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Street Rodder - - Contents - Brian Bren­nan Net­work Direc­tor/Edi­tor

♦ 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.

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