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Souvenir program for the 22nd Grand National Roadster Show in 1970
Official program for the 15th Grand National Roadster Show in 1963
The Souvenir Program for the 1962 Grand National Roadster Show.
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Jerry Woodward's 1929 Ford Model-A Roadster, "Thunder Road", of Utah won the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award in 1957.
Souvenir program for the 6th annual National Roadster Show in 1955
Souvenir program for the 4th annual National Roadster Show in 1953
Photo from the 1951 National Roadster Show.[1]
The souvenir program for the 1951 National Roadster Show.
National Roadster Show 1950 Program

The Grand National Roadster Show is the longest running indoor car show in the world! The first show that was held in 1950, was arranged by Al Slonaker. It was not Al's first show, as he had promoted another show one year earlier in San Francisco. But the show in San Francisco was not a big success, so Al tried again the next year in Oakland, California. Al first promoted his show as the National Roadster Show, but in the beginning the show was also known as the Oakland Roadster Show. The show was later renamed the Grand National Roadster Show.

Visit www.rodshows.com for more information about the Grand National Roadster show.


Grand National Roadster Show 2018

The 69th annual Grand National Roadster Show will be held January 26 - 28, 2018 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside the Fairplex buildings. Another 400-800 vehicles will join the event Saturday & Sunday for the 13th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In.


Grand National Roadster Show 2017

The 68th annual Grand National Roadster Show was held January 27 - 29, 2017 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.


Photos:
Click here to see photos from the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show


Grand National Roadster Show 2016

The 67th annual Grand National Roadster Show was held January 29 - 31, 2016 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.


Photos:
Click here to see photos from the 2016 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see BC's photos from the 2016 Grand National Roadster Show


Grand National Roadster Show 2015

The 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show was held January 23 - 25, 2015 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. One building at the show was dedicated to celebrate different aspects of the Southern California Car Culture, while another building was dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the 1940 Ford. 18 cars competed for the Americas Most Beautiful Roadster award. Larry Olson took the award home, with his Bobby Alloway built 1933 Ford roadster.


Photos:
Click here to see Charles LaGreca's photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show.
Click here to see SoCalCarCulture's photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show Setup Day
Click here to see SoCalCarCulture's second set of photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see SoCalCarCulture's third set of photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Michael Corazzelli photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Kustom0000001.'s photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show.
Click here to see Bob M.'s photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show.
Click here to see Hotrod's photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show.
Click here to see Cruzzin with the "Lugnut"'s indoor photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show.
here to see Cruzzin with the "Lugnut"'s outdoor photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show.
Click here to see Hot Rod Magazine's gallery of contenders for the Americas Most Beautiful Roadster award
Click here to see Corazzelil Photography's photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show.
Click here to see photos from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show


Grand National Roadster Show 2014

The 65th annual Grand National Roadster Show was held January 24 - 26, 2014 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Over 500 vehicles competed for awards inside all of the Fairplex buildings, while another 400-800 vehicles were displayed at the 9th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In.[2]


Featured building number 9 held a special exhibit called "A Century of Speed". The exhibit celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Bonneville.[2]


Photos:
Click here to see Charles LaGreca's photos from the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Howard Gribble's photos from the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Cruzzin with the Lugnut's photos from the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Bangshift.com photos from the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Michael Corazzelli photos from the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show


Grand National Roadster Show 2013

Photos:
Click here to see Bob M.'s photos from the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Bob M.'s second album from the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show


Grand National Roadster Show 2012

Photos:
Click here to see Nobueno's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster show
Click here to see Mind of Maniacs' photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster show
Click here to see Seabright Hot Rods' photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster show


Grand National Roadster Show 2011

The 62nd Grand National Roadster Show was held January 28 - 30, 2011 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California. This years show contained an elite gathering of the most historically significant customs in the world. Many carefully selected vehicles was displayed together at the special feature building #9 at the show. The Customs "THEN & NOW" took visitors back to the early days of the custom car. Starting with the early elegant Art Deco coach built one of a kind creations, through a huge gathering of real authentic 40's customs, 50's customs, 60's customs, to a section of contemporary award winning show cars. Custom cars from the 1940's & 1950's that hadn't seen the light of day in close to 50 years were finally shown to the public again in building number 9.


