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.