National Roadster Show 1953

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A photo of Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian's 1934 Ford Four-Door Sedan taken at the 1953 Oakland Roadster Show. Gene won first place in the new sedan class at the show, and this photo shows Gene and Chuck Pollard with the car. Photo from The Clean Gene Sadoian Collection.

The fourth annual National Roadster Show was held February 17-22, 1953 at the Oakland Exposition Building.

Cars Attending

Lew Thompson's 1932 Ford Coupe
Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian's 1934 Ford Four-Door Sedan
Joe Bailon's 1941 Chevrolet
Al Serpa's 1946 Ford
Elton Kantor's 1950 Ford
Ron Dunn's 1950 Ford Coupe

Competition Coupes - Series 251
Harold Casaurang's 1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe

Custom Roadsters - Series 500
Pete Perata's 1935 Ford
Dave Gayner's 1936 Ford Roadster

Custom Coupes - Series 600
Ron Wollmer's Chevrolet
Tom Hocker's 1940 Ford Coupe
Don Reid's 1941 Ford Coupe
Gus Soracco's 1951 Mercury
Bill Chatham's 1949 Mercury
Bob Bruno's Coupe


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