TORONTO, ON – After two long years, Canada’s biggest indoor automotive enthusiast and motorsports show returns to Toronto’s International Centre this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by eBay Motors will fill more than 300,000 square feet of the venue with incredible vehicles, displays, car clubs, exhibitors and more. Motorama is the continuation of an almost 50-year tradition of Hot Rod shows at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road, in Mississauga), across from Pearson Airport.
Custom Cars, Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Trucks, Exotics, Tuners, Rat Rods and racing vehicles of all kinds – including Stock Cars, Drag Cars, Road Racing cars, Sprint Cars and more – are spread throughout four big halls.
In addition to the almost 400 vehicles on display, there are over 150 exhibitors representing automotive product manufacturers, clothing and equipment suppliers, car and racing collectible vendors, racing tracks and series, car clubs and more.
Celebrity guests include ‘Bad’ Chad Hiltz and his ‘Queen’ Jolene, from the TV show Bad Chad Customs. They’ll be at the show all weekend meeting fans, signing autographs, taking pictures, and participating in some of the on-stage discussion panels and awards ceremonies.
The guys from Deboss Garage are coming with several wild creations, including a pickup truck mounted on a tank! They have over 600,000 subscribers on YouTube and will also be at Motorama all three days. Nick Panaritis, star of the hit YouTube channel Nick’s Garage, is coming from Montreal and presenting 10 amazing vehicles he’s created and worked on, many of them early ‘70s Muscle Cars.
Canada’s Dave Schroeder – a two-time winner of Hot Rod Magazine’s prestigious Drag Week competition – is bringing both of his winning Corvettes to Motorama! Rick Kopp’s incredible 300 mph Jet Dragster dubbed Boneshaker will be in the show, presented by Kicker. And there’s also a Monster Truck!
The show opens at 10 a.m. all three days, and closes at 9 p.m. on Friday, 8 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. There are no vaccine or masking requirements to attend, although you’re welcome to wear a mask if you’d like. For tickets and information, visit MotoramaShow.com.
MOTORAMA HOT LINKS:
ROOM BY ROOM:
THE GRAND HALL (HALL 1)
Known as ‘The Grand Hall’ at Motorama, this area of the show features 28 incredible builds, presented in 20’ x 20’ displays down the middle of the room. Most of these ‘first time shown’ vehicles were built during the COVID lockdowns. The walls in Hall 1 are lined by more than 50 exhibitors.
THE INSIDE TRACK RACING ZONE PRESENTED BY STONERIDGE INSURANCE (HALL 1B)
The bulk of the racing-related content is presented in the Racing Zone, in Hall 1B. Almost 55,000 square feet of tracks, series, equipment vendors are dispersed amongst more than 70 amazing racing vehicles that are set to track to tracks around Ontario in the coming weeks.
The huge Yesterday’s Speedway booth celebrates the history of Stock Car Racing in Ontario with cars, pictures and memorabilia… A team will build a Stock Car during three days of the show and the Stoneridge Stage will have interviews with racing personalities… Visit the NTN Bearings booth and take part in a Pit Stop Challenge… Nick Panaritis, star of the YouTube channel Nick’s Garage, will present a nine-vehicle Muscle Car display in this area, featuring cars he’s worked on over the years. Nick is located in Montreal and it’s the first time this collection has been shown outside of Quebec.
At over 125,000 square feet, Hall 2 is the biggest room at Motorama. Car clubs, corporate displays, the Rams of Ontario Truck-O-Rama exhibit, the Motorama Stage and the Spring Fever ‘tuner car’ area are all located in this massive hall.
Beside the main stage, ‘Bad’ Chad Hiltz – the star of the TV show Bad Chad Customs – will be in a booth with his wife, Jolene MacIntyre, all three days of the show, meeting fans, signing autographs and selling T-Shirts.
YouTube stars Deboss Garage (600,000+ subscribers!), two-time Drag Week Champion David Schroeder and featured builder Marc McCrae will all present amazing cars in their booths. There will also be a Monster Truck, a low-rider car display, a Rat Rod area and some SEMA-style ‘lifted’ pickup trucks in Truck-O-Rama.
MAYHEM… IN THE BACKROOM (HALL 3)
For the third time, the Mayhem… in the Backroom hall is part of Motorama. Celebrating the Rockabilly lifestyle, it’s like taking a trip back to the ‘50s with Classic Cars, a Pinup Girl pageant, bands, a barber, a tattoo artist and more. Zehr Insurance is the presenting sponsor of the Mayhem room.
SPRING FEVER: MODIFIED CARS & CULTURE (HALL 2)
Catering to younger car enthusiasts, the popular Spring Fever zone will present 60 Tuner-style / Modified cars. These mostly modern / import vehicles feature amazing upgrades and personalization.
RAMS OF ONTARIO TRUCK-O-RAMA (HALL 2)
Originally introduced at the 2020 Motorama show, Truck-O-Rama will spotlight a wide variety of trucks, one of the hottest segments of the automotive enthusiast market. Presented by the Rams of Ontario Club, watch for this area of the show to continue to expand in future years.
THE MOTORAMA STAGE (HALL 2)
Located in the northeast corner of Hall 2, the Motorama Stage is a hive of activity throughout the three days of the show. Be at the stage Friday night as the show gets rocking with Ginger St. James & the Grinders! Themed panels take place between automotive awards presentations. And on Saturday afternoon and evening, don’t miss the Fast Eddie Night of Champions.
Almost 150 champions representing stock car racers, drag racers and road racers will be honoured on The Motorama Stage in front of their families, teams, friends and fans. All of them won championships in the series or at the tracks they compete at, last season. There’s no other ceremony like this, anywhere!
THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC CANADIAN 10
On Saturday morning, showgoers will see distinctive banners beside 10 vehicles throughout the venue. These cars have been identified by the team of judges as the top vehicles in competition at Motorama. Be sure to check them out and try to determine which one of these ‘Lincoln Electric Canadian 10’ vehicles will be announced as the Motorama Grand Champion, on the Motorama Stage, on Sunday afternoon.
The show’s new Presenting Sponsor is eBay Motors Canada. They will have a large display at the show (at the back of Hall 1), featuring two vehicles that were built using parts sourced through the eBay Motors website. Representative of eBay Motors will be in their booth to educate showgoers about their products and services.
ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The seventh annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by eBay Motors takes place April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The show features more than 300,000 square feet of custom cars, hot rods, racing vehicles of all kinds, tuners, displays and exhibitors. Motorama is Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including tickets, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more, call (416) 962-7223, email info@MotoramaShow.com or visit http://www.MotoramaShow.com.