Awards Birmingham

2020 Dates & Times

Exhibitors are allowed in the Exhibition Hall at 9am each day.

49th Annual
Birmingham, AL

Friday, February 7th:
3pm – 9pm
Saturday, February 8th:
10am – 9pm
Sunday, February 9th:
10am – 6pm

Vaughn Early Memorial Award Winner

Presented by
The Official Collector Car Insurance of the World of Wheels

*All five "Fantastic 5 Award" winners receive $600.
The "Vaughn Early Memorial Award" winner receives an additional $9,400

2019 Award Winner

Congratulations to Johnny Martin and his truely amazing 1957 Chevrolet 150 Hardtop for winning the coveted Vaughn Early Memorial Award for The Best 1st Time Shown Vehicle at the Birmingham, AL World of Wheels, along with its $10,000 Cash Prize. This vehicle is truly the pinnacle of design and quality. The amount of detail and workmanship in this Chevy is truly amazing.

Judging & Competition Points

The Vaughn Early Memorial Award was started in 2011 and is presented to The Best 1st Time Shown Vehicle at the Birmingham, AL World of Wheels. Our professional ISCA Judging Staff selects the “Fabulous Five”: the top 5 first time shown vehicles in the Birmingham, AL show. Each Fabulous Five award winner will receive ISCA points and $600 for winning “Best” in an ISCA Category. They are, therefore, not eligible to win “Best” in any other category. This leaves the other categories: “Best Rod”, “Best Street Machine Comp”, “Best Truck”, etc. open to other vehicles and raises the total number of “Best” winners in the the Birmingham show from 6 to 11. The Vaughn Early Memorial Award and an additional $9,400 Cash Prize will be awarded to the top Fabulous Five vehicle.

This award places special emphasis on “the vehicle that best exhibits excellence in design and fabrication”.
It represents a vehicle as a total package and places its importance on creativity, ingenuity and overcoming design obstacles.
The Southeast has some of the best builders and most beautiful cars in the country.

The award’s namesake, Vaughn Early, was an avid car lover and father-in-law of the nationally recognized custom car builder, Jonathan Goolsby of Goolsby Customs.

The Birmingham show is the largest, longest running indoor custom auto show in the Southeast.
There is no better venue to establish a perpetual award of this prestige than the Birmingham, AL O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels.
Since 1971, this show has grown in size and stature to one of the most respected shows in the nation attracting top vehicles from across the US.
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Alumni Gallery: Past Winners

