April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022

The 7th annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 at The International Centre,  across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Friday, April 29: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 30: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 1: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.




NOTE: The times and locations of events at Motorama are subject to change. Please check for up-to-date information.


STONERIDGE STAGE IN THE INSIDE TRACK RACING ZONE (HALL 1B): Racing radio hosts and podcasters representing all forms of Canadian motorsports will take to the Racing Zone stage to present live ‘episodes’ of their shows. Some will chat with each other. Some will interview guests. Be sure to check it out all three days of the show.

MAYHEM ROOM STAGE (HALL 3) – DJ SWANKENSTEIN: DJ Swankenstein will be on the Mayhem Stage, in Hall 3, throughout the weekend. This talented DJ – who says his musical choices are fueled by the smell of jalopy exhaust, axle grease, tire rubber, tattoo ink, pomade and pinup girl hairspray – will be in the Mayhem ‘rockabilly’ room.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – AUTOMOTIVE EDUCATION PANEL – 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Friday is Students’ Day at Motorama, when thousands of young automotive and racing enthusiasts come to the show. During their time, we present a discussion on the Motorama Stage featuring interesting and relevant individuals who can enlighten and engage the students, many of whom are interested in making a career out of their passions. Expected participants include: ‘Bad’ Chad Hiltz, Jason Hardie (Celtic Thunder Racing Team), Zack Gottvald (young Hot Rod builder), James Doyle (media personality) and Mike Norris (leading a team building a stock car, in the Racing Zone, at Motorama) and others.

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – GINGER ST. JAMES & THE GRINDERS – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Ginger St. James & the Grinders will take to the Motorama Stage at 7:00 p.m. Grab some snacks and a beverage at the nearby Food & Beverage area and get into the spirit of the show with this self-described ‘tough and raunchy’ singer, and her band. Expect a mix of Blues, Country and Rockabilly.


MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – MEET THE MEDIA PANEL – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: One of the show’s longest-running and most popular on-stage features at Motorama is the Meet the Media panel discussion. Several members of the Canadian motorsports and automotive media talk about related to Canadian and International racing. Expected participants include: Erik Tomas (Raceline Radio Network), James Neilson and Wally Nesbitt (Inside Track Motorsport News), Tim Miller (Hamilton Spectator / Inside Track Motorsport News) and others.

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – SHOW CAR CLASS AWARDS PRESENTED BY GRAEME KIRKLAND – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Hosted by Rick Seeley and Motorama Show Car Coordinator Gary Challice. With more than 200 vehicles in competition, there are dozens of different classes and categories to be judged with cash prizes, plaques and other awards distributed live on the Motorama Main Stage. Show Car Class Awards sponsor Graeme Kirkland and an associate will serve as guest presenters.

ZEHR INSURANCE MAYHEM STAGE (HALL 3) – MISS MOTORAMA PINUP PAGEANT – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.: The third annual Miss Motorama Pinup Pageant, featuring almost 20 great ladies! Hosted by Suzie Major from Suzie’s Bombshell Boutique, the Miss Motorama Pinup Pageant will celebrate ladies who live and breathe the pinup culture in their everyday lives.

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – FAST EDDIE ROAD RACING NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: For the first time ever, Canadian road racing champions will be honoured during the Fast Eddie Night of Champions presentations on the Motorama Main Stage. So far, almost 30 track, series and division champions have registered to participate and be honoured in front of their fans, families, teams and friends.

ZEHR INSURANCE MAYHEM STAGE (HALL 3) – THE HELL BENT ROCKERS – 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: The Hell Bent Rockers are Motorama veterans! With a mix of high-energy Rock & Roll and an authentic 1950s Rockabilly sound, the Hell Bent Rockers will have more than just toes tapping.

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – FAST EDDIE DRAG RACING NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Upwards of 50 Canadian straight-line racers have committed to being part of the annual Fast Eddie Drag Racing Night of Champions at Motorama. Season-long points champions representing all ages and all forms of drag racing vehicles will be on the Motorama Main Stage to receive plaques and be recognized.

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – FAST EDDIE SHORT TRACK NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS – 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.: Racers who won short track points championships in 2020 and/or 2021 are eligible to be honoured on the Motorama Main Stage on Saturday evening at the show. Whether on a dirt or asphalt oval, at a grassroots weekly track or in an elite series, every Canadian short track champion is welcome. The Fast Eddie Night of Champions presentations have more racing champs in one place, at one time, than any other event in the world.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – DRAG RACING DISCUSSION PANEL – 11:00 a.m. to Noon: Hosted by Bill Richards and Larry Satchell, expected participants in this panel include: two-time Hot Rod Drag Week champion David Schroeder, Ian Hill (Ontario Grudge Wars / Canada Heads Up Series), Andrew Stirk (racer / podcaster), Jason Hardie (Celtic Thunder Nitro Funny Car) and others.

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – HOT ROD / BUILDERS DISCUSSION PANEL – 12:30 to 1:30: Legendary hot rod personality and Motorama Show Car Coordinator Gary Challice will be joined by Show Announcer Rick Seeley to host this discussion featuring several prominent members of the hot rod, custom car and classic car communities. Expected to participate on the panel are: ‘Bad’ Chad Hiltz (star of Bad Chad Customs), Marc McCrae (Motorama 2022 Featured Builder), Zack Gottvald (Young builder), Doug O’Brien (Hot Nights Hot Rods), Bill Robbins (Brampton Street Rods) and Bob Larivee (legendary car show producer and author).

STONERIDGE RACING ZONE STAGE (HALL 1B) – RACE CAR AWARDS – 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Motorama’s Bob Sumak and Flamboro Speedway’s Gary Colling host the Racing Zone Race Car Awards, starting at 1:30 p.m. on the Stoneridge Stage.

SPRING FEVER STAGE (SE CORNER OF HALL 2) – SPRING FEVER CAR AWARDS – 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Spring Fever Manager Kristine Hill will host the Spring Fever Car Awards starting at 2:00 p.m. on the SF Stage.

ZEHR INSURANCE MAYHEM STAGE (HALL 3) – MAYHEM CAR AWARDS – 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Mayhem… in the Backroom Manager Brandon Roberts hosts the Mayhem Car Awards starting at 2:00 p.m. on the Mayhem Stage.

MOTORAMA MAIN STAGE (HALL 2) – SHOW CAR SPECIAL AWARDS – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Hosted by Rick Seeley and Gary Challice – and assisted by celebrity guests ‘Bad Chad’ and his wife Jolene MacIntyre – dozens of cash and prize awards will be handed out during this presentation, including the recognition of the Lincoln Electric Canadian 10 finalists, followed by the announcement of who will be the Motorama Grand Champion and the recipient of the $5,000.00 cheque!