In pictures: Motorama is Toronto’s hot rod and custom showcase
It’s a must for custom car enthusiasts in southern Ontario, and the most recent stop Jesse Henke made on the tour one of his latest builds, a 1965 Oldsmobile 442 nicknamed “The Getter,” was making around the show circuit.
“We had its debut last year at SEMA [in Las Vegas], then it was at the Detroit Autorama last week, and now it’s here at Motorama,” Henke, owner of Windsor, Ontario-based JH Restorations, says. “The car was just finished — it’s probably got 50 miles on it.”
The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo has been drawing the newest and coolest custom car builds, hot rod projects and the enthusiasts who love them to the Toronto’s International Centre every spring for four years now, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Hundreds of custom cars from all genres share space under the rafters of the convention halls, and repeat entries are few and far between.
Celebrity personalities like former Overhaulin’ host Courtney Hansen, Drag Week champion David Schroeder and Vegas Rat Rods mechanic Twiggy Tallant add even more incentive, and help draw in massive crowds.
We’ve got the highlights of some of the more unique cars from the show to give you an idea of exactly what makes this show so great. In pictures: Motorama is Toronto’s hot rod and custom showcase | Driving