Award Winners

Presented by

48th Annual Birmingham, AL 2019

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
February 8, 9 & 10, 2019
Vaughn Early Memorial Award
Johnny Martin Alamosa, CO 1957 Chevrolet 150 Hardtop
Fabulous 5 Award
Johnny Martin Alamosa, CO 1957 Chevrolet 150 Hardtop
Robert Anderson Savannah, GA 1936 Pontiac 2-Door Sedan
Jeff England Cleburne, TX 1973 Chevrolet Belair
George Hedrick Lyles, TN 1973 Chevrolet Corvette
Steve Westbrooks Murfreesboro, TN 1966 Chevy II
John Myers Memorial Award
Brian Cobb Pelham, AL 2010 Harley Road Glide
Biker's Best 5 Award
Brian Cobb Pelham, AL 2010 Harley Road Glide
Brian Cobb Pelham, AL 2001 Harley Softail
Jason Bachman Alabaster, AL 2011 Harley Road Glide
Ryan Clough Helena, AL 2010 Harley Road Glide
Tim Smith Birmingham, AL 2018 Harley Road King
Steve Tansy Gold Cup Award
Ariel Anguiano 1941 Willys
Burl Smith Memorial Award
George Hedrick 1973 Chevy Corvette
Tommy Godwin Cruisin' Custom Memorial Award
Al Bailey 1956 Mercury Convertible
O'Reilly Auto Parts Pick of the Show Award
Darrin Frisella 1974 Dodge Charger
American National Pick of the Show Award
Randy Powe 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Weil Wrecker Pick of the Show Award
Dalton Thomason 1969 Chevy K5 Blazer
Von Hot Rod Award of Excellence
Mike George 1972 Chevy Blazer
Von Hot Rod Pinstripe Award
Dale Carpenter 1930 Ford Coupe
People's Choice Award
Robert Graham 1931 1931 Chevrolet Commercial Woodie
Long Distance Award
Jerry Harris 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T
Best Ford Powered Ford
Dale Carpenter 1930 Ford Coupe
Best GM Powered GM
Gil Gray 1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup
Best Mopar Powered Mopar
Mike McCandless 1972 Dodge Demon
Best Outstanding Import
David Knight 1991 VW GTI
Best Restored
Daryl Wix Orlinda, TN 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Pickup
Best Rod
Mike Allen Irondale, AL 1937 Ford Truck
Best Street Machine Competition
Scott Beasley Mooreville, MS 1964 Chevrolet Nova II
Best Truck
Harry Smith Powell, TN Ford Ranger
Best Custom
Jim Kagley Maryville, TN 1955 Chevrolet 2-Door Post
Best Bike
Steve Brasher Trussville, AL 2004 Kustom Chopper
Outstanding Custom
Bubba Youngblood Dora, AL 1966 Chevrolet Nova II
Outstanding Sports/Sport Compact
Andrew Petrillo Blue Ridge, GA 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
Outstanding Full/Radical/Handbuilt Custom
Edward Harvey Livingston, TX 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Outstanding Truck
Adrean Shelton Killen, AL 1949 Chevrolet Pickup
Outstanding Full/Radical/Handbuilt Truck
Mark Tullis Dacula, GA 1953 Ford F-100
Outstanding Competition
Ricky Mcmillan Bogalusa, LA 1941 Willys Coupe
Outstanding Street Rod
Randy Jackson Hamilton, AL 1930 Ford Roadster
Outstanding Custom Rod
Ariel Anguiano Eldridge, AL 1941 Willys 2-Door Coupe
Outstanding Street Machine
Eddie Mcmillan Knoxville, TN 1971 Plymouth Cuda
Outstanding Restored
Jerry Harris Eagle Point, OR 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T
Outstanding Individual Display
Johnny Martin Alamosa, CO 1957 Chevrolet 150 Hardtop
Andrew Petrillo Blue Ridge, GA 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
Pattie Allen Talbotton, GA 1995 Ford Mustang Convertible
Robert Anderson Savannah, GA 1936 Pontiac 2-Door Sedan
Jeff England Cleburne, TX 1956 Chevrolet Belair
Adrean Shelton Killen, AL 1949 Chevrolet Pickup
Matt Clark Friendswood, TX 1965 Plymouth Barracuda
Harry Smith Powell, TN Ford Ranger
Outstanding 10X20 Display
Daryl Wix Orlinda, TN 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Pickup
Outstanding Non-Electrical Display
Eddie Mcmillan Knoxville, TN 1971 Plymouth Cuda
Outstanding Detail
Ray Morgan Gardendale, AL 1949 Ford F1
Outstanding Engineered
Robert Graham Cartersville, GA 1931 Chevrolet Commercial Woodie
Outstanding Undercarriage
Kirk Peterson Niceville, FL 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Custom
Outstanding Paint
Ray Morgan Gardendale, AL 1949 Ford F1
Pattie Allen Talbotton, GA 1995 Ford Mustang Convertible
Larry Jenkins Bella Vista, AR 1953 Buick Super Convertible
Darrell Harper Vincent, AL 1972 Chevrolet C-10
Kirk Peterson Niceville, FL 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Custom
Outstanding Use of Color Design
Al Bailey Summerville, SC 1956 Mercury Convertible
Outstanding Engine – Custom
David Knight Pinson, AL 1991 VW GTI
Outstanding Engine Street Machine Competition
Michael Alexander Cartersville, GA 1987 Chevrolet S-10
