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Giveaway Car at the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals

Ty Hauer of Reisinger Customs mimicks the reaction of Rick Abbott of Shepardsville, KY when he won the 1933 Ford Coupe GiveAway Car at the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals on Saturday. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

 

Final Day at NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals …

At the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals on Saturday, Rick Abbott of Shepardsville, Kentucky became the luckiest Car Guy in the world when he won the 1933 Ford Coupe Giveaway Car in front of thousands of fans in Freedom Hall. It all happened in Louisville, Kentucky where the National Street Rod Association is holding its 48th Annual Nationals, August 3-6, 2017 at the Kentucky Expo Center.

Here is the 1933 Ford 3-Window Coupe built by Reisinger Customs out of Evansville, Indiana.

This is the hot car show to attend this weekend. Already on Friday morning there were almost 10,000 street rods registered here. This could be the biggest Nationals ever for NSRA. Some people are estimating 12,000 to 15,000 cars and trucks are on the grounds. Click through the slideshow below to get a taste of the kind of action we’re seeing here at the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals:

Five of the Great 8 Award winners from the Detroit Autorama (Ridler Award competition) are here at the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals this weekend. We came across the 1941 Ford Pickup owned by Ed Sears in the Builders’ Showcase. The Builder’s Showcase here at the Nationals has some of the finest custom work in the country on display. Ed described how this incredible build came about, and how One Off Rod & Custom did the restoration. Click the video window below to hear the interview:


We found the 1930 Ford Model A Coupe (Great 8 winner) built by Cal Automotive Creations out of Bennington, Nebraska in this display.  Andy Leach of Cal Automotive Creations and a former Ridler Award winner, was on hand to tell us about this one-off build. Click the video window to hear the interview and see how Andy designed this old school looking hot rod:


Remember the 1949 Chevy Custom C10 Pickup from the Ridler Award competition at Detroit Autorama this year? It was built by Collvins Customs in Mt Vernon, Texas. It is one of the top cars in the Builder’s Showcase here in Louisville this weekend. You’ve gotta’ see the trick mods on this one. Here is Bobby Collvins to explain the build. (Click video window below.)


You’ve gotta’ see this interview. It’s one of the wildest rides here in Louisville this weekend. We interviewed Anton Lanesky of Anton’s Hot Rod Shop in Hiram, Ohio about his 1950 Studebaker Starlite Coupe with the Patriotic Theme. This is one of the top builds here at the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals and it is a one-off for sure. Click the video window below to watch the interview:


Larry Griffey of Larry Griffey’s Hot Rods & Restorations in Knoxville, Tennessee was on hand here with his Great 8 Award winning 1954 Corvette Custom. He told us a little about the build. (Click the video window here to catch the interview.)


We discovered this 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster Resto Mod here at the Builder’s Display in Freedom Hall. David Joyce, of Joyce Custom Cars, Inc, was available to talk to us about this spectacular build. They built the car for Phyllis Lambert of West Virginia. Here is the background on the build:


Cars On Line will be here all weekend reporting on the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals for our readers. The NSRA is one of the oldest and largest street rod clubs in the U.S. They really know how to put on a car show. So our photo journalists, Bob and Donna Boberg of eClassicAuto.com, are on hand to take photos and video of the event. Watch for their posts on Facebook and Twitter.  If you love the American hot rod, you’ll want to see the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals through our camera lens.

You can imagine our excitement here in Louisville, Kentucky anticipating one of the biggest street rod shows in the country. This is a big show. It is the signature event of the year for the National Street Rod Association.

In addition to the 10,000+ street rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and resto mods, there will be a giant manufacturers area with all the new innovations and equipment related to custom car building. They say over 300 manufacturers are here to show you their products and innovations during the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals. In addition, we’ll bring you to the giant swap meet, an arts and crafts show, Woman’s World, and NSRA Street Kana Auto Cross races.

Watch for our posts on Facebook so you can participate in selecting our Readers Choice Award for the best street rod or custom at the NSRA 2017 Street Rod Nationals.

 

 

“Blu-By-U” Pro Builder Pick at NSRA 2016 Nationals

NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals

“Blu-By-U”, a 1931 Ford Roadster owned by Chris Evans, wins the Cars-On-Line.com Pro PIck at the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

’31 Ford Roadster Wins Pro Builder Pick at NSRA 2016 Nationals …

A 1931 Ford Roadster called “Blu-By-U” was picked by Cars-On-Line.com’s Facebook fans as their choice for the Pro Builder Pick at NSRA 2016 Nationals here in Louisville, Kentucky. The announcement came on Monday when 805 Cars-On-Line.com Facebook fans voted for the 1931 Ford Roadster as their top pick among the Builders’ Showcase in the Workman building at the NSRA Nats. “Blu-By-U” was restored as an old school roadster by Charly’s Garage of Mesa, Arizona.