Photos:
Click here to see Mad Fabricator Society's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster show
Click here to see Raunchero63's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster show
Click here to see Dan Greenberg's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster show
Click here to see Customikes photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster show
Click here to see Howard Gribble's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see McWont's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see R.Romar's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Bcmacsac1's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Roddy Moore's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Cvarts2's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Cris3025's photos from the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show


Grand National Roadster Show 2010

The 61th annual Grand National Roadster Show was held January 29-31 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California. This years theme for building number 9 will be "The History of the Race Car". The exhibition will include Drag Racing cars - Dragsters,Funny Cars, A F/X,Super Stock, Gasser, Altered Wheelbase, Fuel Altereds, vintage Nascar's from the 50's,60's, 70's, jalopy racers, midgets & 1/4 midgets, dry lakes & Bonneville cars, Belly Tanks, Streamliners,stockers,Roadsters,Mexican Road Race, Pikes Peak, Street Racers, and boats.[3]


Photos:
Click here to see SoCalCarCulture.com's photos from the 2010 GNRS set up day
Click here to see Rik Hoving's photo album from Grand National Roadster Show 2010
Click here to see Coop's photos from the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Howard Gribble's photos from the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see The Big Orange Cat's photos from the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Bcmacsac1's photos from the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Nobueno's photos from the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see McWont's photos from the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Raunchero63's photos from the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show

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Grand National Roadster Show 2009

The 60th Grand National Roaster Show was held January 23th-25th at the Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, California. This was the 6th time that the GNRS was held at the Pomona Fairplex. More then hundreds of cars attended the 60th annual Grand National Roadster Show. More than 500 show vehicles competed for awards inside all of the Fairplex buildings, another 400-800 vehicles attended the event Saturday & Sunday for the GNRS Drive In parked in between the buildings and walkways. Amongst the stars attending the event were Henry Winkler “The Fonz”, and Erin Moran Joanie Cunningham of Happy Days, Lou Santiago of Muscle Car TV, Chris Jacobs of Overhaulin & Hubgarage.com. The 60th GNRS also hosted a reconstruction of “Oakland” as it was in 1959, displaying over 100 historic vehicles that have been in the show at least once before.

Pictures:
Click here to see Coop's pictures from the Suede Palace at the 2009 GNRS
Click here to see Howard Gribble's pictures from the 2009 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see hotrodjim2's pictures from the 2009 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Ken Leonard's pictures from the 2009 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see ChkGlass' pictures from the 2009 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Crazydaddyo's pictures from the 2009 GNRS
Click here to see LowTechMarc's pictures from the 2009 GNRS
Click here to see SoCalCarCulture.com's pictures from the 2009 GNRS
Click here to see Boones' pictures from the 2009 GNRS
Click here to see Bcmacsac1's pictures from the 2009 GNRS
Click here to see Childers Photography's pictures from the 2009 GNRS - PartI
Click here to see Childers Photography's pictures from the 2009 GNRS - PartII


Grand National Roadster Show 2008

The 59th Grand National Roadster Show was held January 25th- 27th at the Pomona Fairplex, Pomona , California.

Pictures:
bcmacsac1's pictures from the 2008 Grand National Roadster Show
SoCalCarCulture.com's pictures from the 2008 Grand National Roadster Show


Grand National Roadster Show 2005

Cars Attending:
Junichi Shimodaira's 1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan - Rod Riguez


Grand National Roadster Show 2003

Childers Photography's pictures from the 2003 Grand National Roadster Show<br


National Roadster Show 1999

Cars Attending:
The Reactor


National Roadster Show 1973

Cars Attending:
Bill NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Bruce Olson's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe


Photos:
Click here to see photos from the 1973 National Roadster Show


National Roadster Show 1965

Cars Attending:
Rod Powell's 1951 Mercury - Merc on the Wild Side


National Roadster Show 1964

Cars Attending:
The Mantaray[4]

Awarded Cars:
Tournament of Fame Award: The Mantaray[4]

National Roadster Show 1963

The 15th annual Grand National Roadster Show was held February 15 thru 24, 1963.

