44th Annual Town Fair Tire Boston World of Wheels

Over 200 of the region's hottest muscle cars, hot rods, customs, trucks, restos, and motorcycles

Chuck Vranaswriter, photographer

There's no better time to be in New England than in the spring since it's the gateway to finally saying "see ya later" to ice-cold temps and snow. Having spent the long winter months busy in the shop treating your classic Chevy muscle car to a number of updates or wrapping up a full build it's the perfect time to slide open the garage door, roll your car out, and fire it up for the first time in months. Nothing says let's burn some premium fuel better than getting ready to swing by the Town Fair Tire World of Wheels in Boston. Celebrating its 44th year, the event takes place at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center where over 200 of the region's hottest muscle cars, hot rods, customs, trucks, restos, and motorcycles took over the exhibition hall, illuminating it with a kaleidoscope of candies, pearls, and metalflake, setting the tone for the weekend.

With the show floor packed, it was the perfect opportunity to check out many of the latest cars being debuted by local builders, including Competition Specialties, Procision Industries, Wilson & Steely Kustom Coachworks, and Xtreme Restorations to name but a few. There were also a number of wicked rides competing for the Pilgrim Award for the first time being shown in Boston. While checking out the show you had the chance to watch legendary custom car builder Gene Winfield at the Summit Racing Equipment Chop Shop, lowering the lid on a cool hot rod while also checking out a vast array of traditional hot rods and customs directly adjacent to the area.

Another signature of the event is the celebrity appearances scheduled throughout the weekend, which gave fans the chance to meet up with WWE superstar AJ Styles, NASCAR legend Tony Stewart, and TV star John Schneider as well as see a neat spread of cars fresh from the blockbuster movie Fate of the Furious 8, making it a perfect weekend. CHP

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