Street rod enthusiasts from around the globe visited Louisville, Kentucky, and the Kentucky State Fairgrounds & Expo Center for the world's biggest street rod party, the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. The event, which has topped 10,000+ registered vehicles every year since its debut in Louisville, was in no way a disappointment to the spectators that came to enjoy the era of pre-1949 vehicles.
In addition to being the biggest street rod event in the world, the NSRA Street Rod Nationals also has the distinction of being the biggest automotive participation event in the world - bar none! This event is the focal point for the entire street rodding hobby, regardless of what part of the world is called home. In the usual NSRA manner, the event included all of the ingredients that made it a truly outstanding weekend of fun. Included in the agenda of things were nearly 380+ commercial exhibitors in a giant indoor and outdoor retail trade show, a display of New Street Rod Products, a vintage auto parts Swap Meet covering several acres, a huge Women's World (Arts and Crafts Show), games for all ages, two nights of live, on-stage entertainment in Freedom Hall, a Builder's Showcase where the creations of the most renown builders are on display, a special Vintage Air sponsored 29 Below Rodders Show, the Buckaroo Communications sponsored Pros Picks competition, the PPG Outstanding Use Of Color awards, the UPS sponsored Commercial Way, the Mopar Country display, NSRA Vehicle Safety Inspection, and much more!
The place to be Saturday afternoon was the drawing for the Top Participant Prize in Freedom Hall where the NSRA gave away a beautiful, brand new, turn-key 1932 Ford cabster street rod built by Street Rods By Michael.
The event's finale came on Sunday afternoon starting with the "Circle of Winners" display of award winning vehicles and the presentation of their awards. Concluding the festivities, thousands of dollars worth of Super Prizes were given away to participants. With that the biggest street rod event of 2007 ended, but it's going to happen again next year when the 39th NSRA Street Rod Nationals visits the Kentucky State Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 31 - August 3, 2008. Until then...