Outstanding Engine-Rod
Jim Robertson Eldridge, AL 1941 Willys 2-Door Coupe
Outstanding Engine – Truck
Darrell Harper Vincent, AL 1972 Chevrolet C-10
Outstanding Engine – Restored
Angela Hames Madison, MS 1969 Dodge Dart Gts
Outstanding Interior – Custom
Al Bailey Summerville, SC 1956 Mercury Convertible
Outstanding Interior – Street Machine Competition
Tim Wellborn Alex City, AL 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger
Outstanding Interior – Rod
Jim Robertson Eldridge, AL 1941 Willys 2-Door Coupe
Outstanding Interior – Truck
Scott Pierce Columbiana, AL 1968 Chevrolet C-10
Outstanding Interior – Restored
Angela Hames Madison, MS 1969 Dodge Dart Gts
Rising Star
Cheston Davis Florence, AL 1958 BMW Isetta
Custom Convertible – 1949-2016
2nd Desmond Jennings Pinson, AL 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1st Pattie Allen Talbotton, GA 1995 Ford Mustang Convertible
Custom Convertible – Full – 1949-Current
1st Al Bailey Summerville, SC 1956 Mercury Convertible
Radical Custom Convertible – 1949-Current
1st Larry Jenkins Bella Vista, AR 1953 Buick Super Convertible
Conservative Hardtop – 1955-1959
1st Keith Washington Montgomery, AL 1957 Chevrolet Belair Sedan
Conservative Hardtop – 1960-1969
1st Matt Clark Friendswood, TX 1965 Plymouth Barracuda
Conservative Hardtop – 1980-1989
1st Michael Kirkpatrick Hartselle, AL 1981 Chevrolet Camaro
Conservative Hardtop – 2000-2016
1st Bridget Jagacki Alabaster, AL 2016 Dodge Challenger
Contemporary Custom – 2017-Current
1st Brian York Alabaster, AL 2019 Dodge Challenger Scatpack
Mild Hardtop
1st Bubba Youngblood Dora, AL 1966 Chevrolet Nova II
Semi Hardtop
1st Jim Kagley Maryville, TN 1955 Chevrolet 2-Door Post
Full Hardtop
1st Jeff England Cleburne, TX 1956 Chevrolet Belair
Radical Hardtop
1st Johnny Martin Alamosa, CO 1957 Chevrolet 150 Hardtop
Conservative Sports – Pre-1963
2nd Mike Boudreaux Laplace, LA 1958 Corvette Hardtop Convertible
1st Jerry Burgess Eldridge, AL 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop Convertible
Conservative Sports – 1997-2016
2nd Jocko Lewis Bessemer, AL 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51
1st Dan Black Flowery Branch, GA 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07
Contemporary Sports – 2017-Current
1st Jim Welch Hartselle, AL 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Mild Sports
1st Andrew Petrillo Blue Ridge, GA 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
Full Sports
1st George Hedrick Lyles, TN 1973 Chevrolet Corvette
Radical Sports
1st Edward Harvey Livingston, TX 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Exotic Sports
1st Tom Fisher Birmingham, AL 2017 Dodge Viper Acr-E
Mild Compact Custom
1st David Knight Pinson, AL 1991 VW GTI
Conservative Pickup – 1957-1972
2nd Robert Herring Gardendale, AL 1970 Chevrolet Truck
1st Randy Shanks Dayton, TX 1970 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne
Mild Pickup
2nd Darrell Harper Vincent, AL 1972 Chevrolet C-10
1st Scott Pierce Columbiana, AL 1968 Chevrolet C-10
Semi Pickup
2nd Ray Morgan Gardendale, AL 1949 Ford F1
1st Adrean Shelton Killen, AL 1949 Chevrolet Pickup
Radical Pickup
3rd Mark Echols Ohatchee, AL 1969 Chevrolet Truck
2nd Kirk Peterson Niceville, FL 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Custom
1st Mark Tullis Dacula, GA 1953 Ford F-100
4X4 Utility Wagon
1st Toby Mccaleb Eldridge, AL 1976 Ford Bronco
Radical Mini Pickup
1st Harry Smith Powell, TN Ford Ranger
Street Machine Custom – 1965-1979
2nd Eddie Mcmillan Knoxville, TN 1971 Plymouth Cuda
1st Steve Westbrooks Murfreesboro, TN 1966 Chevrolet II
Street Touring – 1949-Current
2nd Patrick O’Doherty Chelsea, AL 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T
1st Scott Beasley Mooreville, MS 1964 Chevrolet Nova II
Street Machine Truck – 1980-Current
1st Michael Alexander Cartersville, GA 1987 Chevrolet S-10
Track Comp Car
1st Tim Wellborn Alex City, AL 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger
Gasser
1st Ricky Mcmillan Bogalusa, LA 1941 Willys Coupe
Altered Street Roadster – Pre-1935
1st Randy Jackson Hamilton, AL 1930 Ford Roadster
Pro Street Rod – Pre-1935
1st Robert Graham Cartersville, GA 1931 Chevrolet Commercial Woodie
Radical Custom Rod Sedan – 1935-1948
1st Robert Anderson Savannah, GA 1936 Pontiac 2-Door Sedan
Semi Custom Rod Coupe – 1935-1948
1st Jim Robertson Eldridge, AL 1941 Willys 2-Door Coupe
Full Custom Rod Pickup
1st Mike Allen Irondale, AL 1937 Ford Truck
Street Machine Custom Rod – 1935-1948
