Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017 Grand National Roadster Show Photo Highlights

The 2017 winner of the AMBR Award was this 1936 Packard Roadster built by the team at Hollywood Hot Rods.
The Grand National Roadster Show took place in Pomona, Ca last weekend and it attracted 1,000s of classic car enthusiasts to Southern California. This annual event is now in its 68th year and didn't show any signs of slowing down. The Pomona Fairplex was packed on Saturday with enthusiasts who couldn't wait to see the contenders for the America'a Most Beautiful Roadster Award.



The California Car Cover Crew was on hand all weekend talking car care and of course, taking photos of the incredible vehicles on display.



A few more of the competitors for the AMBR Trophy are shown above. A killer roadster pickup from Goolsby Customs and a signature Rick Dore coachbuilt roadster.

Our friends from Brizio Street Rods always bring some cool hot rods to the Grand National Roadster Show.



The Suede Palace is home to some of the finest traditional rods and customs at the event. Here are some photos of just a few of them.














One of the most popular exhibits at the show was the Tr-Five building to celebrate 60 years of the 1957 Chevrolet. If you love the 1955-57 bowties, this was the place to be.

Plenty of vintage race cars and dragsters were on display too.

Custom paint on a few Chevy lowriders in another building.


Our friends at SIC Chops brought our their custom Suburban that was turning heads at SEMA back in November.

1940 Chevrolet Deluxe Custom

Amazing 1936 Ford 5-Window Roadster from Brandon Penserini


In building 4 were all the contenders for the AMBR Trophy. The builders all took different approaches to their roadsters and it shows here. All the roadsters were incrediblly detailed and well built.

Scott Hawley's 1932 Ford Roadster
The Fool's Goldster 1927 Dodge Roadster

The Hill Country Flyer 1932 Ford by Austin Speed Shop

James Hetfield's 1932 Ford Roadster




Thank you to everyone that stopped by the California Car Cover booth over the weekend. We had a great weekend at the Fairplex and we will see you back there in 2018!