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ISCA’s Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Championship Finals Move To Chicago

By Janet Bires & Bob Millard

Auburn Hills, MI – August 27, 2014

The Chicago World of Wheels, presented by Denny Guest’s South Oak Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, is one of the highlights of the ISCA circuit. With the Legend Cup competition and the many attractions of the Windy City, Chicago is always a great event. What could possibly make it even better? The addition of the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series Championship Finals!

The Championship Finals will help make Chicago the hottest ticket of the season with the crème de crème of the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series going head to head to compete for Champion titles is five categories: Rod, Truck, Street Machine, Restored and Custom. One of the five Category Champions will then be chosen as the ultimate Grand Champion. The Championship Finals boast the largest prize package in rod and custom competition.

You can see the best that the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series has to offer, along with the Legend Cup competition and outstanding attractions, at the Chicago World of Wheels presented by Denny Guest’s South Oak Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep. The show runs March 13-15, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Because of the timing of the event some modifications must go into effect concerning the points standing. So that all competitors have an equal opportunity to qualify we will go back to the weekend of March 14-16, 2014 to start the 2015 ISCA Points Championship. We will credit each car owner the points for those shows that were on that weekend and through the end of the 2014 show season (Baton Rouge). These points along with any points earned from October 2014, in Montreal, through March 10, 2015 will qualify an entry for the 2015 ISCA Championship Finals in Chicago. The points being carried over to the 2014-2015 show season have already been posted on the Standings page.

2014–2015 Summit Racing Equipment/ISCA Season Kicks Off With Two New Shows!

By Bob Millard

Auburn Hills, MI – June 17, 2014

The 2014 – 2015 Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series kicks off the new season with two new shows added for the fall of 2014. The ISCA has also signed another new show for the Spring of 2015, for a total of three new shows for this coming year!

Autorama Montreal is the first show on the schedule for the upcoming season. It is being produced by John Scotti of East Coast Carz and will run on the weekend of October 10-12, 2014. Autorama Montreal will be held in the Olympic Stadium. For more information concerning this event please visit the show’s website at AutoramaMontreal.com or contact Mike Malorni at (514) 965-4200 or by email mikemalorni@sympatico.ca. You may also contact Bob Aubertin at (514) 538-4059 or baubertin@bell.net. Autorama Montreal will be a “L2, AA” show on the schedule.

The second show of the 2014-2015 ISCA season will take place in Fort Wayne, IN at the Memorial Coliseum on the weekend of November 22-23, 2014. Please note this will be a two day event produced by Tradeshow Promotions, LLC. For more information on the Fort Wayne World of Wheels, please contact Chad Mullins at (937) 938-7237 or email chadmullins68@gmail.com. The Fort Wayne World of Wheels will be “L4, A” show for the 2014-2015 season.

Of course we do not want to forget Thanksgiving weekend in Houston, Texas! The 55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, November 27-30, 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. Please visit AutoRama.com for more information. Championship Auto Shows, Inc. has planned to continue the “Outdoor AutoRama” outdoor venue again this year and is adding an Outdoor Lowrider show on Sunday also in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Please contact Steve Green at (713) 515-7667 or green@autorama.com for more information on entering the show. The Houston AutoRama is listed as a “L1, AA” show for the 2014 -2015 season.

Remember, the 2014-2015 ISCA Championship Finals will be held in Rosemont, IL in conjunction with the Chicago World of Wheels on March 13-15, 2015. These early shows are very important for those of you running for points in the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series.

It was mentioned at the start of this story that we had added three new shows for the upcoming season. The third new show is the 41st Annual Speed Sport Car Show in Moncton, NB produced by Show Associates and will be hosted in the Moncton Coliseum. Please contact Greg Turner at (506) 386-1200 or gregturner@rogers.com for more information. The show will run on the weekend of April 17-19, 2015. It will rated as a “L3, A” show. In the past, this show was part of the ISCA for many years and we welcome them back on board with us!

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AutoRama Returns To Montreal, Quebec, Canada

By Janet Bires

After a 25-year absence, AutoRama returns to Montreal, Quebec, Canada October 10-12, 2014 at the historic Olympic Stadium.

AutoRama John Scotti East Coast Carz will feature 250 Hot Rods, Custom cars, Exotic cars, Race Cars, Imports and Low Riders from Quebec, across Canada and the United States. The event is sanctioned by the International Show Car Association (ISCA) and is part of the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series.

Show features will include Jeff Gordon’s and Andrew Ranger’s NASCAR race cars and two Troy Trepanier (Rad Rides by Troy) vehicles: the 1969 Ford Torino Talladega GTP Special from the new movie Fast and Furious 7 and the 1956 Chrysler 300B “Passion.” Linda Vaughn, a.k.a. Miss Hurst, will be appearing on Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 10, 11 and 12th.

