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39th Street Rod Nationals

The NSRA Street Rod Nationals is a yearly mecca for everything Street Rod, Hot Rod, Customs, Rat Rod, etc. In our opinion, this is it. This is "THE" Car Show as far as attendance goes-- infact it is the largest in the world with over 12,000 cars in attendance and the 39th annual show was no different. It was exciting, mind blowing, incredible and awesome all rolled up into one hell of a street rod paradise. If you have never been to Louisville to attend the Street Rod Nationals, it is time you you do!

This year, all things associated with the Street Rod Nationals happened once again. The Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville is an unbelievable venue that is comprised of approximately 700,000 square feet of nicely air conditioned space. Contained within were over 400 exhibitors and it served as the focal point for the over 12,000 fantastic street rods, the colorful owners, and the wonderful fans and spectators. The 2008 NSRA Street Rod Nationals was the most impressive annual event held so far in the event's history.

Althouogh the NSRA Street Rod Nationals is a pre-1949 event, lately there has been a host of later concept, muscle, and classic cars in the swap meet and vendors area. In recent years, it seemed like Chevys were dominating the car category, but last year it was a little more difficult to figure, as many Fords, a variety of Mopars, and even a Metropolitan were made available.

Although the humidity and heat in Kentucky during August can be a very compelling argument for shopping for some new parts inside the air conditioning, there's just something about looking at row after row of hot rods to get your creative juices flowing. Fact is, adventuring around this truly one-of-a-kind custom auto show is a great event, but you never know until you go check it out! Until then, enjoy the coverage of the 2008 NSRA Street Rod Nationals.


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