2017-2018 ISCA SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SHOW CAR SERIES SCHEDULE

The 2017-2018 ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Schedule has been posted. Click on the Schedule Tab above to view. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the shows in the upcoming season!

2018 ISCA Rule Book

The 2018 ISCA Rule Book has been posted. Please click on the Rule Book tab to read and/or download the new edition.

Here is a summary of the major changes:

1. Lowrider Classes must now have air bags, air ride or hydraulics front and rear and must be consistent with Lowrider styling.

2. Traditional Rod class names have been tweaked. There are now only three classes: Nostalgia Rod, Vintage Traditional Rod and Traditional Rod. All may be broken down into coupe, sedan, roadster or pickup at the show.

3. Major changes have been made to the Street Machine/Comp Category classes: All Street Machine classes from other Categories (Custom, Rod, Truck) have been moved to the Street Machine/Comp Category. Additionally, Class 3350.0 Super Street has been renamed Pro ET and Class 3360.0 Super Gas has been renamed Super Pro ET. A new Class, 3365.0 Super Comp, has been added. The explanatory paragraphs for Street Machine, Pro Street, Street Touring and Pro Touring have also been updated with regards to required components and features. Be sure to refer to pages 19 and 28-33 of the Rule Book to familiarize yourself with these changes.

4. In the 5177.0 Big Wheel Bike Category Class, bikes must now have an altered fork to accept the big front wheel.

5. An entry must have two Spot Checks to compete at the Finals — one during the season and one done at the Finals.

6. Under Restored Truck, both 2WD and 4WD entries are considered for this Class.

If you have any questions regarding these changes or other information in the Rule Book, feel free to contact one of the members of the Competition Committee listed on Page 2 of the Rule Book.

ISCA Facebook Page

Check out our new Facebook page: The ISCA – International Show Car Association. We will be posting photos of vehicles that catch our eyes at ISCA-sanctioned shows as well as show info and interesting tidbits.

We will also be tweeting updates on winners once the season begins. Our twitter account is: @theisca.

Be sure to like us, rate us and follow along.

Elkhart Show Venue and Date Changes

The dates and venue are changing for The Coachmen Auto Club Cavalcade of Wheels. Due to this change, the show won’t be held until September 18, 2018. The new venue will be the Elkhart County Fairgrounds. Please keep this in mind when setting your show schedule.

For more information, you can contact Mike Vantornhout at 575-514-8647, or email the club at coachmenautoclub@att.net. The Coachmen Auto Club website is www.coachmenautoclub.com.

A replica of Billy Thomas' 2016 Ridler Winning 1939 Oldsmobile - Kansas City Pedal Car Challenge

Summit Racing Equipment Pedal Car Challenge

Summit Racing Equipment sponsors the ISCA’s Show Car Series, as well as the Student Career Day Program and Pedal Car Challenge.

Student Career Day takes place at select ISCA-sanctioned shows and offers automotive students a chance to hear about career possibilities from industry professionals, speak with exhibitors about their vehicles and get an up-close look at the amazing hot rods and customs that grace the show floor.

In the Pedal Car Challenge, automotive classes receive a pedal car from Summit Racing Equipment, which they then customize and display at the show, where they are judged and awarded prizes.

Here are a few of the this year’s creative entries:

THE 2017 SUMMIT RACING EQUPMENT
PISTON POWERED AUTO-RAMA
CROWNS MANY MORE CHAMPIONS IN CLEVELAND

By Show Manager:Steve Legerski

Click on the link below to get the low-down on the 2017 Summit Racing Equipment IX Piston Powered Auto-Rama:

51st Annual Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Cleveland Auto-Rama

Jesse Matlock's 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda

62nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Omaha World of Wheels

(Photo: Jesse Matlock’s 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda – Omaha Best Street Machine/Comp)

By Bob Millard

The 62nd Edition of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Omaha World of Wheels was held March 17-19, 2017. This show is part of the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series and the ISCA Championship Series.

This year, the front row was filled with some spectacular cars. Ted Hubbard brought his 2017 Great 8 contender 1930 Model A, built by Andy Leach. Next to him was Rick Gochanour with his 1966 Ford Bronco, which was also built by Leach and his crew at Cal Creations. Dale Boesch showed a fresh 1934 Ford Roadster. Dale owns his own shop in Humprey, NE and has had his share of front row cars at the World of Wheels in Omaha. A couple of the 2017 ISCA finalists were on hand this year: Larry Reimer, who finished second in the Restored Category at the Finals with his blue 1972 Firebird, won Best Restored, and Jesse Matlock, from Dewey, OK, who took the 2017 Street Machine Category/Comp Championship at the Finals, earned Best Street Machine/Comp for his 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda. George Fage from, St. John, IN, grabbed the Best Custom Award for his 1958 Plymouth. These are just a few of the great cars at this year’s show.

