‘World of Wheels’ shows passion, back to normal in Omaha

For many car enthusiasts, it is enough to see the designs up close and appreciate the art. But for others, it’s the restoration of an old pile of junk that gives them a real passion. It was a hot rod paradise as far as the eye could see. Whether it’s the revved-up V8s with all their power or the shiny shimmer of chrome all around, shine is the basic minimum. And things are picking up again. “One of the issues after the pandemic, that first wave or whatever you want to put it, was people were struggling to find parts for things and people weren’t really ready to go out again their vehicles,” said Doc Riley, the host. from World of Wheels. The vehicles are out again, over 360 were competing at the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Show at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. “People like to fly airplanes and people like to ride motorcycles. I like building cars. It’s just something that’s in your blood,” hot rod owner Duane Eilts said. “For me, it’s an honor to be here with the big boys because I’m a little guy in a pond type thing. And I’m so excited to be here.”

For many car enthusiasts, it is enough to see the designs up close and appreciate the art.

But for others, it’s the restoration of an old pile of junk that gives them a real passion. It was a hot rod paradise as far as the eye could see.

Whether it’s the revved-up V8s with all their power or the shiny shimmer of chrome all around, shine is the basic minimum. And things are picking up again.

“One of the issues after the pandemic, that first wave or whatever you want to put it, was people were struggling to find parts for things and people weren’t really ready to go out again their vehicles,” said Doc Riley, the host. of the world of wheels.

The vehicles are out again, over 360 were competing at the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Show at the CHI Health Center in Omaha.

“People like to fly airplanes and people like to ride motorcycles. I like building cars. It’s just something that’s in your blood,” hot rod owner Duane Eilts said. “For me, it’s an honor to be here with the big boys because I’m a little guy in a pond type thing. And I’m so excited to be here.”