1st Ariel Anguiano Eldridge, AL 1941 Willys 2-Door Coupe
Nostalgia Chopper
1st Steve Brasher Trussville, AL 2004 Kustom Chopper
Restored – 1928-1934
1st Paul Blackwell Irondale, AL 1929 Nash Rumble Seat Coupe
Restored – 1958-1967
1st Hil Mcwhorter Rainbow City, AL 1967 Plymouth Fastback Barracuda
Restored – 1968-1972
3rd Jw Hames Madison, MS 1969 Dodge Dart Gts
2nd Angela Hames Madison, MS 1969 Dodge Dart Gts
1st Jerry Harris Eagle Point, OR 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T
Restored – 1968-1972 “A”
Runner Up Wayne Lagle Birmingham, AL 1971 Plymouth GTX
3rd Hunter Jones Moulton, AL 1970 Plymouth GTX
2nd J W Hames Madison, MS 1970 Plymouth Superbird
1st Chet Biggers Ashland City, TN 1970 Plymouth Aar Cuda
Restored Pickup
2nd Mike Tanner Murfreesboro, TN 1979 Dodge Warlock II Power Wagon
1st Daryl Wix Orlinda, TN 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Pickup
Altered Restored
2nd Ken Stonebrook Chattanooga, TN 1969 Dodge Charger
1st Wayne Lagle Birmingham, AL 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
Domestic Sports
1st Kip Chambers Irondale, AL 1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Outstanding Club Award
Team Corvette Al Birmingham, AL
Saleen Club Of America (Unavailable)
Best Club Award
MACC Moody, AL
Best Paint: Gold Star
Travis Robinson 1967 Chevy II
Best Use of Color: Gold Star
Robert Ludlum 2016 Chevy Pickup
Best Interior: Gold Star
Ronnie Brooks 1962 Chevy Impala
Best Engineering: Gold Star
Scott Harris 2009 Dodge Challenger
Best Bike Paint: Gold Star
Tim Smith 2018 Harley Road King
Best Bike: Gold Star
Tim Smith 2010 Apollo Chopper
Best of Gold Star
Randy Powe 1969 Ford Mustang
Gold Star Custom Convertible
3rd Chuck Lewis Birmingham, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
2nd Howard Stor Wilsonville, AL 1966 AMC 990 Convertible
1st Eddie Marsh Gardendale, AL 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop – 1949-1954
1st Will Petty Boaz, AL 1950 Ford Custom Coupe
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop – 1955-1959
1st Steve Brasher Trussville, AL 1956 Chevrolet
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 1960-1969
Runner Up Isaac Elliot Arley, AL 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Runner Up Stanley Mcclellan Mccalla, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Runner Up James Herring Gardendale, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
3rd Nick Smith Alabaster, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
2nd Sam Mcgaughy Alabaster, AL 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Hardtop
1st Keith Shields Amory, MS 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 1960-1969 Mopar
Runner Up Jason Burke Cullman, AL 1968 Dodge Dart
Runner Up Jerry Scott Cullman, AL 1965 Plymouth Satellite
Runner Up Phil Segraves Guin, AL 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
Runner Up David Downs Hoover, AL 1969 Dodge Super Bee
3rd Rickey Humphries Alexandria, AL 1969 Dodge Charger
2nd Clark Garner Muscadine, AL 1969 Dodge Charger
1st Ken Meredith Ringgold, GA 1965 Dodge Coronet
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop Chevelle
3rd Mike Allen Dora, AL 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
2nd Van Nash Birmingham, AL 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
1st Joey Hinkle Hanceville, AL 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop Nova
2nd Marc Fike Centreville, AL 1963 Chevrolet Nova
1st David Lawrence Warrior, AL 1966 Chevrolet Nova
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop GM
2nd David Helms Pell City, AL 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne
1st Ronnie Brooks Alabaster, AL 1962 Chevrolet Impala 2-Door Hardtop
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 1970-1979
3rd Scott Meinberg Alabaster, AL 1971 Chevrolet Nova
2nd Eric Bankston Birmingham, AL 1971 Plymouth Duster 340
1st Randy Powe Hanceville, AL 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 1970-1979 Dodge
Runner Up Brian Dabbs Bessemer, AL 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger
Runner Up Darrin Frisella Marrero, LA 1974 Dodge Charger
Runner Up Darrel Farley Arley, AL 1970 Dodge Coronet
Runner Up Billy Watkins Pelham, AL 1972 Dodge Challenger
Runner Up Rickey Humphries Alexandria, AL 1970 Dodge Challenger
3rd Tommy Peters Alexander City, AL 1973 Dodge Challenger
2nd Paul Jones Adamsville, AL 1970 Dodge 2-Door
1st Eric Perrine Alabaster, AL 1974 Dodge Challenger