Along with the feature vehicles and local rides, AutoRama John Scotti East Coast Carz will also host rock-and-roll group “Running Shoes” and a wide array of vendors from the automotive and high-performance industries including NAPA Auto Parts, Castrol and Mopar to name a few.

AutoRama John Scotti East Coast Carz staff has pulled out all the stops to ensure exhibitor move-in and move-out will proceed smoothly by hiring a logistics company to manage those aspects of the show. Each exhibitor will be called ahead and given a specific time for their move-in. A designer will also be available onsite to provide stanchions, carpet and lighting if needed.

The Olympic Stadium venue offers easy access for spectators via a subway stop in the building, and there is ample parking for 4,000 cars, plus parking for trailers and motor-homes. The host hotel, Hotel Universal Montreal, will provide free shuttle service to and from the event.

Sponsors of the event include NAPA, Castrol, Mopar and Pneus Chartrand Tire.

Promoters John Scotti (John Scotti Automotive Group) and Michel Malorni (East Coast Carz) and Show Chairman Bob Aubertin have been working hard for over a year to put together a great event for Montreal area enthusiasts. Be sure to check out! For more information, contact Bob Aubertin at (514) 538-4059 or visit www.autoramamontreal.com.

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It will be “Fast & Furious” In Select Cities!

By Janet Bires

Championship Auto Shows, Inc. is known for presenting iconic custom vehicles from television and film at its Autorama, World of Wheels, and Cavalcade of Customs events. This year, CASI is pulling out all the stops to showcase vehicles from one of Hollywood’s most popular film series.

The Fast and the Furious action films have earned a worldwide box office of $2.3 billion to date, making them Universal Studio’s most lucrative franchise of all time. The popularity of the films is due, in large part, to the street racing and automotive action sequences. Now fans of the franchise can get a close up look at several cars used in the films in the following select cities:

- Cincinnati, OH (Jan. 9-11, 2015): 55th Annual KOI Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs
- Pittsburgh, PA (Jan. 23-25, 2015): 54th Annual World of Wheels
- Kansas City, MO (Feb. 13-15, 2015): 55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels
- Milwaukee, WI (Feb. 20-22, 2015): 53rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels
- New Orleans, LA (Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2015): 45th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels
- Detroit, MI (Mar. 6-8, 2015): 63rd Annual Meguiar’s Autorama
- Chicago, IL (Mar. 13-15, 2015): 53rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Presented by South Oak Dodge Chrysler Jeep
- Winnipeg, MB (Mar. 20-22, 2015): 41st Annual Piston Ring’s World of Wheels
- Boston, MA (Mar. 27-29, 2015): 41st Annual Town Fair Tire World of Wheels

Included in The Fast and the Furious Collection are the green 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse and white 1995 Volkswagen Jetta from the first movie (The Fast and the Furious), the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS and 1970 Dodge Charger from the fourth movie (Fast and Furious), the 2008 Dodge Challenger from the sixth movie (Fast & Furious 6).

The 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse sports custom green paint, SE7EN 18-inch aluminum wheels by Axis Sport Tuning, Inc. with Toyo Tires, Sparco racing seats, 2-Liter 4-cylinder engine, a Robo Car Aero Armor Eclipse Body Kit and an ARP two-level GT2 style wing. In the film, the Eclipse is owned by character “Brian Earl Spilner,” who is also known as “Brian O’Conner” (the late Paul Walker). After the first film, the Eclipse was repainted blue and used in 2 Fast 2 Furious in the scene where O’Conner learns to drive. It was repainted in its original green paint scheme at completion of filming.

Known as the “Bullet Car” or “Jesse’s Jetta,” the 1995 Jetta’s most distinctive features are the custom body kit, a 4-cylinder engine with 5-speed transmission, 18-inch Konig custom wheels, WingsWest rear spoiler and 19 realistic-looking painted bullet holes. The bullet holes illustrate the Jetta and “Jesse” (Chad Lindberg) being sprayed by bullets in a drive-by shooting in the film.

The primer painted 1970 Chevelle SS from the fourth installment boasts a Small Block GMPP 350 crate engine with aluminum headers, Edelbrock intake, Jaz fuel cell, Beard racing seats, Koya 17-inch custom racing wheels, AutoMeter gauges, Wilwood rotors and brakes, Hotchkis sway bar suspension and a full roll cage. The Chevelle was used in filming of the “race for the job” scene and associated with character “Dominic Toretto” (Vin Diesel).

