Heading into its 43rd year, the Town Fair Tire World of Wheels took over the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts, the weekend of March 31-April 2, 2017, and featured over 200 top-notch custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles spread throughout the show floor. Although the cars were the main focus of the event, there were plenty of horsepower enthusiasts in attendance with a keen interest in the powerplant between the framerails of all the killer classic and modern muscle cars.
No doubt the East Coast hot rodders are all about making big power, and the Boston World of Wheels event was their stage to show off that fact. From mild small-blocks to the big, bad, blown big-blocks, the old-school engine guys had plenty to keep their interest. And for fans of more modern powerplants, the LS and LT1 engine families were also represented, with plenty of those mills being accompanied by a turbo (maybe two) or supercharger for additional motivation. In typical car-show fashion, there was plenty of retina-searing chrome and billet swimming within the engine bays of everything from classic Camaros, Chevelles, Novas, Vettes, and Tri-Fives.
Whether you are a fan of naturally aspirated beneath-the-surface horsepower, or if the sight of mile-high blowers, stealthy centrifugal superchargers, and intimidating twin turbochargers gets your blood pumping, this extensive photo gallery of engines from the 2017 Boston World of Wheels fits right in your wheelhouse. And we’re hoping these images will influence you to get your ride out and burn a few gallons of some good old-fashioned fossil fuel.
Photos: Chuck Vranas