The vehicles and celebrities aren’t the only stars of the show when Max Motive World of Wheels Custom Car and Hot Rod Show comes to Pittsburgh.
The venue is pretty special too, said Larry Way, public relations director for the exhibition presented by NAPA.
“It’s a gorgeous building,” Way said of the downtown David L. Lawrence Convention Center, where the 60th annual exhibition will take place this weekend.
Hours are 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
“Of all the cities we go to, Pittsburgh is my favorite,” he said. “My first time coming through the (Fort Pitt Tunnel), I thought, ‘My goodness, this is a beautiful city — the lights, the rivers, the buildings.’ ” And the people are friendly, too, he added.
Even though it’s one of Pittsburgh’s first large-scale public events since the pandemic, the show will be “pretty much business as usual,” Way said. “The aisles are a little wider than usual, and we will be following all the rules set down by the city and the state of Pennsylvania.”
World of Wheels usually covers four exhibit halls on the convention center’s first and second floors. This year, a fifth hall on the lower level will be used to display exotic cars “that appeal to a younger demographic,” Way said.
“This will be our biggest show in years,” he added.