The Grand Nationals are in play this weekend. From Hot Rods to Low Riders this show is one of the longest running indoor car shows. On Fridays most of the cars are housed indoors but on the weekend, custom rides drive-for an outdoor venue. The show is broken down into indoor buildings. The main hall is building #4 showcasing The Pinstripers along with a charity auction for the Gavin R. Stevens Foundation. The Roadster competition and vendors can also be found in building #4. Building 5 houses custom rides, 6 motorcycles and the 44’s. 7 & 8 is for best Hot Rods in the country. 9, is full of gassers and car clubs featuring the low riders. 10, host The Suede Palace where custom painted rides mix with music and vendors.
Overall, perfect day to go is Friday, the crowds are light. Very creative vendors in the Suede Palace and building # 4, check out the artist sections for the vendors that caught our attention next week. Picking best of show seems almost impossible. This Ranchero was a gasser, which showcased in building 9. Loved the VW Van (look for photos during the week). The NHRA Museum has a whole new structure inside and it is a wonderful change, don’t forget to check it out. If you are going to the show it is worth the admission, if not look for photos of the show this week and next.
Looking forward to the car show season, taking The Ranchero and the Blue Q to Huntington Beach for the 15th annual Beachcruiser Meet March 21-22, at the pier on Main Street. Hope to see you there.