55th Annual Chicago World of Wheels

For the ultimate in automotive excitement, nothing rev’s up like a supercharged V-8 better than the O’Reilly Auto Parts Chicago World of Wheels, presented by South Oak Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep. Celebrating its 55th year, the event brings with it an amazing array of hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles.  For three days the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center — Rosemont is packed with endless rows of horsepower-laden dream machines awash in a kaleidoscope of color accented by dazzling chrome.

The event brings with it plenty of history which includes competition for the coveted Legend Cup presented by Clean Tools, awarded for excellence in both style and design captured with quality and craftsmanship for a first-time shown car at the show. The Top 20 outstanding entries are selected on Friday and narrowed down to the Select 6 on Saturday with the winner announced on Sunday at the awards presentation which includes the Legend Cup and grand prize of $5,000.00.

The event is also home to the Summit Racing Equipment ISCA Championship Finals. The Finals consist of five major categories: Rod, Custom, Truck, St Machine/Comp and Restored. This year thirty entries from these five categories will be competing for over $60,000 in prize money. The entries compete during the current show season to accumulate points to move on to the Finals (much like NHRA or NASCAR). At the Finals there are five Category Champions decided by the judging staff. A Grand Champion is then determined from the five Category Champions.  Want even more fun, the weekend features a number of specialty areas including Tin City for traditional hot rods and customs, Lowrider Nation, Summit Racing’s Chop-Shop featuring Gene Winfield, Cycle-Rama packed with hot motorcycles, Pedal Car Challenge presented by Summit Racing and the 10thAnnual Chicago Brushmasters charity auction.Special to any World of Wheels event there’s always plenty of entertainment throughout the weekend including an exclusive performance by Danny “The Count” Koker and his band Count’s 77; live Rockabilly in Tin City and a Pinup Girl Contest. You’ll also have a chance to meet up with a multitude of celebrity guests the show has become well-known for with this year featuring John Force, Brittany Force, Courtney Force, and Robert Hight all from John Force Racing presented by Chevrolet Performance. NHRA Funny Car Driver Tommy Johnson Jr, NASCAR Hall of Fame Legend Mark Martin, WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, Rick Harrison from History Channel’s hit Pawn Stars and Disney Channel’s Skai Jackson will also be on hand to meet multitudes of fans. This promises to be a fun-filled weekend, check it all out at Autorama.com

Source: hotrod.com

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