Grand National Roadster Show 2017

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Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
The restored version of Ed Roth's 1956 Ford F-100 shop truck on move-in day. Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
A photo of Richard Gregg's 1950 Ford Pickup, the Capri, taken on move-in day. Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
Glen McElroy's 1937 Ford Roadster, After Shock, was one of the contenders for the 2017 America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award. Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Matt Taylor's 1927 Dodge Roadster. Named The Fool's Goldster, Matt's roadster was one of the contenders for the 2017 America's Most Beautiful Roadster award. Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
Shawn Killion's 1928 Ford Model A roadster of San Diego, California. Shawn's roadster was one of the contenders for the 2017 America's Most Beautiful Roadster. Photo by Marcus Edell.
Matthew Gordon's 1932 Ford Roadster Pick Up - "Time Merchant." Matthew's pickup was one of the contenders for the 2017 America's Most Beautiful Roadster. Photo by Howard Gribble.
Fred Steele's 1928 Ford Model A Tudor. Owned by Marcus Edell, the old Massachusetts hot rod was the first car in building 10 on move-in day. Photo by Marcus Edell.
Brandon Penserini's 1936 Ford roadster. Named "Venus," Brandon's roadster was one of the new builds that made its first public appearance at the show. Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Edell.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Mike Bello's 1940 Chevrolet "El Ruletero" made its debut at the show. Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Lee Pratt's 1955 Chevrolet Nomad was one of the cars displayed in the “60 Years of Tri-Five Chevys” exhibit at the show. Photo by Marcus Edell.
Henry Gong's 1956 Chevrolet Nomad was also on of the cars in the Tri-Five exhibit at the show. Photo by Charles LaGreca.
Rich Pichette's 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery. The car was originally restyled by Bill Hines and Gary Minor for West Coast Kustoms founder and President Rich Pichette. It made its debut at the 1998 Grand National Roadster Show featuring scallops by Jerry Weesner and Emerald green pinstriping by Larry Watson. Photo by Charles LaGreca.
John Poole's 1957 Chevrolet 210 Fleetline. The car was restyled by Pagano Rod & Custom. Photo by Charles LaGreca.
Ted Leventhal's 1951 Chevrolet Convertible - The Last Hura. The Last Hura is a clone of a 1950 Chevrolet that Ted owned in the 1950s. Painted in a green iridescent lacquer by Mel Pinoli's Body and Paint Shop, Ted's first Chevrolet is known as the firs car ever to receive a Candy paint job. The clone made its debut at the show. Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
Photo by Marcus Edell.
Wheels Unlimited's 1965 Buick LeSabre. Restyled by Winfield's Custom Shop, the build was completed in 2017, featuring one of Gene Winfield's signature fadeaway paint jobs. The car made its debut at the show. Photo courtesy of Wheels Unlimited.
Photo courtesy of Wheels Unlimited.
Photo by Charles LaGreca.
Photo by Charles LaGreca.
A 1938 LaSalle restyled by Keith Dean at South End Kustoms. The car made its debut at the show. Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
Photo by Howard Gribble.
John Foxley's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Maple Ridge, BC, Canada. The car is named "Rad Rose." Photo by Howard Gribble.
Paul Gaurvey's 1940 Mercury was on display in the Suede Palace. It received the Emperors Car Club Pick Award at the show. Photo by Marcus Edell.


The 68th annual Grand National Roadster Show was held January 27 - 29, 2017 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Close to 1,000 cars attended the event.


Theme for the 2017 show was "The Magic Happens Here," and cars and vendors were encouraged to decorate with the theme. Featured building 9 exhibited the 60th Anniversary of the Tri-Five Chevy's.[1]


Bruce Wanta's 1936 Packard, The Mulholland Speedster, was the winner of the 2017 America's Most Beautiful Roadster award.


Contents

Awarded Cars

America's Most Beautiful Roadster: Bruce Wanta's 1936 Packard - The Mulholland Speedster
George Barris Kustom D’Elegance: Matt Taylor's 1927 Dodge Roadster - The Fool's Goldster


Cars Attending

Matt Taylor's 1927 Dodge Roadster - The Fool's Goldster
Shawn Killion's 1928 Ford Model A Roadster
John Foxley's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe - Rad Rose
Matthew Gordon's 1932 Ford Roadster Pick Up - Time Merchant
Brandon Penserini's 1936 Ford Roadster - Venus
Glen McElroy's 1937 Ford Roadster - After Shock
Mike Bello's 1940 Chevrolet Coupe - "El Ruletero"
Horace Davi's 1949 Ford Pickup - The Shampoo Truck
Richard Gregg's 1950 Ford Pickup - The Capri
Ted Leventhal's 1951 Chevrolet Convertible - The Last Hura
Lee Pratt's 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
Henry Gong's 1956 Chevrolet Nomad
Ed Roth's 1956 Ford F-100 Shop Truck
Jim Bruns Jr.'s 1957 Oldsmobile
John Poole's 1957 Chevrolet 210 Fleetline
Rich Pichette's 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
John D'Agostino's 1958 Packard - Rita
Wheels Unlimited's 1965 Buick LeSabre
The Reactor


Photos Albums:

Click here to see ATOMIC Hot Links' photos from the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Charles LaGreca's photos from the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Vegas Lugnuts' photos from the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Bob M's photos from the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show
Click here to see Royboyproductions' photos from the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show

References

  1. www.rodshows.com





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