5 things you’ll love about the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Custom Auto Show at the BJCC, Feb 4-6

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A 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport on display at a previous World of Wheels. (World of Wheels)

The largest in-door custom auto show in the south is returning to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex! With celebrity appearances, live stunt shows, amazing giveaways and—of course—all the classic & custom cars you could want to see, the 51st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels is going to be fun for the whole family.

Keep reading to learn more about the event & visit your neighborhood O’Reilly Auto Parts store to pick up your tickets! Click here to view O’Reilly Auto Parts stores near you.

Everything you need to know about the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

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O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels (World of Wheels)
  • What: The 51st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Custom Auto Show
  • Where: The North, South and East Exhibition Halls at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)
    • Entrances are located at the North, South and East Exhibition Halls
  • When: Friday, February 4th from 3PM to 9PM; Saturday, February 5th from 10AM to 9PM; Sunday, February 6th from 10AM to 6PM

Tickets:

  • Child — FREE (ages 5 & under)
  • Child — $5 (ages 6-11)
  • Adult — $17 (at all O’Reilly Auto Parts stores)
  • Adult — $20 (at the BJCC or TicketMaster)

Want to pick up your tickets to the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels? Visit any Birmingham-area O’Reilly Auto Parts store to purchase your tickets in advance & skip the long lines at the BJCC! Click here to view O’Reilly Auto Parts stores near you.

1. See Amazing Custom Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and More

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O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels (World of Wheels)

As you might have guessed from the name, the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels is an indoor car show featuring hundreds of motor vehicles, including:

  • Hot rods
  • Race cars
  • Antique cars
  • Classic cars
  • Custom imports
  • Motorcycles and more, presented in creative displays throughout the BJCC.

Each display is judged based on condition, design, detail of finish and level of workmanship. Whether you’re into the classic cars or hulking monster trucks, World of Wheels has something for every type of fan!

2. Meet & Greet Racing Celebrities

Red Farmer
Red Farmer, a former NASCAR driver and member of the “Alabama Gang”, will be at the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels this year. (World of Wheels)

At O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels, you’ll have the opportunity to meet someone of your favorite car-racing celebrities. Here’s who is on the roster this year:

Erik Estrada — This American actor and police officer is best known for his role as California Highway Patrol officer Francis Llewelyn “Ponch” Poncherello in the police drama TV series CHiPs, which ran from 1977 to 1983. You can meet Erik throughout World of Wheels weekend at the BJCC:

  • Friday from 5PM to 9PM
  • Saturday from 12PM to 4PM & 6PM to 9PM
  • Sunday from 11AM to 3PM

Please note that Erik Estrada charges a fee for pictures & autographs.

Kamikaze” Chris Day — Chris Day—better known as Kamikaze Chris—is a street racer and reality TV star best known for his role in the Discovery Channel series “Street Outlaws”.

  • Friday from 6PM to 8PM
  • Saturday from 11AM to 1PM & 4PM to 7PM
  • Sunday from 12PM to 3PM

Red Farmer — A former NASCAR driver and multiple Hall of Fame inductee, Red Farmer is a true legend within the racing community. Red Farmer is an original member of the Alabama Gang, a collection of racecar drivers that operated out of Hueytown, Alabama. You can meet this living legend at World of Wheels this year:

  • Friday from 6PM to 8PM
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.

3. O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels is fun for the whole family

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World of Wheels is fun for the whole family. (World of Wheels)

O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels isn’t just for car enthusiasts—there’s plenty for the kids to enjoy, too!

On Friday, February 4th, you can find your child’s favorite Transformers roaming the BJCC from 4PM to 8PM. They’re always willing to stop for a photo-op!

Plus, The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda from the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian will be at World of Wheels, too!

  • Saturday from 10:30AM to 12:30PM, 1PM to 4PM & 6PM to 8PM; Sunday from 12PM to 4PM

And that’s not all—during the 1st hour of each day, all kids will receive a FREE Hot Wheels car to race on the drag strip!

4. See live stunts from the KTS Action Sports Stunt Team

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The KTS Action Sports Stunt Team in action. (World of Wheels)

The famous KTS Action Sports Stunt Team will be bringing all their high-flying action and tricks to the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels at the BJCC this year. This high energy BMX stunt team trains consistently to make sure they can provide the best live action entertainment they can & keep the crowd on the edge of their seats.

Shows will take place every 90 minutes at O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels.

5. Win Prizes & Awesome Giveaways

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O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels. (World of Wheels)

Want to win amazing prizes and giveaways at O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels? Be sure to visit T-Mobile’s booth this year! The T-Mobile team will be giving away prizes—including Apple Airpods—at their booth. Be sure to swing by to enter!

Sound Good? Grab your tickets to the 51st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels today.

These aren’t the only fun things you can try at the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels! For a full list of features and attractions, click here to visit their website.

Ready to grab your tickets to O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels? Get discounted tickets to the event at your nearby O’Reilly Auto Parts. Buy your tickets in advance and enter through the “O’Reilly Auto Parts Ticket Holders” entrance to skip the long lines & experience World of Wheels faster!

Click here to view O’Reilly Auto Parts stores near you.

What is your favorite part of O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels at the BJCC? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know!

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