The Grand National Roadster Show is one of the most prestigious car shows in existence. Our friends over at Speedhunters helped us out with some pictures from last year’s show. It’s hard to believe that these cars were once regular transportation.
It’s not very often that you stop and think about the work that has gone into these fabulous show cars, and the thousands of hours dedicated to the build and the passion that goes into them. There is not one part of the car that gets less attention than any other, every piece put into these cars, whether it be interior, engine, or bodywork, they are all addressed with patience and pride.
The beautiful candy-colored paint schemes on some of the cars actually look fake, almost too nice, as if the paint was pored over a smooth pane of glass, reflecting back a perfect image. We can’t forget to mention the early hot rods that are finished in suede paint, the bodies are straight enough to paint black, and the chrome is perfect.
All the cars tell their own story, and project an image about its owner, and their idea of the perfect Hot Rod.
If you do get a chance to see such a show, we want you to keep in mind that these aren’t just cars, they are works of art. As you pass by each car, let it speak to you and tell its story of how it was transformed from a regular driver to the rolling artwork it is today. If you love cars as much as we do, you’ll find a new appreciation for all the different types of show cars, whether it be a Rat Rod, lead sled, or an all-out custom street rod.