|Well, we just completed the 2003 World of Wheels here in New Orleans - Jan. 9th to 12th. It's the only World of Wheels show in a Dome stadium. There seem to be more of the "Circuit" show cars this year. Lots of good looking cars and lots of daily (or weekly) driven cars there among them. The car count was more than last year with 265 competition cars plus 35 cars within displays. There was an exhibit for the 100 year anniversary for Harley Davidson and Ford. Our local Mopar club "Big Easy Mopar Association" (BEMA) had ten cars in the show. First time our local club has had a display in WOW...
The local Chrysler zone office provided some banners for us to hang around the display. We had a new Dodge Ram Hemi 1500 with a trailer and a Hemi car on the trailer... Couldn't quite match the commercial. But, let me tell you this was a big attraction and it's remarkable the number of people that came bye and said "that thing gotta a Hemi"... It's interesting on some of the questions. I've seen the commercial but, what's a Hemi??? Only two Prowlers in the show (Nick Latino and me).
The longest autograph lines were for Mini Mi (actor Vern Trotter). Now, if you're like me, I had no clue who he was. But, I guess he is the midget from the Austin Powers movie... I noticed lots of young kids getting their picture taken in front of the GTO from the movie XXX and the RX7 from the Fast & Furious movie. Another big attention getter was the Hemi truck pulling a trailer with another Hemi on it (just like the commercial except the colors were different).
Overall it was a good typical World of Wheels show. The lines of people were wrapped around the Superdome late Saturday night trying to get in... And, the Texas Bikini Team was drawing their share of attention. Some things just don't change... Laddie ...|