Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

54th Annual Chattanooga O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

Written by  February 3, 2022

The O'Reilly World of Wheels Custom Auto show is an event that folks in Tennessee and Alabama have looked forward to for many years, it kicks off the year for most. The people of Tennessee have welcomed this event for 54 years now, and during that long run, there have been many beautiful rides to see and many characters from around the south to meet, but one that comes to mind first that has been a permanent fixture of the show, according to organizer, Sonny McLean:


"In 1969 at the very first World of Wheels Show in Chattanooga there was a young man that entered his motorcycle;  Now 54 years later he is still entering the show, his name is Charles Neil also known as “Charlie Brown”

Charlie is the only person in the nation that has been in 54 consecutive Annual ICSA Shows, he hasn't missed a one.

Pictured from left to right is Charlie Brown, Sonny McLean, Producer and the famous TV actor Erik Estrada who is know as “Ponch” from TV’s  Chip’s. 

It was the Best Show Ever in Chattanooga, Tennessee". 

(Picture is the lead picture for this article!)


Below shows the different activities from the show:

COMPETITION: The 54th Annual Chattanooga O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Custom Auto Show, is produced by MotorSports Productions, Inc.   The specialty vehicles coming to this year’s show include Hot rods, Race Cars, Custom Imports, Antique and Classic Cars, and Motorcycles PLUS Special Feature cars. This event is Chattanooga’s largest indoor custom car

                             show and enjoys participation by many local enthusiasts who proudly exhibit the vehicles they have been working on for many years. Plus, exhibitors from all across the country travel to Chattanooga to show their vehicles and compete for plaques and cash awards on a local, regional and national level. The quality and workmanship of these beautiful vehicles is truly amazing.

                           This event is sanctioned by the International Show Car Association (ISCA) and is judged by a professional staff brought in from two different states. In addition to the cash and prizes won at this show, many of these vehicles will accumulate points that can be used to qualify them for the national Championship where cash and prizes total over $100,000.00.

Gold Star STREET” Competition is designed specifically for those who own street driven custom vehicles and want to show them, but prefer not to have the undercarriage judged. The Gold Star Street Series will be judged only on paint, body, interior and engine. Special Gold Star Trophies will be awarded to winners every class.


ERIK ESTRADA            Meet Erik Estrada from TV’s, "CHiPS"! Erik will be

Ponch From TV’s CHiPS          on stage meeting fans and signing autographs all weekend long.

CHRIS DAY                           Come out and meet KamiKaze from Street Outlaws! KamiKaze will

be on stage meeting and greeting fans throughout the weekend as well!

BACK to the FUTURE            Take your picture with replicas of the DeLorean and Marty McFly’s 1985 Toyota SR5! Benefiting the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

VON HOT ROD            Meet Von Hot Rod, World Famous Pin Striping Master from Southern California, pin striping items for the public all weekend, bring something for him to pin stripe!

TRANSFORMERS            Bring the kids to meet various costume characters and have their & picture made with

& OTHER CHARACTERS            them. A different TRANSFORMER will visit the show each day and interct with fans.

CAR DEBUTE                         Charlies Custom Creations will debute “Nevermore” at this year’s event! Don’t miss the unveiling of this truely spectacular 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner!

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