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Spring Fever Awards – Motorama 2024

The awards presentation for the Spring Fever presented by DriveWise vehicles in competition at the 2024 edition of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors took place on the Meguiar’s Stage on Sunday, March 10.

See below for a listing of the top 20 vehicles in Spring Fever, as determined by the judges, as well as several special awards.

A photo gallery from the presentations is also included.

Thank you to everyone who brought a vehicle to be part of the show!

We’ll see you back at the International Centre March 7, 8 & 9, 2025. Vehicle applications will be accepted starting in the late summer.

SPRING FEVER PRESENTED BY DRIVEWISE

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024

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Motorama 2024: Hagerty Special Awards

MOTORAMA SPECIAL AWARDS
PRESENTED BY HAGERTY INSURANCE
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024

SPECIAL AWARDS AS PICKED BY MOTORAMA 2024 CELEBRITY GUESTS

RUST BROS PICK: DON GASIUNAS – 1969 DODGE CHARGER

FARMTRUCK & AZN PICK: ANDREW MONTGOMERY – 1931 FORD MODEL A

CONSTANCE NUNES PICK: MARY AGRESTI – 1957 CHEVY TRUCK

DON COOK MEMORIAL AWARD AS PICKED BY THE LONDON AUTO MODIFIERS: GURPREET SINGH – 1941 WILLYS

FEATURED BUILDER: BINBROOK SPEED & CUSTOM

FEATURED CLUB: OLDIES CAR CLUB

HAGERTY SPECIAL AWARDS

BEST INTERIOR CATEGORY

STREET ROD: #A15 KEVIN MINDEL – 1934 FORD

CUSTOM: #A3 JOE SAVOIE – 1950 BUICK

COMPETITION CAR: #1415 JENNIFER DEVINE – 1971 CHEVY NOVA

STREET MACHINE: #A12 DON GASIUNAS – 1969 DODGE CHARGER

ANTIQUE / RESTORED: #5305-B GLEN MACKAY – 1961 MGA

HAGERTY BEST ENGINE AWARD...

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Motorama 2024: HAGERTY Class Awards

MOTORAMA CLASS AWARDS
PRESENTED BY HAGERTY INSURANCE
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024

BUS
WINNER: #6911 SEAN O’MEARA – 1982 GMC GREYHOUND BUS

PULL TRUCK
WINNER: #6909 GIBSON BROTHERS – DODGE RAM 3500

COMPETITION FUNNY CAR
WINNER: #5915 GEORGE MONAHAN – 1979 PLYMOUTH ARROW

DRAGSTER (FULL-SIZE)
WINNER: #5907B SHAWN LEGGE – 1998 SUNCOAST DRAGSTER

JET DRAGSTER
WINNER: #5907A ROB HORNER – 1995 PRATT & WHITNEY

BIG TRUCK
WINNER: #6521 LINDON GOODING – 2000 PETERBILT

COMPETITION ROAD RACE
WINNER: #5418 DAVID STEVENSON – 1967 CORVETTE

DUNE BUGGY
WINNER: ROB WILSON – 1969 VW

4X4 SEDAN
WINNER: #6621 SIMON CANTRILL – 1941 PLYMOUTH

MINI TRUCK
WINNER: #6605 TONY BONDI – 2003 GMC S10

LOW RIDER CUSTOM
RUNNER-UP: #4828 CJAY ABAD – 1959 IMPALA
WINNER: #A9 – STEVE LALIBERTE – 1958 CHE...

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FINAL DAY: Toronto Motorama Presented by eBay Motors 2024: March 8, 9 & 10 at the International Centre

Today is the final day of the 2024 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by eBay Motors. Canada’s biggest automotive and racing enthusiast show is on at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

Celebrity guests include The Rust Bros, courtesy of eBay Motors. They’re the stars of Rust Valley Restorers on History. Also appearing will be Farmtruck & Azn, from Street Outlaws, and Constance Nunes from the Netflix series Car Masters, Rust to Riches. She’ll be there all three days, while the Rust Bros and Farmtruck & Azn will be there Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to the spectacular 28 first-time shown vehicles in Hall 1 and the wide assortment of car clubs, feature vehicles, exhibitors and displays in Hall 2, Motorama 2024 will also once again include seve...

