2018 Grand National Roadster Show
Three days of fun in SoCal
The Grand National Roadster Show roared into the Pomona Fairplex once again this year, bringing with it all the pageantry and deep-pocketed participants it’s known for. The show attracts not only the best of SoCal and the surrounding areas but participants from all over the country to compete in the coveted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster event. Every year, the A.M.B.R. competition takes center stage, while a rather large car show forms around it and swallows up every last inch of the Fairplex. The event is a vendor’s paradise as well, as showgoers count on the GNRS to score some great deals on parts and accessories for their projects.
The show attracts all levels of builds, from period-correct restorations to re-creations of previously famous hot rods to the wild one-offs crowds gather around. What the show has in abundance is history—and builders who respect history. The way the custom and hot rod scene evolved in California directly affected how the GNRS is portrayed with respect to the attendees and the vehicles on display. This event is arguably one of the most exciting and enjoyable shows in SoCal and should be on everyone’s list for next year. For more information, go to rodshows.com. And make sure to visit trucktrend.com to view the full gallery of more than 200 photos.