Awarded Cars:
Kustom Car Elegance: Gene Winfield's 1950 Mercury - The Solar Scene

Cars Attending:
Cal Wiekamp's 1929 Ford Roadster
Rudy Heredia's 1916 Ford Model T Roadster
Frank Rocha's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Jeffrey Black's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Tom & Robin Westrope's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Ray Washburn's 1915 Ford Model T Roadster
Richard L. Guasco's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Tom Prufer's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Pat Leighton's 1932 Ford Competition Roadster
John Gomez' 1957 Chevrolet
Tex Smith's XR-6
The Futurista
The Silhouette
Gene Winfield's 1950 Mercury - The Solar Scene
Larry Farber's 1932 Ford - The Lil' Coffin
Joe Bailon's 1951 Ford - The El Tangerino
Nicholas E. Madeiros' 1961 Ford Galaxie
Dave Robertson's 1956 Ford F-100 - Lil Nugget


National Roadster Show 1962

Awarded Cars:
America’s Most Beautiful Roadster: George Barris' 1927 Ford Model T - The Twister T

Cars Attending:
George Barris' 1927 Ford Model T - The Twister T
Dave Stuckey's Lil' Coffin
Pat Mulligan's 1958 Chevrolet Impala - The Candy Cart
Jerry Woodward's X2000

National Roadster Show 1961

Cars Attending
Sonny Morris' 1950 Mercury - The Blue Mirage
A-400 - Gary Elmore's 1953 Studebaker Coupe - Exotica


National Roadster Show 1960

The 12th annual National Roadster Show was held February 22 - 28, 1960 in the Oakland Exposition Building in Oakland, California. 130 custom vehicles were featured at the show. During the 12th annual National Roadster Show, nine pioneers in the creative building field were awarded the first members of the newly created National Roadster Hall of Fame. The pioneers were Joe Bailon, Ezra Ehrhardt, Romeo Palamides, Gordon Vann, Harold Casaurang, Robert E. Petersen, George Barris, Wally Parks and Walt Moron. [5]


Photos:
Click here for more information and photos from the 1960 National Roadster Show


National Roadster Show 1959

The 10th annual National Roadster Show was held February 14-22. 1959 at the Oakland Exposition Building. On Sunday evening February 22th, 67 awards were given to awarded cars. After the ceremony all of the awarded cars left the grand exit in a parade.[6]

Al Sloakner was the director for the show, and Mary Sloakner was the manager.

Awarded Cars:
America’s Most Beautiful Roadster: The Ala Kart
Clyde Giraldo Memorial Award: Jim Logue's 1954 Ford Convertible


Cars Attending:

Jim Logue's 1954 Ford Convertible
Lee Talbot and Sam Chakries' 1953 Studebaker Pickup


Street Roadsters - Series 100:
Charles Krikorian's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Richard Guasco's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Bill Smith's 1934 Ford Tudor
W. B. Brown's 1928 Ford Model A Roadster
Robert Tindle and Terry Tidle's 1932 Ford Roadster
David Babler's 1934 Ford Roadster


Series 120 - Competition Roadsters:
Bud Fraser and John Middleton's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Tom Walsh and Steve Davis' 1932 Ford Roadster


Series 220 - Sport Coupes:
Dean Jeffries' Porche Spyder - The Satin Pearl Spyder
John Macia, Jr.'s 1954 Porsche 1500 Super
Philip Sheehan's 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Bob Moreira's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette


Series 300 - Street Coupes:
Richard Strock's 1932 Ford
Joe Cardoza, Jr.'s 1940 Ford Coupe


