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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 […]

Lippert’s ’67 Nova Takes Three Top Prizes in Winnipeg

By Janet Bires   The car enthusiasts of Winnipeg have always been very supportive of the Piston Ring’s World of Wheels. That support was evident once again at this year’s 39th edition of the show, where spectators were treated to hundreds of buffed and polished custom vehicles, special sections and displays, celebrities, and action events. […]

Detroit Autorama’s Ridler Award Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

By Janet Bires   The Detroit Autorama is the home of the Don Ridler Memorial Award (a.k.a. the Ridler), and the presentation of the 2013 Ridler Award at the 61st Mequiar’s Autorama was extra special since it marked the 50th anniversary of the award. In honor of the Ridler’s golden jubilee, a special Ridler’s Ball […]

"Halo" 1939 Chevy Coupe Sweeps Goldmark Title at Boise Roadster Show

By Scott New   Jerry & Josie Kjensrud from Sherwood, Ore., collected sweepstakes honors with his 1939 Chevrolet hardtop coupe called “Halo” during the 41st edition of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show, which took place in the three-building Expo Idaho complex staged on the site of the Western Idaho Fair. Presented by Les […]

The Giving is Always Good at the Milwaukee World of Wheels

By Janet Bires   The auto enthusiasts of Milwaukee are a loyal bunch, and they are also very charitable.  This is evident each year in their support of the Milwaukee World of Wheels and their generous contributions to the show’s annual pinstripe charity auction.  Milwaukee usually raises the highest total of any of the auctions […]

Plenty of Snap, Cackle and Chop at the Chicago World of Wheels

By Janet Bires   The people of Chicago were in for an automotive treat when the 51st O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels presented by Denny Guest’s South Oak Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep blew into the Windy City February 22-24, 2013. The Chicago show is known for filling the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center with a fabulous mix […]

Top Circuit Cars Compete for Circle City Award in Indianapolis

By Janet Bires The 54th O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels presented by Ray Skillman Auto Group roared into Indianapolis for the February 8-10, 2013 weekend bringing America’s top hot rods and customs, plus a British invasion and one very “scary” vehicle. Highlights of the show included the Custom Bike Show presented by Harley-Davidson of […]

DeFlorio’s ’54 Buick Takes Boston’s Pilgrim Award

By Janet Bires   The Seaport World Trade Center in Boston was the site of the 39th Annual Town Fair Tire World of Wheels March 22-24, 2013, and the show was filled with the best hot rods and custom vehicles the Northeast had to offer. Along with the great vehicles on display, spectators were also […]