ONE FROM THE ARCHIVES
A New Year, a new show season. The first car show of the season usually sets the mood for the rest of the year, and we can attest that we’re definitely on the right path for 2016. This past January, sister publication Street Trucks was invited to the 67th Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS). Held at the L.A. County Fairplex in Pomona, California, GNRS is one of the longest running shows to date. It’s also one of the most prestigious shows in the hot rod industry. The 2016 GNRS attracted 500 of the world’s most incredible roadsters, hot rods, rat rods, dragsters, lowriders, motorcycles, and our favorite, trucks.
For anyone who attends shows to be inspired, the GNRS was the right event for you. There were numerous parts and creative ideas on display, and the interiors were all one-of-akind, personalized designs. Chevrolet was on hand to display its latest Silverado featuring the most current LT1 with direct injection. For truck enthusiasts who were ready to have their rides painted, House of Kolor had its full selection of low-VOC paint on display.
In our opinion, Saturday was the day to be at the GNRS. The underground pinup scene was in full force on the second day of the show. Saturday also showcased the most C-10s, which were out cruising in the mild SoCal afternoon. We got to see several Cab Over Engine trucks, classic models, and everything from first generation haulers to cutting-edge modern rides. The day ran like clockwork as all of these trucks rolled in early and rolled right out as soon as the sun went down.