Ben Delphia's 1936 Ford Tudor


Series 370 - Competition Sedans:
Doug Noren and John Ryan's 1928 Ford Model A Tudor
Dale Thorne and Dave Antonini's 1937 Ford Tudor


Series 400 - Full Custom Convertibles:
Jim Doyle's 1952 Mercury Convertible
Frank Monteleone's 1956 Ford
Al McKeown's 1951 Mercury - Le Espada
Harold Whitehead's 1941 Ford Convertible


Series 420 - Semi-Custom Convertibles:
Shirley Barris' 1958 Ford Thunderbird


Richard Gregg's 1950 Ford Pickup - The Capri


Series 720 - Truck Pickups:
Gene Winfield's 1933 Ford Pickup
Leroy Deldon's 1949 Ford Pickup
Ralph Ehorn's 1954 Ford Pickup
Pete Paulsen's 1940 Ford Pickup
George Bjork's 1946 Studebaker Pickup
Eugene J. Leschinsky's 1949 Studenbaker Pickup
Howard H. Wines' 1956 Ford Custom-Cab


The Ala Kart


National Roadster Show 1958

The ninth annual National Roadster Show was held February 15-23, 1958 in the Oakland Exposition Building in Oakland, California. At the 1958 show Romeo Palamides and a crew of hot rodders built a roadster in front of the attendants. The car was worked on every day of the show, and finally driven off the stage at the last day of the show.[7]

Al Sloakner was the producer for the show, and Mary Sloakner was the manager.


Richard Peters took home the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award with his Barris Kustoms restyled Ala Kart show rod. When it came to the grand custom award, Custom Car D'Elegance, the West's two greatest custom car builders matched skills to tie in class. George Barris of Barris Kustoms with Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, The Aztec, and Joe Bailon of Bailon's Custom Shop with Joe Tocchini's 1951 Ford Victoria, The Mystery.[8]


Awards:
America’s Most Beautiful Roadster: Richard Peters' 1929 Ford Model A Pickup - The Ala Kart
Custom Car D'Elegance: Joe Tocchini's 1951 Ford Victoria and Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
People's Choice: Jim Pratt's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Greatest Contribution to the Automotive Industry: James Webb


Rhoda Winners:
Semi Custom Sedans: Bill Wolfe's 1950 Mercury, Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet and Jerry Soares' 1953 Oldsmobile
Semi Custom Convertibles: Joe Boliba's 1956 Chevrolet and Tony Alvez' 1950 Cadillac
Rod Pickups: Ed Cousins' 1932 Ford
Full Custom Sedans: Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet and Mario Pirondini's 1950 Ford
Full Custom Convertibles: Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet, Frank Marini's 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Street Roadsters: Jim Pratt's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Truck Pickups: Eugene J. Leschinsky's 1949 Studenbaker Pickup, Ralph Ehorn's 1954 Ford Truck and Ted Long's 1955 Ford Truck
Semi Custom Coupes: Richard McArdle's 1950 Chevrolet Coupe, Dick Del Curto's 1950 Ford, Sonny Morris' 1950 Mercury and LeRoy Goulart's 1951 Ford
Competition Coupes: Karl Zipf's 1930 Ford
Hard Top Convertibles: Sharon Warner's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Customized Sports Roadsters: Bob McNulty's 1955 Chevrolet Corvette, Joe Castro Jr's 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Special - Phaeton: Bernie Stein's 1932 Ford Victoria
Competition Sports Car: The Kirkland-Teverbaugh Special


Cars Attending:

Joe Tocchini's 1951 Ford Victoria
Bill Carr's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Sharon Warner's 1955 Chevrolet


Street Roadsters - Series 100:
Jim Pratt's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
W. R. Brown's 1928 Ford Model A Roadster
Larry Selmer's 1932 Ford Cabriolet
Louis Gonzales' 1922 Dodge Roadster


Dragsters - Series 425:
Ted Giannini's Competition Coupe
Romeo Palides' - The Romeo


