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This artful recreation of “TV” Tommy Ivo’s Wagon Master four-engine dragster greeted visitors to the “Drag Racing Then and Now” exhibit. It features four Hilborn-injected Buick Nailhead engines.
Out of more than 200 car shows, cruises and races that we attend each year, one show in particular has almost as much history as the Edelbrock brand. The Grand National Roadster Show has been held continuously each year since 1950 and is one of the shows that has been one of our go-to events to see new builds and hot rodding trends.
Tom Cunningham fulfilled his promise to finish this 1950 Ford Coupe dedicated to Lova Hines, wife of the Shoebox’s fabricator, the late Bill “The Leadslinger” Hines.
In our first gallery of GNRS hot rods, we covered the
Top 10 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Contenders HERE. We followed up with this gallery of more than 40 of our favorites including the winner of the Al Slonaker Memorial Award HERE. We’re already back from the second big show of 2020 (Detroit AutoRama) but we still aren’t finished with photos from GNRS.
CLICK HERE to see the Top 10 Contenders and Winner of the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award
Underneath those generic valve covers on Don Gauronski’s 1968 Camaro is a pair of Edelbrock Performer RPM Cylinder Heads for a small-bock Chevy.
While the grounds of the celebrated
fairgrounds in Pomona, CA, have once again resumed their schedule of hot tub expos,
book fairs and jewelry shows, we’ve stretched our coverage of the GNRS into one
more gallery, so without further ado, here is the second half of our 2020 Grand
National Roadster Show coverage.
The crew at Kindig-It Design chose a new Edelbrock Water Pump #8896 to keep the coolant flowing in the new LS3 engine of this ’64 Tempest that came together on the Bitchin’ Rides TV show, Episode 5 of Season 6.
Edelbrock water pumps are cast in our foundry here in the USA and are designed to provide max flow for high-performance engines.
Customs By Lopez is making a name for themselves, turning out some immaculate show machines like this 1957 Chevy Stepside with a unique custom air filter setup on the Edelbrock Performer Carburetor.
R.J. Gottlieb’s ’69 Big Red Camaro is a hot rodding icon that has seen many configurations over the years. The big hood seen here means they’re running a top speed setup but for road racing, they switch back to a low cowl induction hood and a 555 engine with Edelbrock Intake Manifold and Water Pump.
Bob Smith’s 1958 Dragster was a first place winner at the ’62 NHRA Winternationals.
Russ Milhoan’s 1933 Ford Tudor Sedan rolls on an original Henry Ford chassis that has been modified by builder Roy Hamblin. Under the custom three-piece aluminum hood is a 383 Crate Engine with dual Edelbrock carbs.
“Drag Racing Then and Now” was the theme of a special exhibit in building 6 at GNRS. And no drag racing nostalgia gathering would be complete without the legendary “Pure Hell” AA/Fuel Altered Bantam roadster.
No this is not a Pontiac-powered Chevy II. It’s a 1965 Pontiac Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe with an AutoTrend Tri-Power EFI on a 400 CID Pontiac engine.
This “Wild Ride” is a ’23 T-Bucket with a blown 350 Chevy fed by a pair of Edelbrock Performer carbs. It was built by California Custom Roadsters for owner Vic Cunningham.
This chopped ’33 Ford looks like it can get up and go. Gene Huffman’s 3-Window Coupe keeps it simple with a single Performer carb and manifold on a small-block Chevy.
A custom filter system channels air to a Performer carburetor under the hood of Randy Edwards’ sweet 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster, one of the Sunday Drive-In Show entries at GNRS.
Bob Panella’s 1941 Willys Pickup is the fastest truck in the Panella Trucking fleet. A B/Gas Supercharged racer from the mid-Sixties, the candy red Willys has been meticulously restored by South City Rod & Custom and has a 327 Chevy with a 6-71 blower on an Edelbrock manifold.
Over in the Suede Palace, hot rods like Jeremy Jack’s ’31 Model A were on display. The Flathead on this one runs an 1103 Slingshot that is an exact reproduction of the original intake manifold designed by Vic Edelbrock Sr. in 1938.
CLICK HERE to read about the history of Edelbrock, the most respected name in performance since 1938
You might recognize Salvador Sierra’s 1936 Ford Pickup from a past issue of Lowrider magazine. The detailing and engraving on the Chevy engine was impressive.
Randy Jones runs Edelbrock Cylinder Heads and Intake on his 2001 Chevy S-10.
Jim Watt’s “So Fine 409” ’32 Roadster is a 2011 Street Rodder magazine feature car that still looks as good as the day it rolled out of the paint booth.
A complete Edelbrock top end with carb, manifold, air cleaner and valve covers brighten the engine bay of Rebel Smith’s 1969 Chevy El Camino.
Two Performer carbs perched high atop an Edelbrock Street Tunnel Ram delivers ample fuel for the 383 stroker in Ray Hamblin’s 1929 Ford Roadster.
The Jade Roadster is a ’32 Ford owned by Stefan Immke and built by Nostalgia Ranch. The engine is a “fully dressed” Flathead with Edelbrock cylinder heads.
“Six Shooter” is a hand-built custom 1920 Dodge Delivery with a 225 Slant Six owned by Tim Tarris.
RELATED – Grand National Roadster Show 2020, Part 1
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Brian Hatano is a veteran automotive journalist and former editor of Car Craft, Petersen’s Drag Racing, Sport Compact Car and Motorcyclist magazines.