Awards Birmingham

2023 Dates & Times

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

52nd Annual
Birmingham, AL

Friday, February 3rd:
3pm – 9pm
Saturday, February 4th:
10am – 9pm
Sunday, February 5th:
10am – 6pm

Vaughn Early Memorial Award Winner

Best 1st Time Shown in the Birmingham, AL Event
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

2022 Award Winner

Congratulations to Dan Duffy and his fully custom 1961 Chevy Impala “Dirty Martini” 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. Every inch of this beautiful ride has been customized at a level of the highest quality. The amount of detail and workmanship in this vehicle 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.
Goolsby Logo
Vaughn Early Logo

Alumni Gallery: Past Winners

Award Winners

Presented by

51st Annual Birmingham, AL 2022

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
February 4, 5 & 6, 2022

Special Awards

* Red text denotes categories qualifying for points.

Vaughn Early Memorial Award
Best 1st Time Shown in Birmingham, AL
Dan Duffy Marietta, GA 1961 Chevrolet Impala
Fabulous Five:
Contenders for the Vaughn Early Memorial Award
Noniel Campbell Wetumpka, AL 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
Scott Cooper Orland, CA 1970 Chevrolet El Camino
Bob Elbin Bedford, PA 1933 Plymouth PC Sedan
Dan Duffy Marietta, GA 1961 Chevrolet Impala
Charlie Swanson Murfreesboro, TN 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner
John Myers Memorial Award:
Best 1st Time Shown in Birmingham, AL
Lindsay Morgan Montgomery, AL 2019 Harley Davidson Road Glide
Biker's Best 5 Award:
Contenders for the John Myers Memorial Award
Richard Conn Sylacauga, AL 1940 Indian Chief 4 Cylinder
Ashley Winters Marbury, AL 2018 Indian Chief Darkhorse
Lindsay Morgan Montgomery, AL 2019 Harley Davidson Road Glide
Michael Finley Birchwood, TN 2007 Harley Davidson Softail
Blake Lawson Odenville, AL 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster
Steve Tansy Gold Cup Award:
Best 1st Time Shown From Alabama
Noniel Campbell Wetumpka, AL 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
Burl Smith Memorial Award:
Most Outstanding Full Radical Hand Built Custom
Johnny Henderson 1952 Chevy Tin Woody Wagon
Tommy Godwin Memorial Award
Greg England 1932 Ford Victoria
O'Reilly Auto Parts Pick of the Show Award
Austin Smith 1979 Chevy K5 Blazer
American National Pick of the Show Award
Don Waters 1966 Cadillac
Weil Wrecker Service Pick of the Show Award
William Scott Higgins 1957 Chevy
Von Hot Rod Award of Excellence:
In the Art of Nostalgia Rod & Kustom Car Design
Barry Davis 1966 Chevy Corvair
Von Hot Rod Pin Striping Award
People's Choice Award
Tony & Tammy Ray 1933 Ford Touring
Longest Distance Award
Scott Cooper 1970 Chevy El Camino
Best Ford Powered Ford
Thomas Dickerson 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
Best GM Powered GM
Joey Hinkle 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
Best Mopar Powered Mopar
Randy Adams 1970 Dodge Super Bee
Best Outstanding Import
Ivy Echols 1991 Nissan Figaro
Rising Star Award
Thomas Dickerson 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
Best Paint: Gold Star
Johnny Henderson 1952 Chevy Tin Woody Wagon
Best Use of Color: Gold Star
Jim Love 1970 Chevelle
Best Interior: Gold Star
Kelly Jackson 1955 Chevy Belair
Best Engeneering: Gold Star
Joey Hinkle 1969 Camaro
Best Bike Paint: Gold Star
Tim Smith 2018 Harley Davidson
Best Bike: Gold Star
Linday Morgan 2019 Harley Davidson Road Glide
Best of Gold Star
Ronnie Brooks 1962 Chevy Impala

Best, Outstanding & Class Awards

* Red text denotes categories qualifying for points.

