Press Release



March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 at Toronto’s International Centre


TORONTO, ON // FEBRUARY 21, 2017 Some people are well known for doing one thing really well. While others become famous for excelling at more than one thing. In the case of Dan Woods, he definitely falls into the latter category.


The TV host / actor / writer / radio broadcaster / TV and film producer will be appearing all three days of the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers. The show takes place March 10, 11 & 12 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.


Woods first came to be known to audiences, in 1987, playing the stern English teacher (and later principal), Mr. Raditch, on the Emmy Award-winning Degrassi television franchise (Degrassi Jr. High and Degrassi… The Next Generation), which continue to be broadcast around the globe.


In addition to acting, Woods – who originally hailed from Toronto – has a passion for automobiles. In 1997, he created, hosted, wrote and produced Classic Car Restorations, for Speed Channel.


And starting in 2003, this pioneer in automotive television was the host and driving force behind Chop Cut Rebuild, a documentary / ‘how to’ format show that featured the restoration and customization of the most popular classic cars in the genre. The show ran for 12 seasons, with more than 150 episodes to its credit. Since its creation, Chop Cut Rebuild has aired in upwards of 30 countries and continues to be televised on MAVTV.


Additionally, Woods has also overseen all aspects of production as Executive Producer for three other acclaimed TV series;Street Tuner Challenge,

American Seduction and First Crush.


While at Motorama, Woods will sign autographs and participate in some of the discussion panels and awards presentations on The Johnsonville Stage.


“I always love coming to Toronto and the opportunity to connect with fellow car lovers, at Motorama, is something I’m really looking forward to,” said Woods, who first began tinkering with automobiles at his father’s salvage yard in the city’s west end. “Over the years, I’ve worked on the restoration of more than 40 classic or custom cars, so I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about – in terms of shared experiences and passions – at Motorama.”


Speaking on behalf of Motorama, Greg MacPherson said, “Car lovers everywhere know and love Chop Cut Rebuild. And most Canadians grew up watching the Degrassi TV shows, which makes Dan doubly interesting to the people who will be at the show. Dan recently moved back to Canada, from California, so we’re honoured that he’s making one of his first ‘return’ appearances at Motorama.”


Details regarding Dan Woods’ autograph and appearance times will be available at, prior to showtime.


ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The third annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers takes place March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 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 or visit


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