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 […]

All Jazzed Up at the New Orleans World of Wheels

By Janet Bires   The O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels in New Orleans was all jazzed up with special Crescent City features for the 43rd running of the show.  Along with the usual sea of outstanding rods and customs, this year the show also brought a bit of Big Easy musical flavor with live […]

The Select Six Vie for Steel City Award of Excellence in Pittsburgh

By Janet Bires   The Steele City Award of Excellence is the top prize at the Baierl Subaru Pittsburgh World of Wheels Presented by Millerstown Pic-A-Part, and at the 52nd edition of the show, Dave & Joyce Emery took the award for their 1932 Ford called “XS Cash.”  The 1932 faced some strong competition from […]

Bedenbenderder, Burn Outs, and Big Foot at the 53rd O’Reilly Auto Parts Dallas Autorama

By Janet Bires   The 53rd O’Reilly Auto Parts Dallas AutoRama was abuzz with Burn Outs, Big Foot and Bike Stunts during the February 15-17th weekend.  While normally the excitement happens indoors at our shows, in Dallas it was it was revved up to the red outdoors: the Burn Out contest, which is a Dallas […]

Cincinnati Cavalcade of Customs Squires Cup Goes to Emery’s ’32 Ford

By Janet Bires   The 53rd koi Auto Parts Cavalcade of Custom brought a fantastic selection of special sections, showcases, celebrities, feature cars, and hundreds of rods & customs to the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH over the January 11-13 weekend. Along with all the wild rides in competition, the Cavalcade presented six […]

47th Annual Auto Value Calgary World of Wheels Draws Stellar Stars, Cars and Crowds

By Bob Millard   What a comeback story! The 47th Annual Auto Value Calgary World of Wheels presented by Investment Vehicle Restorations was a great success thanks to the co-chairmen, Bill Knecht and Tom Meheden. With the help of the wives, Pat and Cathy, and a group of friends, the move-in was quick and easy, […]

Ridler Winner Comes Back Home to 58th Omaha World of Wheels

By Bob Millard   The 2013 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award winner came home to the 58th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Omaha World of Wheels and, sweet repeat, captured Omaha’s top prize as well. Ron Cizek (owner) and Andy Leach (builder), both from the Omaha area, agreed on the night they won the Ridler to bring […]