Last weekend, close to 10,000 hot rods and custom cars filled the Kentucky State Fairgrounds for the 47th annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals. Despite the hot weather, participants and spectators came from across the United States to take in everything Louisville had to offer. From the main lots and grassy fields to the halls of the Kentucky Expo Center, the show and surrounding neighborhoods were jam-packed with rods, customs and street machines.

As soon as the gates opened, we jumped on the opportunity to walk around and see the diverse collection of cars on display. Whether you’re a fan of early-style hot rods or tail dragging customs, there really is something for everyone at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals.

Thousands of cars made their way to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals on August 4th-7th, including this trio of Deuces. Don Hansen of Rockford, Illinois, owns the roadster in the foreground, while Bob Lathery of Jeffersonville, Indiana, drives the scalloped '32. The three-window belongs to South Hoosier Street Rods member William Kuntz of Salem, Indiana.

Thousands of cars made their way to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals on August 4th-7th, including this trio of Deuces. Don Hansen of Rockford, Illinois, owns the roadster in the foreground, while Bob Lathery of Jeffersonville, Indiana, drives the scalloped ’32. The three-window belongs to South Hoosier Street Rods member William Kuntz of Salem, Indiana.

Jon Wright, Grafton, Ohio, 1932 Ford three-window in the TRJ booth

Jon Wright, Grafton, Ohio, 1932 Ford three-window in the TRJ booth

Just like in years past, we set up our booth in the South Wing of the exhibition hall. With CustomChrome Plating proprietor Jon Wright’s chopped, Hemi-powered ’32 (featured in issue #64) and a whole lot of new merchandise, the TRJ booth was a hotbed of activity throughout the weekend. We enjoyed catching up with everyone who stopped by.

1937 Ford, Mason Barnes, Franklin, Kentucky

1937 Ford, Mason Barnes, Franklin, Kentucky

1929 Ford, Greg Lewis, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

1929 Ford, Greg Lewis, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

1956 Chevy Suburban, Arthur Elliott, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

1956 Chevy Suburban, Arthur Elliott, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

1932 Ford, Jim Schuett & Alice Llanos, Crown Point, Indiana

1932 Ford, Jim Schuett & Alice Llanos, Crown Point, Indiana

1931 Ford, Matt Hooper, Nashville, Tennessee

1931 Ford, Matt Hooper, Nashville, Tennessee

1957 Ford, Jim Talaga, Plainfield, Illinois

1957 Ford, Jim Talaga, Plainfield, Illinois

1932 Ford, Frank Tetro, Melbourne, Florida

1932 Ford, Frank Tetro, Melbourne, Florida

1950 Austin, Billy Morris, Ironton, Ohio

1950 Austin, Billy Morris, Ironton, Ohio

1932 Ford, Brode Henderson, West Union, Ohio

1932 Ford, Brode Henderson, West Union, Ohio

1932 Ford, Charles & Jean Wagner, Clinton, New Jersey

1932 Ford, Charles & Jean Wagner, Clinton, New Jersey

1930 Ford pickup, Jimmy Hervatin, Warrenton, Missouri

1930 Ford pickup, Jimmy Hervatin, Warrenton, Missouri

1935 Ford, Kenny Eakins, Waynesville, Ohio

1935 Ford, Kenny Eakins, Waynesville, Ohio

1957 Chevrolet 210, Gary Gibson, Taylorsville, Kentucky

1957 Chevrolet 210, Gary Gibson, Taylorsville, Kentucky

1940 Ford, Andy Volpini, Glen Arm, Maryland

1940 Ford, Andy Volpini, Glen Arm, Maryland

1934 Plymouth, B. Huntley, Monee, Illinois

1934 Plymouth, B. Huntley, Monee, Illinois

1934 Ford, Tom Woodruff, Luckey, Ohio

1934 Ford, Tom Woodruff, Luckey, Ohio

1936 Ford, Jon Wright, Grafton, Ohio

1936 Ford, Jon Wright, Grafton, Ohio