Jeff Henry Chevrolet sponsored the 50 Year Celebration of the Camaro with an eight car display, while Thunder Roads Motorcycle Magazine sponsored and hosted a bike show with 85 motorcycles entered. This was their second year, and so far this has been an excellent relationship. The Rebels Car Club did a great job with the traditional section featuring 60 entries competing for their special awards. Lowrider Magazine and “Boss Man” Joe Ray were set-up all weekend for the Lowrider fans.

Our celebrities for this season’s show were WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan, Rick Harrison from the TV show “Pawn Stars,” and Ben Jones “Cooter” from the Dukes of Hazzard Show.

I would be remiss to not mention the Midwest Street Rod Club for their continued support.
Be sure to mark your calendars for March of 2018 for the 63rd Omaha World of Wheels, which will be a show worth attending. Thanks to everyone involved with this event!

Ron Maier's 1957 Chevy

“SHOWMAD” 1957 CHEVY GARNERS GOLDMARK IN BOISE

By Scott New

Ron Maier, from Hillsboro, Oregon, captured the Goldmark award at the 45th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show. Presented by Les Schwab Tires, the ISCA Summit Show Car Series event was staged over three days and nights at the Expo Idaho facility.

In impressive fashion, both Aaron Atnip and Mark Spurlock, with A & M Deluxe Customs, earned their third Goldmark title (winning in 2013-Jerry Kjensrud; 2015-Greg Meyer and 2017-Maier). Under construction for a number of years, the 1957 Chevy Nomad called “SHOWMAD” also swept Best Custom and Display.

Selected as the 36th recipient of the prestigious Master-Builder award, Mickey Ellis from West Point, Utah, graciously accepted the special honor. For nearly three decades, Mickey was the judging supervisor of the Boise show. He was also part of the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Stag’s car club with a 1932 Ford highboy coupe, which won Best Club Display.

The show featured the first public appearance of Eddie Braun’s “Evel Spirit” Skycycles, which flew over Idaho’s Snake River Canyon last September. In addition, Jerry “the King” Ruth was a special guest of honor. Ruth fired up his 1971 Top Fueler (outside) in recognition of the 50th year of racing at Firebird Raceway in 2017. On behalf of Marvel Comics, a meet and greet was staged with both Spiderman and Iron Man over the weekend.

2017 Boise Roadster Show highlights:

Goldmark and Best Custom – Ron Maier, Hillsboro, Ore., 1957 Nomad
Essence of Cool and Best Rod – Tom Zink, Gresham, Ore., 1941 Ford
Trendsetter and Best Street Machine/Comp – Tim Kerrigan, Sonoma, Calif., 1957 Chevy
Best Restored – Terry Richards, Meridian, 1968 Shelby GT-500
People’s Choice and Best Truck – John Rydzewski, Oregon City, Ore., 1955 Ford F-100
Best Bike – Pete Reed, Boise, 1913 Indian
Firerod – Dennis Akers, Post Falls, 1931 Ford Vicky
Mighty Fine – Wally Belt, Salem, Ore., 1937 Ford
Tompkins Pick – Michael Mongiello, Eagle, 1936 Ford
Jack’s Pick – John Griffin, New Plymouth, 1936 Ford
The Wild One and Long Distance – Gordon Tronson, Las Vegas, Nev., 1962 Econoline
Club Display – Stag’s car club, Roy, Utah

Goldmark Champion Ron Maier

Mike Markin's 1938 Graham, 2017 ISCA Grand Champion

2017 ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Championship Finals

The 2017 ISCA Championship Finals sponsored by Summit Racing Equipment was held in conjunction with 55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Chicago World of Wheels presented by Denny Guest’s South Oak Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep. It was the 54th year of the ISCA competition, and what a great show it turned out to be!

When we produce the Finals with one of the ISCA shows, it becomes a show within a show. The Championship Finalists show against each other and are not in competition with the participants in the World of Wheels show.

