Grand National Roadster Show 2018

This is an annual event for Tom.  It takes place on the grounds of the Fairplex in Pomona, California.  This was the 69th annual show and it is the longest running indoor car show in the world.

 Display of mostly tiny European cars from the past.

Display of mostly tiny European cars from the past.

 1935 Ford pickup customized some 50 years ago and recently restored.

1935 Ford pickup customized some 50 years ago and recently restored.

 Early Indianapolis type race car.

Early Indianapolis type race car.

 Each year the top award goes to the most beautiful roadster in the show.  This is this year's winner, a 1932 Ford.  It was created first as a race car and then brought up to show condition.

Each year the top award goes to the most beautiful roadster in the show.  This is this year's winner, a 1932 Ford.  It was created first as a race car and then brought up to show condition.

 1934 Ford roadster built in the 1940s style.

1934 Ford roadster built in the 1940s style.

 This roadster was built as a Cadillac but most of it is completely hand made.

This roadster was built as a Cadillac but most of it is completely hand made.

 'Lil GTO.

'Lil GTO.

 1934 Ford coupe.

1934 Ford coupe.

 Classic 'lead sled', a 1949 Mercury.

Classic 'lead sled', a 1949 Mercury.

 Highly detail classic Volkswagon 'bug'.

Highly detail classic Volkswagon 'bug'.

 Chopped and channeled 1934 Ford coupe.

Chopped and channeled 1934 Ford coupe.

 Hot rod created from massive 1937 Lincoln.

Hot rod created from massive 1937 Lincoln.

 This car has body parts from a 1929 Model A, a 1932 Ford and 1935 Ford.  Carol's comment . . . it is a mutt car.

This car has body parts from a 1929 Model A, a 1932 Ford and 1935 Ford.  Carol's comment . . . it is a mutt car.

 1940 Ford coupe built in early 1940s style.

1940 Ford coupe built in early 1940s style.

 This is a partially complete roadster on display in one of the builder's booths.  It has many hand made parts.

This is a partially complete roadster on display in one of the builder's booths.  It has many hand made parts.

 Tiny 1950 Nash Metropolitan with over-sized dragster motor.

Tiny 1950 Nash Metropolitan with over-sized dragster motor.

 Last year's America's Most Beautiful Roadster, built as a Packard but largely hand made.

Last year's America's Most Beautiful Roadster, built as a Packard but largely hand made.

 Classic 1956 Corvette.

Classic 1956 Corvette.

 One of the 8 finalists for Most Beautiful Roadster, a handmade Cadillac.

One of the 8 finalists for Most Beautiful Roadster, a handmade Cadillac.

 1960s - era AA fuel dragster.

1960s - era AA fuel dragster.

 1963 Lincoln Continental.

1963 Lincoln Continental.

 1932 Ford coupe designed in a late 1960s style.

1932 Ford coupe designed in a late 1960s style.

 Recreation of 1960s dragster.

Recreation of 1960s dragster.

 Coach built 1932 Ford.

Coach built 1932 Ford.

 1932 Ford 4-door sedan.

1932 Ford 4-door sedan.

 Detail of twin engine dragster.

Detail of twin engine dragster.

 1932 Ford 5-window coupe.

1932 Ford 5-window coupe.

 Aluminum race car with chopped 1937 Ford convertible.

Aluminum race car with chopped 1937 Ford convertible.

 Lavishly painted low rider top and bottom.

Lavishly painted low rider top and bottom.

 1961 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

1961 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

 1940 Ford convertible.

1940 Ford convertible.

 1957 Buick station wagon.

1957 Buick station wagon.

 Customized 1936 Ford coupe.

Customized 1936 Ford coupe.

 1956 Chevy station wagon.

1956 Chevy station wagon.

 An exact copy of the most famous lead sled of all time, the Hirohata Mercury.

An exact copy of the most famous lead sled of all time, the Hirohata Mercury.

 1955 Chevy.

1955 Chevy.

 1947 Buick full custom.

1947 Buick full custom.

 Classic deuce three window coupe hot rod.

Classic deuce three window coupe hot rod.

 Stock bodied but hot rodded 1932 roadster.

Stock bodied but hot rodded 1932 roadster.

 Reflections on 1937 Packard fender.

Reflections on 1937 Packard fender.

 Two early style low riders, known as 'bombs'.

Two early style low riders, known as 'bombs'.

 Ardun hemi-head conversion of traditional Ford flathead motor.

Ardun hemi-head conversion of traditional Ford flathead motor.

 1958 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

1958 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

 1938 custom Ford convertible.

1938 custom Ford convertible.

 Mild custom 1947 Ford.

Mild custom 1947 Ford.

 1955 Cadillac custom.

1955 Cadillac custom.

 Classic 1932 deuce hiboy roadster.

Classic 1932 deuce hiboy roadster.

 1950 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

1950 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

 1932 Ford roadster full fendered.

1932 Ford roadster full fendered.

 Restored 1950s build was favored by most show-goers to win the top award.

Restored 1950s build was favored by most show-goers to win the top award.

 1934 Ford hiboy coupe.

1934 Ford hiboy coupe.

 1940 Ford convertible.

1940 Ford convertible.

 Handcrafted leather roadster interior.

Handcrafted leather roadster interior.