VEX Performance Nissan GT-R

World of Wheels is an annual travelling auto show that makes its way around Canada and the United States. Local vendors, tuners and car clubs showcase their prized possessions at these yearly events, and the passion for the automobile is evident throughout the show. From custom rat-rods to a 149km/h Nissan GT-R by VEX Performance, the World of Wheels event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, had a wide variety of custom rides with distinctive personalities.

It’s impossible to say that there was a car at the show that was better than the rest. Each car has a story, and every car guy at the event went in looking to see something different. Here are some highlights from the show:

VEX Performance Nissan GT-R

This VEX Performance GT-R ran in the Race the Base event in Cold Lake, Alberta. The event was hosted by ZR Auto. The GT-R hit 349km/h on the runway.

Nissan Drift Car

This Nissan 180sx drift car packs a punch! It runs on a 112 Octane fuel and puts out 550hp to the rear wheels. It has participated in local and international drifting championships.

Scion FR-S

The owner of this Scion FR-S has modified his car for use as a driving school car, it’s his personal car which is rented to student drivers! It features dual pedals and a 90lb weight has been added to the back of the car to help with traction in the harsh Canadian winter.

View more photos from the event in the gallery below, complete with stories behind each one!

Ever since first reading about the Gumball 3000 Rally in 2006, I've been hooked on road rallies, exotic car culture, you name it! My defining moment was in 2010 when I met Zahir Rana from ZR Auto, who changed my life completely and got me to where I am today. This is when my passion for cars was born. Since then I've participated in the Bullrun Rally, launched my own event called Royal Rally, have worked alongside ZR Auto at many events and have become a mainstay in the Calgary supercar scene. I consider myself to be very lucky, having driven such cars as a 1500hp Heffner Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo and 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0 SE. The bottom line is that I am a car nut! I've been a part of the GTSpirit community since early 2007.