OUTSTANDING | Custom
Don Waters Hokes Bluff, AL 1966 Cadillac Calis
OUTSTANDING | Sports/Sport Compact
Roger Eldor Spring, TX 2009 Corvette Coupe
OUTSTANDING | Truck
John Bishop Gardendale, AL 1951 Chevrolet 3100
OUTSTANDING | Competition
Barry Davis Odenville, AL 1966 Chevrolet Corvair
OUTSTANDING | Street Rod
James Quinn Birmingham, AL 1934 Chevrolet 3-Window Coupe
OUTSTANDING | Custom Rod
Mike Allen Irondale, AL 1937 Ford Truck
OUTSTANDING | Street Machine
Scott Beasley Tupelo, MS 1964 Chevrolet II Nova
OUTSTANDING | Restored
Mark Delk Columbia, TN 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
BEST | Restored
Tim Thompson Guthrie, KY 1970 Plymouth Superbird
BEST | Rod
Tammy Ray Dahlonega, GA 1933 Ford Touring
BEST | Street Machine Competition
Tim Brasher Shelby, AL 1966 Chevrolet Nova
BEST | Truck
Eddie Gordy, Jr. Germantown, NC 1991 Mazda B2200
BEST | Custom
Bubba Youngblood Dora, AL 1966 Chevrolet II Nova
OUTSTANDING | Individual Display
Mark Delk Columbia, TN 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Tim Brasher Shelby, AL 1966 Chevrolet Nova
Noniel Campbell Wetumpka, AL 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
Tammy Ray Dahlonega, GA 1933 Ford Touring
Tim Thompson Guthrie, KY 1970 Plymouth Superbird
Bubba Youngblood Dora, AL 1966 Chevrolet II Nova
Roger Eldor Spring, TX 2009 Corvette Coupe
Scott Cooper Orland, CA 1970 Chevrolet El Camino
OUTSTANDING | 10×20 Display
Jerald Towler Columbia, TN 2009 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500
OUTSTANDING | Non-Electrical Display
Ivy Echols Montgomery, AL 1991 Nissan Figaro
OUTSTANDING | Detail
Sean Black Hartselle, AL 1976 Pontiac Trans AM
OUTSTANDING | Engineered
Randy Powe Hanceville, AL 1969 Mustang Boss 600
OUTSTANDING | Undercarriage
Thomas Dickerson Lexington, GA 1967 Ford Fastback GT350 Shelby
OUTSTANDING | Paint
Dru Wofford Taylorville, IL 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Randy Adams Andersonville, TN 1970 Dodge Super Bee
Thomas Dickerson Lexington, GA 1967 Ford Fastback GT350 Shelby
Stephen Cantrell Mooreville, MS 1957 Chevrolet Pickup
Joey Hinkle Hanceville, AL 1968 Chevrolet SS Chevelle
OUTSTANDING | Use of Color Design
Randy Powe Hanceville, AL 1969 Mustang Boss 600
OUTSTANDING | Bike Paint
Lindsay Morgan Montgomery, AL 2004 Redneck Chopper
OUTSTANDING | Engine | Custom
Randy Adams Andersonville, TN 1970 Dodge Super Bee
OUTSTANDING | Engine | Street Machine Competition
Thomas Dickerson Lexington, GA 1967 Ford Fastback GT350 Shelby
OUTSTANDING | Engine | Truck
Stephen Cantrell Mooreville, MS 1957 Chevrolet Pickup
OUTSTANDING | Engine | Restored
Sean Black Hartselle, AL 1976 Pontiac Trans AM
OUTSTANDING | Engine | Bike
Michael Finley Birchwood, TN 2019 Indian Roadmaster Trike
OUTSTANDING | Interior | Custom
Dru Wofford Taylorville, IL 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
OUTSTANDING | Interior | Street Machine Competition
Thomas Dickerson Lexington, GA 1967 Ford Fastback GT350 Shelby
OUTSTANDING | Interior | Truck
Mark Echols Ohatchee, AL 1972 Chevrolet Truck
OUTSTANDING | Interior | Restored
Sean Black Hartselle, AL 1976 Pontiac Trans AM
OUTSTANDING | Bike
Steve Brasher Birmingham, AL 2020 Harley Davidson Chopper
BEST | Bike
Todd Roberts Gardendale, AL 2005 Chopper
Rising Star
Thomas Dickerson Lexington, GA 1967 Ford Fastback GT350 Shelby
Outstanding Club Award
Team Corvette of Alabama
BMOC
Best Club Award
Mid Alabama Corvette
