See PYRO… Canada’s Only Fire-Breathing Jet Truck!

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One of the most incredible vehicles on display at the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo will be Rick Kopp’s PYRO Jet Truck.

Recently acquired by the Burlington, Ontario-based drag racer, PYRO has recorded a top speed of 306 MPH thanks to its 12,000 HP turbojet engine and flaming afterburner. PYRO burns 60 gallons of fuel every time it goes down the track!

With a cab based on a 1981 International Transtar 4300 truck, PYRO generates 6,000 pounds of thrust. Its huge flame-throwing exhaust stacks – powered by propane and nitrogen propelled diesel – put on quite a show. Add in a ‘train horn’ and LED lighting, and PYRO is a truly impressive display of sights and sounds.

PYRO and Kopp will be at Motorama in advance of a planned country-wide tour of Canada, in 2015.

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Two-time NASCAR Truck Series Champ Todd Bodine to appear at Motorama

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Continuing the long tradition of NASCAR stars who have come to Toronto to meet the fans and be part of Canada’s biggest indoor racing show, two-time NASCAR Truck Series champion Todd Bodine will appear at this year’s inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.

Known as ‘The Onion,’ Bodine is a member of NASCAR’s legendary Bodine racing clan. Originally from Chemung, New York, and now residing in North Carolina, Bodine will appear at Motorama on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15, to meet fans, sign autographs and participate in several events and presentations during the show.

The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15 at Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson International Airport.

“I’m looking forward to coming to Motorama to meet the fans, s...

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See Jeff Gordon’s 2015 ‘Final Season’ NASCAR #24 3M Cup Car in the Canadian Motor Speedway display

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Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon recently announced that 2015 will be his 23rd and final full-time season of competition. Gordon’s historic decision makes this year’s appearance of his 2015 #24 3M Chevy SS in the Canadian Motor Speedway display at the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, something extra special.

Motorama takes place March 13, 14 & 15 at Toronto’s International Centre. Gordon’s legendary #24 NASCAR Sprint Cup car, in the CMS display, will be one of the show’s centerpiece attractions.

This will mark the fifth time that CMS will present the #24 car at the show, and the first time the team’s new 3M Chevy SS paint scheme will be shown in Canada...

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Meguiar’s debuts at Toronto’s Motorama show

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Meguiar’s will be featured as a highly visible partner at the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo March 13, 14 & 15, 2015. Along with a display of Meguiar’s-prepared classic automobiles, the company will present every Motorama visitor with an official ‘show bag,’ complete with a sample of Meguiar’s product.

“Meguiar’s will feature the new Gold Class Quick Wax and Quick Detailer, as well as a new Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner in the booth at Motorama,” says Michael Patterson, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Meguiar’s brand at 3M Canada. “Shows such as the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo give us an opportunity to interact with the people who know and love Meguiar’s, and introduce the products to new fans.”

Throughout the Motorama expo at the In...

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Hilarious House of Frightenstein’s Mitch Markowitz to appear in Hwy. 11 Cruisers C.C. booth at Motorama

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What do the Highway 11 Cruisers Car Club and the Hilarious House of Frightenstein have in common? The answer is… Mitch Markowitz.

Markowitz co-produced, and acted in, the globally-syndicated, classic Canadian children’s television show. He’s also a member of the Newmarket, Ontario-based Highway 11 Cruisers Car Club. Markowitz will be a fixture in the club’s booth throughout much of the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.

The Motorama show runs March 13, 14 & 15 in the re-configured Halls 1 and 2 of Toronto’s International Centre, located adjacent to Pearson International Airport.

Boasting more than 100 members, the Highway 11 Cruisers C. C. regularly puts on ‘Cruise Nights’ that feature more than 90 vehicles...

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Drag Racing Night of Champions set for Friday, March 13

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TORONTO, ON • The very best of the Canadian drag racing fraternity will be recognized for their 2014 accomplishments at the Drag Racing Night of Champions, held as part of the Friday night (March 13) celebrations at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.

The Motorama show runs March 13, 14, & 15 in the reconfigured Halls 1 and 2 of Toronto’s International Centre, located adjacent to Pearson International Airport.

This will be the second annual Drag Racing Night of Champions; its debut at the 2014 Canadian Motorsports Expo drew rave reviews from the drivers, promoters and sponsors.

“The Drag Racing Night of Champions is a season highlight for the racers...

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Johnsonville Stage to be a hive of activity at Motorama

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Over the years, the main stage at the Canadian Motorsports Expo has been a focal point of the show. Featuring celebrity Q&As, autograph sessions, media announcements, discussion panels, awards presentations and more, it is a constant hive of activity during all three days of the show. The vast majority of photos and videos taken during the show are captured by cameras aimed squarely at the stage.

This year, for the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, the high-profile stage will be sponsored by Johnsonville Sausage. Already the most popular brand of sausage in the US, Johnsonville sausages are available in 30 other countries around the world, including Canada.

The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place March 13, 14 & 15 at the International Centre, across from Toro...

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Mobil 1 to exhibit and sponsor awards at Motorama

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ExxonMobil, through its Mobil 1 brand, has long been associated with motorsports, supporting the championship-winning efforts of such notables as Lewis Hamilton (F1), Indy Car’s Team Penske and NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart. Closer to home, they’ve also been associated with several drivers and teams who compete in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.

So it’s only natural that Mobil 1 would be recognized as a ‘day one’ supporter of, and participant at, the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME), which ran as a standalone show for eight years. And in 2015, Mobil 1 will continue that streak by having a presence at the new Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo...

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Automotive TV host / personality Courtney Hansen to appear at Toronto’s Motorama show

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Courtney Hansen, the popular television personality who hosts the automotive-themed PowerNation on Spike TV, NBC Sports and CBS Sports, is coming to the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.

Hansen will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and participate in several events during all three days of Motorama. The show takes place March 13, 14 & 15 at Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson International Airport.

Born in Minnesota and raised at her family’s Brainerd Raceway, Hansen grew up at that and other racetracks. Her father, Jerry Hansen, won 27 SCCA championships during his career. Coming from that background, it’s not hard to see how the former fashion model ended up being an avid auto and racing enthusiast.

Her knowledge and stunning good looks have made her a...

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Canada’s top short track racers of 2014 to be honoured on-stage at Motorama

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One of the surprise hits of last year’s Canadian Motorsports Expo was the huge turnout of racers, crews, family members, sponsors and fans for the inaugural Short Track Night of Champions (STNOC).

Upwards of 50 dirt and asphalt year-end champions – representing tracks, divisions and series from across Ontario – were on-stage to receive awards and be honoured by the short track community.

In the wake of that successful event, the 2nd Annual Short Track Night of Champions will be a prominent feature of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. The STNOC will take place on the Johnsonville Stage on the evening of Saturday, March 14 at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport...

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