Free World of Wheels Phoenix Tickets!

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The free tickets will be given away 12/9/08.

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Here’s a press release about one of the cool happenings at the show. Contact: Rita Sanders at Rita Sanders Agency, (480) 967-8714 if you have any questions about this promotion. (links and pics added by

Champion Custom Corvette Remake Unveiled

At Checker Auto Parts World of Wheels Jan. 11-13

A custom 1985 Corvette, displayed at the World of Wheels in Phoenix nearly a year ago, will be back with a new look during the 39th Checker Auto Parts World of Wheels Presented by Sanderson Ford Jan. 11-13 at the University of Phoenix Stadium.


Owned by Jeff LeClere of Golden, Colo., the car, which topped International Show Car Association points in the sports car division last year, is now in the hands of noted car designer, painter and TV show star Rich Evans, owner of the California-based Huntington Beach Bodyworks.

According to LeClere, visitors to the Phoenix World of Wheels last January will remember the car, known as the “General”, the one with the blue flames that was displayed on a white carpet.

“This car was the No. 1 car in the sport category in 2007,” said LeClere. “And it tied for the 22nd position out of all the cars being judged across the country. “We’re going to keep it covered and unveil Rich’s work on it in Phoenix.”

The new design is “radical custom” and the semi-finished product will be a subject of Evans’ TV show “Building With The Best” which is to eventually air on the Speed Channel. Evans (Evan’s Homepage) has done a multitude of cable television shows and is best known for his work on such vehicles as the “Hardcore Knight” Mustang, “Black Knight” 1956 Chevy Bel Air, the 2002 “Skull King” Harley-Davidson limited edition truck and a Chevy Hummer limo built from a 2002 Chevy pickup.

“You might see a bit of the original Corvette styling, but it will have a more industrial look,” said Evans, who is also a noted car painter and wheel designer. “I like taking the characteristics of a car to a different level. It will have my mark on the car, but only my name will be on the paint job.


Evans added that the car will be done in two phases and the first will be debuted in Phoenix. He’s worked on it for two months, admittedly putting in six months work in that short period of time to get the car ready for the Phoenix World of Wheels.

Other car displays include Lightning McQueen of the Pixar animated hit “Cars”, along with the “Bumblebee” 1976 Camaro from the “Transformers” movie. Three of the beater Camaros were used in the film, which depicts robots from outer space transforming themselves into ordinary vehicles and then into giant killing machines.

Special displays include “Precious Metal”, a 1937 Ford five-window coupe that was turned into a 1935 Ford wagon by noted customizer Jim “Bones” Noteboom and then painted with a striking custom orange-pearl paint blend. Also displayed is the Vampyr Bubbletop car that is based on a Chevy S-10 pickup frame and designed to resemble a 1960s era custom/concept car.

Special appearances at the show are Jimmy Shine of the Learning Channel’s “Hard Shine” custom car show; Will Castro, star of the Speed Channel’s “Unique Whips” program who constructs custom vehicles for celebrities; Jason Earles who plays goofy Jackson Stewart, girl crazy brother of Hannah Montana on the popular Disney Channel TV show and Vinny DiMartino, formerly of the “Orange County Choppers” cycle show, Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.

Pixie from LA INK and the Cardinals Cheerleaders will also appear.

Parking will be free for attendees visiting the Checker Auto Parts World of Wheels at the University of Phoenix Stadium, located at 91st Avenue between Bethany Home Road and Maryland Avenue. Access is easy off of Loop 101 North at Glendale Avenue.

Show hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.

Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 through 12, however discount tickets ($13 adult, $4 children) are available at Checker Auto Parts stores.

Part of the GM Performance Parts Show Car Series and International Show Car Association custom competition, the Checker Auto Parts World of Wheels Presented by Sanderson Ford is produced by Championship Auto Shows, Inc., of Auburn Hills, Mich.

For more information, call 623-362-8768 or visit Championship Auto Shows on the Internet at

Watch for full show coverage in a future blog and in our picture gallery!