The 3rd Annual AutoRama Montreal Takes Place This Weekend

The 3rd Edition of the AutoRama Montreal presented by John Scotti and East Coast Carz returns this weekend, October 1st and 2nd, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The show will feature more than 250 customs, hot rods, classic cars, exotics, trucks, bikes, race vehicles and imports from Quebec, Canada and the USA.

Come on out and enjoy Montreal’s hospitality, great cuisine and exciting car culture, and help support one of the great shows in the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series!

New Orleans Not on the 2017 Schedule

Please note that the New Orleans World of Wheels will not be produced in 2017.

Championship Auto Shows Adds Two New Shows

Championship Auto Shows, Inc. has added two new shows to the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Schedule: Minneapolis and Edmonton.

Both cities have held World of Wheels events in the past. The 18th Annual JBs Power Center Edmonton World of Wheels Presented by Carlson Body Shop Supply Ltd. will take place March 3-5, 2017 at the Edmonton Expo Centre and the 50th Anniversary O’Reilly Auto Parts Minneapolis World of Wheels will be held March 17-19, 2017 at the US Bank Stadium.

Please arrange your schedules to participate in these two returning events.

For more information on these shows, please check out the Schedule tab.

PPG to Sponsor 2017 ISCA Paint Awards

What finishing detail elevates a custom vehicle from a good looking custom to an outstanding one? A fabulous paint job! Paint is what ties everything together, and the ISCA Paint Awards were created to acknowledge this fact.

We are proud to announce that PPG will be sponsoring the ISCA Paint Awards for 2017. So ISCA members, if there’s a paint project in your future, thank PPG for their support by using PPG paints.

NEW PRIZE MONEY PAYOUTS FOR 2017 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SHOW CAR SERIES ISCA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Along with the changes to the qualifying requirements for the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Championship Finals, we have upped the ante by adding more cash to the Championship Finals prize money pot!

Effective for 2017, prize payouts will reach to Fifth Place in each Category (Custom, Truck, Rod, Street Machine, Restored):

5th Place Finishers will receive $ 750.00
4th Place Finishers will receive $1,000.00
3rd Place Finishers will receive $1,500.00
2nd Place Finishers will receive $2,500.00
1st Place Finishers will receive $5,000.00

The First Place finishers in each Category are crowned the Category Champion. The Overall Grand Champion will be chosen from among the five Category Champions and will receive an additional $5,000.00. So, the Overall Grand Champion will drive away with a total of $10,000 in prize money ($5,000.00 from the Category win and $5,000.00 as Grand Champion). Not bad for a few weekends of enjoying car show camaraderie while showing off you custom vehicle!

If you have any questions regarding the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series competition or Championship Finals, please contact Bob Millard at 586-703-2381.

NEW QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR 2017 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SHOW CAR SERIES

Minor changes could mean major results!

ISCA has modified the qualifying requirements for the 2017 Racing Equipment Show Car Series Championship Finals. Beginning with Chicago this past March, there will no longer be “A” or “AA” rating associated with each show. All shows are now considered equal in this respect. The “L” ratings for each show will remain in place, as they determine the payouts for each event.

A participant only needs to win Best or Outstanding in their category, or any two of the following awards: Detailed, Engineered, Undercarriage, Paint, Engine or Interior to receive credit for any given show. As in the past, the participant must accomplish this at least four (4) times in the season to qualify for the ISCA Championship Finals.

Check out the Standings section of the ISCA website above, to see how this change will make things clearer for the participants involved.

Winners of the 2016 NORTHEAST CHALLENGE!

This year, producers of the ISCA shows in Montreal, Boston, Quebec City and Moncton introduced the NORTHEAST CHALLENGE in which participants qualified by competing at all four shows. Here are the winners of the Challenge:

1st: Robert Cooke, 1969 Camaro, $2,000.00
2nd: Doug Juonis, 1931 Ford, $1,500.00
3rd: Pablo & Lisa Cruz, 2005 Saturn, $1,000.00

Congratulations and thanks for participating in the NORTHEAST CHALLENGE!

