Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

2018 Birmingham World of Wheels

Written by  February 17, 2018

The World of Wheels show, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, rolled into Birmingham, Alabama on Friday February the 9th, 2018, well actually, the party started the Thursday before for those who had some beauties to show off, as that was the “move in day” for all of them, and that always creates quite a buzz of excitement, and after hours-PARTY TIME!

There was no shortage this year of really awesome vehicles and bikes to tickle everyone’s fancy!


On Friday, WWE Superstar, Charlotte Flair appeared on the Weil Wrecker Service Celebrity Stage. On Saturday & Sunday it was Mary Ann from “Gilligan’s Island”.

Also on Saturday, Kevin Mack from “Counting Car’s” was at the East Hall Celebrity Stage, and on Sunday, from the amazing Alabama Football Team, players, #75 Bradley Bozeman and # 63 J.C. Hassenauer.

And everyday, “Sponge Bob” was there to entertain the little ones!

One of the other special treats there daily (for the big kids) was Von Hot Rod- Master Pin Stripper!

On display throughout ALL of the show hours was, the Sema Battle of the Builders award winner, 1929 Ford Model-A-Tudor and “Optimus Prime”! Wow! We all just wanted to see him transform, Ha! Ha! Didn’t happen though!

Special thanks to Ricky Akridge for sharing his “special moment “ with “Mary Ann” with us and to Sonny (Mr. World of Wheels) McLean for sharing his moments with Von Hot Rod and Jeh Jeh from our local Fox 6, also, very glad you didn’t get carted off to the “Clinker” by Barney!