BOSTON – The thirty-eight annual Town Fair Tire World of Wheels custom car show and motorsport exposition comes to Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center this weekend, Mar. 30-Apr.1, with its usual mix of cars and stars.
The show has become well known for treating spectators to displays of hundreds of America’s finest one-of-a-kind hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles, specialty and feature vehicles, celebrity appearances and special attractions.
Several celebrities will make personal appearances to meet spectators and sign free autographs. They include Debby Ryan, how plays Jessie on Disney TV’s show “Jessie,” Sunday, Apr. 1, noon-5 p.m.; Stephanie Scott, who plays Lexi on Disney TV’s “A.N.T. Farm,” Saturday, Mar. 31, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung, Sunday, 1-3 p.m.; and Billy Bretherton from A&E TV’s “Billy the Exterminator,” Saturday, Mar. 31, 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. In addition, the Ol Skool Rodz Pinup Girl Contest will take place on Saturday, Mar. 31, at 9 p.m.
Hot rods and customs, however, remain the real stars of the show, and in addition to those created by local car enthusiasts, many feature cars will be displayed. This year’s features will include the Transformers III movie series Bumblebee, a special edition 2012 Chevrolet Camaro; ’60s bubbletop car called Mantaray; Roswell Rod bubble top car; BASF 1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, redesigned by well known customizer Chip Foose; and three special car sections—World of Wheels Ol Skool Rodz display, Direct Connection display of vintage and current Hemi-powered vehicles and Drag City USA’s vintage race cars.
Thirty-eighth annual Town Fair Tire World of Wheels show hours are Friday, Mar. 30, 2012, 3-10 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 31, 2012, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, Apr. 1, 2012, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Discount coupons for $2 off general admission, as well as coupons good on Friday, Mar. 30, only that admit a child free when accompanied by an adult, will be available at TownFairTire.com.
Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard, in South Boston’s Seaport District with plenty of area parking and access by the MBTA’s Silver Line.
Show information is available online at WorldofWheels.com, where enthusiasts can link to the World of Wheels on Facebook and Twitter and at the Town Fair Tire World of Wheels Boston blog. Photos can be found at the Boston Town Fair Tire World of Wheels photo page.
Editor’s Note: Previously announced appearances by Deena Nicole Cortese of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and the Snake Pit display of vintage and current Ford muscle cars have been canceled.