2019 Grand National Roadster Show Trip Coverage

Photo coverage of the 2019 Grand National Roadster Show
Photo coverage of the 2019 Grand National Roadster Show

For my 4th trip out to California for the Grand National Roadster Show I decided instead of flying, I was going to drive out! My folks and my Aunt & Uncle decided that sounded like an adventure to them and decided they’d come along.

So we planned out a route that took us out I-40 along Route 66 so that we could check out some of the sites along the way. We left on Friday morning the 15th and did some stops for work, my dad and I work for the same company so that made that convenient. By the end of the day we ended up in Oklahoma City for the night.

Grand National Roadster Show
The start of the trip was dreary.

Saturday morning we hopped on I-40 and headed west. Our first stop was in Clinton, OK for the Route 66 Museum there on the west side of town.

The Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK


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After that we headed to Shamrock, TX to visit a Route 66 landmark. The Conoco station you see here was the basis for Ramone’s paint shop in the movie Cars, it’s pretty awesome to see.

Grand National Roadster Show Coverage

From there we headed to Amarillo and the Big Texan. No I did not attempt to eat the $60 72 oz steak (it’s free if you finish it and the sides in an hour), but there were a couple of folks in there working on them while we were there.

The Big Texan “Free” 72oz Steak
My folks and I posed for a photo.
It was a bit windy the night before

The end of day two of the trip saw us west of Albuquerque, NM after seeing a pretty sunset.


Early on day 3 of the trip we stopped in Winslow, AZ for a photo op.

Then it was off to check an item off of my bucket list by stopping at Meteor Crater.

After staying in Kingman, AZ we headed for the west rim of the Grand Canyon on Day 4.

Later that day we got into Vegas, on Day 5 we started with a stop at Count’s Kustoms

The view from the parking lot of the Best Western Pine Tree Motel at the end of Day 5


We stopped by Grabowski Speed Shop to see Austin and some of the projects that he was working on


On Day 6 we stopped at Jimmy Shine Work Shop to see what was under construction.

After that we went down to San Juan Capistrano to visit the mission.

To end the day we went over to the PCH and got some cool views as we headed north.

Day 7 of the trip took us to some more shops, starting at H&H Flatheads

Then we hit Old Crow Speed Shop

Hollywood Hot Rods


and Offenhauser, it was a full day!

Wood bucks and the finished product.

On Day 8 we hit Walden Speed Shop, Stoker’s Hot Rod Factory and the Early Ford Store before heading to the Pomona Fairgrounds.

Cool signs at Walden Speed Shop
Then it was off to Stokers
and finally the Early Ford Store



Be on the lookout for a video from this trip posted in a couple of days, plus tons more pics from these stops in the gallery here.

Slide Show of the Grand National Roadster Show Gallery

You can watch the full trip’s photos in the slide show above or you can click here to see them all.


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One Reply to “2019 Grand National Roadster Show Trip Coverage”

  1. Royboy thanks for taking us on your trip.Awasome pictures as usual. That was great to see your family with you. Lots of memories. Thanks again Art Wohlsein

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