There can only be one AMBR winner.
Since 1949, winning “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” at the annual Grand National Roadster Show has been one of the most coveted awards in the hot rod hobby. For 2019, George Poteet’s “3 Penny Roadster,” built by Pinkee’s Rod Shop, is the new AMBR King of the Hill. You can see our story on it HERE.
But, what about the other killer contenders that floored us with craftsmanship, style and creativity?
We’ve always said we don’t envy the judges of the GNRS. It takes a seasoned eye and years of experience to identify a winner. The pressure to pick the big kahuna from the best builders in the world would be a pressure cooker to say the least.
We think there is a fair amount of politics involved as well. But, anytime you put a group of people in a room, there’s gonna to be drama. Hell, folks can’t agree on what to have for dinner, for God’s sake. So political skullduggery is as predictable as darkness after dusk.
Rod Authority wants to give a shoutout to the builders and owners who sweated blood and tears to bring these cars to Pomona. You make the world a better place and we stand amazed. Thank you for your achievement and know that we are your biggest fans. We thought we’d give you a little insight into all the stupendous contenders from the GNRS AMBR 2019.
So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the “Rest of the Best,” shall we?
Jim and Jan Grant’s 1929 Ford Roadster
Corey and Ashley Taulbert’s 1932 Ford Roadster
Tina and John Evans’ 1927 Ford Touring
Cliff Mattis’ 1932 Ford Roadster
Dawn and Tim Kerrigan’s 1933 Ford Roadster
Chad Adams’ 1932 Ford Roadster
Gary Corkell’s 1932 Ford Phaeton
Joanne and Tom Sargis’ 1933 Ford Phaeton
Bill Grimsley’s 1932 Ford Roadster
Ryan Rivers’ 1924 Buick Touring
Ann and Andrew Bowen’s 1932 Roadster
Jim Govro’s 1932 Roadster
Ray Enos’ 1932 Ford Roadster
Like we said before, how do you pick a winner from this stellar bunch? When the smoke cleared there was only one winner. Kudos again to George Poteet and Pinkee’s Rod Shop, but also, to all the folks who participated this year at GNRS AMBR 2019. All are winners to us.
Thanks to RodShows for a killer party and we look forward to next year.