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 1970-1979 GM
3rd Chris Orazine Warrior, AL 1972 Chevrolet Nova
2nd Michael Blackmon Montevallo, AL 1978 Pontiac Trans AM
1st Jim Phillips Alabaster, AL 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 1970-1979 Mopar
1st Ivan Taunton Boaz, AL 1972 Plymouth Duster
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 1980-1989
3rd Hunter Wideman Cleveland, AL 1986 Ford Mustang Saleen
2nd Evan Dujanovic Birmingham, AL 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
1st Santiago Class Alabaster, AL 1981 Trans AM Original Ttop
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 90-02
2nd Bob Goodson Knoxville, TN 1993 Ford Mustang
1st Terry Wideman Cleveland, AL 1995 Ford Saleen Mustang S-351
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 03-16
Runner Up Jarrid Scroggins Moody, AL 2004 Ford Mustang GT
Runner Up Mallory Smith Enoree, SC 2005 Ford Mustang Saleen
3rd James White Anniston, AL 2014 Ford Mustang GT
2nd Larry Holt Athens, AL 2003 Ford Mustang Saleen
1st Bill Roberts Odenville, AL 2011 Ford Mustang Saleen S-302
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 03-16 Conv
3rd Jeannie Hannah Odenville, AL 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
2nd Bobby Morrow Morris, AL 2016 Dodge Challenger
1st Scott Harris Lake View, AL 2009 Dodge Challenger
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 03-16 Dodge
2nd Demetria Boggs Ragland, AL 2010 Dodge Challenger
1st James Cash Hueytown, AL 2014 Dodge Challenger
Gold Star Conservative 03-16 Convertible Ford
1st Jonathan Alexander Decatur, AL 2004 Ford Saleen Convertible
Gold Star Conservative Hardtop 03-16 Ford
1st Billy Sargent Odenville, AL 2007 Ford Shelby GT
Gold Star Contemporary Hardtop 17-Current
3rd Ke’Dherriles Miller Bessemer, AL 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2nd Chase Tubbs Helena, AL 2018 Dodge Charger Hellcat
1st Kory Sweatt Northport, AL 2017 Dodge Challenger
Gold Star Contemporary Convertible Htop
1st Hank Patton Birmingham, AL 2017 Bentley Continental
Gold Star Mild Hardtop 1960-1969
2nd Bob Sapp Montevallo, AL 1960 Dodge Dart
1st Randy Powe Hanceville, AL 1965 Ford Mustang
Gold Star Semi Hardtop 1960-1969
1st Travis Robinson Alabaster, AL 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS
Gold Star Exotic Custom
1st Jeff Oetting Alabaster, AL 1972 Jensen Interceptor
Gold Star Lowrider Custom 03-Current
1st Tj Bendall Russellville, AL 2012 Dodge Charger R/T
Gold Star Conservative Sports Pre-1963 Conv
1st Dustin Wright Montevallo, AL 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star Conservative Sports – 1968-1982
2nd David Havron Bessemer, AL 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Mike Kratz Wilsonville, AL 1969 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star Conservative Sports – 1983-1996
1st Larry Moon Sylacauga, AL 1987 Chevrolet Corvette C4
Gold Star Conservative Sports 97-02
3rd Bryanna Mullins Gardendale, AL 1999 Chevrolet Corvette
2nd Bryan Mullins Gardendale, AL 2001 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Michael Aldridge Vestavia Hills, AL 1998 Chevrolet Corvette C5
Gold Star Conservative Sports 03-13 Conv
1st Bobby Morrow Morris, AL 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car
Gold Star Conservative Sports 03-16
Runner Up Tony Baxter Jacksonville, AL 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Runner Up Willie Pollock Hoover, AL 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe
Runner Up Paul Woodard Trussville, AL 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
3rd Bobby Morrow Morris, AL 2016 Corvette Z06
2nd John Robinson Dora, AL 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe
1st John Farmer Hoover, AL 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Z51
Gold Star Contemporary Sports 17-19
Runner Up Brad Davis Sterrett, AL 2017 Chevrolet Corvette GS
Runner Up Kenneth Fountain Hoover, AL 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Z06
3rd Phillip Stearman Birmingham, AL 2019 Chevrolet Callaway Corvette
2nd Gary Nelson Pinson, AL 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1st Chris Cassidy Morris, AL 2017 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star Contemporary Sports 17-19 Conv
Runner Up Wayne Allen Trussville, AL 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
3rd Joe Planson Birmingham, AL 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2nd Joey Moore Vestavia, AL 2019 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Larry Linley Springville, AL 2019 Chevrolet Corvette GS
