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Grand National Roadster Show ~ Pomona

11:06 AM PST on January 28, 2008

The Top Prize

This past weekend the first major custom automobile show of the year took place at the LA County Fairgrounds. The Grand National Roadster show is the oldest running indoor hot rod show and is in its fifth year at the fairgrounds. The event features hundreds of hot rods, customs, motorcycles, muscle cars, street machines and lowriders. The top builders compete for top honors. This year like previous years it was going to be hard to award the best because the show presents the best of the best and the stakes were again raised. The top prize is "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" which is presented to most beautiful and exquisite hot rod roaster. Along with the title a nine foot trophy and a cash prize is awarded to the winner.

The majority of the show entries are hot rod roadsters.

Hot Rod Roadster

The legendary lowrider club Lifestyle was in attendance and as always their display had alot of traffic so it was very hard to get a clear shot of the cars.

Group Shot

Fireman's 63 Impala "Two Face"

Two Face
Two Face undercarriage detail

Joe Ray's 79 Lincoln Continental "Las Vegas"

Las Vegas
Las Vegas Detail

Danny Lugo's 68 Impala "Strip Teeze"

Sunset Strip
Strip Teaze Detail

Danny D's 66 Impala "Panty Raid"

Panty Raid
Panty Raid Detail

Motorcycles of all types were on display at the show.

George Mirzoian from Sick Customs brought this beauty out to compete.

Richie Valles from Unique Twist brought out a few cars from his stable.

Aztec Gold
Unique Twist

Photographer Marco Patino brought out his sick 65 Riviera "Riviera Paradise". This car is the cover car for the April 2008 issue of Lowrider magazine.

There were hundreds of cars, truck and motorcycles spread out on the fairgrounds so the photos here are just a small sample of the show. I have over 200 photos on my Flickr page. Here is the direct link to the photoset.

Some parting shots

Ford COE
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