2020 Grand National Roadster Show Highlights – Edelbrock Favorites Photo Gallery Part 1
February 13 | Brian Hatano
“This is a show that I’ve wanted to see all my life and I finally made it. It did not disappoint,” said one first-time attendee of the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. Few custom car shows can rival the prestige or the allure of the Grand National Roadster Show, a yearly custom car tradition that Al and Mary Slonaker first organized more than seven decades ago.
It’s a goal for most hot rodders to walk through that Fairplex tunnel to set foot on the famous fairgrounds and see buildings normally lined with county fair vendors now filled to capacity with the finest street rods and race cars from all over the world. A select number of ambitious builders and owners set their sights on someday competing in the GNRS, and of those that actually see their show dream come to fruition, there’s an even more elite group that aims for the pinnacle of all custom car show trophies: the nine-foot-tall America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award that has been a much sought-after accolade since 1950. This year, there were 10 AMBR contenders in building 4, each of which were qualified enough to take the gold. We were able to get a good look at all 10 including the winner HERE and, as you can see, judging this show is no easy task.
Over in building 9, “Drag Racing Then and Now” was the theme
of a special exhibit that filled the hall with some of the most famous
quarter-mile machines of the past and present. Across the way in building 10 is
the Suede Palace where primer and patina rule and custom culture is king. You know
you’re there when you hear the rockabilly tunes blaring out the hall doors!
Of the 1,000 or so hot rods, custom trucks, lowriders and race cars at the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show we spotted Edelbrock parts on too many to count. Slide through Part 1 of our 2020 photo gallery below and check out some of our favorites from the show. Stay tuned to the Edelbrock blog for Part 2 of our GNRS coverage coming soon.