Roger Rohrdanz January 11, 2023 All Feature Vehicles
On January 25, 26 and 27 of 2019 the 70th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) was presented at the Fairplex in Pomona CA. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, it is the longest running indoor car show in the world! It is now in its 16th year at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA.
Over 500 show vehicles were competing for prestigious awards inside 6 Fairplex buildings
The ultimate classic car show included the most prestigious builders, fabricators, artists, and restoration specialists to showing off their fi nest examples of classic Americana on wheels. The show encompassed all genres of the classic car hobby. Customs, restorations, muscle cars, trucks, hot rods, motorcycles and street machines. Over 500 show vehicles were competing for prestigious awards inside 6 Fairplex buildings. Also featured was the Pinstriper’s Event, Charity Auction, Pin-up Girl Competition. On Saturday the 12th annual “GNRS Drive-in” drew another 800 custom and classic cars! The estimated number of attendance was 40,000. Quite the show!
The car show also features over 1,000 of the nation’s hottest custom vehicles on display. The Grand National Roadster Show is a perfect place to see vehicles all eras and in all forms of restoration. From patina to perfect, they’re all here.
…the most prestigious builders, fabricators, artists, and restoration specialists to showing off their fi nest examples of classic Americana on wheels.
The America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Trophy is a gigantic trophy where some of the greatest custom car builders in the world have their name engraved.
The Grand National Roadster Show judges picked owner George Poteet’s 1936 Ford Roadster called “Three Penny” taking the top award in the 2019 AMBR. Pinkee’s Rod Shop out of Windsor, Colorado did a remarkable job of building this car.
Why “Three Penny”? Car collector and racer George Poteet had his 1936 Ford Roadster painted the color of chocolate milk. It is reminiscent of a time when you could buy a chocolate milk for 3 cents. So he calls the AMBR winner “Three Penny” roadster.
The annual custom car show is synonymous with its most coveted award
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