Gold Star | Custom Convertible
3rd Rob Herring Gardendale, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car
2nd Kelly Jackson Bessemer, AL 1970 Dodge Challenger
1st Sandor Augustus Alabaster, AL 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Gold Star | Custom Wagon
2nd Jim Hardy Alabaster, AL 1955 Chevrolet Wagon
1st Karl W Parks Alpine, AL 1956 Chevrolet 210 Handyman Wagon
Gold Star | Custom Wagon | Mild
1st Johnny Henderson Pell City, AL 1952 Chevrolet Tin Woody Wagon
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 1955 – 1959
2nd William Scott Higgins Eastaboga, AL 1957 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan
1st Jason Odom Centerville, AL 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | Foreign
1st Gifford Bridenbaugh Alabaster, AL 1959 Jaguar Mark 1 X Saloon
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 1960 – 1969
2nd George Sadowski Alabaster, AL 1967 Pontiac Firebird
1st Ken Friedrich Gardendale, AL 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Malibu
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 1960 – 1969 Ford
5th Preston Nicholson Chelsea, AL 1969 Ford Mustang
4th Justin Bibby Cottondale, AL 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
3rd Edmond Box Springville, AL 1969 Ford Mach 1
2nd Jerry Mcannally Warrior, AL 1967 Mercury Cougar
1st Randy Powe Hanceville, AL 1965 Mercury Summitt Caliente
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 1960 – 1969 Mopar
4th Jeff Price Pinson, AL 1969 Dodge Charger
3rd Toby Underwood Pell City, AL 1968 Dodge Charger
2nd Eric Bankston Birmingham, AL 1969 Dodge Super Bee
1st Tony Craft Birmingham, AL 1966 Plymouth Barracuda
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 1960 – 1969 (GM)
4th Marc Fike Centreville, AL 1963 Chevrolet Nova
3rd Darryl Vest Pell City, AL 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan
2nd Mike Mcfarland Lakeview, AL 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 300
1st Ronnie Brooks Alabaster, AL 1962 Chevrolet Impala Zdrht
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 1970 – 1979
7th Louis Bouchard Sumiton, AL 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
6th Alga G. Gatson Jr. Birmingham, AL 1972 Chevrolet Nova
5th Emma Tolbert Birmingham, AL 1970 Chevrolet Nova
4th Chris Kourmoulis Pelham, AL 1972 Plymouth Cuda
3rd Tina Ragsdale Wilsonville, AL 1971 Chevrolet Nova
2nd Eric Perrine Alabaster, AL 1974 Dodge Challenger
1st Jason Lawley Leeds, AL 1979 Ford Mustang Indy Pace Car
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 1980 – 1989
1st James Cipriano Alabaster, AL 1980 Chevrolet Camaro
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 1990 – 2002
2nd Robert Fuller Springville, AL 1991 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback
1st Robert Fuller Springville, AL 1992 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback
Gold Star | Conservative Hardtop | 2003 – 2019
5th Jim Cipriano, Jr. Alabaster, AL 2006 Pontiac GTO
4th Larry Pitts Anniston, AL 2019 Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro
3rd Michael L Purce College Park, GA 2016 Ford Shelby GT350
2nd Lori Vest Pell City, AL 2018 Ford GT350 Cobra
1st Kory Sweatt Pelham, AL 2016 Dodge Hellcat
Gold Star | Contemporary Hardtop | 2020 – 2021
2nd Clare Cipriano Alabaster, AL 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
1st Tryson Deno Wilmer, AL 2020 Ford Shelby GT500
Gold Star | Mild Hardtop | 1955 – 1959
