Frequently Asked Questions


Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Show closes immediately after the awards presentation, which begins at 3:00 p.m.


The two official host hotels are the

1-Double Tree
2-Embassy Suites

Discounted rates are available for show exhibitors.

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is located at 5555 N. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. 


If you are local we strongly suggest that you take your trailer home. If that is not possible, limited parking is available for exhibitors in the marshaling lot. Further parking details will
be provided once your vehicle is accepted to the Chicago World Of Wheels.

Yes, with limited time to unload your vehicle and display and as long as adequate show floor space is available.
The parking garage fee is $15.00 per day. Weekend parking passes are available at the show check-in desk Wednesday and Thursday during show move-in. Weekend parking passes are $40.00. (There are a limited amount of weekend parking passes available.)
Only exhibitors and those with move-in passes are allowed in the show during set-up days.
Each exhibitor receives four move-in passes. Additional move-in passes will be available at the show move-in desk.


Awards are presented Sunday at 4:30 pm. Start time is subject to change.

Show exhibitors can enter the show one hour before show opening each day. You must enter through the exhibitor entrance.
Each exhibitor receives two show passes.
Additional one-day passes are available to exhibitors at the check-in desk on Wednesday, Thursday and until noon on Friday. Cost is $20.00 each. Weekend passes are no longer available for purchase.


Your car will be assigned to a class by an ISCA official during move-in.

Judging forms will be available after the Sunday awards presentation at the judging office for a period of one hour. Judging forms will not be available after move-out has concluded.

Your car may be judged at any time before, during and after regular show hours.
Yes. Vehicles will only be judged as displayed. Judges will not touch vehicles. See the ISCA rule book for further details.
Refer to the Awards Page for Top Twenty, Select Six and Legend Cup criteria.


Your show vehicle can have no more than one quarter tank of fuel.
Display sizes are 10′ x 20′ or 20′ x 20′. CycleRama display size is 10′ x 10′.
Stanchions are post-like barriers separating your car from the aisle.
Yes, stanchions are required. You can make your own or they can be rented.
Yes, stanchions are available at the show. They must be reserved in advance.  
Contact RES Decorating at 847-696-2208 to reserve stanchions.
No. Display signs are encouraged but not required.
Carpeting or other other display flooring is not required. Show building management requires the use of a drip pan (such as a cookie sheet) or anything that will stop oil from staining the floor. Note that display awards require full floor covering in your display.
Yes, but an electrical hook-up fee will be required. Contact RES Decorating at 847-696-2208 for more information.
ISCA rules prohibit lounging in display areas.
The show building management prohibits the playing of music in individual displays.
Show building concessions do not allow outside beverages of any kind inside the building.
Your display location will be selected by the show committee prior to the show move-in.
If you plan to show as a club, contact the event committee office at 708-361-2665.


Applications may not be sent in via e-mail. Applications are available online but they must be printed and mailed to the event committee office.
Application fees can be paid only by cashier’s check, personal check, money order or cash.
VIP exhibitors are by invitation only. These invitations are given by the World Of Wheels advisory board members at car shows and events throughout the year.
VIP exhibitors are by invitation only and can not be requested.
$50.00 entry fee is for ISCA membership only. The Chicago World Of Wheels is an ISCA sanctioned event and as such any exhibitor must pay the required entry fee.
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