After finishing work early,my buddy and i headed down the 80 miles of highway to see what was up. Others have posted pictures,so here's what we thought: 1. Most of the cars were still traditional year street rods. There were a few lost souls with 70's Cadillacs and Corvettes, but most of the later years were done well with a lot of drag cars and we don't mind a few Chevy II pro-street cars anyway. 2. Car numbers seemed about the same as last year-fine, but well down from the heydays-it would be interesting so see NSRA #'s. Total, how many pre-'49's didn't come, etc. 3. I think vendors, and crowds in the exhibit halls were up a bit but there was still only one wing of the old exhibition building filled and before last year it was always 2. 4. The primary demographic is still 60 year old Caucasian males. Still, since I'm 61 I got a $2 Senior Discount on the $14 entrance fee. Parking is free. 5. The swap meet is interesting but considering the size of the show, really weak. My buddy observed that since these are street rods, nobody scrounges for old parts to adapt or fit, they go inside the exhibit halls and buy new stuff to have someone bolt on. 6.There are lots of well done, but not terribly original cars. These are definitely street rods rather than hotrods-there are lots of purchased parts without much original thought-skill but not imagination. 7.There are not many green street rods. Since I am planning on the A being dark green with black fenders, this is fine with me. There are some deals. MAC's bring your stuff down for free, Summit racing offered $20 off a $100 order, Speedway offers free shipping on stuff over $100 I needed five different items, found them all, had a good time, it didn;t rain (unlike the Carlisle Ford Nationals where they got creamed on Thursday). I will go back next year.