Winnipeg World of Wheels, part 1

As mentioned previously, the annual World of Wheels car show was this past weekend. Most people think of it as the unofficial start of the car season, given that there’s usually too much @%$*# snow to do any cruising or hold an outdoor event–which is why the Convention Centre exists. Well, it helps support the local economy too, but that’s more of a bonus–it’s really there for showing off sweet rides.

This is Kenny Lang’s ’53 Corvette drag racer, debuting it’s new paint design. The car’s 526-ci Brad Anderson hemi pushed it to win the ’07 Torco shootout, finishing #6 overall in the IHRA (International Hot Rod Association) standings.

Elanor Mustang at World of Wheels 2008

Elanor Mustang at World of Wheels 2008

The above two pics are of an “Elanor” GT500 Shelby Mustang, modeled after the Mustang seen in “Gone in 60 Seconds.” This car appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press area as part of a “Cars of Hollywood” tribute. The rest of the co-stars included this “General Lee” ’71 Charger, and ’76 Trans-Am–nearly identical to Burt Reynold’s car in “Smokey and the Bandit.” When the current owner picked it up, it still had the original tires. So, he took them off and stored them so he’d still have the original tires.

Winnipeg World of Wheels 2008

That’s it for today–come back Thursday for more pics from World of Wheels 2008!

Want a sneak preview of the 2009 show?  Check out a preview from the Thursday night setup here!  Or to see more of the 2008 show, check it out here!


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