The 411

Show Name:
Grand National Roadster Show

Dates:
January 26-28, 2007

Venue (City/State):
Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, Pomona, California

Spectator Attendance:
40,000

Total Vehicle Entrants:
450 inside exhibit halls and 350 outdoors

Special Awards Given:
This is the show that the famed America's Most Beautiful Roadster award is named after. It's one of the most prestigious awards that legendary hot-rodders of the past and present strive for. Other awards include The Von Dutch Pinstripers award, Bruce Meyer Hot Rod Restoration Perpetual award, Chip Foose Design Excellence award, George Barris Kustom D'elegance award, Brizio Family award, West Coast Kustoms Outstanding Nostalgia award, and a host of unique trophies made by local clubs for the Suede Palace winners.

Fast Facts:
The Grand National Roadster Show is one of the oldest-running indoor cars shows in the world. It's also one of the biggest events of the year, and for hot-rodding, it's where the big names come to compete. If you wanted to see some of the highest-quality vehicles in the nation, then this was the show to see them all together. On the style side of customs, there was the Suede Palace that paid homage to the Rat rod scene.

Special Events:
Showgoers could enjoy live performances by The Deadbeat Daddies, Surfing Safaris, and Vaquetones. Also, there were appearances by Barry White of TLC's Wrecks to Riches show, George Barris, My Classic Car host Dennis Gage, Charlie Hutton from Overhaulin', and movie stars Candy Clark and Bo Hopkins of American Graffiti fame. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the '32 Ford. The deuce coupe has spawned the hot-rodding scene, and Ford went out of its way to pick out the Top 75 most-significant '32 Fords in the nation. These vehicles were then brought out to the show and exhibited together under one roof. For General Motors, 2007 was the 50th anniversary of the '57 Chevy. A special section of the show was dedicated to the various Tri-Five Chevys.

Sponsors:
Auto Club, Brookville Roadster, Meguiar's, K-EARTH 101, and Toyo Tires

Contact For Future Events:
www.hotrodshows.com