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


1968 Camaro

Owner: Mauro Caringi

Specs: Engine – Noonan Big Dog Hemi

Transmission – 3 Speed Turbo 300

Differential – Mark Williams

Frame – Chassis Stop


Pro Touring Camaro

Owner: Anthony Agresti

Specs: Engine – 6.1 Litre Chevrolet

Transmission – T56 6 Speed manual

Wheels – Custom 20 & 21 Inch Vellano

Custom Leather Interior

Winner Of Goodguys Builders Choice Award


1932 Ford Roadster

Owner: Larry Hill

Specs: Engine – 350 Cubic Inch Chevrolet

Chassis – JW Rod Garage

Interior – Mitch’s Kustom

Steel Body


1969 Camaro

Owner: Mike Morro

Specs: Engine: 468 Cu In – BBC Race Prepped 925 Hp

Transmission – Turbo 400 with shift kit

Chassis Works Suspension

Weld Wheels


1949 Chevrolet Pick-Up

Owner: Jim & Sue Carnegie

Specs: Builder – Hot Nights Hot Rods

Engine – LS 3 Corvette

Interior- Custom Leather & Vinyl

Paint – House Of Kolor

Chassis – Custom Tube Frame


Ford Custom Panel Truck

Owner: Don Hamilton

Specs: 10 Year Restoration

Engine – 351 Ford Windsor

C-6 Transmission

Currie 9 Inch Rear End

Alpine Sound System


1970 Nova SS

Owner: Brian Belli

Specs: Chassis – Original

Transmission – M-21, 4 Speed

Built By – Maxwell Motorsports

Body & paint – Invader Autobody


Jeep Gladiator

Owner: Jagraj Grewal

Specs: Engine – Magnusson Supercharger with Tuners Tune

Custom Roof

Custom Sheet Metal

Paint – 3 Stage “Iconic Red”

Wheels – 22”

Brushed Fueled Off Road Rims


1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Owner: Jeff & Rose Jiricka

Specs: Engine – 355 Cubic Inch Chevrolet

Paint – PPG Redline Red

Interior – Italian Leather

Air Conditioning – Vintage Air Conditioning

Wheels – Torque Trust American Racing Wheels


Car owners and showgoers arriving at Motorama on Saturday morning noticed 10 ‘Lincoln Electric Canadian 10’ banners placed beside the contending vehicles, throughout the show. This gives auto enthusiasts an opportunity to speculate as to which one will be named Motorama Grand Champion.

All ten Lincoln Electric Canadian 10 car owners will receive a prize pack that includes a custom-designed varsity-style Lincoln Electric jacket.

“Lincoln Electric is proud to once again be supporting the Motorama Show in 2022 as the Canadian 10 Awards sponsor and with a POWER MIG® 140 MP® giveaway,” said Caroline Araujo, Lincoln Electric Company of Canada’s National Marketing Manager. “We look forward to an exciting event with the talented custom car and motorsport industry.”

Adding to the excitement of Sunday’s Grand Champion reveal, Lincoln Electric will present a POWER MIG® 140 MP® Multi-Process Welder to a lucky recipient whose name is drawn, at random, from all the car owners with vehicles in competition at Motorama. The POWER MIG 140 MP welder is designed for home projects and repair, sheet metal autobody work, as well as farm and small shop welding.

Participating in the draw for the Lincoln Electric welder will be Bad Chad Hiltz, star of the TV show Bad Chad Customs. Bad Chad uses Lincoln Electric welding and cutting equipment in the course of building his world-famous vehicles at his shop in Nova Scotia. The draw for the Lincoln Electric Power MIG 140 MP welder will take place just prior to the Grand Champion announcement. The winner must be present to accept his or her prize.

ABOUT LINCOLN ELECTRIC: Lincoln Electric moved into the Canadian marketplace in 1914 with sales offices now located in Mississauga and Calgary. Lincoln Electric services a diverse list of industries ranging from automotive and transportation, to ship building, pipeline and offshore construction to thermal, nuclear and wind power contracting. A value partner of the motorsports industry, Lincoln Electric equipment can be found in the garages of NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, off-road, sprint car and drifting competitors. Lincoln Electric is also a world-renowned educator, having trained over 100,000 graduates in its welding schools. An inventory of their full product line, plus other company details can be found by visiting their website, or by telephone at (416) 421-2600.