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Spring Fever: Tuners, Imports and Modern Modifieds

Spring Fever will be home to the tuner, import and modern modified car hobby at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, as the Hall 2 feature returns for the eighth time.

There will be roughly 40 vehicles on display in this year’s Spring Fever, showcasing the creativity and uniqueness found in tuners, imports and modern modifieds. This type of vehicle has become known for personalization, ranging from common changes, such as rim and exhaust switches, to more extreme changes, such as carbon fibre overlays and air-ride suspensions.

“We’re kind of looking for everything,” said Motorama’s Brandon Hamid, who is helping organize Spring Fever...

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More than a dozen different car clubs taking part in this year’s Motorama show

Car clubs and feature vehicles will once again be at the heart of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors. There will be at least 13 car clubs represented at this year’s show, including the Oldies Car Club, the London Auto Modifiers and the Corvettes of Durham. The variety of vehicles and club history are things that stand out to Motorama Show Car Coordinator Gary Challice.

“The Oldies, they haven’t been going for a long time, but they’re young guys and they’re enthusiastic,” said Challice. “You get people like the Ontario Camaro Club and the Corvettes of Durham, they’re well-established clubs that have been around for quite a while, and same with the Brampton Street Rods, they’ve been around since the late 1960s.”

The Oldies Car Club is the ...

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

The promoters of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by eBay Motors are pleased to announce that the 2024 edition of Canada’s biggest and best automotive and racing enthusiast show will take place March 8, 9 & 10 at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

Coming off a show that attracted record-setting crowds, in 2023, the 2024 show is looking to be even better. Celebrity guests for this year’s show 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 addi...

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Binbrook Speed & Custom is the Featured Builder at Motorama 2024

Binbrook Speed and Custom will be the Featured Builder at this year’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors. The Hamilton, Ontario-area shop focuses on traditional hot rods and customs, largely from the 1920s and 1920s, but will be flexing their muscles with a 1968 Chevelle, which will be on display at Motorama.

Binbrook owner Keith MacIntyre became interested in old cars as a late teen; while he has a passion for the creative designs of late-20s to mid-50s hot rods, he decided to work on something that’s ‘not the norm’ for his shop.

“It’s not your typical ’68 Chevelle to say the least, I think it’s going to be a real head-turner,” said MacIntyre...

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Farmtruck and Azn from Street Outlaws to appear at Toronto Motorama show

Farmtruck and Azn, the dynamic duo from the hit Discovery Channel series Street Outlaws, are beloved icons in the world of street drag racing. With their unmistakable personalities and one-of-a-kind race truck, they’ve captured the hearts of fans around the globe.

They’ll be making their first-ever public appearance in Ontario during the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors. Coming directly from Oklahoma, Farmtruck and Azn will appear at the show on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. Motorama takes place at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

During their time at Motorama, they’ll participate in fan Q&A sessions on the Meguiar’s Stage...

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Constance Nunes from Car Masters: Rust to Riches is coming back to Toronto Motorama show

Constance Nunes, known for her role on the Netflix TV show CAR MASTERS: Rust to Riches, is set to make an appearance at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors.

Nunes will be on hand to meet showgoers all three days of Motorama, which runs March 8, 9 & 10 at Toronto’s International Centre. She’ll be located at the Lincoln Electric booth, in Hall 2, as well as in other designated locations, where she will engage with fans, participate in panel discussions, and join in awards presentations.

This marks Nunes’ second appearance at the Toronto Motorama show, following her initial visit in 2020, which was cut short due to the onset of the COVID pandemic.

“My first time at Motorama, in 2020, was so much fun but it was a bit of a hectic time with the beginning of ...

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Monster Trucks: Hellion and Gravitron to Debut at Toronto Motorama

A pair of new Monster Trucks will be featured at this year’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, with Hellion and Gravitron on display in Hall 2. This is the third straight year that owners Dan and Kristal Carey are bringing trucks to Motorama, with the new machines making their show debut.

The Careys are best known for their original Train Wreck truck. Their newest full-size ride, Hellion, took about five months to build and was launched in July 2023. Driven primarily by Etobicoke, ON’s Dale Eve, Hellion was designed based off of the team’s Sabotage truck and has a 1,400-horsepower 540 Chevy big block engine.

Gravitron is a much smaller version of your typical truck, known as a ‘Mini Monster,’ with a Honda VTEC four-cylinder engine...

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Ridgeline Lubricants Sponsors Motorama Shop Tours Video Series

A first-time sponsor at last year’s show, Ridgeline Lubricants increases its support of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, as it becomes the presenting sponsor of the Motorama Shop Tours videos.

The six-video series, produced by Fuel MediaLab, feature builder and owner interviews, and offer sneak peeks of vehicles that will be displayed at Motorama, some of which are still a work in progress. This year’s Featured Builder and Featured Car Club – Binbrook Speed & Custom and the Oldies Car Club, respectively – will be included in the videos, along with Harse AutoCraft, Lowdown Hot Rods, JH Restorations and Mary Agresti, the owner of a ’57 Chevy truck entered in the show...

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ZEHR Insurance ‘Mayhem In The Backroom’ a Popular Feature at Motorama

The popular Mayhem… in the Backroom presented by Zehr Insurance returns for the fifth consecutive year to the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, where the vintage-inspired lifestyle room will once again feature cars, art and fashion.

The Hall 3 staple will be home to a trio of car clubs, a row of low-brow artists and the annual Miss Motorama Pinup Pageant, which takes place on Saturday, March 9. There will also be a special ‘build’ on display; an all-aluminum gasser ‘Batmobile,’ an old dragster-style version of the iconic superhero ride.

“I think that Batmobile will be quite the draw because a Batmobile built like this has never been done before,” said Mayhem room manager Brandon Roberts...

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Valvoline Canadian 10 to Identify the Top 10 Cars in Competition at Motorama

With a new presenting sponsor, the top-10 finalists for the Motorama Grand Champion Award will be revealed on Saturday, March 9, when banners will be placed by the Valvoline Canadian 10 vehicles.

The annual tradition continues at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors, where judges will be busy narrowing down the hundreds of eligible vehicles to determine the Valvoline Canadian 10 finalists.

Large teardrop banners will be placed beside the vehicles on the Saturday morning, providing showgoers with an opportunity to review the finalists and form their own opinions as to who will win the show’s biggest prize.

For the first time, the Valvoline Canadian 10 reveal will be streamed live on Motorama’s social media channels...

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