54th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Houston AutoRama Event Recap

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 […]

Rogers’ 1951 Mercury Takes Home Sacramento’s Custom D’Elegance Award

By Janet Bires Nick Rogers’ 1951 Mercury sedan captured the prestigious Custom D’Elegance award at the 63th O’Reilly Sacramento Autorama. Rogers’ Merc beat out a field of amazing autos, some of which were honored with Custom D’Elegance Outstanding Awards: Jim Noteboom’s 1949 Cadillac Phantom Wagon (Engineering), Jeff James’ 1954 Chevy 210 (Paint), Matt Beckdolt’s 1954 […]

Mumford’s 1927 Ford Named America’s Most Beautiful Roadster

By Janet Bires Many car owners and builders come to the O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show with one thing on their minds: winning the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award. However, only one can succeed each year. For 2013, John Mumford met that lofty goal when he was presented with the towering AMBR trophy, along with […]

Cleveland’s I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama: Two Great Shows Merged into One

By Janet Bires This year the Piston Power Show and the Cleveland Auto-Rama merged into one super-sized show: the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama, and what a show it was! Produced by the I-X Center and managed by Steve Legerski, the show boasted over one million square feet of piston-powered vehicles including hot rods, customs, trucks, […]

Quebec Salon Auto-Sport Crowns Best Canadian and Best American

By Janet Bires Mother Nature couldn’t decide what to give Quebec City and the 44th Salon-Auto Sport over the weekend of March 12, 2013, so she threw a little of everything at them: snow, rain, and sun. However, the mixed up weather didn’t dampen the crowds, and the combination of 122 great entries and features […]

Salt Lake City AutoRama Hosts the Best of the West

By Janet Bires At the 39th Parts Plus AutoRama in Salt Lake City, spectators were treated to the fresh and clean air of the show’s Wasatch Mountain surroundings outdoors and the fresh and clean paint on the terrific collection of hot rods and custom cars displayed indoors. Several great special sections and features were located […]

Schulz Captures Best Cajun Classic in Lafayette

By Janet Bires The 2nd Annual World of Wheels in Lafayette, Louisiana took place at the Cajun Dome April 12-14, 2013. Along with all the great rods and customs the area had to offer, the show also boasted the very best from the ISCA circuit as it hosted the 2013 ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show […]

2013 ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Championship Finals

By Janet Bires   All of the hard work of the circuit regulars from the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Series throughout the season came to fruition at the 2013 Championship Finals held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Lafayette World of Wheels. With so many of the series’ top guns assembled in one location, […]

Genuine Hot Rod Hardware Pedal Car Challenge

A new competition was held in conjunction with the Student Career Day Program at select Autorama, World of Wheels, and Cavalcade of Custom events this season.  The Genuine Hot Rod Hardware Pedal Car Challenge presented by Summit Racing Equipment offered teams of high school automotive students the opportunity to apply their technical skills to a […]

Carl Casper’s Louisville Show Celebrates 50th Anniversary

By Harold Dunn   If you were one of the few that missed Carl Casper’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Louisville February 22-24, 2013, you missed the show of a life time.  Over 1,000 vehicles were jammed into the Expo Center, filling over one million square feet with a car show equaled by none.   Dave […]