NSRA Street Rod Nationals Coming To Louisville August 2-5, 2018

We are in the witching hours of summer hot rod shows and one of the biggest is just around the corner. The NSRA Street Rod Nationals is on for August 2-5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Rod Authority will make the pilgrimage trading the dry heat of So Cal for the sunny skies of the hometown of the Corvette.

This ain’t just a little show-and-shine either. This big kahuna event attracts between 10,000 and 15,000 street rods, kustoms, muscle cars and special interest vehicles. In addition to the street rods, there will be vehicles from the ’50s ’60s, ’70s and ’80s as well. No other event in the world attracts the number and quality of specialty cars. Louisville will have NSRA’s Streetkhana autocross showdown as well.

Be sure and stay tuned to Rod Authority as we’ll bring you news, pics, and updates throughout weekend. On Rod Authority Facebook we will be streaming live videos with all the coolest cars and events from the show.

Here’s all the details from NSRA:

“Once again, the National Street Rod Association’s annual Street Rod Nationals will be held in Louisville at the beautiful Kentucky Exposition Center.  This will be the 24th time the show, which annually attracts between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles, will be staged in Louisville.

The National Street Rod Association (NSRA), is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee with members worldwide. Vehicles will be driven from all parts of the United States to make this a truly unique gathering of vintage automobiles featuring nearly every make, model and style. NSRA will include vehicles from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s in this event.

A new record in attendance is anticipated and everything is being done to ensure a top-notch event that will be enjoyable for all that attend. Every day will be packed with things to do for both spectators and car owners.

There will be displays and demonstrations to look at and over $300 million worth of vintage automobiles to see up close and enjoy from every angle. Each day offers something different, whether one comes to watch or participate. There will be several special ladies activities, which are non-automotive related. Several of the games have been designed just for the kids. The event is a family activity with something of interest for everyone.

The N.S.R.A. Street Rod Nationals has been called a  “street rod fair” and as such, many manufacturers of specialty automobile equipment will annually participate by displaying their products. In addition, several technical seminars will be offered free of charge

This year’s event will, once again, include a special area called “Builder’s Showcase” in the Grand Lobby and South Wing lobbies A, B, and C. See cars built by the top professional rod shops in the country. It’s the first time all of these cars have ever been seen under one roof at the same time! Be sure and make time to go by, look at these fine works of art and meet the builders.

Special guests at this year’s Street Rod Nationals will include master builder and television celebrity Chip Foose. He will be signing autographs on Friday and Saturday at the US Mags/Foose Wheels booth.

There will also be a giant swap meet on the grounds featuring original vintage automotive parts and cars for sale or trade. There will be finished cars for sale as well, so anyone interested in buying or building a vintage vehicle should be able to find what they are looking for. The NSRA Street Rod Nationals is the premier event of the sport each year, and is a must see event for everyone interested in the old car hobby.

Among the feature attractions will be the selection of the New Street Rod Products of the Year.

Awards are also given to the winners of a full schedule of games and contests.  Special recognition awards include Long Distance – Continental United States and Long Distance – Outside Continental United States as well as Club and Association participation honors.

The Street Rod Nationals is four days of action packed fun and it’s an event that  automobile owners plan for all year. Many use their annual vacations to make the trip, driving the whole way, visiting attractions and sightseeing along the way. This is one of the largest street rod participation events held anywhere in the world and it will be coming to Louisville. Mark your calendar and plan to attend August 2, 3, 4, 5, 2018.”

Remember, all your coverage of the NSRA Louisville show is right here on Rod Authority and Rod Authority Facebook. We’ll have all the updates through the weekend! Stay tuned…

About the author

Dave Cruikshank

Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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