(Photos by Cole Reynolds) There is never a shortage of things to see at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona. It’s in all the main halls at the Fairplex, home to the Pomona Swap Meet and LA County Fair, and 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the famed show. Every year, thousands of hot rods, customs, street rods, race cars, muscle cars, street machines, trucks, lowriders, and more, show grounds to the rafters. Thankfully the weather this year is better than it has been in the past few years and that means huge lines of cars and trucks coming in for the Saturday cruise and halls at the Fairplex in Pomona packed to the rafters with hot rods, customs, race cars, and so much more. Of course we’ve also got photos of all the Contenders for America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, the most coveted trophy at the event, and one of the most coveted car show trophies in the world period.
The Grand National Roadster Show, often referred to as the Oakland Roadster Show in the past, started in Northern California and migrated here to Pomona several years ago now. The crowds, the stories, and the cars on display get bigger and cooler each and every year. But no matter what it is that you like to see, there is something here for everyone. We’re talking about a variety like none other. And did we mention that every famous builder and car owner is on site as well? The Grand National Roadster Show is definitely the place to see and be seen.