The flat black 1970 Dodge Charger is another “Dominic Toretto” (Vin Diesel) vehicle from Fast & Furious and Fast 5. While the magic of Hollywood led people to believe that the Charger was powered by a blown Hemi engine, it is actually equipped with a Chevy 350 with an attached faux blower. This Charger was used for close-up purposes with the actors.

Yet another “Dominic Toretto” ride, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8-391 can be seen in chase scenes at the end of Fast Five and the beginning of Fast & Furious 6. The Challenger is powered by a first edition 6.1 Liter Hemi engine, and is fitted with a wide-body kit from Classic Design Concepts that adds six inches of width. It also has custom rims, a stock interior and a patched-in faux shaker hood.

You can have your own Fast & Furious experience at select AutoRama and World of Wheels events this season! Along with the Fast & Furious cars, you can see hundreds of locally customized vehicles, magazine feature cars, sports stars, celebrities and top competitors from the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series, which is sanctioned by the International Show Car Association.

More than a million spectators annually attend Championship Auto Shows indoor events under the names of World of Wheels, Autorama and Cavalcade of Customs. For more information, visit www.AutoRama.com.

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Kansas City World of Wheels Ups the Ante For New Street Rod Shootout

By Janet Bires

Auburn Hills, MI – August 27, 2014

The 55th Annual Kansas City World of Wheels ups the ante for its new Street Rod Shootout by tripling the prize money in the Rod Category for the inaugural competition at the 2015 show.

The competition will be open to all 1948 and earlier street rods, and will eliminate Best Rod, Outstanding Rod and Outstanding Custom Rod at the event. However, the Shootout offers an increased prize package and will award a First Place prize of $3,000; a Second Place prize of $2,000; and a Third Place prize of $1,000. Each place winner will also receive a special award plus one point towards the ISCA Championship Finals. The Street Rod Shootout will not interfere with the Rod-Tiques Award selection in any way.

The 55th Annual Kansas City World of Wheels will be held at Bartle Hall in Kansas City February 13-25, 2015. To enter the competition, click on the SCHEDULE button to download an entry blank.

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San Antonio Show Back on ISCA Schedule!

By Janet Bires

Auburn Hills, MI – September 18, 2014

Kruse Events, LLC has picked up the San Antonio show, and it is returning in 2015 as a sanctioned event in ISCA’s Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series.

The San Antonio Autorama & World of Wheels will take place March 13-15, 2015 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall. Spectators can expect a great show filled with outstanding rods and customs from across Texas and beyond, plus well-known features such as the original television Batmobile and the Queen of Diamonds Duesenberg. Action events will include motorcycle jumpers and a Cackle Fest.

The San Antonio Autorama & World of Wheels will also incorporate a charity component, with proceeds benefiting several charitable organizations: Daily Bread Ministries, which helps combat hunger in Southwest Texas; Mark Jones Ministries, which deals with counseling and mental health issues; and Last Chance Ministries, which serves the inner city. Blessed Sacrament School will also receive assistance in their fundraising efforts for their annual mission trip.

Kruse Events, LLC is part of the Dan Kruse organization. Mr. Kruse has been involved in collector car auctions since he was 13 years old, and he has had a life-long love affair with automobiles. His company, Dan Kruse Classics, has expanded into every major market in South Texas, and ISCA members are familiar with the company through the Dan Kruse Classics auction event held in conjunction with the Houston Autorama.

The Dan Kruse Family is excited to be an official part of ISCA and the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series, and they look forward to bringing the enthusiasts of San Antonio an exciting event filled with fun for the whole family.

ISCA would like to welcome Kruse Events, LLC to the association. Please help them in their efforts by participating in the San Antonio Autorama & World of Wheels as an exhibitor or spectator.

For more information on the show, contact Tara Kruse Puckett at 886-495-8111, or email her at Tara@KruseEvents.com. You can also click on the “Schedule” button above to download an entry blank to enter your vehicle in the show.

Indianapolis

Change to the Indianapolis World of Wheels Show Rating

By Bob Millard

Auburn Hills, MI

Because the 2015 ISCA Championship Finals fell on March 13-15, 2015, I felt it is neccessary to make the following change. Indianapolis will now be a “AA” show instead of an “A” show. This will make it somewhat easier for the competitors in the Great Lakes area to qualify for the Finals. With this change there would be three “AA” shows: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Detroit; and four “A” shows: Ft. Wayne, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Louisville available to the competitors. If there are any questions concerning this please contact Bob Millard (586) 703-2381 or bob@theisca.com.

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    John Mai from Houston has decided to let go of two past ISCA Champion vehicles and their displays. They are his 1941 Willys “Black Magic” and his 1933 Willys “Perseverance”. Check out the For Sale section under the news heading on our website for further information.