National Street Rod Association Nationals Louisville 2019
The National Street Rod Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Kentucky Exposition Center August 1 – 4. Over 12,000 classic vehicles of all descriptions rolled into Derby Town USA for this 4-day extravaganza. Activities included the spectacular Builders Showcase, the much-anticipated drawing for not one, but two giveaway cars, the Winners Circle awards presentation for the best cars at the Nationals in Louisville, and a huge vendor display offering a diverse selection of aftermarket products. And, of course, there were acres of colorful and uniquely customized vehicles on display throughout the grounds of the Expo complex.
For more than ten years, the rodding’s elite professional builders have been showcasing their skills at the NSRA Nationals. Here is where you’ll see the best of the best hot rods all together in one room. Each of these top-notch vehicles are spectacular in their own right.
1966 Ford Fairlane
Builder: Anton’s Hot Rod Shop
Owner: Gary Spratling
1932 Ford Roadster
Builder: Kerbo’s Kustom Klassics
Owner: Andrew Bowen
1941 Willys Pro Street
Builder: Quint’s Kustom Kolors
Owner: Quint Walberts
1957 Chevy Convertible
Builder: North Port Auto Body
1958 Ford F100
Builder: Korek Designs
Owner: Dan Bouchard
1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta Wagon
Builder: Cimtex Rods
Owner: Bobby Buttram
2019 NSRA Pros’ Pick of the Year
The 2019 Pros’ Pick of the Year was awarded to Gary Corkell of One Off Rod & Customs for their 1932 Ford Phantom, named “All-In.” See our interview with Gary when the car was displayed at the Grand National Roadster Show.
2019 Builder of the Year Award
Pinkees Rod Shop, builder of this 1936 Ford Roadster, won the 2019 Builder of the Year award. “3 Penny,” named by its owner, George Poteet, also won “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” at the 2019 Grand National Roadster show. See our interview with George when the car was displayed at the Grand Nationals Roadster Show.
Special Build (Displayed in Axalta Vendor Booth)
1968 Barracuda Hemi S
Builder: Garret’s Rod Shop
50 Years of the NSRA Street Rod Nationals
To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NSRA Street Rod Nationals, a special display of iconic hot rods were assembled.
2019 Giveaway Cars
This year, not one, but two cars were given away at the NSRA Nationals in Louisville. Here are the winners.