61st Annual Kragen O'Reilly Autoparts
Grand National Roadster Show...
January 29 - 31, 2010
Fairplex in Pomona
Pomona, CA

Come and join us at the oldest and longest running indoor car show in the world.

Troy Ladd, of Hollywood Hot Rods,
 Named 2010 Builder of the Year


The 61st annual Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) - which will be held January 29-31, 2010 - is proud to honor one of the industry's youngest and most talented builders, Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods, as the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show's "Builder of the Year." Ladd, who has been building hot rods for over 20 years started Hollywood Hot Rods just 7 years ago, will be presented with this esteemed award at the show this year at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.

Says Troy, "Designing and building hot rods has been a passion for most of my life. Making the leap from a corporate suit-and-tie guy with a hot rod hobby to being a full-time hot rod builder is quite literally a dream come true." He continued, "When I decided I wasn't put here to be a project manager, I quit my job and used my entire life savings to open Hollywood Hot Rods. I had to sleep on the shop floor at night and lived on one McDonald's meal a day to survive. To go from that, which was just 7 years ago, to being 'Builder of the Year' at the most prestigious roadster show in the world is quite unbelievable."
Asked what his secret is, Troy says it's without a doubt doing right by people. This philosophy has paid off for Ladd. In seven short years he has built two 'America's Most Beautiful Roadster' (AMBR) runner-up cars ("Respect Tradition" and "Black Widow"), was named Goodguys' "Trendsetter of the Year" at the 2007 SEMA Show, has been featured numerous times on Discovery Channel and SPEED Channel shows including Rides and Hot Rod TV, and has been featured in over 60 publications. Ladd is also one of the youngest builders to receive the award, though he asked us to keep his age to ourselves... To learn more about Troy and Hollywood Hot Rods, check out his super cool site at www.hollywoodhotrods.com.

More Cars,
More Stars

See vehicles owned by James Hetfield of Metallica (built by Rick Dore), and Tim Allen of Home Improvement (built by Steve Moal), Chip Foose of Overhaulin' and Eric Clapton (built by Roy Brizio)

Show Facts (celebrities and features)

The GNRS is now in its 61st year. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, it is the longest running indoor car show in the world! Produced at the Fairplex in Pomona for the 7th consecutive year.

Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside all of the Fairplex buildings. Another 400-800 vehicles will join the event Saturday & Sunday for the GNRS Drive In parked in between the buildings and walkways.

See vehicles owned by stars such as James Hetfield of Metallica (built by Rick Dore) and actor Tim Allen from Home Improvement (built by Steve Moal) and Chip Foose of Overhaulin'.

Meet Lorenzo Lamas, star of hit TV shows Leave it to Lamas, Falcon Crest, Renegade, and The Bold & the Beautiful.

Meet bombshell, Erika Eleniak of Baywatch and The New Gilligan’s Island.

Meet actor, singer, songwriter John Schneider from The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville and Superman.

Live Music all three days inside Bld 10 and on our outside courtyard stage on Saturday and Sunday outside in the center courtyard.

The GNRS Awards Ceremony starts at 4:00pm on Sunday night where The 2010 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster will be crowned along with many other awards.

The Awards

In addition to being the largest and longest running indoor car show in the world, the Grand National Roadster Show is home to some of the most sought-after awards in the hod-rod industry. This show is about rewarding the true beauty of the vehicle and honoring the people who have dedicated many hours to building it. The following awards will be competed for Jan 29-31 at the LA Fairgrounds.

"America's Most Beautiful Roadster"
Twelve roadsters compete for the one title and one honor. Open to all United States built roadsters, roadster pickups and touring vehicles 1937 and older, including designer roadsters that resemble a 1937 or older roadster.  The America's Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) is a special class with awards for Display, Engineering, Undercarriage, Paint, Engine, Interior, and Detail. The winner has their name applied to the 9 foot tall trophy, plus bragging rights.


The Chip Foose Design Excellence Award
This award goes to a builder and vehicle for originality and creative design. The winner is selected by Chip Foose himself and a judging supervisor

"The Al Slonaker Memorial Award"
Al Slonaker, the founder of the GNRS, is remembered by honoring the car or truck with, overall, the best engineering, craftsmanship and originality. This award is open to any car or truck entry not competing in the America's Most Beautiful Roadster Class and is the most coveted for non-roadsters. Pictured is Mary Slonaker with John Buck producer of the show


The Bruce Meyer Hot Rod Preservation Award
This perpetual trophy honors hot-rods, and their owners, that have been kept in tip-top shape. They must have been built before 1955 and in original condition.
The Brizio Family Award
Starting in 1995, this award honors the best street-driven rods pre-1948. Previous award winners include Sam Foose's 1941 Ford Convertible.

The Von Dutch Pin Striping Award
Judged by a committee including last year's winner, the Von Dutch Pinstriping Award goes to a car with clean lines and great design.

Get Your Tickets!
Tickets for the Grand National Roadster Show will be available at the LA Fairgrounds each day of the event. Group ticket purchases can be made in advance by calling 877-763-7469 (groups of ten or more).

General Admission
$20 per day

Children (6-12 years)
$10 per day

5 & under Free

Discount coupons are available at participating Kragen Auto Parts Stores.

Host Hotel Information

The Sheraton Suites Fairplex
$130.00 rate
601 W. McKinley Ave,
Pomona, CA 91768

The Shilo Inn Hilltop Suites
$89.00 rate
3101 Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768

The Ontario Sheraton
$89.00 rate
429 Vineyard Ave,
Ontario, CA 91764

The Fairplex KOA/RV Park
$38.00 - $58.00 per night or $34.20 - $52.20 with KOA Value Kard
2200 North White Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
[email protected]

For more info & to register go to www.rodshows.com
E-Mail: [email protected]

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