Gold Star Handbuilt Sports
2nd John Baldivid Soddy Daisy, TN 1965 Ford Cobra Ff5 Kit Car
1st Michael Blackmon Montevallo, AL 1965 Cobra Roadster
Gold Star Exotic Sports
2nd Mike Varner Helena, AL 1981 Delorean DMC
1st Tim Smith Birmingham, AL 2017 Ferrari California T
Gold Star Import/Tuner- Nissan
1st Barry Koss Hoover, AL 1993 Nissan 300Zx
Gold Star Import/Tuner- Nissan-Semi
1st Joe Willoughby Jr Warrior, AL 1976 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star Compact Custom
2nd Patrick Turner Toney, AL 1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle
1st Robert Stowe Alabaster, AL 1973 VW Beetle
Gold Star Compact Custom Late Model
1st Gene Lowery Moody, AL 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Gold Star Euro Style Custom
3rd Mike Varner Helena, AL 2010 Maybach 57 S
2nd Mike Varner Helena, AL 2010 Bentley Flying Spur
1st Mike Varner Helena, AL 2012 Maserati Quattroporte S
Gold Star Conservative Pickup- 49-52
1st Steve Brasher Trussville, AL 1949 Ford F-100
Gold Star Conservative Pickup 53-56
1st Keith Shields Amory, MS 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Truck
Gold Star Conservative Pickup – 1957-1972
3rd Jay Mcfarland West Blocton, AL 1966 Ford Truck
2nd Tom Cogdell Cleveland, TN 1964 Ford F-100
1st Mark Sweatt Birmingham, AL 1972 Chevrolet C-10
Gold Star Conservative Pickup – 1973-1987
1st Jacob Taylor Gardendale, AL 1987 Chevrolet R-10
Gold Star Conservative Pickup 88-02
2nd James Nix Sylacauga, AL 1992 Chevrolet Silverado
1st Spencer Clements Trafford, AL 1988 Chevrolet Silverado
Gold Star Mild Pickup
1st Carl Reeves Daviston, AL 1987 Chevrolet S-10
Gold Star Mild Pickup 88-02
1st Dan Rasmussen Helena, AL 1989 Chevrolet Pickup Dually
Gold Star Semi Pickup 49-52
1st Andrew Pearson Northport, AL 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
Gold Star Semi Pickup 53-56
1st Gil Gray Alabaster, AL 1953 Chevrolet 3100
Gold Star Utility Wagon
2nd Stephen Garlington Bessemer, AL 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe
1st Dalton Thomason Vinemont, AL 1969 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
Gold Star Mini Utility Wagon
1st Eddie Lobdell Birmingham, AL 1978 Toyota Fj40
Gold Star 4X4 Utility Wagon
1st Chip Pearce Alabaster, AL 1996 Ford Bronco
Gold Star Mini 4X4 Utility Wagon
2nd David Johnson Northport, AL 1993 Ford Explorer
1st Dan Rasmussen Helena, AL 1971 Ford Bronco
Gold Star 4X4 Pickup- Pre-1988
1st Terry Billings Gordo, AL 1987 Chevrolet C-10 Custom
Gold Star Gold Star 4X4 Pickup- 1988-Current
3rd Brian Bailey Sylacauga, AL 2005 Ford F-250
2nd Dallas Toles Calera, AL 2014 Toyota Tundra 4X4
1st Cortez Darris Jr Bessemer, AL 1993 Chevrolet Cisco
Gold Star Mini Pickup- 1988-Current
1st David Johnson Northport, AL 2007 Honda Ridgeline
Gold Star Truck- 1935-Current
1st Steven Phillips Birmingham, AL 1964 Maxim Fire Truck
Gold Star Lowrider Truck
1st Robert Ludlum Chelsea, AL 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
Gold Star Lowrider Truck- Mild
1st Stephen Cantrell Mooreville, MS 1952 GMC Truck
Gold Star Panel
1st Nick Hartman Alabaster, AL 1969 Divco Milk Truck
Gold Star Late Street Machine Custom
1st Randy Powe Hanceville, AL 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Gold Star Street Machine Truck
1st Mike George Chelsea, AL 1972 Chevrolet Blazer
Gold Star Late Pro Street Custom
1st Curtis Harper Alabaster, AL 1967 Ford Fairlane
Gold Star Sand Buggy
1st Philip Morris Bessemer, AL 1968 VW Rail
Gold Star Baja Coupe
1st Jamie Wiseman Tuscaloosa, AL 1967 VW Beetle Overland
Gold Star Domestic Bracket Racer
2nd Ron Talley Bessemer, AL 1965 Ford Falcon
1st Don Bradford Hayden, AL 1997 Chevrolet S-10
Gold Star Super Stock
1st Mike Mccandless Burlington, NC 1968 Dodge Dart
Gold Star Super Street
2nd Robert Jones III Monroeville, AL 2009 Ford GT500
1st Michael Franks Jasper, AL 2012 Ford GT500
Gold Star Super Street Conv
1st Kenneth Graves Opelika, AL 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra
Gold Star Pro Stock
1st Mike Mccandless Burlington, NC 1972 Dodge Demon
Gold Star Competition Dragster
1st Jim Rowland Birmingham, AL 2016 Racetech Dragster
Gold Star Dragster
1st Cortez Darris Sr Bessemer, AL Casket Dragster
Gold Star Track Comp Car
2nd Walter Cartledge Pinson, AL 2008 Chevrolet Race Car
1st Tim Walker Mooresville, NC 1969 Dodge Daytona
Gold Star Track Comp- Stock
1st Justice Evans Jasper, AL 1976 Chevrolet Nova
