'37 Ford Woody

Terzich’s ’37 Woody Wins Pittsburgh’s Steel City Award

By Bob Millard

The 55th edition of the Pittsburgh World of Wheels sponsored by Innovative Autoworks was held January 22th through the 24th 2016 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and the show was filled with over three hundred specialty cars of all shapes and sizes.

The Pittsburgh World of Wheels is part of the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series and is sanctioned by the ISCA. Some of the circuit’s strongest competitors were on hand this year, and they earned the top prizes. Deb and Phil Becker took home the Best Rod Award with their butterscotch ’32 Ford coupe, and Ronson Burton swept the Custom Category with his ’63 Nova convertible. Jerry Beasley made it two in row winning Best Restored for his ’67 Chevelle, while David Haney picked up the Street Machine Comp title for his ’72 Chevy Vega. Best Truck went to Joe Clemente and his ’51 Willys Jeep Overland. Other major award winners included Steve Brodie in Restored; John Sieffert, Scott Bonnell, Mike Drumm and Maureen Chandler in Custom; Jake and Calvin Andrews and Mike Raup in the Street Machine Category; and Doug Juonis and Chip Herzing in Rod. Also in the Rod Category, Mike Terzich won Outstanding Custom Rod and was selected as the winner of this year’s Steel City Award with his ’37 Ford Woody. Mike was also a Great 8 contender last year in Detroit.

Special attractions at this year’s show included Danny Koker from Counting Cars and his band, Counts 77. They had the place rocking Saturday night. Peyton List from the Disney show Emma Ross, WWE star Daniel Bryan, Farmtruck & AZN from the T.V.’s Street Outlaws show and Billy the Exterminator all shared time with us over the weekend to the delight of their fans. Great attractions like this plus many of our specials sections at this show make Pittsburgh a show not to be missed.

Special thanks go to the Ulanowicz family (Sean, Kim and Bob), Mike Tarquinio and Bill Steele for their never-ending help to make this show a great one. Now, if they could just find a way to stop it from snowing on our weekend!

See you next year in Pittsburgh!!!

JOhn Bedenbender's 1962 Chevy Impala

Bedenbender, Scates and Smithson Earn Top Awards in Chattanooga

By Adam McLean

The 48th annual Chattanooga, TN O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels was the most beautiful show to date and packed in more cars than ever before! All 102,000 square feet of space was filled with over 150 of the best cars, trucks and motorcycles to be found anywhere in the country.

On Saturday afternoon a delegation of judges and show staff delivered the special “Fantastic 5” Plaques to:

John Bedenbender, 1962 Chevy Impala
Brian Ganos, 1969 Chevy Camaro
Ron Kitchens, 1956 Chevy Cameo Pick Up
Jeff Pate, 1953 Buick Skylark
Will Posey, 1965 Dodge Dart

These plaques are placed in the displays of the top five contenders for the Bill Croft Memorial Award for the Best First-Time Shown in Chattanooga. This award ultimately went to John Bedenbender.

This same delegation also delivered the “Bikers Best 5” Plaques to:

Shawn Chapman, 2014 Harley Street Glide
Tim Dixon, 1959 Harley Custom
Justin Hibbs, 2013 Harley Street Glide
Richard Knapp, 2015 Custom Chopper
Timothy Scates, 1977 Harley FLH

These plaques recognized the top contender for the Chattanooga Charlie Memorial Award for the Best First-Time Shown Bike in Chattanooga. Timothy Scates came out on top in this competition.

The Tennessee Gold Cup Award goes to the Best First-Time Shown in Chattanooga from Tennessee. This year it went to Arna Smithson from Woodbury, Tennessee with his 1962 Chevy Impala. This award is always a local favorite for obvious reasons! Other special awards included the “O’Reilly Pick of the Show that went to Larry Bull and his 1933 Ford Coupe and the Ford Muscle Award for the Best Ford Powered Ford was won by Ron Barr and his 1969 Ford Mustang. Joe Cook took home the GM Muscle Award for his 1948 Chevy Pick Up. Marcus Williams earned the Mopar Muscle Award for his 1968 Dodge Charger and the Import Muscle Award was awarded to Scott Roberts and his 1959 VW. This year’s “People’s Choice Award,” voted on by the show’s spectators throughout the weekend, was presented to Brian Storm for his 1955 Chevy Coupe.

