Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2008 Street Rod Nationals

Looking for something to do next weekend? Might I suggest traveling down to Louisville, KY to the 39th Annual Street Rod Nationals? I can remember as a kid, my father used to work the Nationals into our family vacations. This year, the NSRA (National Street Rod Association) claims there will be over 10,000 street rods in attendance. There will be a LOT of trailer queens, but I'm sure the number of traditional rods and rat rods will be large as well. The last time I attended in the early '80s, it was during the "pastel" phase of hot rodding *yuck! I remember lots of pink, lavender, mint green, and peach vehicles. Scallops were big too. I'm glad that phase didn't last long! HA!

39th Annual Street Rod National®
All the vehicles of 1948 and earlier manufacture are welcome to enter the event.
Take advantage of the $10.00 pre-entry discount available through the June 27th mail-in deadline. When this deadline has passed we will be able to accept your entry at the Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium located at 2800 South Floyd Street in Louisville.

Event Registration Hours
Wednesday, July 30th - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursday, July 31st - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday, August 1st - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, August 2nd - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Even though you may not be in your street rod everyone is welcome to attend the event. Bring the whole family for a day at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Spectator gate hours will be Thursday, July 31st from 8am to 5pm, Friday, August 1st from 8am to 6pm and Saturday, August 2nd from 8am to 7pm and Sunday, August 3rd from 8am to 3pm.

Spectator admission will be
$14.00 — 13 years and older$5.00 — children 6-12FREE — children 5 and under when accompanied by an adult
A special discounted $12.00 admission is available for military personnel with proper military identification, NSRA members with their current membership card or anyone 60 years of age and older. One discounted admission per person.
Although everyone will enjoy the spectacular vehicles as well as the vehicles’ owners there are other activities the family will enjoy. Here are a few activities that you will enjoy: the Commercial Exhibitors, Swap Meet, and Women’s World (arts and crafts with items that will interest women as well as men and children) as well as children’s games.
For additional event information please contact the National Street Rod Association®; 4030 Park Avenue; Memphis, TN 38111; 901-452-4030.