1st Kelly Jackson Bessemer, AL 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Gold Star | Mild Hardtop | 1970 – 1979
1st Marvin Jones Alabaster, AL 1970 Camaro Split Bumper
Gold Star | Conservative Sports | Pre-– 1963
1st Chuck & Susan Myers (Unavailable) 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star | Conservative Sports | 1968 – 1982
3rd Steve Scheibe Fairview, TN 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
2nd David Havron Mccalla, AL 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Doug Noland Woodstock, GA 1970 AMC AMX
Gold Star | Conservative Sports | 1997 – 2017
6th Murray Clinton Medlock Birmingham, AL 2011 Chevrolet Corvette
5th Paul Woodard Trussville, AL 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
4th Bryan Mullins Gardendale, AL 2001 Chevrolet Corvette
3rd David Hadley Alabaster, AL 2012 Chevrolet Corvette GS
2nd Chris Cassidy Morris, AL 2017 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Dwain Lawrence Trussville, AL 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Gold Star | Conservative Sports | Current
2nd James Cipriano Alabaster, AL 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
1st Gregg Black Vestavia, AL 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Gold Star | Contemporary Sports | 2020 – Current
6th Stephen Newton Birmingham, AL 2021 Chevrolet C-8 Corvette
5th Gary Nelson Birmingham, AL 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
4th Danny Morgan Morris, AL 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
3rd Chris Cassidy Morris, AL 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
2nd Ashanti Douthard Trussville, AL 2022 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Larry E Linley Odenville, AL 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Gold Star | Contemporary Sports Ford
1st Mitchell Watts Bessemer, AL 2021 Ford GT
Gold Star | Compact Sports | Foreign
1st Mike Whitfield Morris, AL 1989 Mazda RX7 2-Door
Gold Star | Import/Tuner | Foreign
1st Ava Henderson Montgomery, AL 2002 Saab 9-3
Gold Star | Compact Custom
1st Mason Houston Hayden, AL 1965 Volkswagen Beetle
Gold Star | Compact Custom | Convertible
2nd Scott Young Alabaster, AL 1964 VW Convertible
1st Owen Scott Alabaster, AL 1979 VW Convertible
Gold Star | Euro Style Custom
1st Tim Smith Birmingham, AL 2021 Mercedes AMG GT63S
Gold Star | Conservative Pickup | 1957 – 1972 (GM)
4th Luke Marden Bishop, GA 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup
3rd Denise Dockery Trussville, AL 1959 Chevrolet Apache
2nd Tim Calvert Cullman, AL 1962 Chevrolet Truck
1st Lee Robison Irondale, AL 1972 Chevrolet C-10
Gold Star | Conservative Pickup | 1973 – 1987
3rd Bo Travis Winterville, GA 1983 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup
2nd Brian Burleson Moody, AL 1984 GMC C-10
1st John Mcguirk Fultondale, AL 1985 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside Silverado
Gold Star | Conservative Pickup | 1988 – 2004
3rd Kaitlyn Ward Warrior, AL 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2nd Bo Bohannon Birmingham, AL 1979 Dodge Lil Red Express
1st Robert J Colannino, Jr. Athens, AL 2005 Dodge Ram SRT10
Gold Star 4X4 Utility Wagon
2nd Mitchell Watts Bessemer, AL 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands
1st Tim Smith Birmingham, AL 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4-Door
Gold Star | Radical Pickup | 1957 – 1972
1st David Lawrence Warrior, AL 1972 Chevrolet Truck