We would like to thank all of our exhibitors whose participation helped us build one of the most stunning shows ever. It was a weekend of fun, and we can’t wait to see you all again next year!

2015 Millwinder Award Winner - Bruce Ricks' 1956 Ford Victoria

Ricks Racks up the Millwinders Award with another 1956 Ford

By Janet Bires

Major construction going on at the George R. Brown Convention Center and in downtown Houston didn’t affect the crowds converging on the 56th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama, produced by Championship Auto Shows, over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Spectators filled the floor to take a look at over 600 of the best rods and customs from the Houston environs and beyond and to check out special displays and events such as the Lowrider Nation featuring Lowrider Magazine Editor Joe Ray, the cruise-in at the Outdoor Autorama and the Kruse Classics Collector Car Auctions.

The popularity and prestige of the Millwinders Award draws many of the top contenders from the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series to compete for the custom award designed and built by Craig Bierman of Speed & Sport Chrome Plating and the $5,000 cash prize. Bruce Ricks and his 1956 Ford Victoria proved victorious and captured Houston’s top prize. Ricks’ affinity for ’56 Fords has served him well – his ’56 Sunliner earned him the 2011 Ridler Award, and his new ’56 has begun the season with a top win. The remaining Magnificent Seven contenders for the Millwinders Award were: Alan Reed (’69 Camaro), John Turbyfill (’55 Chevy), Lin Harris (’32 Ford), Mike McDonald (’57 Chevy), Steve Giles (’57 Buick) and Tim Palazzolo (’69 Mustang).

Other winners of major awards included Tim Palazzolo’s ’69 Mustang (CASI Cup); Steve Keffeler’s ’67 Chevelle (Master Builder); and Mike McDonald’s ’57 Chevy Bel Air (The Lone Star Cup). ISCA Best Awards were won by Timothy Scates (2006 ASVE Motorcycle, Best Bike), Roy Borough (’68 Mustang, Best Restored), Lin Harris (’32 Ford 3-Window, Best Rod), Alan Reed (’69 Camaro, Best Street Machine/Comp), Ron Kitchens (’56 Chevy Cameo, Best Truck), and John Bedenbender (’62 Chevy Impala, Best Custom). In the Rising Star awards, Overall went to Jose Juarez and his 2003 Ford F-150, Paint went to Emanuel Grella for his ’75 Plymouth Duster, Engine went to Blake Tincher and his ’13 Mustang, Interior went to Benjamin Miller and his ’09 Shelby, and Display went to Tyler Lowman and his ’93 Mustang.

Clubs are an integral part of any rod and custom show, and three clubs earned awards for their stellar displays in Houston this year: Space City Cruisers (Best Club), Corvair Houston (Outstanding Club) and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (Outstanding Club).

Congratulation to all the winners and thanks to everyone who supported the 56th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama!

INDIANAPOLIS TO BE DUAL-SANCTIONED SHOW DUE TO COLUMBUS CANCELLATION

Due the cancellation of the Columbus show, the Indianapolis World of Wheels will be considered a dual-sanctioned show for this season. Car owners can choose whether to use the Indianapolis show as an “AA” event or an “A” event. In order to utilize this option, exhibitors must inform the Indianapolis judging supervisor at check in which rating they wish to apply for points qualifications. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bob Millard at bob@theisca.com.

Columbus Summit Racing Equipment Hot Rod & Custom Car Show Rescheduled

The Summit Racing Equipment Hot Rod & Custom Car Show has been been rescheduled due to prolonged renovations at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The new date for the show is January 27-29, 2017. The renovations were originally scheduled to be completed months prior to the original show date, but unforeseen contractor delays have pushed the show out to 2017.

