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Canada Heads Up Drag Racing Series Heads to Motorama with an Eight-Vehicle Display

Ian Hill’s ‘Canada Heads Up’ (CHU) Drag Racing Series is returning to Motorama with another packed, eight-vehicle display. The large Racing Zone feature, in the northeast corner of Hall 1B, is part of the 7th annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors. The show takes place April 29, 30 and May 1 at Toronto’s International Centre.

According to Hill, each vehicle at the show will be appearing in the five Canada Heads Up – Shootout Series events this year, on the dragstrip at Toronto Motorsports Park – Cayuga. Ranging from Junior Dragsters, to quarter-mile motorcycles, to a collection of Detroit racing iron, each entry is either a race champion, a record holder, or both.

“We’ve been a regular participant at Motorama for several years and this year we wa...

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Yesterday’s Speedways a Racing Zone Fixture at Motorama

Dedicated to preserving the memory of Southern Ontario’s early days of stock car racing, Yesterday’s Speedways will return to the show, as part of the 7th Annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors with a massive photographic display of racing history and two examples of short track machinery from a by-gone era. The Motorama Show runs April 29, 30 and May 1 at Toronto’s International Centre.

Nestled within the Inside Track Racing Zone presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Yesterday’s Speedways founder and stock car racing historian Rick Sharples and Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame member and veteran photographer Dave Franks will showcase a collection of photos and ephemera highlighting the various vehicles, facilities and personalities that built ...

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TWO-TIME DRAG WEEK CHAMP DAVID SCHROEDER RETURNING TO MOTORAMA

In 2018, David Schroeder brought his Motor Trend ‘Hot Rod Magazine’ Drag Week-winning 1966 Corvette to the Motorama Show as he celebrated his inaugural title in the prestigious ‘Drive Fast and Make It Last’ competition.

For the 7th annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, running April 29, 30 and May 01 at Toronto’s International Centre, Schroeder returns to celebrate another victory in the ‘Five Race in Five Days’ enduro with both his original 1966 Corvette and his latest champion, an all-new 2019 Corvette C7.

Drag Week regulations require all race vehicles to be completely street legal. The cars must be driven to the five events, a total of 2100 kilometres on public roads, and then prepared for the quarter-mile drag races...

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GRAEME KIRKLAND, CIM – TO SPONSOR SATURDAY ‘CLASS AWARDS’

On Saturday, April 30, the Class Awards at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo will be sponsored by Graeme Kirkland, CIM – Senior Investment Advisor with Argosy Securities.

Kirkland will also take part in the presentations, which commence on the Motorama Stage, in Hall 2, at 1:30 p.m. He and an associate will hand out plaques, cheques and prizes to the winners and runner-up contenders in several automotive categories.

The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by eBay Canada takes place April 29, 30 & May 1 at Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson Airport.

In addition to his on-stage activities at the show, Graeme Kirkland will have a booth in Hall 1 (Booth #230), which will be staffed by him and three associates...

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YOUTUBE STARS DEBOSS GARAGE BRINGING SEVERAL WILD VEHICLES TO MOTORAMA

For the past 15 years, ‘Filthy Rich’ Bosch has been “building, swapping, and repairing anything with a throttle’ in his 3,200 square foot facility in Canfield, Ontario. But it has been his popular DeBoss Garage YouTube Channel that has pushed Bosch’s achievements and exposure to new levels, his interactive instructional videos allowing fellow gear heads to complete their own projects while avoiding many of the pitfalls that might await the amateur mechanic.

With over 600,000 YouTube subscribers to the DeBoss Garage site, Bosch’s popularity has made him an ideal choice to be featured in the RAMS of Ontario Truck-O-Rama area, in the southwest corner of Hall 2, at the 7th annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors...

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BASF CANADA TO PRESENT AN INCREDIBLE ASSORTMENT OF VEHICLES AT MOTORAMA

When car manufacturers like GM, Ford, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Mercedes, approve BASF paints be used on their new vehicles, it comes as no surprise that the same paints and finishes would be the products of choice on the creations of custom car pros such as Chip Foose, Ringbrothers, KC’s Paint Shop, Goolsby Customs as well as by serious, amateur hobbyists.

To illustrate the quality of their products, BASF Canada will once again have a significant presence at the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors. The show takes place April 29, 30 & May 1 at Toronto’s International Centre. At Motorama, BASF will present a spectacular display of vehicles, all of which have been finished with Glasurit and R-M, brands BASF...

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VIDEO: Meet Bad Chad and Jolene at Motorama!

Chad Hiltz, the star of the TV Show ‘Bad Chad Customs,’ is coming to the Toronto Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. Accompanied by his fiancée and TV co-star Jolene MacIntyre, the two will be coming from Canning, Nova Scotia to make their inaugural appearances at an Ontario car show.

The seventh annual Motorama show takes place April 29 – May 1, 2022 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

‘Bad’ Chad will be at Motorama all three days and is looking forward to meeting fellow car enthusiasts, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. He’ll also be participating in on-stage discussion panels and awards presentations, at the show. As well, Chad and Jolene plan to have T-shirts and collectibles available, throughout the weekend, at their booth...

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Motorama Shop Tours Video: Peter Klutt of LMC talks about a special vehicle that will be in the BASF booth

MOTORAMA SHOP TOURS VIDEO: The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors takes place April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 at Toronto’s International Centre.

With less than a month to go until showtime, the ‘Motorama Shop Tours’ crew headed to Halton Hills, Ontario to visit with Peter Klutt, owner of the Legendary MotorCar Company (LMC).

LMC is a world leader in the fields of restoring and dealing in fine classic and performance vehicles.

Click on the image below to watch the video.

In this episode, Motorama announcer Rick Seeley talks with Klutt about one of the special cars that will be appearing in the BASF booth at Motorama.

LMC worked with Multimatic to prepare a Ford GT that is a take-off on one five original GT40 Mark 1 prot...

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NICK PANARITIS – HOST OF THE NICK’S GARAGE YOUTUBE CHANNEL – IS BRINGING 10 INCREDIBLE MUSCLE CARS TO MOTORAMA

Muscle Car builder and YouTube sensation Nick Panaritis is putting together an incredible nine-car feature that will be making its Ontario debut at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors. The show takes place April 29, 30 & May 1 at Toronto’s International Centre.

Panaritis’ career path was inspired by watching a neighbour working on his Vauxhall, in a back alley, in Montreal, Quebec. In the decades since, he has grown his passion for the automobile into a successful garage called Indy Auto (in Laval, QC). He now also hosts a popular YouTube channel called Nick’s Garage.

With almost 200,000 subscribers, Nick’s Garage is the go-to site for his faithful viewers, mechanics, auto restorers and Muscle Car fanatics...

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Motorama Shop Tours Video: Jeff Jiricka’s ’55 Chevy Belair

MOTORAMA SHOP TOURS VIDEO: The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors takes place April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 at Toronto’s International Centre.

With just weeks to go prior to the show, we paid a visit to Jeff Jiricka’s shop, west of Toronto, for a sneak peek of his latest creation, a ’55 Chevy Belair.

Motorama Shop Tours host Rick Seeley chatted with Jiricka, about the work he’s done on the vehicle and some of the neat things he included in the build.

You can see this beautiful car – and many others – April 29, 30 & May 1 at Motorama.

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