55th Annual Chattanooga, TN
2023 Dates & Times
Friday, January 6th:
3pm – 9pm
Saturday, January 7th:
10am – 9pm
Sunday, January 8th:
10am – 6pm
Child… FREE (ages 5 & under)
Child… $5 (ages 6-11)
Adult… $15 (at all O’Reilly Auto Parts stores)
Adult… $18 (at the gate or TicketMaster)
* Tickets are 1 time use, single day passes. Exiting & reentering the show is not allowed. There is an ATM on the show floor and an outdoor “Smoker’s Area”.
Use the interactive map for turn by turn directions to the Chattanooga Convention Center. There is a Parking Deck connected to the Convention Center & several Parking Lots located around the building.
Due to time constraints and large crowds, paid admission to the show does NOT guarantee you an autograph from a celebrity. Please allow yourself as much time as possible by arriving before the celebrity goes on stage.
Many Features can not be confirmed until closer to show time. We will be updating this page regularly as celebrities are confirmed, right up until show time! There’s more to come so keep checking this page for updates!
Frequently Asked Questions
Attending the event
Yes! Save $2 per Adult ticket (ages 12 & up) when you buy them at any Chattanooga area O’Reilly Auto Parts store. Buy them in advance & enter through the “O’Reilly Auto Parts Ticket Holders” entrance to avoid the long lines at the gate! Kids tickets (ages 6-11) can also be purchased at O’Reilly Auto Parts for $5. Your O’Reilly Auto Parts receipt will be your ticket to enter the show.
There is plenty of convenient parking around the Chattanooga Convention Center! Street parking, parking lots & parking decks are all available options. Please note, most parking lots & decks charge for parking.
Yes! Personal photography is permitted. If you would like to take photos for commercial use, including commercial websites & YouTube channels, please stop by the Show Office located in Room 12 across from the Exhibitor’s Entrance before you enter the show & let us know.
Due to the nature of the event, no pass-outs are allowed. Tickets are 1 time use, single day passes. Exiting & reentering the show is not allowed. There is an ATM on the show floor & an outdoor “Smoker’s Area” for spectators.
Yes! The Chattanooga Convention Center concession stand will be open during show hours!
We are bound by the Chattanooga Convention Center’s guidelines which do not permit animals except service animals in accordance to the ADA title II and III Law.” Read more about the ADA title II and III Law at The ADA’s Service Animal Page.
Yes! The Chattanooga Convention Center is an excellent venue where everyone can attend & have a great time. You can find answers to all of your questions about attending the event with a handicap or disability on The Chattanooga Convention Center Specifications Page.
Yes! Once you are in the event, it’s always FREE to meet any of the celebrities appearing at the show. Most will give 1 free autograph if you bring something for them to sign. However, some celebrities charge for every autograph. If a celebrity charges for all autographs, we will make a note letting you know by their picture in the “Appearances” section of this page.
We also offer, for purchase, an optional 8.5″x11″ color photo for them to sign & an optional photograph taken with the celebrity. All purchased items will be autographed for free in addition to the 1 free autograph.
Due to long lines and limited time constraints, paid admission does not guarantee an autograph. Please arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time to make it through the line. Sometimes celebrities are able to stay a little longer to finish out the line, or run through the line giving high fives on their way out, but this isn’t guaranteed.
We continually monitor the line & how quickly it is moving. If we see that the line is starting to exceed the celebrities appearance time, we will place a Staff Member with a large “End of Line” sign at the end of the line. You can still line up behind the sign, but no one behind the sign is guaranteed to make it onto the stage.
Paid admission is for the entire event & does not guarantee that you will be able to meet a celebrity. If you are unable to meet a celebrity, you are still able to enjoy the rest of the event which covers all 110,000 square feet of the Chattanooga Convention Center. A refund will not be given if you are unable to meet a celebrity.
Due to long lines and limited time constraints, we ask each individual limit autographs on personal items (any item not purchased at the Celebrity Stage) to 1 per trip on stage.
There is no limit on the number of items purchased at the Celebrity Stage (autograph pictures, photo ops, items sold by the celebrity, etc) that you can have autographed. If you want multiple personal items autographed you can get back in the line & go up on stage again for each additional item.
This rule was made because a few bad apples in the past have brought boxes & wagons full of items to have autographed for free. They were obviously eBay Sellers & prevented real fans from making it on stage in time to meet the celebrity.
Due to long lines and limited time constraints, only people who have purchased an Official Souvenir Photograph will be able to pose for a picture with a celebrity. If you have purchased a picture, you can also have someone take a picture with your cell phone or camera.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels is a “fun for the whole family” event. Usually, not everyone in the entire family loves cars, so we want to offer something for everyone. Plus, it’s a great way to grow interest in the automotive world by introducing people who might not have attended otherwise. Every year we hear someone say that they originally only came to see a celebrity, but had such a good time they will come back next year to see the cars.
If you or someone in your party is unable to climb the steps onto the stage, you will still have a chance to meet the celebrity. Go to the Exit side of the stage (usually the left side) & let the person printing pictures know that you are unable to make it onto the stage. You can wait by the printer & the celebrity will come down from the stage to greet you & sign autographs. You may have to wait several minutes, but no longer than you would have to wait standing in line.
You MUST Use This Link & Book By Friday, Dec 16, 2022 To Get The Show Rate
We partner with the Chattanooga Marriott hotel to offer our exhibitors and guests a special show rate of $113 per night + tax. The Chattanooga Marriott is connected to the Convention Center so that guests of the hotel can enter the show without having to encounter street traffic or inclement weather.
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
Board of Directors
Board of Directors