Chicago World Of Wheels 2018
Words and photos by Rodney Knock
The Chicago World of Wheels show has been Chicago’s premier custom car show for over 50 years. Nostalgia Drag World always enjoys spending the day and checking out all the beautiful creations that are on display. According to the promotors this year’s show had over ninety thousand visitors.
Rick Brown built this tribute to his dad and uncle. It is a replica of the ‘Mighty Mouse II"
that his Dad drove in the seventies. This car was a familiar sight at many of the local tracks.
38 Chevy had so many custom touches we lost count
The US 41 Motorplex booth was another popular stop for all the ¼ mile warriors
NHRA top Fuel pilot T. J. Zizzo’s Rust oleum sponsored Top Fuel dragster was in the house all weekend. The line for this very popular driver seemed endless T. J. obliged his fans with autographs and pictures.
T. J. goofing off with some of the Nostalgia Pro Stock drivers.
Not your average ‘short bus”
Why a picture of an engine. Because it is a Boss 429
Check out this custom built one off 4 door Bronco. Blue oval creation was a big hit with the truck crowd
1933 Ford sedan delivery has a fully independent Heidts rear end and wood work that is amazing
Ever lovely April Miller had her trusty street rod “Speedy” filled with the latest edition of Ledfoot News free for the asking.
Straight Line Performance was another popular booth among the masses
Beautiful white pearl paint really stands out
You are looking at the 2018 winner of the Riddler award. Wild 57 Chevy was a huge hit at the show and certainly deserved the award
Crate Engine Depo’s Tom Romanowski’s was on hand with all the latest info on Chevrolets hi performance offerings
The Chicago Gear Heads car club had a nice display of interesting hot rods as always
This 1972 C-10 was equipped with a fuel injected 409 Chevy.
The camper was redone with a north woods style motif that was out of this world cool.