Theme Tuesdays: The Motors Of Motorama 2016

Additional Photography By: Drake Nolte

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Motorama 2016 has now come and gone signalling the early beginnings of another season here in Ontario.

Before jumping right into this year’s multi-part coverage of the show –brought to you by myself and Drake Nolte— I’m going to do a Theme Tuesday post dedicated to the stand out motors and engine bays of the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo.

After all a motor specific post seems quite appropriate with the show being called Motorama.

There were a lot of cars and a lot of motors to check out so while this isn’t all of them it is a great representation of the type of variety that makes Motorama great and the type of variety you should expect from the upcoming coverage.

As always Elevated showed well with their group of well built Hondas including Brian's turbo H22 Civic
As always Elevated showed well with their group of exceptionally well-built Hondas

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Drake and myself have both seen Brian’s heavily polished turbo h22 motor plenty of times but it is a hard one not to take pictures of
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Behind Brian, Rob Silva showed off his own stellar EJ6 resto mod project
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This car started as a lowly DX before Rob literally left no bolt unturned rebuilding it
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… a labour of love some might say
Petey's EF is another car that is hard not to shoot
Petey’s EF proudly sings the sounds of its people through four polished trumpets

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I still remember the first time I heard Adam’s car,  it’s got a scream unlike any other

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Well kept DA’s are incredibly rare these days so to see one at a show done to this level is worth taking an extra look at, Aaron Pilon did a great job with this
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This gold accented and polished motor sat in a very interesting EM2 wide body Civic
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Vibrant Performance components could be found on most of the serious builds in the tuner section of the show, like this boosted RSX
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After three years of hiding out NV Auto‘s original ‘Orange Beast’  track car is back. I can’t wait to hear this Borg Warner fed ej207 scream on the track

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Of course their other Orange Beast was at the show as well, along with its driver Riley Sexsmith
This Celica was one of my favorite cars of 2015, and I can safely say it is now one of my favourite of 2016
This ’72 Celica was one of my favourite cars of 2015, and I can safely say it is now one of my favourite of 2016 as well
The motor is a 2UZFE
The motor is a 2UZFE
The turbo is a Garrett 89mm
And the turbo is a Garrett 89mm

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The supercharger is, as surprising as this might be, a Ford SVT unit. Dynamotor Sports cars are consistently high power so I wouldn’t be surprised if this puts down quad digits
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Switches N Thangs was well represented by to Majestics Car Club cars
That lowrider attention to detail is of course always on point
That lowrider attention to detail is of course always on point
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The Chilango ’64 had a near constant crowd looking at all the fine details

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This is a car that can captivate any enthusiast for a serious amount of time
This is a car that can captivate any enthusiast for a serious amount of time
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Earning the only full car shot of this post is this PT Cruiser that made me double take
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That sports a 300C hemi under the hood and obviously a rear wheel drive conversion
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There’s an entire site dedicated to this car but twitter is a little bit easier to navigate
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Jeff Lutz wasn’t the only person to bring a drag machine to the show, this early Camaro made its presence known in the front hall
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@hoowybrow spent the past month or at his job at Hitman Hot Rods cleaning up this engine bay
Jeff Norwell's Diamond Deuce will transition this post into the land of hot rods
Jeff Norwell’s Diamond Deuce will transition this post into the land of hot rods
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It’s not every show you see a flat head powered Ford rail dragster
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The front hall is never a let down at this show and this Cadillac V8 powered Ford was an easy top ten favourite of mine
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Of course by now you should also be familiar with the look of the Taylor’d Dodge power plant
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Road Kill machine from the front hall
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Chris Mahtton’s nailhead shuts down yet another post, with it’s period correct level of perfect

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Love the variety of vehicles this show brings out. Can’t wait to see the rest of what you two were able to capture!

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