2013 Street Rod Nationals

The Louisville Street Rod Nats has come and gone once again.  It continues to be one of my favorite events of the year.  The laid-back atmosphere, the sheer size, and the nostalgia of the event (I’ve been attending this show for as long as I can remember) all add up to a big, sweaty pile of hot rod awesomeness!

33 Ford Coupe

gasser

Model A

49 Chevy

34 Ford

33 Chevy

This ’33 Chevy coupe really caught my eye. The color combination is awesome!  You don’t see many ’33 Chevy’s…especially ones built to this level.

Fairlane

34 Ford

Coupes

59 convertible

Ridler winner

The indoor vendors’ area at the Nats is really good.  This year, one of the booths had the latest Ridler winner, a ’40 Ford coupe built by Andy Leach at Cal Automotive Customs for owner Ron Cizek, up on a lift for everyone to check out.  The bottom of this car is even more impressive than the top.  The effort and craftsmanship that went into the creation of all of the one-off parts is staggering.

Ridler Winner

Ridler winner

Ridler winner