For the past three months, we’ve been busy producing content for The Rodder’s Journal and traveling to car shows to take in some of the best hot rodding and customizing around. Now that Labor Day is over, we thought we’d look back at some photos from this summer.

Our 2015 outdoor show season started with a trip down to Pomona, California, for the 51stannual L.A. Roadsters Show. We enjoyed a weekend of clear skies, hot rods and catching up with new and old friends in our booth. Per usual, the L.A. Roadsters did a fine job drawing a variety of exceptional machines to the Pomona Fairplex.

Hot rods abound at the 2015 L.A. Roadsters Show in Pomona, California.

Hot rods abound at the 2015 L.A. Roadsters Show in Pomona, California.

Bernie Couch of Fullerton, California, has owned his '32 Ford since 1942. The roadster was a serious competitor at the lakes during the postwar years and was eventually returned to the street. It was one of hundreds of roadsters in attendance this year in Pomona.

Bernie Couch of Fullerton, California, has owned his ’32 Ford since 1942. The roadster was a serious competitor at the lakes during the postwar years and was eventually returned to the street. It was one of hundreds of roadsters in attendance this year in Pomona.

The Cacklefest is another major attraction at the L.A. Roadsters Show. Here Glen Way's recreated "Groundshaker Jr." AA/Fuel Altered prepares to fire up on Saturday afternoon. The original car took home top AA/FA honors at the 1969 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.

The Cacklefest is another major attraction at the L.A. Roadsters Show. Here Glen Way’s recreated “Groundshaker Jr.” AA/Fuel Altered prepares to fire up on Saturday afternoon. The original car took home top AA/FA honors at the 1969 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.

The following month, we traveled to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Celebrating its 46th year, it was apparent how much the event has grown since its earliest days in a parking lot in Peoria, Illinois. In 2015, more than 10,000 hot rods and customs made their way to the Kentucky Expo Center despite scattered thunderstorms. In addition to getting a firsthand look at our newest books and merchandise, visitors to our booth were treated to Tony Lombardi’s blown Olds-powered 1930 Model A.

Something was always happening at The Rodder's Journal booth throughout the weekend. We enjoyed visiting with those who stopped by!

Something was always happening at The Rodder’s Journal booth throughout the weekend. We enjoyed visiting with those who stopped by!

The action quickly moved from the Expo Center to the streets each night after the show. Here Charles Dillingham of Glasgow, Kentucky, gasses up his '41 Willys next to a '60s-style T-bucket.

The action quickly moved from the Expo Center to the streets each night after the show. Here Charles Dillingham of Glasgow, Kentucky, gasses up his ’41 Willys next to a ’60s-style T-bucket.

Not long after we returned to our South San Francisco office, we were back on the road. This time we headed south to Monterey, California, for the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Although the event—now in its 65th year—is primarily focused on classic cars, this year historic postwar Mercury customs were invited onto the 18th fairway. It was an action-packed week, from Thursday’s Tour d’Elegance in the Sam Barris Merc to Sunday afternoon’s award ceremony.

The Barris-built Fred Rowe Merc drives onto the fairway as the sun rises at Pebble Beach. Sam Pack of Dallas, Texas, owns the chopped '51.

The Barris-built Fred Rowe Merc drives onto the fairway as the sun rises at Pebble Beach. Sam Pack of Dallas, Texas, owns the chopped ’51.

The Wally Welch Merc, owned by Justin Mozart of Palo Alto, California, and the Sam Barris Merc, owned by John Mumford of Portola Valley, California, took third and second places respectively. Jim McNiel's Hirohata Mercury netted top class honors.

The Wally Welch Merc, owned by Justin Mozart of Palo Alto, California, and the Sam Barris Merc, owned by John Mumford of Portola Valley, California, took third and second places respectively. Jim McNiel’s Hirohata Mercury netted top class honors.

We ended our summer close to home in Pleasanton, California, for the Goodguys West Coast Nationals. Held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, spectators and rodders alike enjoyed mild weather and a wealth of hot rods, customs and street machines. The Rodder’s Journal booth in the Young California building was buzzing all weekend with the release of our new TRJ #67.

Charlie Scarano and Don Swearingen drove their '40 Fords to this year's West Coast Nats from Fremont, California. Both Charlie's sedan and Don's coupe feature Halibrand wheels and raked stances.

Charlie Scarano and Don Swearingen drove their ’40 Fords to this year’s West Coast Nats from Fremont, California. Both Charlie’s sedan and Don’s coupe feature Halibrand wheels and raked stances.

Bill and Alicia Lovens' 1938 Chevy started life as a coupe and has been converted into a "coupster." The Castro Valley, California-based Stovebolt runs a dual-carb 235 with an abundance of finned components.

Bill and Alicia Lovens’ 1938 Chevy started life as a coupe and has been converted into a “coupster.” The Castro Valley, California-based Stovebolt runs a dual-carb 235 with an abundance of finned components.