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.

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Prostate Cancer Canada the official charity of Motorama

A perennial supporter of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is returning as the official charity of the biggest car show of its kind in Canada.

For the 2018 edition of Motorama – which runs March 9, 10 & 11 at Toronto’s International Centre – Prostate Cancer Canada will again be represented by the Brampton chapter of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network of peer support groups (PCCN).

The PCCN booth will be staffed by PCC and PCCN representatives – many of them cancer survivors – prepared to discuss and inform show visitors about the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men and about Cruisin’ for a Cure Canada, a September car show that provides free PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) blood tests to men 40 and over.

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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.

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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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Mothers returns as presenting sponsor of Toronto Motorama show

This year’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers marks the third year in a row that Mothers Car Care Products has been the event’s most prominent partner. The show takes place March 9, 10 & 11 at Toronto’s International Centre.

Motorama is a three-day celebration of cars and racing that brings together an impressive and exciting collection of hot rods, classic and custom cars, tuners, modifieds, rat rods and street rods. As always, motorsports will be a huge part of the show, with racing vehicles of all kinds featured throughout the 300,000-plus square-foot facility.

In short, it’s a perfect venue for Mothers to showcase its impressive product line to over 30,000 automotive and racing enthusiasts who are also passionate about their own vehicles.
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Toronto Motorama 2018: Gearing up to be the best yet!

TORONTO, ON // JANUARY 23, 2018 • With the holidays in the rear-view mirror and the daylight hours getting longer, anticipation is building quickly for the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers.

For the fourth year in a row, Canada’s biggest indoor auto enthusiast and racing show will fill Toronto’s International Centre for a three-day celebration of cars and motorsports. The show takes place March 9, 10 & 11 and will encompass more than 300,000 square feet of space packed with incredible vehicles of all kinds, car clubs, vendors, racetrack and series displays, celebrity autographs, ‘meet & greets,’ awards presentations and more.

Hall 1A is The Grand Hall and will feature 28 amazing mostly ‘first time shown’ custom cars, hot rods, classics and more,...

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