New Waco Show Set for November 18-20, 2016

We are happy to announce that a new Waco area show is set for this Fall. The Central Texas World of Wheels will be held at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, TX November 18-20, 2016. The event will host approximately 130 to 140 vehicles. Bill Kirkland is the Producer of Record, and you can reach him at (254) 982-4024 or greenmchn1@gmail.com. The associated website for the show is www.classicautoproductions.com. We ask that our members come on out to support this new show.

 

FORGED IN CLEVELAND AND MADE IN THE USA!!!
THE 50TH ANNUAL SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT PISTON POWERED AUTO-RAMA
PRESENTED BY RAD AIR COMPLETE CAR CARE AND TIRE CENTERS OVERPOWERS CLEVELAND

By Show Manager: Steve Legerski

The first day of spring marked the last day of the 50th Annual Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama Presented by Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers. Springs, suspensions, tires, motors, carburetors and more all sprung to life in Cleveland, Ohio at the I-X Center March 18 – 20, 2016.

The show celebrated its 50 years in Cleveland with The Former Fifty and the Featured Fifty vehicles. The Former Fifty were winners from the past, which were displayed on Thunder Row as part of the 2016 Cruisin’ Times All Stars. The Featured Fifty were a combination of ISCA Show Cars from around the country, plus many specialty vehicles and movie cars.

Comedian and “Car Aficionado,” Jay Leno, appeared at the show on Sunday. Leno was on the show floor and made his “Big Dog Garage” pick from the hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The winner of the Big Dog Garage, Michael Marsico won with his 1966 red Pontiac Catalina 2+2 and took home the one-of-a-kind award.

The Show also featured a Vietnam War Tribute: 50 Year Commemoration Display & Military Vehicle Display. A combination of Piston-Powered Vietnam era vehicles and over 300 photos and illustrations from the start of the Vietnam War to its end.

Jay Leno with Joseph Horvath, a recipient of the Silver Star
Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with a Bronze Star.

“The 2016 Piston Powered Auto-Rama was an amazing success and Jay Leno was the high-gloss wax on the paint too,” said Show Manager, Steve Legerski. “In the past two years, attendance has grown 20%, but it is much more than numbers, it’s the energy, the vibe, the horsepower that the show brings to the attendees. We will open on Saint Patrick’s Day in 2017, the 17th in 17 and our whole team at the I-X Center is looking forward to another year with more high quality vehicles and features.”

If a piston makes it go, it was in THIS show! The show filled more than one million square feet of custom cars, motorcycles, boats, aircraft, antique tractors, monster trucks, semis, tractor trailers, military vehicles and historical construction equipment. There was a swap meet, toy modeler area and even an indoor soap box derby rally track and competition.

More than 1,000 vehicles were showcased, participants rolled in from all points across the United States and Canada to show off their finest piston powered vehicles. Top honors in the ISCA class were awarded to:

SUMMIT GOLD CUP WINNER $5,000 Mike & Patricia Markin – Eau Claire, WI – 1938 Graham 97
BEST RESTORED $750 Steve Brody – Houghton Lake, MI – 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible
BEST ROD $750 Mike & Patricia Markin – Eau Claire, WI – 1938 Graham 97
BEST STREET MACHINE COMP $750 David Haney – Gilbertsville, PA – 1972 Chevy Vega
BEST TRUCK $750 Jeff Matauch – New Hudson, MI – 1954 Chevy 3100 Pickup
BEST CUSTOM $750 Ronson Burton – Milton, DE – 1963 Chevy SS Nova Convertible

The 2016 Genuine Hotrod Hardware Pedal Car Challenge Presented by Summit Racing Equipment in Association with Ohio Technical College had eight local entries. The Pedal Car were auctioned off on Saturday and each school received 100% of the proceeds from the auction. The auction returned $2,605 back to the schools.

