73 Years at the Top
Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, the Grand National Roadster Show now enters its 73rd year as the longest-running indoor car show in the world. This iconic event has been hosted at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, for 18 consecutive years, and we still believe this is one of the top shows in the country for any and all gearheads.
Each year, more than 500 show vehicles compete for awards inside the Fairplex buildings while another 400-800 vehicles join the event every day for the annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. Vehicles park between buildings as part of the show, making the walk fun and entertaining for all.
This year’s amazing collection of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster contenders made it hard for the crew at this event to crown the 2023 AMBR, which was awarded to Jack Chisenhall’s 1932 Ford Roadster. The 2023 show also featured a special “Keep on Truckin’” section displaying 50 Years of Classic Trucks from 1948-1998. It featured F-100s, C10s, OBSs, vans, mini-trucks, and more.
A few steps away was the Suede Palace, which showcased hot rods and classic cars sporting a more “traditional” look. These amazing vehicles gave attendees a taste of what hot rodding was like “back in the day.”
Again, this is one of those events you want to hit at least once in your lifetime, so jump on GNRS’s website to find next year’s dates, and plan your trip today!
Each year, more than 500 show vehicles compete for awards inside the Fairplex buildings while another 400-800 vehicles join the event every day for the annual Grand Daddy Drive-In.
Grand National Roadster Show 2024
Fairplex in Pomona, CA
To be part of the longest-running indoor car show in the world!
Pinstriper Charity Auction 2023
Alongside all the incredible cars on display, some of the best pinstripers from around the world showcased their skills as they created automotive art that was auctioned off each day. Plus, for a minimal donation, show-goers could get their cell phones, laptops, or whatever pinstriped with original designs!
This year, 100% of the proceeds from their work went to benefit Haynes Family of Programs, a nonprofit organization that provides specialized treatment and educational services to children with special needs.
If you’re a pinstriper and would like to participate in the 2024 event, contact Marshall and Karen Knapp, pinstriping coordinators, at email@example.com.