Gold Star | Utility Wagon
2nd Terry Davis Wilsonville, AL 1996 Chevrolet Suburban
1st Austin Smith Jemison, AL 1979 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
Gold Star 4X4 Hearse
1st Cortez Darris, Sr. Bessemer, AL 1982 Cadillac Hearse
Gold Star 4X4 Utility Wagon
8th Robert Tipton Albertville, AL 2011 Jeep Wrangler
7th Jeff Boyd Mccalla, AL 2014 Jeep Wrangler JKU
6th Scott Buzbee Columbiana, AL 2007 Jeep Wrangler
5th Kelly Richardson Kimberly, AL 2014 Jeep Wrangler
4th Chris Forman Sterrett, AL 2010 Jeep Wrangler
3rd Lynn Rawlinson Prattville, AL 2018 Jeep Wrangler JKV
2nd Greg Todd Hoover, AL 2021 Jeep 392 Wrangler Rubicon
1st Clay Rysedorph Birmingham, AL 2018 Jeep Wrangler
Gold Star 4X4 Utility Wagon Mild
1st Jamie Holt Alabaster, AL 1991 Land Rover D110 4-Door
Gold Star 4X4 Utility Wagon | 1970 – 1982
1st Barney Clark Pell City, AL 1978 Dodge Ramcharger
Gold Star 4X4 Military Truck
1st Samuel Minchew Northport, AL 1998 Stewart Stevenson M1078Lmtv
Gold Star | Mini 4X4 Utility Wagon
7th Chip Pollard Chattanooga, TN 2001 Jeep Cherokee
6th Jeff Murphy Helena, AL 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS
5th Tracy Melancon Alabaster, AL 2000 Jeep Cherokee
4th David Johnson Northport, AL 1993 Ford Jurassic Park Explorer
3rd Brent Carter Moody, AL 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
2nd Donovan Gackstetter Decatur, AL 2010 Jeep Wrangler
1st Bobby Acker Gordo, AL 2006 Jeep Rubicon
Gold Star | Gold Star 4X4 Pickup | 1988 – Current
1st Kyle Hollis Warrior, AL 2020 Jeep Gladiator
Gold Star | Mini 4X4 Pickup | Pre-– 1988 | Mild
1st Cortez Darris, Jr. Bessemer, AL 1993 Chevrolet C1500
Gold Star | Mini 4X4 Pickup | 1988 – Current
1st Mike Carter Cropwell, AL 2005 Jeep Wrangler
Gold Star | Mini Pickup | 1988 – Current
1st Brandon Thomas Gadsden, AL 1991 GMC Syclone
Gold Star | Pro Street Custom
2nd Jim Love Irondale, AL 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
1st Joey Hinkle Hanceville, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS
Gold Star 4X4 Competition
1st Terry Billings Gordo, AL 1985 Chevrolet C-10
Gold Star | Production Road Racer
1st Timothy Olive Tusaloosa, AL 1969 Ford Boss 302
Gold Star | Super Street
1st Alga G Gatson III Sylvan Spring, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Gold Star | Pro Modified
3rd Scott Tidwell Trussville, AL 1969 Chevrolet Z/28 Camaro
2nd Paul Gargus Remlap, AL 1969 Chevrolet RS/SS Camaro
1st Scott Tidwell Trussville, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Gold Star | Dragster
1st Corez Darris, Sr. Bessemer, AL 1977 Casket
Gold Star | Nostalgia
1st Clay Holland Alabaster, AL 1937 Fiat Topolino
Gold Star | Altered Street Coupe
2nd Dale Cadwallader Apison, TN 1928 Essex Coup
1st Jeff Chain Childersburg, AL 1932 Ford Coupe
Gold Star | Street Sedan
1st Chip Pearce Alabaste, AL 1931 Ford Sedan
Gold Star | Altered Street Sedan
1st Greg England Trussville, AL 1932 Ford Victoria
Gold Star | Traditional Rod Coupe
1st Cortez Darris, Sr. Bessemer, AL 1930 Ford A
Gold Star | Restored Custom Bike
1st Matthew Walker Fultondale, AL 1973 Honda CL 1005
Gold Star | Chopper Nostalgia
2nd Charles Letson Sheffield, AL 1974 Harley Davidson XLH1000 Sportster
1st Lindsay Morgan Montgomery, AL 1970 Harley Davidson FLXR
Gold Star | Chopper
1st Blake Lawson Odenville, AL 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster
Gold Star | Sport Touring Bike
