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. “We’re looking for cars where the owners have touched their in-car entertainment, their suspensions, their engine bays and are just doing things that you don’t see every day.”

Four cars will be showcased in a Featured Section, where they’ll line-up beside each other in the heart of the Spring Fever area. These vehicles represent the essence of Spring Fever, with a long list of modifications made to the interiors and exteriors of the cars, giving these former assembly line vehicles a look that’s out of this world.

The featured cars are a black 1996 Honda Civic belonging to Brampton, ON’s Brian Requena, a blue 2004 Nissan 350Z belonging to Newmarket, ON’s Kevin Logue, a green 2003 Lexus IS300 belonging to Markham, ON’s Farid Nurmohamed, and a black 2007 Mini Cooper S belonging to Ile Bizard, QC’s John Wakely.

Motorama takes place March 8, 9 & 10 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. As the hub for all things tuner, import and modern modified, Spring Fever will provide a unique element for showgoers to experience.

“It’s a different genre; there’s a lot to offer and different stuff that you normally wouldn’t see done to a vehicle, you’d see done to these vehicles,” said Hamid. “You can really stand out; you can touch basically anything and it’s fully customizable, so it represents you, it makes it really personal.”

In addition to the vehicles, there will be some vendors located in Spring Fever. There will also be some competition amongst the rides, with a category of awards for Spring Fever entries presented during the Hagerty Special Awards on Sunday, March 10 on the Meguiar’s Main Stage. The vehicles will be judged based on cleanliness, fit and finish, and overall appeal.

For Motorama tickets and show info, visit MotoramaShow.com.