Toronto Motorama Show postponed until March 2022

OCTOBER 28, 2020 – It’s been an interesting seven months since we were taking down booths and displays and putting cars on trailers on the morning of Sunday, March 15. Unfortunately, “two weeks to flatten the curve” hasn’t worked out as promised.

Given the Ontario government’s strict limitations on the number of people who can attend public gatherings at convention centres – as well as a lack of time to properly produce a show the size of Motorama even if those limits were significantly increased in the next few months – the organizers of the Toronto Motorama show have reluctantly come to the conclusion that the scheduled March 2021 edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo will not take place.

“Having last year’s show so heavily impacted and cut short by the pa...

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Spring Fever 2020 – Awards

For the fifth year in a row, Spring Fever: Modified Cars & Culture was a big part of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.

Below is a listing of the award winners, along with photos of Best in Show winner Brian Requena and Runner-Up Best in Show Jagraj Grewal.

Thank you to Spring Fever coordinator Kristine Hill, sponsor Burning Rubber Tire & Speed, and all those who brought vehicles. Spring Fever looked better than ever!

Congratulations to the winners and we hope to see you all back at Motorama next March.

Spring Fever Awards – Motorama 2020

BEST IN SHOW: Brian Requena


RUNNER UP BEST IN SHOW: Jagraj Grewal


AUDI WINNER: Mike Barsalou // RUNNER UP: Adam Djukic

BMW WINNER: Praneel Thakorlal // RUNNER UP: Tate Morgan

BRITISH WINNER: Ruben Correia // RUNNER UP: Tamer Metwali

CHEVROLET...

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Fast Eddie Short Track and Drag Racing Night of Champions Wall Slides

One of the things we missed most during the truncated 2020 edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo was the cancellation of the on-stage presentations for the Fast Eddie Short Track and Drag Racing Night of Champions. They were scheduled to take place on the night of Saturday, March 14 on The Pinty’s Stage, in Hall 2.

Fortunately, many of the champions who pre-registered to participate in the presentations were able to stop by the show office on Saturday and pick up their plaques and shirts, which were produced and provided by Fast Eddie Racewear.

There were several other individuals who helped, behind the scenes, encouraging the champions to register and processing the registrations as they came in...

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Motorama Shirts for Sale

We’ve heard from many people who were unable to attend the show… or who were planning on purchasing Motorama swag on Sunday… that they were disappointed that they weren’t able to get their Motorama, Mayhem or Spring Fever T-shirts.

If that’s the case, this is your opportunity.

All three shirt designs were done by the incredibly talented Jeff Norwell, of Norwell Equipped. They’re beautiful!

Not only will you look great in them. But they’ll also make great discussion pieces when you wear them to the track and cruise nights this summer, when things are back to normal.

The shirts are excellent quality (M&O Gold) and were produced by our friends at Fast Eddie Racewear.

We currently have them available in all sizes… Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL and 3XL.

They’re $25 each or you can get all three...

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Motorama 2020: Canadian 10 Finalists & Grand Champion

The 2020 edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo wrapped up a day early. On Saturday, the show’s judges identified The Canadian 10 finalists, representing their choices in identifying the top 10 cars in competition at Motorama.

The Canadian 10 represented a wide variety of beautiful vehicles. Nine of them were located in The Grand Hall (1A) and the other was placed in Hall 2, at the International Centre.

We thank all of the car owners and builders for their incredible efforts and their willingness to show them off at Motorama.

In the coming days, we’ll be posting galleries of the cars at the show, as well as from the awards presentation on the Pinty’s Stage.

Please stay safe and look out for each other, where possible, so we can all get through this situation as soon as possi...

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Sunday cancelled at Toronto Motorama

TORONTO, ON // MARCH 14, 2020 • After consultation with The International Centre and in consideration of the direction announced by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to cancel events and gatherings exceeding 250 people, the promoters of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo have determined that it’s not possible to open on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Throughout the first two days of the show, the event took steps to provide a safe environment, as recommended by the municipal, provincial and federal guidance.

This included cleaning high-traffic surfaces, providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the halls, and encouraging people to use proper hand-washing techniques and to avoid close contact...

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The 6th Annual Toronto Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo is open today at The International Centre, across from Pearson Airport.

The show features incredible vehicles of all kinds.

The majority of the on-stage activities (on the Pinty’s stage) have been cancelled but several of our celebrity guests are in attendance throughout the halls, including Constance Nunes from the Netflix show Car Masters: Rust to Riches, Grant Schwartz from Vegas Rat Rods and automotive artist Ron Gibbs.

At noon today in the Mayhem ‘rockabilly’ room, the Miss Motorama Pinup Pageant takes place on the Zehr Stage, followed by the Hell Bent Rockers and Mississauga’s own The Dreamboats.

Motorama continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

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The Toronto Motorama Show is open!

The Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo opened at 10 a.m. this morning and will run through until 9 p.m. tonight. The Toronto International Centre is loaded with beautiful cars and exhibitors.

If you’re not feeling well, we ask that you don’t come. But otherwise, there are hand sanitization stations throughout the halls and we’re encouraging people to avoid personal contact.

The International Centre cleaning staff is working hard, wiping high-traffic surfaces. Every effort is being made to provide a safe environment for our guests and exhibitors.

Many other entertainment, transportation and shopping venues are open throughout the city. And Motorama is one of them.

The show runs until 9 p.m. tonight with Mark Malibu and the Wasagas on the Pinty’s Stage from 6:30 p.m.

Our weekend hours:...

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Chip Foose will not be at Motorama this weekend

We just received notification, through the party that helped us secure the agreement with Chip Foose to appear at Motorama, informing us that he will not be coming to the Toronto Motorama show this weekend.

It read, “due to the major health crisis over the virus and the decision of the President of the United States to shut down travel in and out of the US from other countries, Chip regrets he will need to cancel going to the show.”

We have not had direct contact with Chip Foose today, but we believe this decision to be final.

The show’s organizers wanted to make this information public as soon as possible.

Like you, we are disappointed yet mindful of the global health situation that is restricting travel between countries...

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Setup is underway! Motorama opens Friday at 10 a.m.

Today (March 12) is setup day. The building is filling with cars and booths and the show opens Friday morning 10 a.m.

Schools are still open. The TTC is running, stores and malls are open, and people are going to work. And downtown, the National Home Show is also setting up, at the CNE.

And like all of them, we’re taking all possible precautions – in concert with the International Centre – including increasing the number of hand sanitizing stations and cleaning high-traffic surfaces.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • Stay home when you are ill
  • Cover your co...
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