The Calgary World of Wheels show kicked off Friday night at the BMO Centre and an organizer says the 50th annual event features a new selection of cars every year.

Shelley Ostrove says it's a show where "the cars are the stars."

"We have more than 250 automobiles, motorcycles, we have got 70 vendors from T-shirts to different products for your car," Ostrove said.

Shelley Ostrove

Organizer Shelley Ostrove says it will take hours to make your way through this year's World of Wheels. (CBC)

He estimates it would take about four hours to see all of the cars and vendors.

Ostrove attributes the success of the format to variety.

"The reason that the cars are popular is because our show chairman goes after all the cars in the area that have not been here before," he explained.

"We don't have cars that you have seen last year, this year you are going to see a whole new selection of cars. We don't repeat the cars."

Want to see more? Click through to these YouTube videos that allow you to navigate your way inside two of the classic cars on display until Sunday.