3rd Carl Mccluskey Cataula, GA 2003 Harley Davidson Firefighter Edition
2nd Blane Marsh Hayden, AL 2005 Harley Davidson Road King
1st Josh Allen Dothan, AL 2019 Harley Davidson Street Glide
Gold Star | Road Bike
4th Rodney Gatson Midfield, AL 2005 Harley Davidson Road King
3rd Chris Fenn Alexander City, AL 2014 Harley Davidson Ultra Limited
2nd Danny Kilgore Harrison, TN 2016 Harley Davidson Roadglide
1st Tim Smith Birmingham, AL 2018 Harley Davidson Road King
Gold Star | Comp Bike
1st Issac Meadows Gardendale, AL 1998 Honda XR100
Gold Star 3-Wheeled Bike
1st Ken Varner Mckenzie, TN 2008 Honda Goldwing Trike
Gold Star | Big Wheel Bike
1st Lindsay Morgan Montgomery, AL 2019 Harley Davidson Road Glide
Gold Star | Bagger
1st Cortez Darris, Jr. Bessemer, AL 2001 Harley Davidson Street Glide
Gold Star | North American Manufactured Custom | Conservative
1st Lee Collier Walnut Grove, AL 2007 HBS Chopper
Gold Star | North American Manufactured
4th David Sims Ashville, AL 2006 Harley Davidson Softail Classic
3rd Brandon Gallups Blountsville, AL 1995 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
2nd Ashley Winters Marbury, AL 2018 Indian Chief Darkhorse
1st Michael Finley Birchwood, TN 2007 Harley Davidson Softail
Gold Star | European Custom | Full
1st Dale Anthony Vestavia Hills, AL 1967 FFR 427 Cobra
Gold Star | Restored | 1949 – 1957
2nd Joe Alfano Vestavia Hills, AL 1955 Buick Super Z000R Riviera
1st Eddie Bibb Alabaster, AL 1956 Cadillac 4-Door Post
Gold Star | Restored | 1958 – 1967
5th Shawn Mcgowan Alabaster, AL 1960 Bentley Continental Sz
4th Ron Houston Mt Olive, AL 1967 Volkswagen Beetle
3rd Truman Abbott Irondale, AL 1964 Pontiac GTO
2nd David Havron Mccalla, AL 1966 Volkswagen Beetle
1st George & Kitty Ward Milton, FL 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 442-W30
Gold Star | Restored | 1968 – 1972 Plymouth
3rd Billy Jack Rayfield Rockford, AL 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 2-Door
2nd Phil Segraves Guin, AL 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
1st Billy Newman Jasper, AL 1972 Plymouth Cuda
Gold Star | Restored | 1968 – 1972 Other
3rd William Clark Kingston, TN 1968 AMC Javelin SST
2nd Gilbert Harris Sylacauga, AL 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
1st Truman Abbott Irondale, AL 1972 Pontiac Lemans
Gold Star | Restored Police Car
1st Vince Kolb Cropwell, AL 1972 AMC Javelin SST-Dps
Gold Star | Restored | 1973 – 1978
3rd Joe Simpson Leeds, AL 1977 Pontiac Bonneville
2nd Joe King Alabaster, AL 1975 Jaguar XJSC
1st Donna Loebler Leeds, AL 1978 Pontiac Firebird Esprit
Gold Star | Restored Convertible
1st David Brogdon Birmingham, AL 1940 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Gold Star | Restored Convertible | 1949 – 1972
4th Eddie Bibb Alabaster, AL 1968 Cadillac Convertible
3rd Scott Grant Birmingham, AL 1962 Chevrolet Corvair
2nd Rob Conrad Mountain Brook, AL 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible
1st Fred Acton Sterrett, AL 1963 Chevrolet SS Impala Convertible
Gold Star | Restored Pickup | 1949 – 1972
1st Joe Haltiwanger Alabaster, AL 1957 Chevrolet Pickup
Gold Star | Restored Pickup | 1973 – 1999
1st Mark Sweatt Pelham, AL 1990 Chevrolet Silverado
Gold Star | Altered Restored Convertible
1st Wanda Spear Columbiana, AL 1964 Ford Mustang
Gold Star | Altered Restored | 1949 – 1972
2nd Jerre Hutcheson Anniston, AL 1972 Plymouth Sebring
1st Brian Vanbuskirk Trussville, AL 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
