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History Happy 70th Birthday, (Grand) National Roadster Show!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jan 14, 2020 at 7:36 AM.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Happy 70th Birthday, (Grand) National Roadster Show!


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  2. pprather
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,491


    I've been lucky to attend the 50th, 60th, 69th and soon the 70th, or 71st? along with a few others. It is a great event during the cold Midwest winter.

  3. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,190


    I have been to a few when I lived out there. Great show!
  4. Roadsters at the 1950 show:

    1950 National Roadster Show.JPG

    Gene Winfield 1927 Ford @ Oakland '50.jpg
    Gene Winfield's 1927 T

    Larry Neves Model T @ Oakland '50.jpg
    Larry Neves' 1924 Track T (with Miss California, Jone Pedersen behind the wheel)
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  6. A friend and I got a wild hair around 1977 to to the Roadster show in Oakland. We drove from Carson City around Lake Tahoe, that had about 12 feet of snow, in my 65 Chevy long bed to the show. It was a first time for me.
    It was the start of the come-back for customs and I remember a number of them, I have slides somewhere in my office. I remember seeing shirts being painted, but don't remember if it was Big Daddy Roth.
    It was a great time
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  7. Tony -

    At the '77 show, I'm guessin' it was actually Ed "NEWT" Newton:

    Ed Newton @ '66 Oakland Roadster Show.JPG
  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,731

    Jalopy Joker

    for more details on GNRS history and winners, etc go to KUSTOMRAMA the Traditional Rod and Kustom Encyclopedia -
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  9. Was able to finally to attend and participate in the show in 2015. Was a complete overload of amazing cars. Was such a great time showing Taboo there.
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  10. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,127

    from NC

    Always something new to see - I'll be there with one of my Grandsons.
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  11. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,398

    rd martin
    from indiana

    looking forward to it! first time for me!
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  12. DeucePhaeton
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 994


    I'm attending my second GNRS this year.
    2007 was the first when a car built by a close friend's shop debuted in the Suede Palace and another close friends car was invited for the Top 75 75th Anniversary Deuce gathering.
    This year a Pickup started by Dennis but finished by GAS and owned by another will be competing for the AMBR.
  13. I went to the 50th. It hasn't worked out to go back but it's not from lack of desire. It's a great show and a part of all of us old guys hot rod history. :)
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  14. Rustygt
    Joined: May 18, 2014
    Posts: 148

    from Emeryville

    I have been going since I was 14, now 70.
    A pal will be in the S P with a 32 5W survivor and his 40 Ford shop PU.
    This guy's stuff is all off the chart traditional like back in time
    I'm going for sure while I can.
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  15. Never been...I gotta go before I cash it in.
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