Multimatic Motorsports to present huge Mustang tribute feature at Motorama

The fifth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo will recognize and celebrate the 55th anniversary of the legendary Ford Mustang. Presented by Multimatic Motorsports, The Mustang Corral will feature an eye-catching assortment of street and racing versions of the iconic muscle car, from its introduction to the present.

Still reeling from the failure of the Ford Edsel, Henry Ford II was originally reluctant to approve Lee Iacocca’s concept for the new Mustang. Eventually, Ford relented, and production began, with the first example rolling off the assembly line on March 9, 1964. Over the ensuing 55 years, six generations of Mustangs – totalling over 10 million vehicles – have been produced.

Stated Motorama Show Car Co-ordinator Gary Challice, “It’s perfectly timed for the Mot...

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Three Rockabilly bands to be featured on the Zehr Stage on Saturday in the Mayhem room at Motorama

An exciting new feature of the fifth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo is the Zehr Insurance Mayhem in the Backroom, a celebration of traditional custom cars and hot rods, and the rockabilly lifestyle.

Mayhem will fill the 30,000 square-foot Hall 3 at Toronto’s International Centre during the show, which takes place March 8, 9 & 10 at the massive venue across from Pearson Airport.

On Saturday (March 9), the Zehr Stage will come to life with the sounds of three incredible rockabilly bands.

Headlining the show will be WILD Records’ Los Angeles-based Rhythm Shakers; the most ‘in-demand’ band on the international rockabilly scene...

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Quaker State the Official Motor Oil of Motorama

New for this year’s edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, Quaker State motor oil will be the Official Motor Oil of Motorama. The show will take place March 8, 9 & 10 at The International Centre, across from the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

As part of the sponsorship, Quaker State will be a high-profile exhibitor at Motorama, showcasing their brand and full line of motor oil products. The company will also be celebrating its long-running, record-setting relationship with veteran Canadian Stock Car racer, Gary ‘The Ironman’ Elliott and Canadian Touring Car Championship driver, Bob Attrell.

Both Bob Attrell and Gary Elliott will have a presence in Quaker State’s footprint at Motorama...

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Kitchener’s Highwaymen Car Club to be this year’s ‘featured club’

Every year, Car Show co-ordinator Gary Challice and the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo team are tasked with determining which car club will be recognized as the ‘featured club’ at the show.

“We look to established clubs; the organizations with a history of supporting the car club culture,” explained Challice. “We want to put them in the spotlight to thank them for their contributions to the community.”

For this year’s show, which takes place March 8, 9 & 10 at Toronto’s International Centre, the Kitchener, Ontario-based Highwaymen Car Club will enjoy the designation of being the 2019’s featured club.

Reacting to the news, Highwaymen Car Club spokesman Clare Pomeroy said, “We’re a club that is made up of a bunch of pretty low-key guys, so this honour came as a bit ...

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Cherry Dollface returns to Motorama as featured guest in the new Mayhem ‘Rockabilly’ room

Although Cherry Dollface describes herself as ‘some broad who sits in front of a camera sometimes,’ and ‘loves dressing up, cupcakes and Tom Selleck,’ the Oregon-raised celebrity is actually much more than those things. She’s also a much sought-after magazine cover girl, a model, an actress, as well as a make-up and hair styling artist and instructor.

And on March 8, 9 &10, she will make a return visit to the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo as an invited celebrity guest.

“I’m looking forward to seeing all of the friends I made the last time at Motorama, and to making so many more new ones. I am also very much looking forward to seeing all of the cars,” exclaimed Cherry.

She continued, “The new Motorama Mayhem…in the Backroom sounds like so much fun! You are going...

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Tom Smith from Misfit Garage to appear all three days at Toronto Motorama show

Tom Smith, one of the stars of Discovery Channel’s Misfit Garage will be at the Toronto Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo all three days of the show, meeting fans, talking about cars and his television show, and participating in a variety of events. Motorama takes place March 8, 9 & 10 at the International Centre, across from the city’s Pearson Airport.

Undoubtedly the funniest of the ‘misfits’ who work at Dallas, Texas’ Fired Up Garage, Smith is very serious about his love of automobiles. Born in Ohio but raised in Georgia, he started working at his uncle’s salvage yard at a young age. Between that and other jobs and chores, he was able to save enough money to purchase his first car – a ’73 Pontiac Grand Ville two-door – at the age of 10.

Misfit Garage is currently ...

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Spring Fever 4 Tunes Up Toronto’s Motorama Show

One of the most distinctive disciplines of the custom car hobby is the segment related to the Tuner, Import and Modern Modified formats.

A relatively recent addition to the collector car fraternity, these hobbyists and competitors have found a home at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. For the fourth consecutive year, Spring Fever: Modified Cars & Culture will showcase the best of the Tuner and Import lifestyle in Hall 4 of Toronto’s International Centre. The show takes place March 8, 9 & 10.

“The goal of Spring Fever is to allow show visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the best that our community has to offer,” stated SF4 Director Kristine Hill...

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Motorama Mayhem … in the Backroom

Celebrating the Hot Rod and Custom Car culture and lifestyle, ‘Motorama Mayhem…in the Backroom’ is the latest feature in the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo line up, the ‘show within a show’ occupying the 30,000 square foot Hall 3 of Toronto’s International Centre.

Presented by Zehr Insurance Brokers Ltd., Motorama Mayhem…in the Backroom will showcase traditionally-styled hot rods and custom cars, the vehicles that, according to Mayhem co-ordinator Brandon Roberts, “you would have seen cruising around the streets back in the ‘60s.”

“We have everything from ‘T-Buckets’ to ‘Belly Tankers’ to customs; every kind of vehicle, all from the late 1920s right through to the mid-‘60s,” explained Roberts. “We expect to have upwards of 45 vehicles in the Mayh...

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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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