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World Series Of Wheels Draws Many

Tom Schmitt stands next to his 2013 Fiat Abarth. Photo by Cooper Miller

On Sunday, the Babe Ruth World Series held the 35th World Series of Wheels, which was known as the World Series of Cars, at Bergman Park in Jamestown. The car show was started in 1984 in order to help with the expenses that are associated with hosting a Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, which the city has hosted 17 of from 1980 until 2018. The event was hosted by the Babe Ruth World Series Board of Directors alongside several sponsors.

The show was an all day event lasting from early in the morning into the later evening hours. The show featured many exciting new additions that had not been included in years prior such as power sports, motorcycles and bicycles. One of the biggest new draws to the event was a motorcycle run, which is hosted by the Brothers by Choice and began at 10:30 a.m. Other amenities at the show were a bounce house for children as well as an improved craft and vendor area which featured local craft artists. Along with those features, the Meals on Wheels Organization hosted a breakfast at the Pavillion from 7 to 11 a.m. The show was also catered by several food vendors who stayed at the park serving those in attendance until 5 p.m.

The car show featured several unique vehicles including trucks, fire trucks, antique cars, sports cars, street rods, power sports and motorcycles.

Also showcased was Babe Ruth’s personal limo. The day was truly a very exciting one as people brought their vehicles from all over to showcase the greatness of automobiles. The World Series of Wheels is recognized as one of the best regional car shows in the Northeast with several contestants travelling hundreds of miles to participate in the event. The show is a very special day that Jamestown has to offer as it has a great deal of meaning for Jamestown residents and those who display their vehicles.

“I have been coming here since 2000 as an employee, and this is my first year actually being able to present a car. I enjoy coming here very much because it’s great to be able to see all the old cars that people have restored and worked so hard on. I also just really wanted to be able to present my car and show what I’ve done with it,” said John Morris.

Cars being viewed. Photo by Cooper Miller

Many of the people presenting their cars have been apart of the show for their whole life.

“I’ve been a participant here for 3 or 4 years with my car and I’ve been coming here to actually look at the cars for as long as I can remember. Now I can come here and look at all the cars with my son so that means a lot. The show has always been fun to come to because there’s always been a good sampling of cars, and it’s a great fundraiser for the Babe Ruth World Series folks,” said Tom Schmitt.