Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Grand National Roadster Show Photos

This past weekend was the 65th Annual Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Ca. This annual car show is the first major car show of the year in Southern California and it attracts some of the most beautiful cars from all over the western US. Though a handful of classics are vying for the title of America's Most Beautiful Roadster, there are always plenty of other hot rods, classics and muscle cars at the show.

California Car Cover has been exhibiting at the GNRS for the past few years. We always have a great time at this event. I joined the CCC Crew on Sunday to check out some classic cars and talk car care with customers. 

Our friends at Galpin Ford had the Iron Orchid on display.

1955 Chevy

Clean Chevy El Camino in the main hall.

The guys at Pure Vision had the TT Camaro on display that was unveiled at the SEMA Show last year. We were glad that our Golden Shine Car Care Products were helping to keep it clean.

1950 Chevy Hardtop

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Fully restored Chevy Chevelle

Roy Brizio and the crew at Brizio Street Rods had a number of amazing hot rods on display.

The Black Pearl owned by James Hetfield of Metallica.

Gil Losi's 1961 Chevy Impala

In addition to 100's of custom cars, there were plenty of custom and vintage motorcycles on display at the Grand National Roadster Show.

Rat Fink Surf Signage

Vintage drag racing exhibit

"Starting Over" Street Rod

1950 Olds Rocket Coupe

Classic Chevy truck display

1972 Chevy Malibu

Olds 442

The main attractions at the GNRS are the AMBR contenders. This group of custom roadsters and their respective builders compete to have their names added to the historic and rather large trophy. Here are some photos of the 2014 America's Most Beautiful Roadster contenders:

Another popular building during the Grand National Roadster Show weekend was the 100 Years of Bonneville exhibit. One hall was dedicated to new and legendary Bonneville race cars. All makes and models of vintage and new land speed record chasers were on display. It was a very crowded place all weekend.

The Suede Palace is always a popular destination for hot rodders that love patina, white walls and chopped tops. There are numerous lifestyle vendors selling art and accessories, plus plenty of unique hot rods and customs.

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Outside of the exhibition halls there were plenty of hot rods on display all weekend too.

Check back in the coming weeks for more classic car event show coverage and news on California Car Cover.

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