Gearing Up for the 74th Grand National Roadster Show

The three-day event will feature hundreds of hot rods & dozens of custom cars…

From Feb. 2-4, hundreds of hot rods, customs, lowriders, muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles will take center stage at the 74th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Grand National Roadster Show presented by Meguiar’s at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California.

Entries will compete for two prestigious awards: America’s Most Beautiful Roadster and the Al Slonaker Memorial Award. Other showcases will include the 18th annual Grand Daddy Drive-In, the Car Corral Drive-In, a pinstriper charity auction, John Ewald Memorial Nitro Fire Ups, and a three-day Camaro build.

America's Most Beautiful Roadster 2023

Ron Cambra and the team at Cambra Speed Shop in Orange, California, will be celebrated as the 2024 GNRS Builder of the Year. The shop offers full custom builds and classic restorations.

Meanwhile, the SEMA HRIA “Fuel for Thought” panel will give fans the chance to learn from some of the most successful hot rodders in the industry. SEMA’s Hot Rod Industry Alliance will host a discussion with four panelists—Jimmy Shine, Roy Brizio, Jason Slover and Brian Brennan—moderated by Rick Love on Friday, Feb. 2.

GNRS also shines the spotlight on industry-leading builds like Kevin Hart’s 1969 GTO built by Detroit Speed and his 1959 Corvette by John Clevenger. And, after more than 15 years in hiding, attendees will get to see the return of the 1934 Ford “Cop Shop Coupe” built by Tom Prufer and the first-ever Al Slonaker award winner, Bob Reed’s 1909 Ford C-Cab “Country Butcher Shop” truck.

Grand National Roadster Show

For this year’s top awards, nine roadsters will compete for the title of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster and the $12,500 prize presented by ARP Fasteners. Meanwhile, 13 hot rods, customs and street machines will be vying for the honor of being selected the best non-roadster at the show, with entries including three Tri-Five Chevys, five pickups and two Dodge Chargers.

The show will celebrate the classic era with the Suede Palace. Visitors can enjoy hot rods, customs and drag cars that reflect the styles associated with the 1940s-60s, plus era-appropriate music, costumes and vendors.

Discounted tickets are available at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts locations.

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