The Pinty’s Canadian 10 revealed on Saturday. Motorama Grand Champion to be announced on Sunday

The fifth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo is underway all this weekend at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Jammed with over 400 vehicles – plus exhibitors and displays – the Motorama judging team has identified ten special vehicles that are in contention for the Motorama Grand Champion Award, which will be announced on the Rust-Oleum Stage on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

The Pinty’s Canadian 10 represent a wide variety of vehicles. Nine of them are located in Hall 1 and can be identified by the large Pinty’s Canadian 10 teardrop banners placed by each. The tenth car is located in the new Mayhem ‘rockabilly’ room featuring traditional customs and hot rods.

Speaking about the new Pinty’s Canadian 10, Tony Spiteri said, “We’re very proud to be associated with this new program at Motorama. The entire show is jammed with incredible cars but The Pinty’s Canadian 10 are the finalists for the Motorama Grand Champion Award and represent some truly outstanding vehicles. Congratulations to all of the Pinty’s Canadian 10 finalists and good luck tomorrow. Regardless of the outcome, you should all be very proud. On behalf of everyone at Pinty’s, we thank you and all of the car owners in the show for displaying your amazing machines at Motorama.”

In alphabetical order, by the owner(s)’s last name, here are the Pinty’s Canadian 10.


1965 Ford Shortbox Styleside

Owner: Jim & Beth Burchill

Builder: Jim Burchill

Engine: Ford 352 CU Inch 208 HP

Transmission: Borg Warner T85N

Rear Axle: Ford 9 Inch


1940 Ford Pick Up – ‘Blown’ 40

Owner: Ron Caicco

Fabrication: Ken Stewart & Al Haringa

Engine: 293 Cubic Inch Flathead

Interior: Diamond Trim

Body & Paint: Cabot Enterprises


1935 Ford Slantback – ‘Insanity’

Owner: Robert Chapman

Engine: 2001 LS Corvette

Interior: Paul Atkins

Paint: Axalta Base Clear



1973 Vega – ‘Vegabond’

Owner: Sandro Covello

Builder: Hot Nights Hot Rods

Engine: Cherried Hi Performance 427

Interior: Hot Nights Hotrods

Paint: by ‘Candy’ at Hot Nights Hotrods


1961 Corvette

Owner: Shawn Freer

Builder: Boot Hill

Engine: LS1 Powered

Interior: Custom Leather By Boot Hill

Paint: Custom Two Tone


1942 Packard

Owner: John Frey

Builder: Ernest Ellis

Engine: Don Palmer

Headliner & Carpet: Diamond Trim

Upholstery: Bill Sherry


1966 Mustang

Owner: J & H Restorations Windsor On

Engine: Big Coyote Power

Interior: By J & H Restorations

Paint: Custom Candy ‘Liquid Red’


1964 Acadian – ‘Anvil’

Owner: Danny, Sandy & Cody Jadresko

Builder: JF Launier

Engine: Nelson Racing Engines

Interior: Baxter Hotrod Interiors

BASF paint


1957 Chevrolet

Owner: Lindsay McLaughlin

Builder: Cyrious Garage Works

Engine: GM LS3 535 HP Crate Engine

Interior: A. J. Gisonda

Paint: Robins Egg Blue


1932 Ford Pickup

Owner: Rob Purcell