Gold Star | Altered Restored | 1973 – 1999
1st Lee Robison Irondale, AL 1985 Chevrolet Camaro
Gold Star | Foreign Sports
1st Jeff Whitlock Birmingham, AL 1989 Lamborghini Countach
1st Jarrod Belcher Birmingham, AL 1988 Ferrari Testarossa
Gold Star | Domestic Sports Convertible
1st Chip Pearce Alabaster, AL 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Danny Gray Corner, AL 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Gold Star | Domestic Sports | Mid | 1963 – 1967
1st Rocky Neason Trussville, AL 1963 Chevrolet Split Window Coupe
Gold Star | Domestic Sports | 1968 – 1984
2nd Joey Moore Vestavia, AL 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Ken Lowery Birmingham, AL 1977 Chevrolet Corvette
Gold Star | Domestic Sports Late Convertible
1st Kimberly Kimsey Southside, AL 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Go Kart
1st Barry Shipman Pell City, AL 2006 Ultramax Go Cart
Special Interest | Motorized
1st Brandon Kirkes Gardendale, AL 2012 Golf Cart
Custom Convertible | 1949 – 2019
2nd Anna Cash Sheffield, AL 1991 Chevrolet Z/28
1st Ken Mcfarland Hueytown, AL 2005 Ford Saleen Mustang
Custom Wagon | Mild
1st Noniel Campbell Wetumpka, AL 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
Conservative Hardtop | 1960 – 1969
2nd Tom Westrup Deatsville, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
1st Joey Hinkle Hanceville, AL 1968 Chevrolet SS Chevelle
Conservative Hardtop | 1990 – 1999
2nd Torey Gordon Helena, AL 1992 Ford Mustang LX
1st Torey Gordon Helena, AL 1996 Ford Mustang GT
Conservative Hardtop | 2000 – 2019
2nd Jerald Towler Columbia, TN 2009 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500
1st Dru Wofford Taylorville, IL 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Mild Hardtop
4th Eddie Mcmillan Knoxville, TN 1971 Plymouth Barracuda
3rd Randy Adams Andersonville, TN 1970 Dodge Super Bee
2nd Don Waters Hokes Bluff, AL 1966 Cadillac Calis
1st Bubba Youngblood Dora, AL 1966 Chevrolet II Nova
Radical Hardtop
1st Dan Duffy Marietta, GA 1961 Chevrolet Impala
Conservative Sports | 1997 – 2019
4th John Kirkes Gardendale, AL 1999 Dodge Prowler
3rd Leon Butler Birmingham, AL 2016 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette
2nd Micahel Aldridge Vestavia Hills, AL 1998 Chevrolet Corvette C5
1st Roger Eldor Spring, TX 2009 Corvette Coupe
Contemporary Sports | 2020 – Current
1st Jim Welch Hartselle, AL 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8
Conservative Pickup | 1957 – 1972
1st Dewayne Waldrop Altoona, AL 1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup
Mild Pickup
1st Stephen Cantrell Mooreville, MS 1957 Chevrolet Pickup
Semi Pickup
1st John Bishop Gardendale, AL 1951 Chevrolet 3100
Radical Pickup
1st Mark Echols Ohatchee, AL 1972 Chevrolet Truck
Custom Pickup
1st Scott Cooper Orland, CA 1970 Chevrolet El Camino
Mini 4X4 Utility Wagon
3rd Hollye Jackson Hoover, AL 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ
2nd Michael Gaskill Leeds, AL 2016 Jeep Wrangler
1st Jason Carter Maylene, AL 2014 Jeep 2-Door JK
Mini 4X4 Pickup | Pre-– 1988
1st Tony Harper Birmingham, AL 1987 Toyota Truck 4X4
Semi Mini Pickup
1st Eddie Gordy, Jr. Germantown, NC 1991 Mazda B2200
Street Machine Custom | 1949 – 1964
1st Scott Beasley Tupelo, MS 1964 Chevrolet II Nova
Street Machine Custom | 1965 – 1979
3rd Stephen Rogers Prattville, AL 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
