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Visiting the World of Wheels

On Sunday my son and I took a ride to Green Bay to check out the annual “World of Wheels” show at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena.  One of the attractions was a beautiful replica of the 1953 “Waldorf Nomad” Corvette that Zane Zander of Brillion, Wisconsin, recently finished building.  Wayne has been working on this car for years and it turned out absolutely gorgeous.  Hot rods and muscle cars were the other hits of the show, but a couple of ’50s cars also made it, including a bright red MG TD roadster that Doc’s Car & Cycle Museum was offering for sale.  At $35,000, the little roadster was too rich for my blood, so I’ll stick to mine — the car I’m driving in the picture that accompanies this blog.  My TD isn’t as shiny, but I think I probably have more fun with it and it has never let me down.  Several “Rat Rods” were on display and I don’t know what to think of these cars.  A sign referred to them as “traditional hot rods,” but I just can’t remember the “car guyz” in my neighborhood wanting the unfinished, primered look on their cars.  I remember several rods having home-applied paint jobs, but their builders were still trying to copy what they saw in magazines back then, even if their cars didn’t look as professional.  My son totally disagreed.  He thought the cars were very cool.  And the more home-built they looked, the more he liked them.  So, what’s your opinion? Are you a Rat Rod lover or hater?   

2 thoughts on “Visiting the World of Wheels

  1. Bob Ashton

    Thanks for coming to the show, John. It was nice meeting, although briefly! (I am the Show Manager that you checked in with).

    Ken and Bonnie Juza, our local Chairpersons did a great job this year and I felt the variety was better then ever. With the addition of our Pinstripers Jamboree and several other new features, I feel everyone was pleased with the show; I know I was. Good to hear you brought along your Son too and that he enjoyed the Trad Rods. I enjoy spending time at the shows with my Son too, who is deeply into the Tuner scene. (he is 24)

    I am happy to say we were UP in all aspects, more entrants, more vendors and more spectators too. All is good in Green Bay!

    Hope to see you at more of our shows…you are always welcome!

    Bob Ashton
    Championship Auto Shows, Inc
    (& Chevy Vettefest)
    Show Manager

  2. Bob Ashton

    Thanks for coming to the show, John. It was nice meeting, although briefly! (I am the Show Manager that you checked in with).

    Ken and Bonnie Juza, our local Chairpersons did a great job this year and I felt the variety was better then ever. With the addition of our Pinstripers Jamboree and several other new features, I feel everyone was pleased with the show; I know I was. Good to hear you brought along your Son too and that he enjoyed the Trad Rods. I enjoy spending time at the shows with my Son too, who is deeply into the Tuner scene. (he is 24)

    I am happy to say we were UP in all aspects, more entrants, more vendors and more spectators too. All is good in Green Bay!

    Hope to see you at more of our shows…you are always welcome!

    Bob Ashton
    Championship Auto Shows, Inc
    (& Chevy Vettefest)
    Show Manager

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