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MOTORAMA TO RETURN TO TRADITIONAL MID-MARCH DATE

On March 10, 11 & 12, 2023, the Toronto Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo will once again fill The International Centre with incredible custom cars, hot rods, racing vehicles of all kinds, classics, trucks, tuners, car clubs, builders, parts, retail product and collectibles vendors, and more.

The show is also expanding back to its pre-pandemic size of more than 330,000 square feet, filling all of Halls 1, 2, 3 & 4 at the popular event centre located across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

The show’s promoters are extremely excited about returning to Motorama’s traditional mid-March timeslot, where it has been successfully held – under various names – for all but one year of its almost 50-year existence.

“We polled our exhibitors and showgoers, and the overwhelm...

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GALLERY: Special Awards – Motorama 2022

On Sunday, May 1, the Special  Awards took place at 3 p.m., not long before the end of the 2022 edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who participated. It was great having everyone back at the show!

And thank you to all of the sponsors who supported the awards and took part in the presentations.

See below for a gallery from the awards presentations, and thank you to Paolo Pedicelli for the images.

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GALLERY: Motorama 2022 Class Awards Presented by Graeme Kirkland, CIM

On Saturday, April 30 (2022), the Class Awards were presented on the Main Stage at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by eBay Motors.

They were presented by Graeme Kirkland, who – along with his associate Jessica Williams – took part in the awards presentations.

See below for a gallery of the recipients, followed by a listing of the winners and runners-up, by category.

Thank you to everyone who participated at the show, and congratulations to the winners.

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MOTORAMA 2022 CLASS AWARDS

Presented by Graeme Kirkland, CIM

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Thank you… congratulations… and see you next March!

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who was part of and/or came to the 2022 edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Canada!

It was a fantastic weekend and it was great having everyone back.

Over the next few days and weeks, we’ll be posting galleries, videos and award-winner lists, so watch for those.

In the meantime, congratulations to Jim & Sue Carnegie for having their 1949 Chevy Pick-Up selected as the Motorama Grand Champion.

Built by Hot Nights Hot Rods, the truck features an LS-3 Corvette engine with a 4L65E Transmission.

Stay tuned for more info, and we look forward to doing it all again, next March!

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LINCOLN ELECTRIC CANADIAN 10 FINALISTS IDENTIFIED AT THE TORONTO MOTORAMA SHOW

TORONTO, ON // APRIL 30, 2022 • Judged to be the best of the over 400 eligible vehicles on display at this year’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by eBay Motors, ten amazing vehicles have been identified as the Lincoln Electric Canadian 10 finalists.

And on Sunday afternoon during the Special Awards presentations at 3 p.m., one of them will be named the 2022 Motorama Grand Champion and receive the $5,000 winner’s cheque.

The Motorama show takes place all weekend at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

In no particular order, the Lincoln Electric Canadian 10 finalist vehicles are:

1967 Twin Turbo Mustang

Owner: Frank Pompilio

Specs: M & M Transmission

Precision Turbos

Fabrication by Gary Naughton Furl Tech Wiring

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1968 Camaro

Owner: ...

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IT’S BACK…. AND IT’S SHOWTIME!

TORONTO, ON – After two long years, Canada’s biggest indoor automotive enthusiast and motorsports show returns to Toronto’s International Centre this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors will fill more than 300,000 square feet of the venue with incredible vehicles, displays, car clubs, exhibitors and more.

Motorama is the continuation of an almost 50-year tradition of Hot Rod shows at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road, in Mississauga), across from Pearson Airport.

Custom Cars, Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Trucks, Exotics, Tuners, Rat Rods and racing vehicles of all kinds – including Stock Cars, Drag Cars, Road Racing cars, Sprint Cars and more – are spread throughout four big halls.

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SPRING FEVER CELEBRATES MODIFIED CARS & CULTURE

It seems that every generation of custom car hobbyist has a different concept of what makes for a ‘Cool Ride.’ For some, it’s the bare bones, open-wheeled and roofless classic ’32 Ford Hot Rod. Others will say that nothing competes with a thundering piece of Detroit ‘muscle.’ And the latest incarnation seems to be that of a Modified Tuner car, vehicles that rely more on electronic technology than mechanical attributes.

The Spring Fever Modified Cars and Culture presentation will be on display again this year at Toronto’s International Centre as part of the 7th annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Ebay Motors Canada. The show runs April 29, 30 and May 01, 2022.

“We’ve been putting on this part of the show since 2016, so we have a pretty good idea what wor...

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KICKER TO PRESENT BONESHAKER JET DRAG TRUCK AT MOTORAMA

While most of the hot rods and racing vehicles at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors are built for speed, Rick Kopp’s Jet Drag Truck dubbed Boneshaker will likely be the fastest machine in the building April 29, 30 & May 1 at the International Centre.

Capable of speeds in excess of 300 mph, the 18,000 horsepower beast is being presented at Motorama by Kicker. Driver Rick Kopp and his Co-Crew Chief Christine Palmer will be at the show all weekend, signing autographs, taking pictures and talking to showgoers about Boneshaker.

“Kicker is a new partner with our program and we’re excited to have them onboard at Motorama and as we prepare for our 2022 Livin’ Loud Tour around North America,” said Kopp...

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AUTOPLANET TO PRESENT A SERIES OF ‘BEST’ VEHICLE AWARDS AT MOTORAMA

With over 800 certified cars, trucks, and SUVs in stock, AutoPlanet is Canada’s largest indoor used car showroom. With locations in both Brampton and Durham, AutoPlanet is well situated to service the entire Greater Toronto Area.

New for 2022, the company – a member of the Performance Auto Group – will be part of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. Motorama takes place April 29, 30 & May 1 at Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson Airport.

AutoPlanet will sponsor a series of ‘Best’ vehicle awards at the show. The AutoPlanet Best Ford, Best Plymouth/Dodge, Best General Motors and Best Orphan awards will see cash and plaques presented to car owners with vehicles at the show, during the Class Awards on Sunday afternoon at Motorama.

AutoPlanet is known for its ‘n...

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MORE THAN A DOZEN CAR CLUBS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE TORONTO MOTORAMA SHOW

Although the car club cruises and exhibitions have been under lockdown for the past two years, it doesn’t mean that the builders and members have been sitting idle.

In fact, many of them are eagerly awaiting the 7th Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors Canada, in order that they may show off their latest creations. The show takes place April 29, 30 & May 1 at Toronto’s International Centre.

“Motorama prides itself on featuring a lot of ‘First-Time Shown’ vehicles,” noted Gary Challice, Show Car Coordinator. “And this year, the halls will be full of them!”

Challice continued, “The Brampton Street Rods have been named the Featured Club, and we have a lot of the traditional Hot Rod clubs coming out to join us at Motorama...

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