. Apart from the Outaouais en fête and a party organized by the Knights of Columbus, there was nothing major.  So part of this competition to entertain visitors, the first exhibition was set up by Jean-Pierre Sylvestre and drew 50 cars in 1991. This affiliation amid boats, regattas, was still very present, because it was the "Corporation des voiles d'Aylmer" (founded in 1992) who organized the Auto Show.