2018 Grand National Roadster Show Coverage Part 1

To start off the 2018 Grand National Roadster Show coverage on royboyproductions.com I’m going to give you a bit of a travel log of the trip. The 69th Annual Grand National Roadster Show was held at the LA County Fairgrounds in Pomona, CA on January 26-28, 2018.

 Later Wednesday evening I went to the show to help my friends from the Hot Rod Hill Climb set up for their part of the Rolling Bones display in Building 6 at the Pomona Fairgrounds.

For more info on the show go to their website here.

Enjoy the adventure!

 



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 The 2018 GNRS trip started with a late night 3 hour run to KC to catch a couple of hours sleep at the airport hotel before an early morning flight.
The 2018 GNRS trip started with a late night 3 hour run to KC to catch a couple of hours sleep at the airport hotel before an early morning flight.
 See ya KC!
See ya KC!
 The patchwork that is western KS from 32,000 feet. This was my first trip west in the light so it was the first time I could see all of the cities from the air by day instead of guessing which cluster of lights is which city.
The patchwork that is western KS from 32,000 feet. This was my first trip west in the light so it was the first time I could see all of the cities from the air by day instead of guessing which cluster of lights is which city.

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Was that Area 51 way off in the distance with the weird super bright reflection that stayed on the plane for a long long time? No, but that would make for a better story
 When I got into LAX I hopped into a rental car and rolled up to Chino to my hotel where I met up with my buddy Austin. We took his Ford out for some lunch and goofing off. Life through a chopped windshield looks good.
When I got into LAX I hopped into a rental car and rolled up to Chino to my hotel where I met up with my buddy Austin. We took his Ford out for some lunch and goofing off. Life through a chopped windshield looks good.
 Here
Here’s Austin’s daily driver
 And the lunch that proved to be too much for me... a theme for the weekend.
And the lunch that proved to be too much for me… a theme for the weekend.
 Next we went over to Walden
Next we went over to Walden’s Speed Shop to check out what what under construction. This 33 is super clean and will have a whole bunch of almost imperceptible improvements that all add up one slick hot rod.
 Bobby Walden
Bobby Walden’s RPU hanging out in the shop

 The view from my room at the Best Western Pine Tree Motel in Chino, CA
The view from my room at the Best Western Pine Tree Motel in Chino, CA
 We then went over to Austin
We then went over to Austin’s shop where I got to see his dad’s 32 that’s incredibly cool. I hope to do a full feature on the car when it’s done.
 And his dad
And his dad’s Buick wagon… I’m in love with this thing.

 Later Wednesday evening I went to the show to help my friends from the Hot Rod Hill Climb set up for their part of the Rolling Bones display in Building 6 at the Pomona Fairgrounds.
Later Wednesday evening I went to the show to help my friends from the Hot Rod Hill Climb set up for their part of the Rolling Bones display in Building 6 at the Pomona Fairgrounds.

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 On Thursday Morning I met up with Jason Smith of Hot Rod Garage in Sand Springs, OK and his friend and customer Tim Wilson. We checked out the parking lot at the show before making our way down to the Petersen Museum.
On Thursday Morning I met up with Jason Smith of Hot Rod Garage in Sand Springs, OK and his friend and customer Tim Wilson. We checked out the parking lot at the show before making our way down to the Petersen Museum.

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 The Petersen Museum had a low rider display going on on the first floor. They aren
The Petersen Museum had a low rider display going on on the first floor. They aren’t my thing but I can sure appreciate the amount of work it takes to pull this together.

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 Then we went up through the Petersen Museum and checked out some of the awesomeness. The Seeing Red display of Ferarris was incredible.
Then we went up through the Petersen Museum and checked out some of the awesomeness. The Seeing Red display of Ferarris was incredible.

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 My personal friend Lightning McQueen (at least that
My personal friend Lightning McQueen (at least that’s what I told my nephews).
 Some historical hot rods on display too. Frank Mack
Some historical hot rods on display too. Frank Mack’s T

 One of my few non hot rod or kustom dream cars.
One of my few non hot rod or kustom dream cars.

 Some of the kids go kart display at the Petersen Museum
Some of the kids go kart display at the Petersen Museum
 A view from the hotel looking back at my room on Friday morning.
A view from the hotel looking back at my room on Friday morning.
 This is the breakfast that my Lonely Knights family suggested that I get... Well let
This is the breakfast that my Lonely Knights family suggested that I get… Well let’s dig in.
 And this is where I wussed out and quit...
And this is where I wussed out and quit…
 Next I went with some of my Lonely Knights family down to Orange, CA to Jimmy Shine
Next I went with some of my Lonely Knights family down to Orange, CA to Jimmy Shine’s Workshop.
 RIP
RIP

 From there we went back up into the hills to San Dimas and a stop at the Early Ford Store.
From there we went back up into the hills to San Dimas and a stop at the Early Ford Store.

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