Rod Pickups - Series 450:
John Lane's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup
Ed Cousins' 1932 Ford
Richard Peters' 1929 Ford Model A Pickup - The Ala Kart
William Akin, Jr's 1925 Ford Model T Touring


Truck Pickups:
Eugene J. Leschinsky's 1949 Studenbaker Pickup
Ralph Ehorn's 1954 Ford Truck
Ted Long's 1955 Ford Truck


Semi Custom Coupes - Series 550:
Dick Mendonca's 1953 Ford Club Coupe
Richard McArdle's 1950 Chevrolet Coupe
Harvey Cross' 1947 Ford Coupe
Robert Smith's 1950 Ford Coupe
Jack Gault's 1949 Ford Club Coupe
Hank Barnum's 1950 Mercury Coupe
Dick Del Curto's 1950 Ford
Jerry Sahagon's 1951 Chevrolet
Eddy Dameral's 1949 Chevrolet
Sonny Morris' 1950 Mercury
LeRoy Goulart's 1951 Ford


Full Custom Sedans - Series 600:
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet Sport Coupe - The Moonglow
Mario Pirondini's 1950 Ford - The Amber Glow


Full Custom Convertibles:
Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet
Frank Marini's 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible

Semi Custom Sedans:
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
Bill Wolfe's 1950 Mercury
Jerry Soares' 1953 Oldsmobile


Semi Custom Convertibles:
Tony Alvez' 1950 Cadillac
Joe Boliba's 1956 Chevrolet Convertible - The Golden Corona


Hard Top Connvertibles - Series 800:
Dave Murdock's 1952 Chevrolet
Sharon Warner's 1955 Chevrolet


Customized Sport Roadsters - Series 825:
Ron Erickson's 1951 Hillman Minx - The Jinx Wagon
Jim Webb's Scarlet Chariot
Butch Paul's Austin Healey
Joe Castro Jr's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - The Candy Bird
Terry Erwin's 1951 Henry J
Babe Sulprizio's Hagemann Special
Bob McNulty's 1955 Chevrolet - The Shark
The Kirkland-Teverbaugh Special


Special - Phaeton:
Bernie Stein's 1932 Ford Victoria


Competition Coupes:
Karl Zipf's 1930 Ford

National Roadster Show 1957

The eight annual National Roadster Show was held February 19-24, 1957 in the Oakland Exposition Building in Oakland, California. Al Sloakner was the producer for the show, and Mary Sloakner was the manager.[9]


Photos:
Click here to see photos from the 1957 National Roadster Show


Awarded Cars:
America's Most Beautiful Roadster: Jerry Woodward's 1929 Ford Model-A Roadster - Thunder Rod
Colonite Wax Best Paint Award: Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline - The Caribbean
Custom Car d'Elegance: Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline - The Caribbean


Cars Attending:

Street Roadsters - Series 100:
Bill Smith's 1934 Ford Sedan
Jerry Woodward's 1929 Ford Model-A Roadster - Thunder Rod
Walt Fulmer's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Ron Durr's 1932 Ford Touring
Richard M. Campana's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Charles Martin Ford Model T Roadster
William Scott's 1925 Ford Model T Roadster
Norm Grabowski's 1925 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup
Eddie Bosio's 1932 Ford Roadster

Competition Roadsters - Series 150:
The Blount Brothers' 1932 Ford Roadster
John Walsh and Don Yeltman's 1932 Ford Roadster
Ruth Saccato's 1932 Ford Roadster
Mario Saccato's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Chic Cannon's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Sal Riele's 1932 Ford Roadster
Red Lund's 1932 Ford Roadster
Don Cordo's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Jean Lacoste's 1932 Ford Roadster
Ivan Scorsur's 1932 Ford Roadster

