You don’t get to say, “one of the longest running indoor car shows in the world” without some incredible cars and competition year-in and year-out. The Grand National Roadster Show 2015 did not disappoint with hundreds of beautifully crafted hotrods, roadsters and even some rolling restorations.
The show is located at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA and spans across several buildings and even spills into outdoor areas. This year, the competition was pretty fierce with each and every car displayed in the main building more stunning than the next.
There were some pretty unique and also some fairly classic looking cars including a selection of my favorites below. Two standouts for me were the ’34 Packard dubbed “Aquarius”, built by Rick Dore and owned by James Hetfield of Metallica and the RingBrothers builders of a Chevrolet Chevelle. Aquarius is a completely original, hand-formed coach built custom and looks like a rolling sculpture. Being shown in bare metal it looks stunning and completely compliments the smooth, curved shape. Next year it will be displayed and judged in it’s painted finished glory. While the Chevelle is heavily modified and completely customized with sleek carbon fiber accents and a nondescript body paint color further adding to the cars aggressive look.
This year, the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award (AMBR) was awarded to a ’33 Ford roadster built by Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop for owner Larry Olson. The shops first AMBR award was in 2003. Just look at that beauty!
I had a blast immersing myself in hotrod culture for the day and photographing pieces of rolling art. Check out some more photos below and be sure to attend next year’s Grand National Roadster Show!
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