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The Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona

By January 17, 2014

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Grand National Roadster ShowCar Culture is an integral part of Los Angeles, so it's no wonder we have an abundance of auto-themed events. This month is the Grand National Roadster Show at the Fairplex in Pomona. Over 500 competition show cars will be on display inside the buildings and across the fairgrounds. This year's theme is "Need for Speed," and the featured exhibit in Building 9 is "Bonneville: A Century of Speed," celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Bonneville Past, Present and Future.

Friday is the lightest day if you want to avoid the crowds. Saturday and Sunday 400-800 additional hot rods and classic cars show up and park between the buildings as part of the Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. Sunday afternoon at 4 pm, awards will be given for the 2014 America's Most Beautiful Roadster and America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle, among others.

The Grand National Roadster Show also includes live music in Building 10 and on an outdoor stage. Food is available for purchase.

When: January 24-26, 2014,  Fri noon - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 8 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Where: LA Fairplex, 1101 West McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
Cost: $25 13 and up, $10 6-12, 5 and under Free, $2/$8 discount tickets at O'Reilly Auto Parts stores
Parking: $10 at Gate 9, Parking tram runs until 1/2 hour after show closes.
Info: www.rodshows.com/gnrs/

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Photo: Bill Lindig's 1927 Ford Roadster, Winner of the 2012 America's Most Beautiful Roadster courtesy of the Grand National Roadster Show

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