Grand National Roadster Show 2020

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The brand new Al Slonaker Memorial Award trophy was unveiled at the 2019 SEMA show in the ARP booth. Photo courtesy of The Grand National Roadster Show.
01.06.2020. nostalgia_ranch is working on a roadster they will have on display at the show. Photo courtesy of nostalgia_ranch.
01.05.2020. A sneak peek of The Gauntt Coupe that Troy Ladd and his crew at Hollywood Hot Rods will have on display at the show. Photo courtesy of Hollywood Hot Rods.
01.02.2020. Steve VanMorkhoven is working on a 1939 LaSalle custom that he will have on display at the show. Photo courtesy of Steve VanMorkhoven.
01.02.2020. Bill Ganahl and his crew at South City Rod & Custom will have The Half Moon Bakery Willys on display at the show. Photo courtesy of Bill Ganahl.
12.11.2019. Shawn Phelps will have his 1960 Oldsmobile on display at the show. Photo courtesy of Shawn Phelps.
12.07.2019. hotrodron_carlsten is working on a coupe they will have on display at the Suede Palace during the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show. Photo courtesy of hotrodron_carlsten.
12.04.2019. 45.acp will have his roadster on display at the Suede Palace during the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show. Photo courtesy of 45.acp.

The 71st annual Grand National Roadster Show will be held January 24 - 26, 2020 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.

Changes announced for the Al Slonaker Memorial Award

According to Hot Rod Magazine, the Grand National Roadster Show has announced a change in rules for the Al Slonaker Memorial Award in 2020. All vehicles, with the exception of roadsters, are now eligible to win the award. The winner will also receive a $12,500 cash prize and a custom CNC-machined trophy. Once entered in the running for the Al Slonaker Memorial Award vehicles will no longer be eligible for judging in other categories.[1]


== Drag Racing Then and Now )) The special themed building at the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show will host a “Drag Racing Then and Now” exhibit presented by Lucas Oil and sponsored by Cragar Wheel. Showcasing drag cars from the early days until the present, Dragsters, Funny Cars, A/FX, Pro Stocks, Fuel Altereds, Pro-Mods, Super Gas, Wheel Standers and JR Dragsters will be on display. Many famous drivers will be in attendance.[2]


Dave Kindig honored as Builder of the Year

Dave Kindig will be honored as "Builder of the Year" at the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show. According to the committee, he will be "honored for his decades of contributions to the industry, his revolutionary designs and his craftsmanship."[2]


Troy Ladd elected into The Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame

Troy Ladd is elected as one of the new inductees to the The Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame. He will be inducted during the Hall of Fame Dinner held at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel in Pomona on Friday, January 24, 2020.[3]


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Photos

Click here to see photos from earlier year's shows


Additional information

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


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