National Street Rod Association Nationals Louisville 2019

August, 2019

2019 National Street Rod Association Nationals Louisville

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.

Builders’ Showcase

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.

1932 Ford Roadster
Builder: Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop
of Gadsen, Alabama

1971 Nova
Builder: Reisinger
of Evansville, IN


Other Eyecatching Cars