Monday, January 27, 2014

Rod Shows recap: 2014 Grand National Roadster Show

Need For Speed was the theme at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show and the Koolhouse display in Bldg. 5 was a smashing success.   It took us a full year to coordinate and we give Special Thanks to our participants  Stormy Byrd, Dave Franklin/Jack Goodrich/Joel Miner (ANW Racing team), Bill Fowler, Frank Forsyth, Don Palla and Eddie Barbosa for bringing our their cool cars.  As an added bonus, Stormy, Frank and Don aced awards in their Class and Rodz Deluxe Gals Carrie Holt and Neva Moore brought sparkle and smiles to the display. We handed out Rodz Deluxe Awards at the Drive In to Brian Nieri, Kevin Leisure, Wynn Walter and Troy Williams for their cool creations and watch for an upcoming feature on Wynn's hot rodded sled built by Hellboud HotRods (Lancaster, CA)

This years event honored a Century of Land Speed Racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats in building 9 which housed an array of historic cars never before gathered in one place.  Great music played all weekend and our little mascot pedal car gasser named ZOOM received 1700+ LIKES on Facebook and 345 shares thus proving hot rodding still rules in Southern California no matter what size they are.   Congrats to all the winners and Hall of Fame Inductees, Hope to see you next year at the GNRS Drive-In ---thats where we pick feature cars for our titles and we know how to pick 'em (even the judges think so.) Dont miss it.