Gold Star Street Coupe
2nd Cortez Darris Sr Bessemer, AL 1930 Ford Model A
1st Dale Carpenter Birmingham, AL 1930 Ford Coupe
Gold Star Street Sedan
3rd James Bush Bessemer, AL 1934 Lafayette 4-Door Sedan
2nd Gerry Taylor Wilsonville, AL 1929 Hudson 2-Door Sedan
1st Greg England Trussville, AL 1932 Ford Victoria
Gold Star Rat Rod Coupe
1st Kenny Green Hueytown, AL 1966 VW Bug
Gold Star Rat Rod Pickup
2nd Gerry Taylor Wilsonville, AL 1965 Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup
1st Dakota Snow Whitwell, TN 1938 Ford Rat Rod
Gold Star Rat Rod Bus
1st Anthony Myrick Dora, AL 1963 Ford B-600
Gold Star Chopper
2nd Keith Childers (Unavailable) 2018 Kustom Chopper
1st Greek (Unavailable) 2010 Harley Chopper
Gold Star Sport Bike
1st Tim Smith Birmingham, AL 2017 Suzuki Hayabusa
Gold Star Big Wheel Bike
Runner Up Brian Cobb Pelham, AL 2001 Harley Softail
3rd Jason Bachman Alabaster, AL 2011 Harley Road Glide
2nd Ryan Clough Helena, AL 2010 Harley Road Glide
1st Brian Cobb Pelham, AL 2010 Harley Road Glide
Gold Star Bagger
1st Tim Smith Birmingham, AL 2018 Harley Road King
Gold Star N. Am Manuf Custom
1st Michael Blackmon Montevallo, AL 2007 American Ironhorse Slammer
Gold Star N. Am Manuf
1st Robert Grant Birmingham, AL 1984 Harley FLHx
Gold Star N Am Custom
1st Tim Smith Birmingham, AL 2010 Apollo Chopper
Gold Star Restored Pre-1928
1st Joseph Milwood Birmingham, AL 1923 Ford Model T
Gold Star Restored – 1958-1967
1st Fred Acton Sterrett, AL 1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
Gold Star Restored – 1968-1972 Dodge
3rd Rickie Leach Dora, AL 1968 Dodge Charger
2nd Ronnie Bevington Hanceville, AL 1969 Dodge Super Bee
1st Paul Reynolds III Meraux, LA 1971 Dodge Super Bee
Gold Star Restored – 1968-1972 Dodge Conv
1st Brian Koscis Jasper, AL 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible
Gold Star Restored – 1968-1972 Plymouth
Runner Up Jimmy Williams Madison, AL 1970 Plymouth Superbird
Runner Up Gerald Hall Wetumpka, AL 1970 Plymouth Superbird
Runner Up James Darnell Clanton, AL 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
Runner Up Billy Jack Rayfield Rockford, AL 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
3rd Joe Massaro Acworth, GA 1968 Plymouth Road Runner
2nd Billy Newman Mt Olive, AL 1972 Plymouth Cuda
1st Robert Allison Cullman, AL 1970 Plymouth Aar Cuda
Gold Star Restored – 1968-1972 Plymouth Conv
2nd Brian Rudolph Vestavia, AL 1971 Plymouth Cuda
1st Dewayne Hall Montgomery, AL 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner Convertible
Gold Star Restored – 1968-1972 Other
2nd Gilbert Harris Sylacauga, AL 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
1st Thomas Gurley Tupelo, MS 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge
Gold Star Restored – 1973-1978
3rd Robert Gelb Northport, AL 1977 Plymouth Fury
2nd Thomas Bergstresser Alexandria, AL 1973 Plymouth Barracuda
1st Donna Loebler Leeds, AL 1978 Pontiac Firebird Esprit
Gold Star Restored 85-99
1st Jerry Burnett Birmingham, AL 1992 Lexus Sc 400
Gold Star Restored Convertible 49-72
1st Chester Honeycutt Birmingham, AL 1953 Cadillac Eldo Convert
Gold Star Restored Convertible 73-99
1st Chris Franklin Rossville, GA 1999 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible
Gold Star Restored Military Truck
1st Samuel Minchew Northport, AL 1998 Stewart & Stevenson M1078Lmtv
Gold Star Altered Restored 49-72
1st Billy Gaines Birmingham, AL 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
Gold Star Foreign Sports
1st Cheston Davis Florence, AL 1958 BMW Isetta
Gold Star Domestic Sports- Mid 1963-1967
1st Randy Hydrick Trussville, AL 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Gold Star Domestic Sports- Late 68-84
2nd Danny Gray Corner, AL 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1st Ken Lowery Birmingham, AL 1977 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star Domestic Sports- 85-99
1st Tom Cubelic Birmingham, AL 1977 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star Domestic Sports 2000-2016
2nd Johnathan Raymond Cullman, AL 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
1st Leon Butler Birmingham, AL 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe
Gold Star Domestic Sports 85-99 Conv
1st Tony Waitzman Pinson, AL 1992 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star Altered Sports
1st Michael Thompson Pinson, AL 1971 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star Custom Wagon
1st Gage Green Hueytown, AL Pull Behind Wagon

