World of Wheels draws 50,000 to Round-up Centre
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« We both enjoy looking at the cars and seeing what people have done with them, and the odd time stopping in on the mini doughnut place.»
Calgarians of all ages raced out this past weekend to get a glimpse of some of the hottest cars and motorbikes the World of Wheels had to offer.
The 42nd annual Auto Value World of Wheels roared into the Round-up Centre, satisfying everyone’s need for speed.
This years biggest draw that had families lined up to get a photo with was "Lightning McQueen" from the movie Cars.
"Kids have just gone wild over that," said Bill Knight, the World of Wheels show chairman.
Other celebrities were also on hand to draw in the crowds, including UFC star Tim Sylvia and LA Ink’s Pixie, who were at the show signing autographs.
If celebrities were not enough, the cross-section of vehicles such as muscle cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles appealed to vehicle lovers of all kinds.
"We try and please everyone who walks through the front door," said Knight.
The show included about 275 cars in competition this year for some of the many awards that were being handed out over the weekend.
The show also included about 15,000 square feet of motorcycles, from customs to Harleys.
Car show fanatics Bob and Kevin Anderson from Airdrie were out for their 13th World of Wheels show to see what was new under the hoods.
"We both enjoy looking at the cars and seeing what people have done with them, and the odd time stopping in on the mini doughnut place," said Bob Anderson.
About 50,000 people made it out to the Round-up Centre over the weekend to take in a great day of gas, gears and gauges.