Rodd Rainey, Producer of the Summit Racing Equipment Hot Rod & Custom Car Show, wishes to thank enthusiasts for their overwhelming interest in the show, and also for their patience with this delay. The show will continue to accept entries for the 2017 date, and they look forward to your participation in the event.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rodd at anytime. His contact information is:

Rodd Rainey
President and Show Producer
R&R Entertainment & Promotional Co LLC
Email: raineyr@columbushotrodshow.com
Info Email: info@columbushotrodshow.com
Website: www.columbushotrodshow.com
Office: 330-628-2432

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New Traveling Road Show Touts ISCA and the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series

A new traveling road show has been making the rounds at major rod and custom enthusiast events spotlighting ISCA, the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series and Autorama and World of Wheel events.

The custom 25-foot smooth-sided trailer is towed by a new Chevrolet Dually pickup, and it boasts some serious “wow” factor. The idea behind the display is to put proper focus on the high quality and historic image of the ISCA brand along with that of Autorama and World of Wheels, and to reacquaint enthusiasts with the legacy of the International Show Car Association and rod & custom indoor events.

The rig has made appearances at the NSRA Street Nationals in Louisville, KY, and at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. Next stop on the road show is the NSRA event in Kalamazoo, MI.

New for 2016 – THE NORTHEAST CHALLENGE!!!

The ISCA and its producing members representing the Northeast would like to announce a new competition for the 2016 ISCA show season. This will be part of the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series.

The producers of the ISCA shows in Montreal, October 2-4, 2015; Boston, April 1-3, 2016; Quebec City, April 8-10, 2016 and Moncton, April 15-17, 2016 will support what will be called the Northeast Challenge. This competition will involve only the four shows listed above and a total purse of $5,000.00 is being posted by the participating producers.

The rules for this competition are very short and simple:
1) All qualifying participants must attend all four (4) participating shows.
2) Points will be awarded as listed in the 2016 ISCA Rulebook.
3) In case of a tie, the judges present at the last participating show (Moncton) will determine the winner using ISCA Rules and Guidelines.
4) Four (4) places will be awarded. There will be money and a plaque for all four places. 1st place will win $2,000.00, 2nd place will pay $1,500.00, 3rd place will pay $1,000.00, and 4th place will pay $500.00.
5) This competition has no connection to the ISCA Championship Finals held in Chicago on March 4-6, 2016 in conjunction with the Chicago World of Wheels.
6) At this time, Bob Millard, General Manager of the ISCA, plans to be in Moncton to congratulate the winners.

Our goal with this producer sponsored Northeast Challenge is to increase the quality and participation of competition at these four shows.

Please check the ISCA Schedule for contact information for each of these participating shows. Thank you to the producers and good luck to the participants!!

If there are any questions please contact Bob Millard at (586) 703-2381 or bob@theisca.com.

WELCOME COLUMBUS!

New for the 2016 ISCA season is an Inaugural show in Columbus, OH which is a great addition to the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series. This particular show will be produced by R&R Entertainment Promotion Company, LLC and named the Summit Racing Equipment Hot Rod and Custom Car Show. It will be held on the weekend of January 22-24, 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and will be an “A/L3” show in competition. Producer, Rodd Rainey, says he expects 150 participants in competition the first year, with plenty of room for expansion. Rodd is not new to producing an event as he has run the Canton Hot Rod and Custom Car Show – a very successful event – for 18+ years with the help of Summit Racing Equipment and many other sponsors. He and his sponsors hope for continued success in the Columbus market.

We see this show as a great help to the ISCA members from the Great Lakes area whom are trying to qualify for the ISCA Championship Finals.

Rodd can be reached at 330-628-2432 or info@columbushotrodshow.com.

Good luck to all involved!!

MINOR CHANGES FOR THE 2016 SEASON

Overall, the ISCA is comfortable with the rules, guidelines, and classes for the 2016 ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series show season. After much consideration, the only change we have made is the way you are able to qualify for the ISCA Championship Finals.

Last season participants were able to qualify three different ways: 1) By winning “Best in your Category” at least four times and accumulating eight or more ISCA Championship points; 2) To win “Outstanding in your Category” at least four times and accumulating eight or more ISCA Championship points; 3) To win three of the following awards: Paint, Interior, Engine, Detail, Undercarriage or Engineered at four or more shows while accumulating eight or more ISCA Championship points.

The only change is to item number three. For the 2016 season you will only need to win two of the six listed awards to receive ISCA Championship points. The rest of the qualifiers will remain the same.

