2018 Grand Na­tional Road­ster Show

Three days of fun in SoCal

Truckin - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - BY AN­THONY SOOS PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: JEREMY COOK

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.

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