1ST PLACE: Bedford High School
2ND PLACE: C.D. Hylton Senior High School
3RD PLACE: Lorain County JVS

“This show is much more than any other car show held in the country,” said Show Manager, Steve Legerski. “In addition to the ISCA’s two judging classes, we offer the motorcycle community a chance to compete for cash and prizes under the International Master Bike Builder Association umbrella. In our Hot Rod Asylum, we feature cars, trucks and motorcycles that are Kustoms, Nostalgic Race Cars that have a nostalgic appearance. A separate awards ceremony was held on Saturday featuring nine custom made trophies. Along with awarding Best in Show, the winner, Dan Fuller with his 1932 Ford Roadster, received a trophy, and his own commemorative “Straight Jacket” to claim top honors.” Winners from the Hot Rod Asylum included:

BEST IN SHOW Dan Fuller 1932 Ford Roadster
BEST PINSTRIPED Dave Mathews 1938 Ford Coupe
BEST BIKE Alex Rindskoff 1959 Harley Davidson Iron Head
BEST ENGINEERED Marty Bachand 1933 Ford Coupe
BEST RACE CAR Dave Potter 1941 Willys Coupe
BEST DISPLAY Kevin Doulittle 1955 Ford Thunderbird Gasser
BEST CUSTOM Bud Pearce 1930 Ford Pick Up Truck
BEST HOT ROD Steve Crille 1932 Ford Coupe
BEST VAN Black Beard 1975 Chevrolet Van
CLUB DISPLAY Highway Hellions Garage/Gas Station Display

The expansion of the show’s motorcycle pavilion added American Heritage Motorcycles North Coast as an official sponsor of the show and the formation of a strategic alliance with the International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA) and Thunder Roads Ohio Magazine. The alliance brought the IMBBA, and their judges, to the show to judge all the motorcycles in 12 classes along with the Duck Award, Best in Show and Pro Builders class of bikes. Winners included:

DUCK AWARD: $1,500 Dion Matthews
BEST OF SHOW: $1,500 Cole Rogers
2ND PLACE: $1,000 Jace Campbell
3RD PLACE: $500 Bill Ellis
PROBUILDER: $1,000 Cole Rogers – 75 HD

The show was also the site of the 2016 Miss Piston Powered Cleveland Auto-Rama Pin-Up Contest. Also on display were the Vintage RVs, featuring vintage Trailers, also known as Canned Ham trailers, on display with a variety of other restored trailers and 50 vans in the Van-A-Rama.

(Left to Right in the Photo. Photo by Daniel Le Hoty Photography)

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Natalie Ulm – Canton, OH
2ND PLACE: CeCe Noir – Canton, OH
3RD PLACE: Rosie Summers – Sterling Heights, MI
4TH PLACE: The Diamant Duchess – Atlanta, Georgia
5TH PLACE: Kimmi Lynn – Dayton, Ohio

Contest emcee John Shapiro of Cruisin’ Times Magazine

The 50th Anniversary Summit Racing Equipment I-X Center Piston Powered Auto-Rama Presented by Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers set a new record this year by raising over $25,746 for Krazy Paint’s charitable partner, The Career and Technical School Foundation. The annual event held during the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama brought together pinstripers and other automotive artists creating Hot Rod Art, which were sold and auctioned off throughout the weekend festivities.

With over 60 painters from North America, everything from fine art panels to toilet seats were on display. New to the show this year, was a one-of-a-kind ScottRods Wall Hanger, 1957 Chevy Mini Funny car side almost 13 feet long. The I-X Center’s Piston Powered Auto-Rama sold over 100 Kustom Kulture pieces of art during the 50th Anniversary show and has become the new place for collectors to purchase highly popular art.

“Our 50th Anniversary show brought out the best for everyone,” said Bill Perrien, Vice President of Operations at the I-X Center. “Our show guests got to see painters in their element, hard at work, creating masterpieces. This show takes it one step further and allows the guests to the opportunity to buy their very own Hot Rod Art. Those sales go directly to The Career and Technical School Foundation to help kids with grants and scholarships thanks to our good friends at Krazy Paints.”