Click the slider to view more photos:

We interviewed Charley Spencer of Charly’s Garage here in Louisville before the announcement of the Pro Builder Pick at NSRA 2016 Nationals. He told us all about the amazing build on “Blu-By-U” the 1931 Ford Roadster. Click video window below:

 

Thirty custom car builders displayed their latest creations in the Harold Workman North Wing of the Kentucky Expo Center during the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals here in Louisville, Kentucky. We gave our Facebook and Twitter a preview of the top cars during the weekend.  Our fans voted with their “Likes” on our Facebook page. We announced the winner of our unofficial Facebook poll for Pro Builder Pick at NSRA 2016 Nationals here on Monday night.

Here is a slider with some of the top contenders for our unofficial Pro Builder Pick at NSRA 2016 Nationals.

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The top cars for the Pro Builder Pick at NSRA 2016 Nationals were interviewed during the weekend. Below are videos of the interviews with the top builders from around the country.

This 1955 Chevy Nomad is among the acclaimed builds here at the Builder’s Showcase in the Workman building. We had a chance to talk with Scott France of Classic Car Studio in Brentwood, Missouri. He told us about the build on this truly one-of-a-kind Nomad. Cars On Line newsletter readers will recognize Classic Car Studio as one of our Dealer Network classic car dealers. But they also run a well-known shop in Brentwood where they turn out restorations and custom builds like this. They built this one for Art Boze, Jr. Click the video window to view more photos and the interview.

 

We talked to Ryan Korek of Korek Designs in New Berlin, Pennsylvania today. He told us about the build on a 1952 International Pickup which Korek Designs built for Dave & Cindy Gutelins.

 

“Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should,” says Bob Rutlidge of Rutter’s Rod Shop in Hickory, North Carolina. His shop built a 1973 Plymouth Cuda Resto Mod for owner Chris Reid. He told us he kept the original lines, but included many subtle custom mods. Watch the video as he explains.

 

Karl Schulman of Garret’s Rod Shop in Columbus, Ohio talks about their 1966 Mustang Custom. Newsletter readers will remember a few weeks ago we saw it in the Goodguy’s Street Machine of the Year competition in Columbus.

 

We met Jerry Sanders with his gorgeous 1934 Ford Woodie Wagon in the Builders’ Showcase here at the Kentucky Expo Center during the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals. He had a unique story about how he built this one from a Hercules wood body.

 

NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals

Cirlce of Winners in Kentucky Expo Center

Circle of Winners at the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals in the Kentucky Expo Center here in Louisville. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

 

Winners at 2016 NSRA Street Rod Nationals …

Rockin’ the Kentucky Expo Center on Sunday, the huge Circle of Winners was presented inside Freedom Hall as all the top cars were honored here at the 2016 NSRA Street Rod Nationals on Sunday. One of the coveted categories is called the Pros’ Picks where top professional builders are asked to chose their favorite built street rods and custom cars. Also included in the Circle of Winners were the UPS Commercial picks, an award for outstanding use of color, the Mopar Country entries, and a special award called the Long Distance award for the car that had traveled farthest to exhibit here in Louisville.

Here is a slider of the winners:


On Saturday they announced the winner of the 1932 Ford Woodie Wagon, NSRA’s Giveaway Car this year. Mr and Mrs Johnny Patterson from Speedwell, Tennessee have been presented with the NSRA’s top prize, the custom built ’32 Ford Woodie. See photos in the slider here:

The National Street Rod Association also announced that 10,047 rods, customs and muscle cars registered for the show here at the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend.

Thousands of street rods came thundering along the Ohio River for the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals happening in Louisville, Kentucky. The 47th Annual event ran August 4-7, 2016 at the Kentucky Expo Center. This is a big show. It is the signature event of the year for the National Street Rod Association.

Cars On Line was here all weekend reporting on the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals for our readers. The NSRA is one of the oldest and largest street rod clubs in the U.S. They really know how to put on a car show. So our photo journalists, Bob and Donna Boberg of eClassicAuto.com, were on hand to take photos and video of the event. Watch for their posts on Facebook and Twitter.  If you love the American hot rod, you’ll want to see the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals through our camera lens.

1931 Ford Roadster built by Charly’s Garage, Mesa, AZ

Our Cars On Line Facebook fans selected their choice for Pro Builder Pick at NSRA 2016 Nationals. The unofficial winner chosen by our fans was a 1931 Ford Roadster called “Blu-By-U.” Be sure to click this link to see our choice and all the contenders in the Builders’ Showcase here at the Kentucky Expo Center for the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals. Our report on the Pro Builders’ Showcase includes many video interviews talking with the builders themselves.

In addition to the 10,000+ street rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and resto mods, there was a giant manufacturers area with all the new innovations and equipment related to custom car building. They say over 300 manufacturers are here to show you their products and innovations during the NSRA 2016 Street Rod Nationals.