Motorama Special and Class Awards 2016

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On Saturday and Sunday at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers, the Johnsonville Stage was busy with awards presentations for many categories. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who brought vehicles to the show, including Motorama Grand Champion David Dodd, who took the $5,000 cash award with his 1948 Anglia.

The quality, quantity and assortment of amazing machines was incredible. See below for a listing of the winners and some runners-up, as well as some pictures.

Thank you to contributing photographers Paolo Pedicelli, Dave Franks and Hans & William Janzen for the use of their pictures.



David Dadd (1948 Anglia)

David Dadd 1948 Anglia

MOTORAMA CANADIAN TEN (in no particular order)

Roger Jongerden (1970 Chevrolet ...

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GALLERIES: VIP Meet and Greets 2016

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the VIP Celebrity Meet & Greets at Motorama!

See below for links to the individual galleries, and then go through the pages to find the images you’d like to view and save.

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If you have any questions or comments, please email

VIP Meet & Greet: Saturday, March 12, 2016 – Billy F. Gibbons, Jimmy Shine, Steve Darnell, Jeff Lutz and Gene Winfield

VIP Meet & Greet: Sunday, March 13, 2016 – Bobby Allison, Gene Winfield, Jeff Lutz and Steve Darnell

VIP Meet & Greet: Sunday, March 13, 2016 – Trevor Tordjman and Brittany Raymond (aka James and Riley from The Next Step)

Thanks to photographers Paolo Pedicelli and Dave Franks for ...

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Thank you!!!

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Thank you to everyone who made the 2016 edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers a great success!

The vehicles were incredible! Our celebrity guests were amazing! The exhibitors were fantastic! Thank you so much to our volunteers and staff!

We hope to confirm our 2017 dates soon.

We’re in the process of posting the galleries from the VIP Meet & Greet sessions plus some general photos from the show. Watch for those shortly.

The car awards will also be on the site soon.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you in March 2017!

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See you Sunday at Motorama!

Today (Sunday) is the final day of the 2016 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers. Thank you everyone for coming and we’re looking forward to another great day!

Trevor Tordjman and Brittany Raymond from The Next Step are joining us for a VIP Meet & Greet at 10:30. And after that, they’ll be signing autographs near the stage.

NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will be here today! He joins Steve Darnell from Welderup and Vegas Rat Rods, @Gene Winfield (Gene Winfield Rod & Custom) and @Jeff Lutz from LUTZ RACE CARS for a Meet & Greet at 11:45.
After that, Mr. Allison heads to the Johnsonville Stage at 1:15 for a public Q&A. Also expected to take part are former

Cayuga Speedway owner Bob Slack and legendary Canadian short track racer Junior Hanley!

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Amazing Friday… see you on Saturday and Sunday!

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The second annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers kicked off Friday at The International Centre with a large contingent of students and automotive enthusiasts taking in the 300,000 square foot show and all of the incredible vehicles, displays, booths, on-stage discussions and celebrity autograph sessions.

There are almost 400 examples of automotive excellence on display, the show featuring everything from former film and television creations, to the cleanest and most exotic Hot Rod, Classic and Custom Cars, from Rat Rods and Street Tuners to an incredible assortment of vehicles prepared and ready for the province’s race tracks.

As well as these mechanical marvels, visitors to this year’s Motorama will enjoy the privilege of meeting and greeting the people who ...

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NASCAR Pinty’s Series to be well represented at Motorama

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#NPS • #NASCAR #Motoramashow • Canada’s only national professional stock car racing series, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, will once again enjoy a high profile presence at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers.

Six current and race ready vehicles will be appearing in various locations throughout The International Centre during the three days of the show.

Included in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series booth will be the No. 32 Ford Fusion of Alex Labbé and the No. 74 Dodge Challenger of fellow Quebec racer Kevin Lacroix.

These two vehicles will provide the backdrop for the Sunday, March 13 NASCAR Pinty’s Series driver autograph session that will feature a cross-section of the series’ competitors, signing alongside of legendary NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison...

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Fast-growing Nissan Micra Cup to have a significant presence at Motorama

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@MicraCup • @nissancanada • The fast-growing Nissan Micra Cup road racing series will make its Ontario motorsports show debut with an appearance at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers. The show takes place March 11, 12 & 13 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

The ‘spec’ series took to the track for the first time in 2015. The inaugural schedule featured several events in Quebec, but the new tour made a big impression on the Canadian motorsports scene and demand quickly developed outside of the province. In response, the Nissan Micra Cup will add races at Calabogie and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2016.

Series founder Jacques Deshaies and his associates set out to create an affordable, entry-level series...

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Gene Winfield is coming to Toronto Motorama show!

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From his first nationally recognized build – a highly-modified 1956 Mercury titled ‘Jade Idol’ – through a jaw-dropping line-up of creations that have been seen on the street, in innumerable car shows, and on television and movie screens through the decades, Gene Winfield has developed a reputation that is virtually unrivalled in the world of elite car customizers.

The legendary builder, designer and painter is scheduled to be present all three days of the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers. The show takes place March 11, 12 & 13 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

During the show, Winfield will participate in several capacities...

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VIDEO: Meet Billy F. Gibbons & Jimmy Shine!

Billy Gibbons and Jimmy Shine

On Saturday, March 12, legendary custom car builder Jimmy Shine and ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons will appear at Toronto’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers. They’ll be at Motorama on Saturday, March 12 to meet with fans, sign autographs, take pictures and participate in a ‘Custom Car & Hot Rod’ panel discussion on The Johnsonville Stage.

Check out the video below. And CLICK HERE for tickets and info to be part of the big VIP Meet & Greet session on Saturday, March 12, featuring Billy F. Gibbons, Jimmy Shine, Steve Darnell, Jeff Lutz and Gene Winfield!

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VIDEO: Bobby Allison is coming to Motorama!

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 22: Bobby Allison poses next to his Walk of Fame engraving,  during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Walk of Fame Unveiling at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, on May 22, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Jason Smith/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bobby Allison

NASCAR Hall of Fame legend Bobby Allison will be at Motorama on Sunday, March 13!

CLICK HERE for information and tickets to be part of the big VIP Meet & Greet featuring Bobby Allison, Steve Darnell (Vegas Rat Rods & WelderUp), Jeff Lutz (Street Outlaws & Drag Week) and legendary builder Gene Winfield!

Thanks to Dave Franks for images, and to Joe Chisholm of Race Time Radio for his help with the recording, on the weekend of the Daytona 500, at the track.

Joe Chisholm and Bobby Allison DIS 2016 (Custom)

Joe Chisholm and Bobby Allison at DIS.

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Bobby Allison and Dave Franks at Daytona.

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