The International Exposition Center (I-X Center) in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the nation’s premier exhibition facilities. It is the largest single building convention center in the United States, comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space. I-X Center is conveniently located adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown Cleveland, with nearby hotels and secure on-site parking for more than 8,000 vehicles. With a unique ‘one-stop sourcing’ model for all production services, the I-X Center has hosted more than 1,500 events attracting 50 million visitors during the past 30 years. For more information, visit www.ixcenter.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at I-X Center.

Kenny Welch's '37 Ford

Kenny Welsh’s Great Eight ’37 Ford Captures Boise Roadster Show Goldmark Title

By Scott New

Kenny Welch, who calls Idaho’s capital city of Boise home, earned top honors at the 44th edition of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show. The ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series event took place in the three-building Expo Idaho complex staged on the grounds of the Western Idaho Fair. Presented by Les Schwab, the three-day event attracted an outstanding field of exhibitors from eight states.

The remarkable 1937 Ford coupe of Kenny Welch, just home with a Great Eight finish in the Ridler competition at the Detroit Autorama, won the coveted Goldmark award in his own backyard. Welch is only the third Idaho builder to win the crown jewel “Eagle” trophy, which was first awarded to Texan Jim Thayer back in 1989.

Mel Eggleston, Boise, was selected as the 35th recipient of the esteemed Master-Builder award. Mel first entered the Roadster Show with a 1940 Ford coupe and won the Best Custom award in 1975. He has consistently been involved with the Treasure Valley event for over forty years including his nice 1932 Ford five-window coupe in this year’s show.

The overall Best Club display was earned by the Idaho British Car club with a four-car display that involved British memorabilia.

A number of exhibitors were in contention for the People’s Choice award, which is voted on with all the gate tickets of the fans. This year’s winner was the impressive “T-Rex” 1969 Camaro shown by Jay and Ryan Gruba with G3 Rods from Rapid City, South Dakota.

Our appreciation is extended to this year’s ISCA judging staff headed up by supervisor Scott Hammon. He was joined by his father Greg Warg, Devin Ellis, Dan Young and Rod Detterich.

2016 Award Results

44th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show presented by Les Schwab Tires
Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series ISCA event
Expo Idaho

Goldmark Award, Best Rod – Kenny Welch, Boise, ID, 1937 Ford Coupe
The Wild One – Flip Cooper, Rapid City, SD, 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Fire Rod – Jack Crawford, Yakima, WA, 1934 Ford Coupe
Trendsetter – Dan McDonald, Langley, BC, 1967 Pontiac Acadian
Master Builder – Mel Eggleston, Boise, ID, 1932 Ford Coupe
Mighty Fine, Best Custom – Gil Losi, Murrieta, CA, 1956 Plymouth Belvedere Conv
Essence of Cool – Shawn Phelps, Boise, ID, 1936 Plymouth Coupe
Jack’s Pick – Bill Beckes, Eagle, 1946 Ford Sedan
Tompkins Award – Tim Kerrigan, Sonoma, CA, 1956 Ford Truck
Best Comp/Street Machine – Clayton Graham, Rapid City, SD, 1969 Chevy Camaro
Best Restored – Rob Titus, Jefferson, OR, 1966 Chevy Chevy II Nova SS
Best Truck – Steve Novelli, Heber City, 1957 Chevy Pickup
Best Bike – Martin Burnette, Spokane, WA, 1999 Yamaha V Star
People’s Choice – Clayton Graham, Rapid City, SD, 1969 Chevy Camaro
Best Club Display – Idaho British Car Club

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  • NEW PRIZE MONEY PAYOUTS FOR 2017 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SHOW CAR SERIES ISCA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

    Along with the changes to the qualifying requirements for the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Championship Finals, we have upped the ante by adding more cash to the Championship Finals prize money pot! Effective for 2017, prize payouts will reach to Fifth Place in each Category (Custom, Truck, Rod, Street Machine, Restored): 5th […]