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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

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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   


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


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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.


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 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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