Street Coupes - Series 200:
Roy Brizio's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Michael Mahoney's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Herbert Ludricks, Jr's 1940 Ford Opera Coupe
Jim Grispma's 1934 Ford
Bud Jensen's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Roadster Pickups - Series 550:
Vern Brink's 1932 Ford Pickup
John Lane's 1924 Ford Model T Pickup
Power Puffs' 1928 Ford Model A Pickup
Ty Rodsters' 1928 Ford Model A Pickup
James Sheperd's 1956 Chevrolet Pickup
Don Hentzell's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup
Lou Bertelli's 1937 Ford Pickup
Raymond Telles' 1931 Ford Model A Pickup
M. J. Fareria's 1931 Ford Model A Pickup
Joe Bailon's 1955 Chevrolet Sedan Pickup

Truck Pickups - Seies 570
George Bjork's 1946 Studebaker
Al Graham's 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier
Joe Botti's 1955 Ford Pickup
The Kopper Kart

Full Custom Coupes - Series 600
Tom Hocker's 1940 Ford Coupe
Salvadore La Bue's 1950 Chevrolet - The Black Panther

Modified Custom Coupes - Series 650
Jerry Lombardo's 1947 Plymouth Club Coupe
Leroy E. Bean's 1948 Plymouth Coupe
Don Chaves' 1953 Mercury
Eddy Dameral's 1949 Chevrolet
Glenn Railsback's 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Wilbert Morris Jr.'s 1950 Mercury
Jerry Sahogon's 1951 Chevrolet
John Major's 1954 Ford
LeRoy Goulart's 1951 Ford Coupe
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford - The Tear Drop

Sports Cars - Series 900
Aaron M. Ginsburg's Thunderbird
Robert H. Wetzel's Thunderbird
Butch Paul's Austin Healey
George Fortado's Bangert
Jess Nelson's MG
Jerry Anolik's 1955 Ford Thunderbird


Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline - The Caribbean

National Roadster Show 1956

The 1956 National Roadster Show was held in February, 1956, in Oakland, California.[10]


Awarded Cars:
America's Most Beautiful Roadster - Eddie Bosio's 1932 Ford Roadster

Cars Attending:
Raymond Anderegg's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Richard Gray's 1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe
Vic Edelbrock's 1932 Ford - Eddie Bosio's 1932 Ford Roadster
Johnny Zupan's 1949 Mercury
Gene Winfield's 1950 Mercury
Joe Boliba's 1956 Chevrolet Convertible - The Golden Corona


National Roadster Show 1955

The 1955 National Roadster Show was held February 19-27, 1955.

Cars Attending:
Don Hentzell's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup
Raymond Anderegg's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster (AMBR tie)
Blackie Gejeian's 1926 Ford Model T Roadster
Mary Jane Edwardson's 1930 Ford Roadster
Joe Carlomagno's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Mervyn Toynton's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Robert Accosta's 1933 Ford Sedan
Dave Gayner's 1936 Ford Roadster
Jerry Vrionis' 1941 Ford Pickup
Frank Livingston's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
Gary Elmore's 1949 Ford
Ted Leventhal's 1950 Chevrolet[11]
Warren Gonzales' 1950 Ford
Dale Beck's 1951 Plymouth Convertible
Eugene Riggs' 1953 Studebaker

National Roadster Show 1954

Cars Attending:
Donald H. Carroll's 1949 Ford
Ernie Collins' 1949 Mercury
Leroy French's 1949 Plymouth
Ted Leventhal's 1950 Chevrolet[11]
Bob Travers' 1950 Ford Convertible
Gene Winfield's 1950 Mercury
Laurence Haubert's 1951 Packard Convertible Francis Fenech's 1951 Pontiac 4-door
Leon Welmas' 1952 Chevrolet Convertible
William C. Smith's 1952 Chevrolet
Bruce Stewart's 1953 Ford Club Coupe
Jeano Lacoste's 1953 Mercury
Douglas Yeager's 1953 Nash Rambler Country Club
Richard Haverty's 1953 Studebaker

National Roadster Show 1953

The fourth annual National Roadster Show was held February 17-22, 1953 at the Oakland Exposition Building.

