The Montreal auto show is not typically a show worth covering. Personally, having been born and raised in Montreal, I would visit the show every year as a child to see three-year-old concept cars making their rounds of the b-circuit car shows and the odd Lamborghini or Ferrari from one of the local dealerships. Otherwise it was pretty much a chance for the big car dealers to get thousands of prospective customers under one roof. But the 2007 Montreal Auto Show had a bit more to offer.

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As the first Canadian auto show of the new year, Montreal hosted the Canadian debuts of a number of cars that have already debuted in the US at the Detroit show a couple weeks ago or at other events late in 2006. Some of the more exciting highlights included the Canadian premiers of the new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Bentley Azure cabrio, Audi TT, MINI Cooper, BMW 3-Series Cabriolet, and Lotus Exige S. But for anyone outside Canada these unveilings would be of little interest.

What would be of interest to any car nut (that's you, reading this piece) were a few new cars making their worldwide debuts at the otherwise all but inconsequential local auto show. The newly-revised T-Rex, a locally-made, wicked-fast trike/track-car (depending on where you live), took the stage alongside the best offerings from Lotus. Local supercar venture HHT Locus Technologies was scheduled to unveil their three-seater, eight-liter carbon-fiber Plethore exotic. And Corvette tuner extraordinaire Callaway held their world debut of the production version of their latest offering, the Callaway C16. We also had the chance to talk to Reeves Callaway about his new car and about future plans for the company. Stay tuned as Autoblog brings you details on each of these high-octane developments from the 2007 Salon International de l'Auto de Montréal.