Chattanooga Now 'Super Bowl of car shows' rolls into Scenic City

Chattanooga Now 'Super Bowl of car shows' rolls into Scenic City

World of Wheels runs Friday through Sunday at Chattanooga Convention Center

January 5th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Michael Henry, aka Horny Mike

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Madaris Siding & Windows Celebrity Stage
Note: Due to time constraints and large crowds, paid admission to the show does not guarantee an autograph from a celebrity.

Friday, Jan. 6
Horny Mike of “Counting Cars,” 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7
Peyton List of “Bunk’d,” 1-3 and 4-6 p.m.

Kevin Adams’ Revue of the Stars, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 8
› “The Dukes of Hazzard” Reunion featuring Tom Wopat (Luke Duke) and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), noon-4 p.m.

All weekend
Tom Smith from Discovery’s “Misfit Garage”

› Chip Foose’s 1965 Imposter on display

› Master pinstriper Von Hot Rod

› Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion and MidSouth Garrison’s MosNooga Squad

› Minions


Monster Truck Bounce House

Free Hot Wheels car for kids to race on the Hot Wheels Drag Track

Organizers of World of Wheels always promise cars and stars. For the 49th edition of the custom auto show, they're delivering 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, celebrity auto experts, a Disney star and a "Dukes of Hazzard" reunion.

What has been described as "the Super Bowl of car shows" will gather a wide variety of custom cars, trucks and motorcycles within the Chattanooga Convention Center, along with restored and antique vehicles and dozens of automotive vendors.

Awards totaling $8,300 will be presented to exhibitors in categories including Best Restored, Truck, Rod, Custom, Street Machine, Bike and Club Display. The largest prize, the Bill Croft Memorial Award, is worth $2,500 to the best vehicle shown in Chattanooga for the first time.

The show will run Friday through Sunday, Jan. 6-8, with some guests and features available all three days.

This year's celebrity guests include:

* Horny Mike from the History channel reality series "Counting Cars." The airbrush artist, whose real name is Michael Henry, earned the nickname from his practice of adding 3-D horns to everything from vehicles to helmets to clothing. He'll be meeting fans and signing autographs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

* Peyton List of Disney's "Bunk'd." The actress and model is known for playing Holly Hills in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" film series and Emma Ross in the Disney Channel comedy series "Jessie" and its spinoff, "Bunk'd." She'll be meeting fans and signing autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

* Impressionist Kevin Adams. In his "Revue of the Stars" comedy show, he draws upon costume changes, facial and body expressions and pitch-perfect vocal takes to impersonate artists including Elvis, Prince, Boy George, Buddy Holly, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond and Tom Jones. He'll perform at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

* Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach, who played Luke Duke and Daisy Duke, respectively, on "The Dukes of Hazzard." They'll be featured from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Their ride, the General Lee, will be on display all weekend.

* Tom Smith of "Misfit Garage." The master mechanic can talk cars, of course, but fans also may get a glimpse of his quick wit, honed doing stand-up during amateur nights at comedy clubs. He'll be meeting fans all weekend.

* Von Hot Rod. The internationally known master pinstriper, whose "Master of the Fine Line" talents have been featured in television shows, magazines and books, has a line of auto accessories, jewelry and die-cast cars. He'll be at the show all weekend, pinstriping items for the public.

* Chip Foose's Imposter. Named Best in Show at the 2015 Detroit AutoRama trade show, the car is a hybrid formed by dropping a 1965 Chevrolet Impala onto the chassis of a 2008 Chevy Corvette. According to reports, the custom job meant stretching the Corvette's wheelbase 9 inches and shortening the Impala's body by more than a foot — not just at the ends, but in the middle of the roof and the rear fenders. Foose is best known for the reality television series "Overhaulin.'"

Showgoers also have a chance to win several door prizes, including $10,000 worth of windows from presenting sponsor Madaris Siding & Windows, a NASCAR VIP package, as well as tires, rims and car detailing services.