We were in Louisville, KY  last week for the 45th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus, a four day event filled with classic cars, workshops, awards, a trade show, swap meet, and general good time.

This show is one of the largest in the country with over 10,000 cars driving into the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. The weather was perfect, the cars represented an incredible range of street rods, hot rods, muscle cars, and a few creative classics that only a mother (or an enthusiastic builder with a vision) could love.

There were a surprising number of big cars hauling tiny versions of themselves, wild paint jobs and engines of every type, many of which were specially built to blow your face off with sound and power.

During the show, there are several competitions – a general one for regional clubs, the Classic Instruments Pros Pick, Mopar Country, the Vintage Air 29 Below contest for rodders and builders under age 29.  There is also a new Street Rod Product of the year award which covers four categories: $0-199, $200 – $500, $500 – 1000 and Safety.  Congratulations to Classic Instruments, Watson’s Streetworks, and Art Morrison Enterprises for their respective wins.

Included in the gallery are a few of the winners of these competitions as well as some of our favorite cars from the week. Enjoy.

Pros Picks Contenders and Mopar Country