Saturday, March 11, 2017

Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo 2017

Saturday's show opens at 10am with a full slate of events starting immediately afterwards with a road racing panel on the Johnsonville stage, celebrity meet and greets and at 11am NASCAR Pinty's Series driver Alex Tagliani showing off his new #18 car wrap and major sponsor - LOWE'S, shown in the photo at top. The car centric Motorama expo roster of events and exhibitions continue until 8pm at the International Centre. Sunday's show is on from 10am to 5pm.
"At 10:30, our Celebrity VIP Meet & Greet takes place in Room #102 in Hall 1. Linda Vaughn, Jessi Combs, Steve Darnell & ‘Barber’ Dave Lefler from Vegas Rat Rods, Dan Woods (Chop Cut Rebuild & the Degrassi TV shows), Cherry Dollface (Vintage Pinup Model) & Al Bergler (first ever Ridler winner!) will be in attendance, signing books and taking pictures. We still have some space left. Tickets are $50 and that price includes your show admission and all taxes! Click HERE for tickets and info."
Barber and Steve sign autographs and greet fans 
Jessi Combs

"At noon, Steve Darnell, ‘Barber’ Dave and Dan Woods take to the Johnsonville Stage (in Hall 2), and they’ll be followed by Jessi Combs and Linda Vaughn at 12:45.
The Drag Racing Panel (1:30) and the Car Show Promoters (2:15) are up next.
At 3:00, the Class Awards for the cars in competition at the show take place.
And at 5:15, the Drag Racing Night of Champions takes to the stage, honouring straight-line champs from all across Ontario.
At 6:15, the Short Track Night of Champions celebrates almost 100 dirt and asphalt champs from 2016. There’s nothing like this anywhere!!"

On Sunday, the final day of the show, celebrity guest autograph sessions continued along with the judging for the Motorama Grand Champion Award.
The winner was Enzo Covello with the 'Viper Red' 1936 Ford Coupe who picked up a cheque for $5,000 in a presentation on the Johnsonville Stage. "It features a 427 Big Block Chev topped with a 671 blower, a Turbo 400 transmission, Italian leather interior and American Racing Wheels."
Two time NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion and Daytona 500 driver DJ Kennington meets with a young fan after the NASCAR drivers session

After an informative automotive discussion with a Meet the Media panel, the drivers of the NASCAR Pinty's stockcar race took to the Johnsonville stage for a Q&A session with hosts Adam Ross (series announcer) and Dave Bradley from TSN.
Miss Motorama at the Inside Track Motorsports Magazine booth

The overall event was a great way to spend a winter weekend and the free parking came in handy for the thousands of people attending each day. See more photos of the expo after the jump.

Driver Kendra Adams at the Mobil booth
 Pin Up model Cherry Dollface
Celebrity discussion with (l to r) Dan Woods, Barber Dave Lefler, Steve Darnell and Jessi Combs
The crowd gathers around the Johnsonville stage to see the entertainment
Spring Fever - modified cars and culture also featuring tuner and import cars in Hall 4
Custom cars
Hooters was also exhibiting at the show

BlastaCut and Blastacoat

At the Mopar booth

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