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.
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.
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.
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.