Stoneridge returns as primary sponsor of the Short Track and Drag Racing Night of Champions

The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo is heading into its fifth year. And that means Stoneridge Specialty Insurance will also be celebrating its first half-decade as Canada’s pre-eminent motorsports insurance company.

Stoneridge ‘launched’ at the inaugural Motorama show, back in 2015, and has been a fixture at – and major supporter of – the show, ever since.

In addition to having a booth in the Hall 1B ‘racing area’ of Motorama, where its staff can connect with the many tracks, series and racers who make up its prime market, the Ancaster, Ontario-based company is returning as the title sponsor of the Stoneridge Short Track and Drag Racing Night of Champions at Motorama.

These popular awards presentations take place on The Rust-Oleum Stage in Hall 2...

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Two months until showtime!

The fifth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes to Toronto’s International Centre March 8, 9 & 10. At over 330,000 square feet, the 2019 edition of the biggest show of its kind, in Canada, will be even bigger and more entertaining than ever!

In addition to the established automotive and racing content on display at the massive venue located across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport, this year’s Motorama show will feature an all-new room called “Motorama Mayhem… in the Backroom.”

Celebrating the ‘rockabilly’ lifestyle and traditional hot rods and custom cars, the 30,000 square foot Hall 3 will be active all weekend long. Presented by Zehr Insurance Brokers Ltd., Mayhem will also showcase pinstripers, a pinup pageant, barbers, tattoo artists and the sounds of DJ Swa...

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Rust-Oleum Stage and Autograph Booth to be centres of activity at 2019 Toronto Motorama show

TORONTO, ON • The fifth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo will fill more than 330,000 square feet of Toronto’s International Centre. And for the 2019 edition of the Motorama show, the new Rust-Oleum Stage and the adjacent Rust-Oleum Celebrity Autograph Booth will be busy all three days with awards presentations and entertaining and informative activities.

Canada’s largest late-winter celebration of custom vehicles and motorsports takes place March 8, 9 & 10, 2019. Relocated to the southeast corner of the International Centre’s massive Hall 2, the Rust-Oleum Stage will provide the setting for the majority of the show’s awards presentations, celebrity and discussion panels, media announcements and more.

Over the years at Motorama, the show’s stage has been the platform ...

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Motorama 2019… we’re gearing up!

TORONTO, ON – The fifth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place March 8, 9 & 10, 2019 at The International Centre. Located across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport, the three-day celebration of automobiles and motorsports will once again offer something for everyone who loves incredible vehicles and Canadian racing.

Exhibitors at the 2018 edition of Motorama will soon be receiving notices giving them an opportunity to renew and reserve their spaces for the 2019 show. Vehicle Registration Applications for Motorama, Spring Fever and the Racers’ Corral will also be available shortly.

Companies interested in having a presence at Motorama – as an exhibitor and/or a sponsor – should contact us at (416) 962-7223 or email info@motoramashow.com.

We’re currently lining up featur...

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Spring Fever Awards – March 2018

Honda Civic EF 1989-1991

1st: Frank Vitulli

2nd: Ian Farrell

Honda Civic EG 1992-1995

1st: Alessandro Fazio

2nd: Mike Oliveira

Honda Civic EK 1996-2000

1st: Brian Requena

2nd: Marco Botelho

3rd: Christian Morales

Honda Civic 2001-2005

1st: Donny Correia

2nd: Shannon Ahearn

Civic 8th and 9th Generation

1st: Ricardo Serrano

2nd: Justin De Melo

3rd: Jesse Botelho

Honda Other

1st: Ramez Sharifi

2nd: Adam Boyd

Acura RSX

1st: Brian Viveiros

2nd: Ricardo Inacio

3rd: Jeffrey Botelho

Acura Other

1st: Kelly Furneaux

2nd: Carlo Scarcello

3rd: Lisa Herve   

BMW

1st: Colby Ross

2nd: Omar Ahmad

3rd: John Romano

Domestic Other

1st: Melissa Pottage

2nd: Dan Moore

3rd: Scott Lynch

European Other

1st: Jose DaCruz

2nd: JP Campos

3rd: Ruben Correia

Ford Mustang

1st: Andrew Pacheco

2nd: Daniella Sementilli

3rd

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2018 Awards and Presentation Galleries

The awards presentations for the 4th Annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers took place on The Johnsonville Stage on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11.