2nd Randy Powe Hanceville, AL 1969 Mustang Boss 600
1st Tim Brasher Shelby, AL 1966 Chevrolet Nova
Street Touring | 1949 – Current
2nd Thomas Dickerson Lexington, GA 1967 Ford Fastback GT350 Shelby
1st Charlie Swanson Murfreesboro, TN 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner
Domestic Bracket Racer
1st Barry Davis Odenville, AL 1966 Chevrolet Corvair
Altered Street Coupe | Pre-– 1935
1st James Quinn Birmingham, AL 1934 Chevrolet 3-Window Coupe
Street Sedan | Pre-– 1935
1st Bob Elbin Bedford, PA 1933 Plymouth PC Sedan
Altered Touring | Pre-– 1935
1st Tammy Ray Dahlonega, GA 1933 Ford Touring
Custom Rod Pickup | 1935 – 1947 (GM) | 1935 – 1946
1st Mike Allen Irondale, AL 1937 Ford Truck
Restored Bike
3rd Richard Conn Sylacauga, AL 1939 Indian Scout Hillclimber
2nd Richard Conn Sylacauga, AL 1951 Indian Chief/Police Special
1st Richard Conn Sylacauga, AL 1940 Indian Chief 4 Cylinder
Chopper
2nd Steve Brasher Birmingham, AL 2004 Harley Davidson Chopper
1st Steve Brasher Birmingham, AL 2020 Harley Davidson Chopper
Road Bike
2nd Phillip Cook Jemison, AL 2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide
1st Michael Finley Birchwood, TN 2018 Indian Roadmaster
Comp Bike
1st Issac Meadows Gardendale, AL 2020 Honda CRF 450A
3-Wheeled Bike
1st Michael Finley Birchwood, TN 2019 Indian Roadmaster Trike
Bike With Side Car
1st Richard Conn Sylacauga, AL 1948 Indian Chief W Sidecar
North American Manufactured Custom
1st Lindsay Morgan Montgomery, AL 2004 Redneck Chopper
North American Custom
1st Todd Roberts Gardendale, AL 2005 Chopper
Restored | 1928 – 1934
1st Wilbur Holaday Birmingham, AL 1928 Buick Town Brougham
Restored | 1958 – 1967
1st Anthony Henson Hokes Bluff, AL 1967 Chevrolet Nova
Restored | 1968 – 1972
3rd Jim Hardy Alabaster, AL 1971 Pontiac Trans AM
2nd Mark Delk Columbia, TN 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
1st Tim Thompson Guthrie, KY 1970 Plymouth Superbird
Restored | 1973 – 1978
1st Sean Black Hartselle, AL 1976 Pontiac Trans AM
Restored | 1985 – 1992
2nd Jacques Britton Hazewood Birmingham, AL 1986 Chevrolet Caprice
1st Ivy Echols Montgomery, AL 1991 Nissan Figaro
Domestic Sports
3rd Danny Waters Anniston, AL 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
2nd Eddy Cardin Odenville, AL 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
1st Johnny Dunn Irondale, AL 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

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.

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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.

In the upcoming show season, McLean Motorsports Productions will produce four automotive events:

Fall Bama Coast Cruisin’ presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts & Orange Beach Freedom Fest

September 29 – October 1, 2022
At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL

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

January 6, 7 & 8, 2023
At the Chattanooga Convention Center

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

February 3, 4 & 5, 2023
At the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

Bama Coast Cruisin’ presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

April 27, 28 & 29, 2023
At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL

Meet The Team

Adam McLean

President, CEO

Crystal McLean

Vice President

Sonny McLean

Board of Directors

Deborah McLean

Board of Directors