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By David Hakim
The Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series heads to Chicago this weekend for 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Presented by Denny Guest’s South Oak Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep. Attendees will be in for a treat as hundreds of premier customs, muscle cars, hot rods and performance manufacturer displays will be packing the floor of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Sparks will be flying at the Genuine Hotrod Chop Shop booth as the “King of Kustoms,” Gene Winfield, demonstrates his craft of bending and shaping sheetmetal to create one-off customs. Richard and Kyle Petty will also be at this weekend’s event signing autographs next to their awesome late-model muscle cars from Petty’s Garage. Speaking of late-model, there’s the Tuner Galleria featuring Euro, Import, JDM & high-performance domestic rides. This year’s show is guaranteed to be an awesome high octane joy ride so come on out and join the fun.
(1934 – 2014)
Producer of the Boise Roadster Show for the past 42 years, Bill New passed away of natural causes at his home on February 11, 2014, with family by his side. Bill, who was 79, was born August 16, 1934, in Bisbee, Arizona. The patriarch of the New Crew not only founded the Boise Roadster Show, Idaho’s largest motorsport’s event, but also Firebird Raceway back in 1968. A family run operation, the Roadster Show will take place on March 6-9 at Expo Idaho in Idaho’s capital city of Boise. Sanctioned by the ISCA since it’s inception in 1973, the show has gained nation prominence and respect from both the exhibitor and fan alike. Bill had a motto to treat the competitors just like the way he would want to be treated if he were showing at an event. This held true at every show he produced over the past many year, and his NHRA Drag Racing facility, too. An active member of the ISCA Producer’s organization, Bill attended nearly every function dating back to the start of the Boise show. He had a very close relationship with the late Bob Larivee Jr., along with former producer Bob Schoonhoven who was a close friend and mentor, originally helping get the Roadster Show off the ground floor in the early 70’s, in addition to many others in the industry. Bill was married to his wife Ellanor for the past 53 years. He was the father of three sons, Scott, John and Brad, and grandfather of three grandsons, Connor, Colin and Austyn.
It has been approved, the 2014 ISCA Championship Finals will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the weekend of April 25th – 27th, 2014. As in the past, the Finals will be a show within a show. The producers from Lafayette were given the opportunity to change the venue to the Baton Rouge River Center and after much consideration the decision was made to relocate the show. There will be twice as many cars, more vendors, and a considerably larger surrounding population to expectantly appeal to more spectators - hopefully boosting attendance. Across the street from the venue is the host hotel, the “Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel" offering a rate of $99.00 per night to patrons. Please use the promotional code "ISCA 2014" when booking rooms to redeem this rate. I would like to thank George and Blaine, the producers of the event, for having us back in Louisiana for the second time. I am sure we will have an extraordinary show! We are looking forward to another positive season with even more competition!
For the first time in a number of years, there will be an ISCA Grand Champion award recipient at the Finals in Baton Rouge, LA. The ISCA Grand Champion will be determined by the ISCA judging staff responsible for the Finals. After the judging staff selects each category award winner in Baton Rouge, LA and after further scrutinizing each category winner once more, the ISCA Grand Champion will be awarded to the "Best of the Best".
The Street Machine Comp category will again be one of the five judging categories for the 2014 ISCA Championship Finals. In the past, we have repositioned this category a couple of times, but felt because of the quality and quantity of Street Touring and Pro Touring entries to ISCA judged shows, we felt obligated to reinstate this category. Moving forward, if you have an entry that competes in any Street Machine, Pro Street, Street Touring, Pro Touring or Competition class, it will be competing in the Street Machine Comp category. If you have any questions concerning this change, please contact your regional representative listed in the ISCA rulebook, any ISCA Supervisor, or call Bob Millard at (586) 703-2381.
A Best Bike and Outstanding Bike award has not historically been presented at every ISCA judged show. For the 2014 season ALL ISCA shows will award and present a Best Bike and an Outstanding Bike award.
All ISCA shows will be presenting class awards as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place winners.
In the past some shows have used this method and some have used the terms Best, Outstanding, and Place. Using the ladder has been very confusing for many participants because the Special Awards also are listed as Best and Outstanding. To ensure consistency and clarity among the entire roster, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place system will be used in the 2014 show season and beyond.
Please review the NEW schedule for 2014. Additions such as Austin, TX, Dayton, OH, and now the Finals being held in Baton Rouge, LA will provide additional opportunity to show during the upcoming season.
Also for those of you running for points and the ISCA Championship, please review the schedule very closely because we have changed the "A" ratings to make it easier to qualify. Remember you must have eight points or more and four category wins - either Best in the Category or Outstanding in the Category - to qualify for the ISCA Championship Finals. Also for 2014, you can earn points for winning any three of the following: Outstanding Paint, (any paint award), Outstanding Engine, Outstanding Interior, Outstanding Detail, Undercarriage or Engineered. Remember you get (3) three points for each "A" show you win and (1) one point for each "AA" show you win.
High-Octane rides blazoned in candy pearl paint and rolling on polished wheels greeted thousands of car enthusiasts as we kicked off our Summit Racing Show Car Series last weekend at the 54th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Houston AutoRama. The halls of the George R. Brown Convention Center were filled with hundreds of show cars from […]
John Mai from Houston has decided to let go of two past ISCA Champion vehicles and their displays. They are his 1941 Willys “Black Magic” and his 1933 Willys “Perseverance”. Check out the For Sale section under the news heading on our website for further information.