Below is a listing of the awards followed by galleries from Saturday and Sunday.

Congratulations to all the winners and our sincerest thanks to everyone who brought a vehicle to the show! Thanks, as well, to our celebrity presenters Courtney Hansen and Twiggy, as well as the many sponsors who were part of Motorama.

MOTORAMA AWARDS

SPECIAL GUEST AWARDS
Courtney Hansen: #121 Patrick Rushe – 1967 Volkswagen
Jeff Lutz: #421 Bryan Bateson – 1968 Cadillac
David Schroeder: #305 Grant Wood – 1963 Falcon
Lou Santiago: #311 Morley Brown – 1963 Buick
Ron Capps: #113 Keith MacIntyre – 1927 Ford
Twiggy: #N/A Ma...

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Gallery: Short Track Night of Champions 2018

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, The Johnsonville Stage at the 4th Annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers played host to the 5th Annual Short Track Night of Champions presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance.

The event featured almost 100 short track racers who won season-long points championships in 2017. The honourees included dirt and asphalt racers who earned titles at their weekly tracks or in touring series.

Co-hosted by Greg Calnan and Adam Ross, the awards were also sponsored by Mike Schmidt’s London Recreational Racing, Eibach Canada, Image Factor Media and Inside Track Motorsport News.

Courtney Hansen and Twiggy Tallant shared the celebrity presenter duties and added to the event.

With so many champions in one place at one time, this is a truly unique a...

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Gallery: Drag Racing Night of Champions 2018

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, more than three dozen drag racing champions from the 2017 racing season assembled on The Johnsonville Stage at the 4th Annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers to participate in the Drag Racing Night of Champions. Presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance and Inside Track Motorsport News, the event was co-hosted by Bill Richards and Larry Satchell.

This year’s celebrity presenter was 2016 NHRA Funny Car World Champion Ron Capps, who even grabbed the microphone to conduct the odd champion interview. The presentations were entertaining and special as the honoured champs received their plaques from Capps and thanked their families and crews for their support.

Thank you to everyone who attended and assisted with this special event at Mot...

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The Canadian 10

Below, in no particular order, are The Canadian 10.

These are the finalists for the Motorama Grand Champion Award, which will be presented on The Johnsonville Stage on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers.

The Motorama Grand Champion will receive $5,000. All Canadian 10 car owners will receive $200, a customized Motorama Canadian 10 jacket and a plaque.

Sunday is the third and final day of the fourth annual Toronto Motorama show. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the show runs until 5 p.m.

CANADIAN 10 FINALISTS

Ronnie & Kurwen Partap (Mississauga, Ontario)

2017 Corvette 10.5 / Drag Radial Corvette


Lennie Slipacoff (Windsor, Ontario)

1960 Chevrolet Corvette


Don Hamilton (Carlton Place, Ontario)

1937 Ford Phantom Truck


Dave Jolly (Norval, Ontario)

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The Johnsonville Stage will be a hive of activity

Starting today and running all weekend long, the fourth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers will fill more than 300,000 square feet of Toronto’s International Centre. And for the 2018 edition of the Motorama show, one of the primary focal points of the show will be The Johnsonville Stage.

Canada’s largest late-winter celebration of custom vehicles and motorsports takes place March 9, 10 & 11 in Toronto, and for the fourth consecutive year, valued show sponsor Johnsonville Sausage will provide the setting for the majority of the show’s awards presentations, autograph sessions, discussion panels, media announcements and much more.

Over the past three Motorama shows, the Johnsonville Stage has been the platform for fan interactions with such notables as NA...

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