If you’re from New England it’s well known that the winter months are typically spent deep inside your shop wrenching on your favorite Chevy muscle car. Regardless if it’s taking on a major overhaul with a new mill being built, updating your suspension dynamics, or simply detailing it to the max; one thing for sure is that the excitement generated by the arrival of spring is tops on every hot rodders list. The exact moment when you open the garage doors after a long winter to fire up your car sets the tone for the upcoming season of using plenty of fuel as you lay down the miles.
There’s no better way to celebrate the new season than by taking in the Town Fair Tire World of Wheels in Boston. Now in its 45th year, the show takes over the Seaport World Trade Center by packing it to the rafters with over 200 of the most wicked muscle cars, hot rods, customs, trucks, restos, and motorcycles. If you dig hopped-up rides packed with supercharged V-8s dipped in candy vibe, Pro Touring muscle sporting the latest performance goods, or meticulously restored stockers, then this is the place to be.
Walking the show floor it was easy to pick out favorites from many of the top local builders as well as the cool rides competing for the Pilgrim Award for first-time rides being shown in Boston, as well as the Master Builder Award presented by Steel Runner Products. Nestled into one corner of the show was the Summit Racing Equipment Chop Shop where legendary custom car builder Gene Winfield was giving a vintage pickup truck a haircut by lowering its lid. Flanked by many of the areas hottest traditional hot rods and customs it was like visiting a show within a show where you could step back in time.
Every year the World of Wheels staff works tirelessly to schedule a number of top celebrity appearances throughout the weekend. This year fans had the chance to meet NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., WWE superstar Seth Rollins, and Steve Darnell from Discovery Channel’s Welder Up series, making it an awesome weekend.
Check out our Chevy image gallery below from the 2019 Boston World of Wheels, and for more information check out autorama.com. CHP
Photography by Chuck Vranas