Cars Attending:
Lew Thompson's 1932 Ford Coupe
Joe Bailon's 1941 Chevrolet
Al Serpa's 1946 Ford
Elton Kantor's 1950 Ford
Ron Dunn's 1950 Ford Coupe


Competition Coupes - Series 251
Harold Casaurang's 1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe


Custom Roadsters - Series 500
Pete Perata's 1935 Ford
Dave Gayner's 1936 Ford Roadster


Custom Coupes - Series 600
Ron Wollmer's Chevrolet
Tom Hocker's 1940 Ford Coupe
Don Reid's 1941 Ford Coupe
Gus Soracco's 1951 Mercury
Bill Chatham's 1949 Mercury
Bob Bruno's Coupe


National Roadster Show 1952

Award Cars:

America's Most Beautiful Roadster: Bud Crackbon's 1925 Ford Model T Pickup
1st Price for Originality: Jim Hill's 1921 Dodge Truck


Cars Attending:
Jim Hill's 1921 Dodge Truck
Tommy the Greek's 1936 Ford Phaeton
Joe Bailon's 1941 Chevrolet
Spencer Murray's 1949 Chevrolet


Photos:
Click here to see photos from the 1952 National Roadster Show


National Roadster Show 1951

The second Oakland Roadster Show was held February 20-25, 1951 in Oakland, California.

Award Cars:
Full Custom Class 1st: Gil Ayala's 1940 Mercury
Full Custom Class 2nd: Sam Barris' 1949 Mercury
World's Most Beautiful Roadster: Rico Squaglia's 1923 Ford Ford Model A Roadster
Runners-up tied for 2nd place: Dick King's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Runners-up tied for 2nd place: Bill NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster


Cars Attending:
Gene Vittori's 1936 Plymouth
Joseph F. Galeotti's 1940 Chevrolet
Bob Rodriguez' 1941 Buick
William Armstrong's 1941 Ford
Joseph Hocker's 1946 Mercury
Sam Barris' 1949 Mercury
Richard J. Stickley's 1940 Mercury
Nick Matranga's 1940 Mercury
Rico Squaglia's 1923 Ford Ford Model A Roadster
Dick King's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Bill NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Bill Taylor's 1949 Chevrolet

National Roadster Show 1950

The first annuall National Roadster Show was held January 19-22, 1950 at the Oakland Exposition Building in Oakland, California. Known as the Oakland Roadster Show, more than 25,000 persons visited the show during the four days. William A. NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster was awarded as the first "America's Most Beautiful Roadster". Runners up for the honor were the 1947 - 1948 championship roadster of Larry Neves of Oakland, California and the no. 100 entry of Fred Ige of Los Angeles. A total of 45 trophies were awarded in a ceremony. [12]


A show feature during the show was the construction of a roadster in 32 hours. The car, built under the direction of Ben Hubbard was started up successfully Sunday night. The exhibition also was marked by a Navy plane and engine display, an Oakland Police Department movie and safety exhibit, a showing of ancient automobiles and an electric train hobby display.[12]


Awarded Cars:
America's Most Beautiful Roadster: Bill NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Most Magnificent Custom Roadster : Vincent E. Gardner's 1947 Studebaker Sportster
Originality in Street Division: Bill Carash's Roadster
Greatest Contribution to the Automotive Industry: So-Cal Speed Shop's 1934 Ford Coupe


Cars Attending:
Gordon Vann's 1917 Dodge Roadster
Fred Ige's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster
Harold Casaurang's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster
Don Rocci's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup
Gene Winfield's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Bill NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Ken Furman's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
201 - Mac Schutt's 1932 Ford Roadster
202 - David Mitchell's 1928 Ford Model T Pickup
Nick Reynal's 1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe
Pat Leighton's 1932 Ford Roadster
Bill Carash's Roadster
Pierre Paul's 1941 Buick Special
204 - Jesse Lopez' 1941 Ford
Vincent E. Gardner's 1947 Studebaker

References

The Legendary Custom Cars And Hot Rods of Gene Winfield by David Grant






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