Student Day: Birmingham

2025 Dates & Times

20th Annual Student Career Day
Birmingham, AL O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

Friday, January 31, 2025
10am – 1pm
at the BJCC

54th Annual
Birmingham, AL

Friday, January 31st:
3pm – 9pm
Saturday, February 1st:
10am – 9pm
Sunday, February 2nd:
10am – 6pm
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Registration Form

Calling All Students!

World of Wheels’ Student Career Day is nationally recognized as an official field trip for public schools. It was started in 2006 as an initiative to support the automotive educational programs at schools by exposing students to the wide range of opportunities in the industry through speakers, corporate support and event participation.

Download your Registration Form now & give your students the chance to hear 1st hand from industry professionals. They will have the chance to meet & speak 1 on 1 with nationally known builders as well as leaders in the automotive industry!

About Student Career Day

The Birmingham, AL O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels is proud to host its 20th Annual Student Career Day at the BJCC on Friday, January 31, 2025.

The O’Reilly auto Parts World of Wheels is committed to the future by holding these annual Educational Days where students and instructors enjoy & learn more about the aftermarket hot rod industry.

The Student Day Program will begin at 10:00 AM with a Welcome Reception that will last about 45 minutes.

The reception will feature guest speakers; Leaders in their automotive fields who share their passion of the industry. There will also be drawings for prizes and giveaways.

Following the session, students will be allowed to enter the show before it opens to the public. They will have the opportunity to speak with car owners and builders as they finish preparing their vehicles and displays for the show. They will also be able to participate in several interactive exhibits and talk to representatives from area colleges and tech schools. Scholarship opportunities are also available from many of these schools.

Entry fee for Student Day includes lunch.
Students and Chaperons will each receive 1 additional Complimentary Ticket to return to the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels on any show day during normal operating hours!

Goals of Student Career Day

Students & instructors can try out the AugmentedArc™ welding simulator during this year’s Student Career Day!

Miller Electric in partnership with Garage Bound, LLC are supporting the World of Wheels events with the AugmentedArc™! This awesome, state of the art welding simulator uses augmented reality technology to improve the efficiency and economy of classroom education for beginner and intermediate level students.


Download our Student Career Day Brochure

Learn more about this exciting opportunity for high school & college age students involved in automotive, welding, electrical or technology related classes!


Use the interactive map for turn by turn directions to the Student Career Day drop off point at the BJCC.

Student Career Day Gallery

Event Photo Gallery

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

October 4 & 5, 2024
At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL

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

January 10, 11 & 12, 2025
At the Chattanooga Convention Center

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

January 31 – February 2, 2025
At the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

Bama Coast Cruisin’ presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

April 24, 25 & 26, 2025
At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL

Meet The Team

Adam McLean

President, CEO

Crystal McLean

Vice President

Sonny McLean

Advisory Board

Deborah McLean

Advisory Board