The 37th annual World Series of Wheels rolls into Bergman Park in Jamestown on Saturday.
The event, sponsored by Dave Warren Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Chautauqua Pools & Power Sports, is a fundraiser for the Babe Ruth World Series. Jamestown has hosted the event since 1980.
The Babe Ruth World Series is an opportunity to showcase young baseball talent; the event also provides an economic boost to the Jamestown region each year.
“World Series of Wheels was started back in 1984 by a group of car enthusiasts, which at that time was the Chautauqua County Antique Automobile Club, to offset some of the cost for the city of Jamestown hosting the Babe Ruth World Series,” Kimberly Ecklund, vice president of the board, said.
The Babe Ruth World Series organization raises money to host the young baseball event, boost enthusiasm and participation in the event, and promote the positive economic impact the event has on the Jamestown community.
“Anything anybody can do to help us support that and encourage that to happen is truly appreciated,” she said.
Ecklund said the major fundraising event has been held every year since 1984 with the exception of the two-year COVID-19 hiatus.
The event was changed several years back from the World Series of Cars to the World Series of Wheels to include more participants.
“People are not collecting antique cars like they were 30 or 40 years ago,” Ecklund said. “We’ve tried to expand the scope of the car show to include all avenues.”
Ecklund said the event includes cars, power sports, motorcycles, fire trucks and tractors.
“There’s lots of room for vehicles,” she said. “There’s also lots of things for people to do to come up and look at vehicles.”
Participants can register online at www.worldseriesofwheels.com or in person up to the day of the event. Registration forms for vehicle entry and the craft and vendor fair are available online. The cost of registering a vehicle in the event is $10.
“There’s many avenues to register and get information,” Ecklund said.
A Meals on Wheels fundraiser breakfast will be available at the event starting at 7 a.m.
The World Series of Wheels will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $3 per person over the age of 12.
In addition to the car show, there will be a kids bounce house, swap meet, food and craft vendors and live music.
“There’s pretty much a barrage of everything for a family fun-filled day,” Ecklund said.