There were twenty-seven entries qualified for the Finals competing in five different categories: Custom, Rod, Truck, Restored and Street Machine/Comp. The entries represented nineteen different states and two provinces. Each category has $10,000.00 in prize money. When it is all said and done, the five category champions are pitted against each other to determine the Grand Champion for the season. The Grand Champion receives an additional $5000.00 in prize money, and all participants in the Finals receive some very nice awards for their efforts. All of this is sponsored by Summit Racing Equipment plus over twenty other supporting sponsors of the series.

There were four ISCA officials from different parts of the country chosen to do the judging for this special event: Gary Moore (Colorado), Jim Karls (California), Ken Faust (Pennsylvania), and Brian Millard (Iowa).

Here are the results of the 2017 ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Championship Finals:

GRAND CHAMPION

Mike & Pat Markin – Eau Claire, WI – 1938 Graham – $5,000.00

Grand Champion
Mike & Pat Markin Eau Claire, WI 1938 Graham $5,000.00

CUSTOM CATEGORY

1st – John Bedenbender – Mt. Vernon, TX – 1962 Chevrolet – $5,000.00
2nd – Chris Collins – Jarrell, TX – 1968 Camaro – $2,500.00
3rd – James Boitnott – Hamilton, OH – 1956 Nomad – $1,500.00
4th – Neil Blackie – Grimsby, ON – 1966 Nova – $1,000.00
5th – Rex Satterfield – Russellville, TN – 1957 Chevrolet – $750.00
5th – Stephen Giles – Dallas, TX – 1957 Buick – $750.00
5th – Joe Sheehan – Middletown, PA – 1968 Chevelle – $750.00
5th – Lisa Cruz – Amherst, NY – 2005 Saturn – $750.00

ROD CATEGORY

1st – Mark Markin – Eau Clair, WI – 1938 Graham – $5,000.00
2nd – Richard Broyles – Jonesborough, TN – 1941 Ford – $2,500.00
3rd – Mickey Heflin – Paduca, KY – 1933 Ford – $1,500.00
4th – Sam Lynn – Gallitin, TN – 1933 Ford – $1,000.00
5th – Doug Juonis – Nashua, NH – 1931 Ford – $750.00

TRUCK CATEGORY

1st – Harry Smith – Powell, TN – 1993 Ford – $5,000.00
2nd – Rod Parsons – Ripley, WV – 1969 Chevrolet – $2,500.00
3rd – Dustin Foust – Floyds Knob, IN – 1955 Ford – $1,500.00
4th – Ed Davis – Blairsville, GA – 1951 Chevrolet – $1,000.00
5th – Ron Kitchens – Harper, TX – 1956 Chevrolet – $750.00
5th – Jack Sorich – Louisville, KY – 1956 Ford – $750.00
5th – Adrean Shelton – Killen, AL – 1949 Chevrolet – $750.00

RESTORED CATEGORY

1st – Jerry Beasley – Hazel Green, KY – 1967 Chevelle – $5,000.00
2nd – Larry Reimer – Omaha, NE – 1972 Firebird – $2,500.00
3rd – Andy Starr – Springfield, VA – 1965 Buick – $1,500.00
4th – Ernest Hollis – Salado, TX – 1973 Dodge – $1,000.00
5th – Jerry Harris – Vallejo, CA – 1970 Dodge – $750.00

STREET MACHINE/COMP CATEGORY

1st – Jesse Matlock – Dewey, OK – 1971 Barracuda – $5,000.00
2nd – Mike Raup – Gambrills, MD – 1966 Nova – $2,500.00

The winners of the ISCA Appreciation Awards were also announced at the Finals banquet. The winners of these awards are decided by votes from the exhibitors themselves. Since they are recognition from their peers, these awards are always an honor to receive. The 2017 Appreciation Awards were presented to: Ron Kitchens (Owner of the Year), Rod Parsons (Rookie of the Year), Richard Broyles (Sportsman of the Year), Paul Potocki (Official of the Year), Mike Tarquinio (Individual of the Year), and Lynn Broyles & Michela Giles, who tied for Companion of the Year.

I would like to thank Summit Racing Equipment, Championship Auto Shows, Inc. and the other members of the ISCA Producers Association for their continued support year after year. I’d also like to offer congratulations to the 2017 Championship Finalists, and express my appreciation to all the exhibitors who show their vehicles at all of the shows in the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series.

Bob Millard
General Manager
International Show Car Association

Bob Millard with Mike & Pat Markin, 2017 ISCA Grand Champions

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