♦ It’s not often that I use my editorial as a lost and found column … well, mostly lost as we are trying to find. But this month is a noteworthy exception. You see, coming up for the 2019 Grand National Roadster Show will be a Model A exhibit (similar to what was done back in 2007 on the 75th anniversary of the Deuce).
For starters, it will be the 70th Grand National Roadster Show (January 25-27, 2019) and it will also be the 90th anniversary of the Model A. It is the brainchild of Karpo Murijanian and Brian Bauer, a couple of SoCal hot rodders who just happen to really enjoy a good-looking Model A hot rod. Now, it doesn’t have to be a roadster or a coupe or a sedan or a phaeton. As long as it is a Model A with lots of heritage it is up for consideration for the exhibit.
The GNRS committee would like to contact them and send an invitation to be part of the special display entitled: “The
90th Anniversary of the Model A.” According to the committee and the GNRS all of the showcased Model A hot rods will be on display and will not be in any form of judging. But the owners do gather some bragging rights as they will be the guests of the show and will receive credentials consisting of two setup day passes, two threeday passes, one weekend parking pass, and a special show gift package. As an added bonus, and a pretty cool happening, there will be a formal gathering Thursday night before the show opens on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
In speaking with both Murijanian and Bauer it looks like they have space for 80 Model A hot rods and it looks like they have all of the slots accounted for but they could use some help tracking down a few “lost” Model A roadsters. What the committee would like to know is if any of the STREETRODDER readers would know where these Model A hot rods might be residing: Danny Brent, chopped sedan (red), Joe Macpherson roadster (yellow) 1994 AMBR winner, and the silver Model A belonging to Lil’ John Buttera.
Should any of you know the whereabouts of any of these Model A hot rods please drop me a line (brian.brennan@ motortrend.com) and I will let Murijanian and Bauer know. They will see what they can do to get the remaining spaces filled with 80 of the greatest Model A hot rods of all time. This will most assuredly be one of those GNRS exhibits every hot rodder is going to want to see.