2017 National Street Rod Association Nationals, Louisville


August 4, 2017 -- The National Street Rod Association is celebrating its 48th (23rd in Louisville) Annual Nationals at the Kentucky Exposition Center August 3, 4, 5, & 6. More than 10,000 classics, including vehicles from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, are expected to roll into Derby Town USA for this 4-day extravaganza, which includes autocross action, the much-anticipated drawing for a 1933 Ford Three-Window Coupe giveaway Street Rod, the Top Builders showcase, guest appearance by Chip Foose, and a Winner Circle awards presentation of the best cars at the Louisville event

Top Builders Showcase

For 11 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 the best hod rods all together in one room. Each of these top-notch vehicles are spectacular in their own right. Here are just a few of the beautiful rods on display in the Grand Lobby and South Wing Lobbies A, B, and C.

1954 Corvette, Owned by Larry and Bobbie Griffey 1950 Studebaker Starlite Coupe, Owned by Anton and Shannon Lanesky 1949 Cadillac Convertible, Owned by Lori Ryan 1941 For Pickup, Owned by Ed Sears 1935 Auburn Boat Tail Speedter, Owned by Phyllis Lambert 1930 Ford Model A Coupe, Owned by Ted and Coleen Hubbard
Showcase Builders Videos

 

Here are some videos of builders talking about their creations.

'35 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster

'54 Corvette

'50 Studebaker Starlite Coupe

'49 Chevy C10 Pickup

'30 Ford Model A

'41 Ford Pickup

 

Circle of Winners

 

On the last day of the show, members of the NSRA gathered in the Freedom Hall auditorium to recognize top cars from prior regional events, as well as the best cars of the National show in Louisville. The award winning vehicles, referred to as the “Circle of Winners” (46 in all), were positioned in a circular pattern in front of the auditorium audience. Here are a few of the elite cars from this year’s show.

Circle of Winners Ford in a Ford Category: 1977 Ford Bronco ISCA Pick: 1934 Ford ISCA Pick: 1967 Chevy C10 Pickup Long Distance, Inside US: Dwayne Harrold from Redwood, CA, Traveled 2,390 Miles in his 1947 Ford Coupe Long Distance, Outside US: Roger and Jemmy Vagg, of Tweed, Australia, Traveled 8,996 Miles with their 1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe Mopar Country Pick: 1939 Dodge Pickup Mopar Country Pick: 1936 Plymouth Mopar Country Pick: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Mopar Country Pick: 1971 Dodge Challenger Outstanding Use of Color: 1934 Willys, 1941 Willys, 1956 Chevy C1500 Pickup (left to right) Pros' Pick: 1932 Ford Roadster Pros' Pick: 1967 Chevy C10 Pickup Pros' Pick: 1965 Mustang Pros' Pick: 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe Pros' Pick: 1932 Ford Pros' Pick: 1955 Chevy Nomad Pros' Pick: 1950 Cadillac Pros' Pick: 1961 Corvette Pros' Pick: 1962 VW Beetle Pros' Pick: 1964 Corvette Pros' Pick: 1966 Mustang Pros' Pick: 1967 Corvette Revolution: 1932 Ford
Giveaway Car

 

The winner of a 1933 Ford 3-Window Coupe, built by Reisinger Customs, of Evansville, IN, was announced on Saturday. The lucky winner couldn't wait to get his hands on the keys.

Ty Hauer, of Reisinger Custom Builders, hands the keys for the ’33 Ford 3-Window Coupe to the lucky winner, Rich Abbott of Shepherdsville, KY 1933 Ford 3-Window Coupe

 

 

Streetkahna - Autocross NSRA Style

 

The Streetkhana is a test of driver skill and ability to maneuver a course of cones in as short a time as possible. This course at the National consists of a combination of slaloms, a couple of tight hairpins, a couple of switchbacks, a sweeper, and some speed-grabbing straights. Here's some of the action on the track.

Shootout Video

 

There were 8 drivers competing in the 2017 NSRA Vendors Shootout. Ultimately, Chris Smith, driving a 1972 Corvette for Ridetech, took home the gold. Here's a video of him taking to the track, along with a victory burnout at the end.