68th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Grand National Roadster Show presented by Meguiar’s, has to be one of the most incredible car shows on earth.
Being on the West Coast over the winter time definitely has its benefits. For starters, the weather is far better than we get in England, the food is awesome and car shows never stop! So we were so glad to be close to Pomona for the 68th Grand National Roadster Show.
From what we experienced being there, is just how high the quality is of all the builds that were on show. Custom hot rods, classic cars, classic trucks, American muscle and much more were on display to see who created the crème de la crème.
The overall winner who was crowned ‘America’s most beautiful roadster…was Hollywood Hotrods 1936 Packard, which is the one below.
This 1936 Packard is owned by Bruce Wanta took home the 10 foot trophy…Well not exactly as it is far too big. Instead, he will have his cars name added to the trophy and gain a much smaller one, which is just as awesome. Troy Ladd owner of Hollywood Hotrods and his team, did an amazing job and we can testify to that, having seen it in the metal.
The show had so many custom classics, that it was hard to choose which ones were our favourite, but we did manage in the end, so enjoy the gallery below and let us know which ones are your favourite.
Above is a 1916 La Bestioni that has been themed with Batman in mind. Owned by Gary Wales at www.ebentley.com
Pure Vision Design had this cool classic Mustang with some under the hood upgrades and that cool Martini Racing paint scheme.
Not only were there some superb customs creations from the auto variety, but there was a hall section dedicated to custom classic motorcycles as well.
Sik Dalton’s Big Orange custom awesomeness was also on show and we will bring you a full feature very soon.
The guys at Portside Garage from Long Beach Ca, had some eye-candy custom’s that we shall be featuring very soon.
When it came to Chevy’s, there was one hall that was entirely dedicated to all Chevy’s and the one above caught our eye. The reason is that is was called a ‘The Ultimate Sleeper’ as it has a Hemi Head V12 engine that pushes out 620bhp!
When it came to lowriders, the Lifestylc Car Club came with an incredible mix of LA’s finest.
At the end of the weekend, it was then time to present the awards to the best customs of the show.
So many trophies were handed out to the car owners, to congratulate them on their creative talents.
If you are visiting the West Coast in January, make sure that you plan to visit this incredible event as you won’t be disappointed.