The ISCA Championship Finals for the upcoming 2016 Show Season will be held in Chicago on the weekend of March 4-6, 2016. The points for the 2016 Show Season are calculated from the 2015 Chicago Championship Finals weekend last year, which was hosted March 13-15, 2015. Those points have been updated on the ISCA website.

That is it concerning the rules for now. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

If there are any questions concerning the above please contact Bob Millard at (586) 703-2381 or bob@theisca.com.

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Fejzuloski’s “Sliced” Cut Through the Competition to Capture Chicago’s 2015 Legend Cup

By Janet Bires

Pete Fejzuloski ‘s 1968 Dodge Charger, dubbed “Sliced,” cut through the competition to take the Legend Cup at the 53rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Chicago World of Wheels Presented by South Oak Dodge Chrysler Jeep. The Charger, built by the Roadster Shop, also picked up several other major show wins including ISCA Outstanding Awards (Display, Engine, Interior and Street Machine) as well as the CASI Cup.

The Legend Cup, presented by CleanTools, is Chicago’s top prize, and it is awarded to a first-time-shown in Chicago entry with superior workmanship and design. The winner receives $5,000 and the super-sleek Legend Cup trophy.

The finalists for the Legend Cup are known as the “Select Six,” and along with Fejzuloski, the 2015 Billet Specialties Select Six were: Brian Ganos’ 1969 Camaro, Jeff Kinsey’s 1932 Ford, Al Nagele’s 1932 Ford, Tim Palazzolo’s 1969 Ford Mustang, and Jody Parker’s 1969 Chevy Camaro.

The Select Six come from outstanding vehicles that the show judging staff designate as the Top Twenty. The remainder of the 2015 Billet Specialties Top Twenty for 2015 were: Ronson & Teri Burton’s 1963 Nova, Al Brockley’s 1955 Chevy, Ronnie Goodwin’s 1932 Ford Roadster, Ron & Linda Kitchens’ 1956 Cameo, Richard Kitching’s 1956 Chevy, Bob & Margits Lacherbauer’s 1957 Chevy, Steve Loudin’s 1969 Buick Skylark, Jason McPike’s 1947 Hudson pickup, Sean & Lou Anne Ripp’s 1965 Mustang, Tim Roach’s 1964 Chevy Malibu, Don & Carolyn Smith’s 1932 Ford, Joel Smith’s 1935 Ford Wrecker, Harry & Linda Smith’s 1983 Chevy Blazer, Jack & Kiriko Sorich’s 1956 Ford pickup and Rich & Penny Weiss’ 1955 Ford T-Bird.

In the ISCA Competition of the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series, Best Rod went to Jeff Kinsey for his 1934 Ford sedan, while George Oleskiewicz earned Best Restored for his 1967 Chevy Camaro. Tim Palazzolo took Best Street Machine Comp with his 1969 Mustang, and Joel Smith’s 1935 Ford Wrecker won Best Truck. Best Custom went to John Cortina for his 1967 Corvette, and Kyle Murphy road away with Best Bike for his 2012 Harley. Michael Szczesny received the Master Builder Award for his 1947 Dodge Power Wagon, and Rising Star awards were presented to Omar Quinones’ 1968 Toyota (Overall), Joseph Rugnanese’s 1932 Chrysler (Paint), Nick Ispas’ 1967 Firebird (Engine), Wesley Lenart’s 1968 Camaro (Interior) and Dallas Frueh’s 2005 Chevy (Display).

Chicago area auto enthusiasts received an extra dose of amazing vehicles this year as the World of Wheels hosted the Championship Finals of ISCA’s Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series. The best of the circuit cars from the across the U.S. and Canada graced the show floor, and Brian Ganos’ 1969 Camaro, a Select Six finalist, was crowned the ISCA Grand Champion.

We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the Chicago World of Wheels, especially the exhibitors whose vehicles make our show what is, and Harry & Cheryl Willett and the Advisory Board (Larry Williams, John Mayer, Tim O’Connell, Mike Fogal, Herb Wyatt, Dave Moaks and Tom Eiler) for their outstanding efforts in putting together this great show.

We look forward to doing it all again next year at the 54th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Presented by South Oak Dodge Chrysler Jeep, March 4-6, 2016.

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