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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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Lincoln Electric to present ‘Car Fix’ co-host Lou Santiago and unveil an all-new product at Motorama

Ask any car builder to name the most indispensable piece of equipment they have in their workshop, and undoubtedly, the answer will be their welder.

Whether you’re a shade tree mechanic, a serious hobbyist, a member of a professional NASCAR, IndyCar or NHRA fabrication team, or a well-recognized and highly respected fabricator and auto restorer such as Lou Santiago, a Lincoln Welder should be your only choice.

Again this year, Lincoln Electric will showcase its extensive product line and exhibit the latest in welding technology to the automotive and racing enthusiast at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers.

The fourth annual Motorama show runs from March 9, 10 & 11, 2018 in Toronto’s International Centre, located adjacent to Pearson International Airport.


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Street Outlaws star Jeff Lutz and Drag Week champ David Schroeder to appear with their vehicles

In 2015, Jeff Lutz brought his Drag Week-winning ’57 Bel-Air – one of the legendary ‘Evil Twins’ – to the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers. A year later, he was back at the show with his incredible ’69 street legal Camaro Pro Mod dubbed ‘Mad Max,’ which also dominated Drag Week.

After a one-year hiatus, Lutz is returning to Toronto and Motorama, this time brining his stunning 3,500 horsepower ’57 Chevy that is currently working its way up ‘The List’ on Discovery Channel’s hit show Street Outlaws. Motorama runs March 9, 10 & 11 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Lutz, who hails from Callery, PA, and his car will be appearing in a Drag Week feature booth alongside of another Drag Wee...

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Ring Brothers-built Prestone Javelin Defiant! will be at Motorama

One of the highlights of the SEMA show in Las Vegas last fall was the unveiling of a stunning 1972 AMC Javelin AMX in the Prestone booth.

Built by the legendary Ring Brothers and dubbed “Defiant!” the car is powered by a 6.2-litre Hemi Mopar Hellcat engine, fitted with a Whipple 4.5-litre Supercharger that produces 1,036 horsepower!

But it’s Jim and Mike Rings’ incredible attention to design and detail that has made the car the attention magnet it’s become in the months since its debut.

Defiant! is the cover car on this month’s issue of Hot Rod Magazine. Add that exposure to recent appearances on Jay Leno’s Garage and countless internet sites, and millions of auto enthusiasts have been exposed to pictures, videos and information on this incredible car.

Defiant! will make its...

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The Rodmasters will be the featured car club at this year’s Toronto Motorama show

Each year, the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers picks a local car club to be the featured organization at the show. This year, Car Show Coordinator Gary Challice offered the Hamilton, Ontario-based Rodmasters Car Club that honour.

“We happened to be at the Canadian Street Rod Hall of Fame when Gary offered us the opportunity to be the Featured Club at Motorama,” said Rodmasters President Glen Leinen. “I have to admit that we were kind of shocked. But very pleasantly so.”

The Motorama show takes place March 9, 10 & 11 at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

Founded in 1970 out of necessity, the four original members approached the owner of a deserted turkey barn, expressing an interest in renting the facility in order to store...

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Twiggy Tallant to make ‘hometown’ appearance at Motorama

The past two editions of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers featured celebrity guest appearances by members of the popular TV show Vegas Rat Rods.

In 2016, WelderUp shop owner and visionary Steve Darnell appeared at Motorama. And last year, Darnell returned to Motorama with his cousin / Vegas Rat Rods co-star ‘Barber’ Dave Lefler.

Keeping that streak alive, Twiggy Tallant will be appearing at Motorama on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. Tallant, who lives in Toronto, made her television debut working for Welderup on Vegas Rat Rods for the series’ first two seasons. She’ll be signing autographs for – and posing for pictures with – Motorama showgoers. She’ll also participate in on-stage panel discussions and awards presentations.

The Toronto...

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Automotive TV personality Courtney Hansen returning to Motorama

Courtney Hansen was one of the show’s first celebrity guests during the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers, in 2015.

During her appearance, the automotive TV personality made a huge impression on everyone at the show. By the time she headed back to her home in south Florida, all sides agreed that Courtney would have to come back to Canada’s biggest automotive and motorsports show at a future date.

The show’s organizers are very happy to announce that Courtney Hansen will be making her return appearance at this year’s Toronto Motorama show, signing autographs for – and taking pictures with – showgoers. She’ll also be taking part in on-stage discussion panels and awards presentations during the three-day automotive and racing extravaganza.


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Stoneridge Specialty Insurance Supports & Covers Motorama

Coincidentally sharing a ‘birthday’ with the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance will once again celebrate its founding by being a high-profile part of Canada’s biggest automotive and motorsports show. Motorama takes place March 9, 10 & 11 at Toronto’s International Centre.

In addition to having a display in the heart of the racing area of the show, Stoneridge is also returning as a presenting sponsor of the popular Short Track and Drag Racing Night of Champions. These awards presentations take place on the Johnsonville Stage on the night of Saturday, March 10.

“From a business point of view, the Motorama show allows us to connect with a broad range of potential, as well as existing, clients...

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Stunning SEMA and Drag Week feature cars to make inaugural Canadian appearances at Motorama

One of the most popular characteristics of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers is the way it showcases so many incredible Canadian built and owned vehicles.

Representing the entire spectrum of automotive and racing creations, many of these homegrown cars are crafted with an eye to unveiling them at Motorama.

And while that tradition continues at the 4th annual Toronto Motorama show, Show Car Coordinator Gary Challice has also incorporated eight truly outstanding machines – several of which were featured at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas – into the 2018 Motorama collection.

The Motorama show takes place March 9, 10 & 11, filling more than 300,000 square feet of Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson Airport.

Three of these special vehicles w...

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NHRA Funny Car World Champion Ron Capps to appear at Toronto Motorama show

Traditionally, the dates for the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers have conflicted with the schedule for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. But not this year.

Taking full advantage of the opportunity, the show’s organizers are excited to announce that Ron Capps, one of the winningest racers in the history of the NHRA, will be appearing at the Toronto Motorama show.

Backed by NAPA since 2008, the Carlsbad, California resident was the NHRA Funny Car World Champion in 2016. During his incredible career, he’s finished second in the Funny Car points on five occasions, most recently in 2017...

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