Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

49th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels-Birmingham, Al.

Written by  March 1, 2020

The World of Wheels coming to town in Birmingham is always an excellent way to kick start the ride season around here. On Friday, February the 7th, the World of Wheels rolled into Birmingham for the 49th time....WOW!

 

The real party started on Thursday with move in, but that’s only for those bringing their pride and joys in that they have worked many long, hard hours on, to share with us all, bringing us all, wall to wall awesome cars, trucks and bikes to drool over.

On Friday, the Weil Wrecker Service Celebrity Stage kicked off with Kye Kelly (Bitchin Rides) & Lizzy Musi (Street Outlaws), Kye Kelly would go on to grace the stage for Saturday and Sunday as well.

Deputy Cletus Hogg was also on hand all weekend to sign autographs and take pictures with folks, along with the famous “General Lee” & Dukes of Hazzard police car. We even caught Deputy Barney Fife running around with his one bullet.

Von Hot Rod, master pin-striper from California was there in his booth all weekend to bling out most anything people would bring to him for stripping.

There were also various “characters" running around all weekend to entertain the little ones (and some of the big kids as well- “Olaf" had to be the fan favorite though.); All of which was due in large part to the wonderful, kindhearted folks at "Just Keep Smiling" in Gardendale. The Just Keep Smiling foundation was established to be able to focus their energies on relieving some of the financial burden for families with critically ill children and on offering emotional and spiritual comfort. (www.justkeepsmiling.org). They also host 4 great events throughout the year; "Characters on Parade" in February, a Golf Tournament at Greystone Golf & Country Club-June 4th, "Auction's & Appetizers" @ Regions Field Ballroom September the 29th and "Merry Market" @ the Gardendale Civic Center October 16-17.2020 world of wheels bham 132020 world of wheels bham 142020 world of wheels bham 172020 world of wheels bham 182020 world of wheels bham 42

“Olaf" had to be the fan favorite though. There was also Hot Wheel racing, bungee jumps and a bouncy jump that kept the kids busy.

The absolute Stars of the show was of course; the awesome pieces of art work that came in the form of 2-4 wheels, who on Sunday, received their much deserved recognition by way of awards.

  Steve Brasher with Showtime Custom Paint & Body Work always brings an awesome group of show vehicles, this year's added addition was a mini version of grand-dads "High-Times" that sat proudly spinning and shinning all weekend, with the adorable mini version sitting close by, sending Miss Kaleigh Boatright home with her first, of many to come I'm sure, awards, or hardware as grand-dad called it, from her 2020 Harley Chopper2020 world of wheels bham 492020 world of wheels bham 472020 world of wheels bham 46

Kurt Butchers 2019 H.D Road Glide, won "Best Bike" and Oliver Staffields 2011 JRL Cycles Lucky 7 bike with its airplane engine, took home the "Best Bike" in Gold Star along with the John Myers Memorial Award-"Best Bike 1st Time Shown @ the Birmingham, Alabama event". 2020 world of wheels Bham Kurt Butcher 2019 Road Glide Best Bike2020 world of wheels Bham Oliver Staffield 2011 JRL Cycles Lucky 72020 world of wheels Bham Red Wales

There were a few others taking home prestigious awards like Red Wales with his Beautiful, white Marilyn Monroe bike. Congrats to them all, they were ALL well deserved! Also really good to see Chris and his crew from the Law Tigers there.2020 world of wheels bham 12020 world of wheels bham 22020 world of wheels bham 32020 world of wheels bham 42020 world of wheels bham 52020 world of wheels bham 62020 world of wheels bham 72020 world of wheels bham 82020 world of wheels bham 92020 world of wheels bham 102020 world of wheels bham 112020 world of wheels bham 122020 world of wheels bham 152020 world of wheels bham 162020 world of wheels bham 192020 world of wheels bham 202020 world of wheels bham 212020 world of wheels bham 222020 world of wheels bham 232020 world of wheels bham242020 world of wheels bham 252020 world of wheels bham 262020 world of wheels bham 272020 world of wheels bham 282020 world of wheels bham 292020 world of wheels bham 302020 world of wheels bham 312020 world of wheels bham 322020 world of wheels bham 332020 world of wheels bham 342020 world of wheels bham 352020 world of wheels bham 362020 world of wheels bham 372020 world of wheels bham 382020 world of wheels bham 392020 world of wheels bham 402020 world of wheels bham 412020 world of wheels bham 432020 world of wheels bham 48