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VALVOLINE CANADIAN 10 MOTORAMA GRAND CHAMPION AWARD CONTENDERS IDENTIFIED

Grand Champion Award Winner to be Announced Sunday Afternoon

TORONTO, ON // MARCH 9 • Judged to be the cream of the crop of the almost 400 eligible vehicles on display at the 2024e Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by eBay Motors, ten amazing vehicles have been identified as the Valvoline Canadian 10 finalists.

And on Sunday afternoon during the Special Awards Presentations Presented by HAGERTY Insurance, at 3 p.m. on the Meguiar’s Main Stage, one of these vehicles be named the 2024 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 Valvoline Canadian 10 finalist vehicles are:

1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Owner: Kevin Mi...

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Canada Heads Up Shootout Series to have a significant presence in the Racing Zone at Motorama

The Canada Heads Up Shootout Series is returning to the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors with another prominent display of drag racing cars and bikes.

Approximately six cars, three Jr. Dragsters and eight drag bikes will be included in the Canada Heads Up (CHU) booth and surrounding displays in the Gulf Race Fuels Racing Zone presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, located in Hall 1B. The dragsters will represent the diversity of classes found in the series and will include some notable rides.

Among the vehicles on display will be a Turbo Camaro belonging to Ian Hill. The 2023 6.0 Index Champion is looking forward to entering his new Camaro in the EZ Street class this season.

Additional cars on display include a Mustang belonging to CHU’s Street 275 cham...

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Toronto Motorsports Park to have a large, two-pronged presence at Motorama

Since 1954, Toronto Motorsports Park has been a major venue for drag racing in Ontario. And at this year’s Toronto Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, the legendary multi-purpose racing facility will kick off its 70th anniversary celebrations.

Toronto Motorsports Park (TMP) will have a pair of exhibitor displays at the show, which runs March 8, 9 & 10 at Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson Airport. In Hall 1, TMP will have an exotic car on display as it promotes its ‘Experiences’ that are available to customers looking to get a feel for what its like to drive an exotic car or a single-seat Formula 2000 car on TMP’s road course, or to pull up in front of the ‘Christmas Tree’ on TMP’s legendary dragstrip and launch down the track.

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Yesterday’s Speedways preserves and promotes racing history

An interactive element will become part of the Yesterday’s Speedways display this year, as a slot car track will accompany the photos and cars featured in their display at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, which takes place March 8, 9 & 10 at Toronto’s International Centre.

Anyone interested in trying their hand with the fast little cars can come and see Jim and Tracy Toye. They will be running the events at “Crosstown Speedway,” a slot car track in the Yesterday’s Speedways booth, located in the Gulf Race Fuels Racing Zone presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, in Hall 1B. Yesterday’s Speedways founder and racing historian Rick Sharples hopes the track will create some fun through friendly competition.

“It’s a hand-squeeze trigger, you ...

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Miss Motorama Pinup Pageant to take place Saturday, March 9 in the Mayhem vintage room

Fashion and classic cars collide in the Miss Motorama Pinup Pageant, which is part of Motorama Mayhem… in the Backroom presented by Zehr Insurance. The fifth annual pageant will take place Saturday, March 9, 2024, on the Mayhem room stage.

From a Marilyn Monroe ‘bombshell’ look to everyday styles worn by women in the ‘40s and ‘50s, pinup fashion includes clothing with a sassy element to it, that can also be used more practically. Judging criteria for the pageant will look at a range of elements, including hair and make-up, originality and accuracy of clothing, and a contestant’s poise and personality.

Suzie Newbold, who owns Suzie’s Bombshell Boutique in Port Dover, ON, will return as host of the pageant...

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The Oldies will be the Featured Car Club at this year’s Toronto Motorama show

The Toronto chapter of the Oldies Car Club will be highlighted as the Featured Club at this year’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors. The group will have six classic lowriders on display during the show, which takes place March 8, 9 & 10 at The International Centre.

The Toronto chapter was started by Jesus David Garcia after the California-based club reached out, when they saw photos of a 1948 Chevy Fleetline that Garcia built. While the chapter has just a handful of members, it’s display caught the attention of showgoers and staff at last year’s Motorama show.

“We never expected to get anything, and we actually walked out with all kinds of awards and recognition,” said Garcia. “I know myself and the guys worked really hard to put on the display...

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