Cash Awards List

Each Category listed must have at least 5 qualified entries in the show to be eligible for cash awards. If a show does not have at least 5 qualified entries in one of the categories listed below, no cash prize will be awarded.

$10,000Cash Prize
  • Vaughn Early Memorial Award Presented by American National
  • Best 1st Time Shown at the Birmingham, AL event
  • * The Fantastic Five award winners are the 5 contenders for the Vaughn Early Memorial Award. Each Fantastic Five award winner receives $600. The Vaughn Early Memorial Award winner receives an additional $9,400 for a total of $10,000.
$600Cash Prizes
  • Best “Fantastic 5”
  • 5 Winners: Vaughn Early Memorial Award Contenders
  • Best Restored
  • Best Truck
  • Best Rod
  • Best Custom
  • Best Street Machine
  • Best Bike
$500Cash Prize
  • John Myers Memorial Award
  • Best 1st Time Bike at the Birmingham, AL event
$300Cash Prize
  • Best Club Display
  • 1st Place
$250Cash Prizes
  • Outstanding Full/Radical/Handbuilt Custom
  • Outstanding Sports
  • Outstanding Truck
  • Outstanding Full/Radical/Handbuilt Truck
  • Outstanding Off Road
  • Outstanding Competition
  • Outstanding Street Machine
  • Outstanding Street Rod
  • Outstanding Custom Rod
  • Outstanding Restored
  • Outstanding Bike
  • Outstanding Sports Compact/Import Tuner
  • Outstanding Custom
$150Cash Prize
  • Outstanding Club Display
  • 2nd Place
$100Cash Prize
  • Outstanding Individual Display
  • 8 Winners
$75Cash Prizes
  • Outstanding Club Display
  • 3rd Place

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About Us

The O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels are indoor shows featuring Hot Rods, Race Cars, Antique Cars, Classic Cars, Custom Imports, and Motorcycles presented in creative displays. The vehicles are in competition based on condition, design, detail of finish and workmanship. These events are sanctioned by the International Show Car Association. They are part of a national competition in conjunction with other ISCA sanctioned shows across the U.S. and Canada.

There is also a Gold Star Street Competition which is for show quality vehicles which are street driven. The Gold Star Street Competition does not judge the under carriage; only the paint, body, interior and engine are judged.

In the upcoming show season, MotorSports Productions, Inc. will produce three automotive events:

O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels in Chattanooga, TN

January 10, 11 & 12, 2020
At the Chattanooga Convention Center

O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels in Birmingham, AL

February 7, 8 & 9, 2020
At the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

Bama Coast Cruisin’

April 23, 24 & 25, 2020
At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL

Meet The Team

Sonny McLean

President, CEO

Deborah McLean

Vice President

Adam McLean

Executive Director

Ashley Box

Administrative Assistant