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

Cy Kubista’s TNT Returns Home

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ISCA Apparel

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We are pleased to announce that you can now purchase ISCA branded apparel, along with AutoRama, World of Wheels, and Cavalcade of Customs merchandise, at the LoneStar booth at Championship Auto Shows, Inc. events.

Inaugural Central Texas World of Wheels

The Inaugural Central Texas World of Wheels in Belton, Texas enjoyed a fantastic first-time ISCA event in the Heart of Texas with the support of cars from six states attending, as well as drivers from all over Texas.

The quality of all the cars was phenomenal and the crowds were amazed at the outstanding display of cars, trucks, rods and motorcycles in the Bell County Exposition Center. Exhibitors received the show’s first-time attendee “Fantastic Four” award with a plaque and $100.00, and the best of the four was selected to receive the custom-designed “Gear Jammer” Award and $1,000.00. The Gear Jammer Award was ultimately presented to Richard Broyles for his 1941 Ford Roadster.

Three nitro-burning nostalgia dragsters put on a “Cacklefest” three times during the event, and spectators enjoyed the sights, sounds and flames of the demonstration, as well as the great display of race cars.

In the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series awards, top wins went to Tim Scales’ 2006 Custom (Best Bike), Ernest Hollas’ 1973 Dodge Challenger (Best Restored), Jesse Matlock’s 1972 Plymouth ‘Cuda (Best Street Machine Comp), Ron Kitchens’ 1956 Chevy Cameo (Best Truck), Richard Broyles’ 1941 Ford Roadster (Best Rod) and John Bedenbender’s 1962 Chevy Impala (Best Custom).

The event will be bigger and better next year at the Expo, and Producers Bill Kirkland and David Saunders invite you to be a part of the show in 2017!

Coachman Auto Club Cavalcade of Wheels added to Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series

ISCA is proud to announce that a show in the South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana area has been added to the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series schedule.

The Coachman Auto Club Cavalcade of Wheels will be held April 7-9, 2017 at the Northern Indiana Events Center in Elkhart. For more information, contact Mike Vantornhout at 574-514-8647 or via email at coachmenautoclub@att.net. Their website is at www.coachmenautoclub.com.

Plan on being part of the show and supporting this producer member.

San Antonio to Add New Award

It is the stated goal of the Kruse family to make San Antonio AutoRama the premier 1A venue on the ISCA circuit. Tiffany Kruse, producer of the San Antonio AutoRama (Kruse Events LLC.), and Dan Kruse, producer of Dan Kruse Classic Car Auctions (Dan Kruse Classics), are excited to announce the addition of “The Golden Halo” and “World Car Wings” awards.

In keeping with the San Antonio AutoRama theme of “Three Days Of Car Heaven,” seven (7) “Golden Halo” finalists will be chosen from all qualifying entries. Of the seven chosen, one (1) “World Car Wings Award” will be awarded to the vehicle deemed to be the best and will receive a Trophy and $5,000.00 Cash.

To be considered for this award, the vehicle must be first-time shown in San Antonio and have a current (2017) ISCA spot check. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to confer with the show chairman or the ISCA judging supervisor to determine if you are eligible to be considered for the award.

Just a reminder, points earned in San Antonio are points earned for the 2017 Season. You can show In San Antonio in March, relax over the summer months, show in Belton and Houston in November and then show in Dallas in February, without ever leaving Texas.

So, we invite you to join us in San Antonio March 24th thru 26th, 2017 for a great show and a great time.

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.

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.

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