The Grand National Roadster Show will bring together the finest rods, customs, lowriders and motorcycles from all over the country to compete for over 400 different awards including the coveted “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” and “America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle” titles, January 27-29, 2017.
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (January, 2017) – The world’s longest running indoor car show, the Grand National Roadster Show, is coming to the Fairplex in Pomona, California January 27-29, 2017. Now in its 68th year, the three-day show will be packed with over 600 vehicles competing to win one of the show’s many awards, with an additional 1,000 cars joining in on Saturday and Sunday for the 12th Annual Grand Daddy Drive In.
The Grand National Roadster Show is known as “The Grand Daddy of Them All” for a good reason. It’s one of the most important events on the classic car calendar and a must-attend event for enthusiasts. From motoring celebrities to iconic historic rods, lowriders, and movie cars, the show has something for everyone. Each year the show also hands out 400 individual awards recognizing the best customs, restorations, race cars, trucks, suede vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, and street machines. The theme for this year’s show is “The Magic Happens Here,” so attendees can expect to see lots of vehicles and displays decorated in the theme.
Of all of the awards given out at the show, none is more highly sought after than the “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” (AMBR) award. This year’s show features 13 of the country’s best custom rods competing for the AMBR award, the winner will have their name engraved on the massive 9-foot tall perpetual trophy along with a $10,000 prize. Previous AMBR award winners include legendary builders like Boyd Coddington, Ermie Immerso, George Barris and Blackie Gejeian.
The show will also feature specially themed displays that celebrate different aspects of automotive culture. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Tri-Five Chevy, Building 9 will be an all Tri-Five hall (1955-1957) presented by Danchuck and sponsored by the American Tri-Five Association. This building will feature arguably one of the most famous Tri-Five’s ever built – the 1957 Project X 210. There will also be displays dedicated to classic California Lowriders, featuring cars from the famous Lifestyles and Groupe car clubs, as well as ones containing displays of gassers and woodies.
Ray Evernham, host of Velocity’s AmeriCarna will be on-hand throughout the weekend in Building 6 signing autographs alongside the 1958 Impala and Candy Clark from American Graffiti. Show attendees will also have the chance to bid on pinstriped artwork done at the show by master painters at the Pinstriper’s Reunion. All proceeds from the auction will then be donated to this year’s charity, Teen Challenge.
The show opens to the public at noon on Friday, January 27 and runs until 6pm on Sunday, January 29. Admission for adults is $25 each day, children ages 6-12 are $10 each day and ages 5 and under are free. Parking is $10 and the entrance to the lot is located at Gate 9 off of White Avenue. There will also be numerous food vendors on site to accommodate families.
For more information about the Grand National Roadster Show, please visit www.rodshows.com/gnrs/
About Rod Shows
Based in the automotive cultural hub of Southern California, Rod Shows produces the West Coast’s premier indoor hot rod and custom shows including the Grand National Roadster Show, the Sacramento Autorama, and the LA Roadster Show. Its professional show management team sets the highest standards for top quality competition and displays with every show and personally visit the country’s top automotive coachbuilders and events throughout the year, ensuring the Best of the Best participate in its events. For more information, visit www.rodshows.com