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43rd Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus

43rd Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus

August 2 - 5, 2012 , at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky

No mail-in entries accepted after Friday, July 6th, 2012.
Discount available through Friday, July 6th, 2012.

Memphis, Tennessee: - Over 11,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines will be on hand at the Kentucky Expo Center this summer as the National Street Rod Association® presents its 43rd Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus. The dates for the city’s largest vintage car show will be August 2, 3, 4, 5, 2012. This will be the 18th time the NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus has been held in Louisville and an all time high number of participants and spectators are expected this year. Almost all of the Kentucky Expo Center will be utilized for the event as well as many of the buildings, which will house over 350 manufacturer and dealer displays and other attractions.

The host organization, NSRA, defines a street rod as a modernized vintage vehicle that must be of pre 1949 manufacture. These vehicles are equipped with the latest options available on the newest model vehicles, including but not limited to disc brakes, air conditioning, cruise control, and tilt steering wheel. Most of those attending have updated the engine and drive train to enable the owner to cruise down the highway in comfort and safely maintain the speeds traveled by more modern vehicles. All vehicles must be driven on to the grounds.

Included in this event are muscle cars, those factory produced high horsepower machines from the 60’s and 70’s along with the classics cars of the 50’s. This is truly unique mix of old and new together for the first time at Kentucky Expo Center and a national gathering of fine vintage automobiles of every description. The NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus is the area’s largest automotive participation event and spectators from around the area will attend the event.

The NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus is an excellent event for spectators to attend and those who take time to attend will be treated to the sights and sounds of some of the most beautiful, best constructed vintage vehicles ever assembled in one place. One of the special attractions for the spectators is that they can walk right up to the vehicles and check each one out close up as they are not roped-off or otherwise confined. All are in the open and can be examined top to bottom, front to back, inside and out. While the exquisite paint and other features of the car should not be touched, spectators are free to look to their heart’s content.

The big automotive show will be at the beautiful Kentucky Expo Center and is open to the public August 2, 3, 4, 5, 2012. Make your plans now to attend the 43rd Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus in Louisville, Kentucky. It promises to be one of the biggest vintage car shows in the city’s recent history and you can enjoy every exciting part of it.

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Street Rod Nationals Plus

Fact Sheet


Forty-third Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus.  One of the world’s largest automotive participation events.


Thursday, August 2nd, Friday, August 3rd, Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th, 2012.


Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky.


Between 10,000 and 11,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and special interest vehicles.  Once again there will be vehicles from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s at the Street Rod Nationals Plus.  Vehicles are driven to the event.  No other event in the world attracts the number and quality of specialty cars.


Vehicles in attendance range in value from $20,000.00 to $150,000.00 with the average being approximately $35,000.00.  The total value of the Street Rods attending will be more than $385,000,000.00. The Street Rods, Customs & Classics will be on display for public viewing.



Thursday through Sunday: Arts and crafts fair & Vintage Auto Parts Swap Meet.


Thursday: August 2nd UPS Commercial Way. 


Friday: August 3rd Classic Instruments “Pros’ Pick”.

             7:00 pm - Freedom Hall: Entertainment

              Featuring: The “Fabulous Motown Revue”


Saturday: August 4th Mopar Country, Vintage Air “29 Below”.

                 2:30 pm – Freedom Hall: “Pa Pa Doo Run Run”


Sunday: August 5th, a “Circle of Winners” will be featured on the grounds, with forty 

               Outstanding Vehicles of the Forty-third Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus on display.

               10:00 am - Church Service with Chaplain Jim Rowlett

               Featuring: “Branded” – Country Gospel Music



Builder’s Showcase – Thirty-three of America’s premier car builders will have vehicles on display in a special area. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see these beautiful vehicles on display in one place.

Meet: Darryl Starbird – Award winning custom car builder and the “Starbird Pantera”

          Tim Strange – Owner of Strange Motion and host of Spike TV’s series “Search and  


          Alan Johnson - Multi-award winning rod builder including the prestigious Ridler Award.


Over 375 manufactures and dealers of specialty automotive equipment will be displaying and selling their parts, accessories and supplies in the special exhibit building and on the grounds each of the four days of the event.  Several new street rod products will be selected as “New Street Rod Products of the Year.”


All events are open to the public.  Hours for the event are: Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Admission prices are: $14.00 per adult (13 and older), $5.00 per child (6-12); children 5 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  A special discounted $12.00 admission is available for military personnel with ID, UPS employees with ID, NSRA members with their current membership card or anyone 60 years of age and older. One discounted admission per person.  Tickets on sale at the Kentucky Exposition Center during the event.


Produced by the National Street Rod Association®, with members worldwide.

National Street Rod Association®

4030 Park Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38111

901 - 452 - 4030


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The National Street Rod Association (aka NSRA), has been serving rodders since 1970 with an organization dedicated to bringing rodders together with quality events. The NSRA has many programs designed to benefit our hobby, most notably the 23 Point Inspection provided FREE at all NSRA events and many other rod runs and shows around the country, which ensure that the vehicles we love to drive are as safe as they are cool ! Check out the NSRA today to learn about the benefits of membership and to Register for the Awesome Lineup of shows. Now you can bring that Muscle Car or Tri Five to an NSRA Show... Cars of the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies are Welcome