@MotoramaShow • TORONTO, ON • If you have been involved with the car hobby over the last few years, you’re aware that there are forces working against enthusiasts.
Even though – in most instances – antique, classic and custom cars are driven a minimum number of kilometres each season and are ultra-safe given that the braking systems and suspensions have been upgraded to today’s standards, many insurers are still refusing to insure them for regular driving.
“It’s been modified,” is the usual answer, sending enthusiasts to the specialty insurers. And while these groups offer attractive rates, they are often restrictive in terms of where and when you can drive your vehicle. Additionally, both the MTO and the MOE have regulations that are confusing and/or unfair.
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On Saturday, March 14 at Toronto’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, Performance Improvements will present a seminar by Jonathan Hendricks. Entitled, ‘Legal Pit Stop,’ the seminar will offer valuable advice about what your options are in the event that you get into trouble while driving your vehicle. Motorama takes place March 13, 14 & 15 at Toronto’s International Centre.
In addition to being a lawyer, Hendricks is also an avid, long-time car enthusiast. His father, a policeman, was the proud owner of a ’70s Corvette, and Jonathan used to go with him whenever he was buying parts at Performance Improvements.
After high school, Jonathan went to the University of Toronto for his undergraduate degree. He then studied at the University of Windsor law school. It was in Windsor that his passion for Transportation, Criminal and Administrative Law grew. He graduated in 2012 and was called to the Law Society of Upper Canada after articling with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Jonathan has retained his interest in cars and has become very familiar with the problems that modified car owners, tuner and truck enthusiasts face. He plans to specialize in this field, catering to customers in the Greater Toronto Area, from his office in downtown Toronto.
During his presentation at Motorama, which takes place on Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. in Seminar Room #104, Hendricks will present a seminar on the problems facing car enthusiasts and will offer insights on pending laws that could be in the works. He’ll also make suggestions on the proper ways to handle interactions with the authorities.
Other expected topics and issues include:
– If I modify my vehicle without reporting the modification to my insurer, what are the potential consequences?
– Do current environmental and emissions laws apply to older hot rod vehicles?
– If I am stopped and asked to blow in a breathalyzer, what should I do?
– Is there a way to avoid liability if my hot rod is involved in an accident and I am sued?
– … and other questions from those in attendance.
To contact Jonathan Hendricks, phone: (647) 894 0595 or email: email@example.com.
The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. Advance tickets and schedule information can be found at
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