CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [news,event,events,championship series]



  March 13, 2016- TORONTO – The second annual Vintage Auto Championship Series winner was crowned yesterday at the 2016 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo held at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. The presentation came at the conclusion of another successful show for the Motorama organizers and the VINTAGE Team. A trophy and cheque presentation was made on the Johnsonville Stage on Sunday afternoon by Jason Wilson, Manager of VINTAGE Auto Insurance and Brian Reeds, President of Reeds Insurance in Lindsay ON (of which VINTAGE is a division). The anticipation was high, as the tournament had spanned the course of the 2015 show season and culminated with online voting during the winter “off-season”. A total of $10,000 in prize money was awarded in the 2nd annual Series. “We couldn’t have asked for better representation in our second year,” said Jason Wilson, VINTAGE Manager. “The standard of quality set by the first season’s competition was easily matched this year. We are already planning the next tournament that will kick off in June, and I can’t wait to see the calibre of cars that we attract after another successful run.”



VINTAGE is excited to announce that Mike Livia was awarded the trophy and title of Grand Champion for his wicked 1936 Ford Pick up, referred to as “Copperhead” throughout the tournament. Runner-up Alec Smith’s 1941 Half ton pickup, affectionately referred to as “My Baby”, received 2nd place accolades. Both vehicles were on display at the Motorama Show, which took place March 11 through the 13th. Car show enthusiasts filled the VINTAGE booth (located in Hall 2) to see both trucks, chat with the owners, and visit with the VINTAGE team. Lucky Wildcard and Semi-finalist winners also walked away with cheques in hand to celebrate their wins. The show marks the end of the 2nd Annual Championship Series, which featured 14 vehicles chosen from prominent car shows and cruise events throughout Ontario during the summer of 2015. Two additional “Wild Card” entries were added to the mix from online submissions to create a “Sweet 16” list of eligible championship contenders. Online voting, which commenced in January of this year, whittled down the contenders in a bracket vote, resulting in “The Final Four.” Cash prizes were awarded to these four finalists, plus the Wildcard Winners:


CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: MIKE LIVIA for his 1936 Ford Pickup ($5,000)



RUNNER-UP: ALEC SMITH for his 1941 Chevrolet Half Ton Pickup ($2,000)



SEMI-FINALIST: BOB BURK for his 1932 Ford Roadster ($1,000)



SEMI-FINALIST: JAMES MADIGAN for his 1941 Dodge Pickup ($1,000)



WILDCARD WINNER: BILL BOYNETT for his 1980 Corvette custom ($500)



WILDCARD WINNER: RICHARD HUSKISSON for his 1938 Ford Coupe ($500)



The entire $10,000 purse prize for this show was proudly sponsored by Reeds Insurance, based in Lindsay ON. While Reeds Insurance is a full-service brokerage, VIINTAGE AUTO INSURANCE was created specifically for the needs of classic car enthusiasts who hold their cars to a higher standard - and care for them accordingly. For more information about VINTAGE, to see pictures of our finalists, and to follow the show schedule for the 2016 season, visit www.vintageautoinsurance.ca

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