One of the highlights of four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon’s final NASCAR Sprint Cup season last year was his milestone 93rd career series win at Martinsville, Virginia to advance to the final four in The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
To commemorate that win and Gordon’s 23rd and final full-time season of competition, Canadian Motor Speedway (CMS) is extremely proud to present Gordon’s 2015 # 24 AARP Member Advantages Chevy SS that he raced to victory that day as the center-piece of the CMS display at the 2016 edition of the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo.
Motorama will be held at Toronto’s International Centre March 11th, 12th and 13th, and Gordon’s Martinsville-winning car at the CMS display will once again be one of the headline attractions. This will be the 6th time CMS has presented Gordon’s # 24 car, but this year marks a very rare and special occasion where one of Gordon’s actual race-winning cars will be on display in Canada.
Continuing a very popular tradition, fans can once again meet and speak with John Bickford Sr. Bickford, who is the stepfather and the man behind the illustrious career of Gordon, the designer of Canadian Motor Speedway.
“I’m looking forward to attending The Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo, and the opportunity to talk with race fans and supporters of CMS,” said Bickford. “It’s something I look forward to every spring. Each year we strive to bring a unique show car to Motorama. This year, we’ll have Jeff’s 93rd win Martinsville car.”
This year, Niagara College‘s Motive Power Program, Applied Research Centre, and The Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre will be exhibiting their technology together with CMS, showcasing their Hybrid Trainer and a 3D printed model of Canadian Motor Speedway. Fans will be able to see CMS’s motorsports stadium take shape in 3D form with preliminary specifications from our architects, IBI Group.
Motorama attendees can take their photo with the #24 race car in CMS’s ‘Victory Lane’ and also connect with CMS owners and the management team for the latest progress updates and construction plans for the signature speedway designed by Gordon.
“Jeff’s great run last season and his historic win at Martinsville was a moment of tremendous pride for all of us. We are absolutely excited this year to showcase Jeff’s actual winning race car at our display to commemorate and celebrate his stellar racing career. This will truly be a memorable event for the thousands of Jeff Gordon fans that have visited us each year at Motorama,” commented CMS Executive Director and Partner, Azhar Mohammad.