TORONTO, ON // MARCH 5, 2018 • In 2015, Jeff Lutz brought his Drag Week-winning ’57 Bel-Air – one of the legendary ‘Evil Twins’ – to the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers. A year later, he was back at the show with his incredible ’69 street legal Camaro Pro Mod dubbed ‘Mad Max,’ which also dominated Drag Week.
After a one-year hiatus, Lutz is returning to Toronto and Motorama, this time brining his stunning 3,500 horsepower ’57 Chevy that is currently working its way up ‘The List’ on Discovery Channel’s hit show Street Outlaws. Motorama runs March 9, 10 & 11 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
Lutz Schroeder Cluster image (Large)Lutz, who hails from Callery, PA, and his car will be appearing in a Drag Week feature booth alongside of another Drag Week champ – Toronto’s own David Schroeder. Schroeder will be making his Motorama debut and he’ll be bringing the gorgeous ’66 Corvette that he drove to victory last fall at Drag Week, earning the Overall and Unlimited Class titles.
The display will also feature Schroeder’s previous Hot Rod Drag Week ride, a red ’55 Chevy, as well as the trailer he uses to haul tires and equipment from track-to-track during the unique competition.
Drag Week rules stipulate that the race vehicle must also function as a street legal tow vehicle, getting the driver, the race car, tools and equipment to the various tracks.
There are quarter-mile competitions on five consecutive days at four different tracks around the US Midwest, requiring the cars to travel more than 1,000 miles on public roads and highways without the aid of support vehicles. It’s a gruelling competition that takes a heavy toll on the racers and equipment.
To make his third Toronto appearance, Lutz and his son, Jeff Jr., will be driving all-night from Oklahoma City after a day of filming an episode of Street Outlaws.
“Since the first time we met Jeff Lutz and his family – including their two appearances at Motorama and running into them regularly at SEMA and PRI – it’s always been a pleasure to see them,” said Motorama co-promoter Greg MacPherson. “We’re honoured that he and Jeff Jr. are making this huge effort to make it back to Motorama and we can’t wait to have them and their ’57 Chevy at the show.
“We’re also very excited about David Schroeder being able to come. This is something we’ve worked on for several years but the timing hasn’t worked out… until now. Having a Torontonian as the reigning Drag Week champion and him bringing his winning car – as well as his ’55 Chevy and his trailer – is a huge thrill. We’re excited that Canadian car and racing fans will be able to meet Jeff and David, see their cars, and get a good idea of what Drag Week is all about.”
Lutz and Schroeder will be at Motorama throughout the show, signing autographs and meeting fans, at their booth in Hall 2.
They’ll also be participating in the drag racing panel discussion on The Johnsonville Stage on Saturday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m., alongside of 2016 NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps and other local straight-line racers.
For tickets and show information – including celebrity appearance times – visit www.MotoramaShow.com.
ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO PRESENTED BY MOTHERS: The fourth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers takes place March 9, 10 & 11, 2018 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 www.MotoramaShow.com.