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Top 10 Car Shows of 2019

We've had a great year for shows on Hotrod Hotline, so we thought we'd put together a collection of ten of the best as we usher in 2020!


1. First Annual Indoor Dragfest

Photographed by "Big Al" Liebmann

This amazing event had one heck of a kick-off year. Held in Lebanon, PA, it filled up as soon as the doors opened in the morning.


2. Goodguys 19th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

Photographed by John Stimac

Goodguys is responsible for some of the world's best car shows, and the Del Mar Nationals don't buck that trend in the slightest.


3. Lake Havasu City Cruise In

Photographed by Larry Martinelli

Packed with hot rods, customs, race cars and trucks, this cool cruise-in is held every Thursday night in Lake Havasu City, AZ.


4. NSRA Western Nationals

Photographed by Sam Flowers

Well, you knew there was going to be at least one NSRA event on this list. Held in Bakersfield, CA, this event drew awesome autos from all over the USA.


5. 50th Annual Street Rod Nationals

Photographed by Judy & Wayne Newkirk

The Newkirks drove their '57 Ford Custom 300 from Jacksonville to Louisville, FL to see this show. It was more than worth the time!


6. SEMA 2019

Photographed by Chadly Johnson

As always, SEMA was held in the Las Vegas Convention center in 2019; also as always, it was a blast for auto enthusiasts of all stripes!


7. 70th Annual Grand National Roadster Show

Photographed by Hal Scheie

This long-running show took place on a beautiful sunny day in 2019, but the gorgeous vehicles at the event stole the spotlight.


8. Tri-Five Nationals

Photographed by Butch Pate

2019 marked the fifth year of the Tri-Five Nationals, and they were as well-attended with quality cars as ever.


9. Dale Jr's Whisky River Cruise In

Photographed by Bob Lyman

This cruise-in, held in North Myrtle Beach, SC, attracted a startling array of vehicles to fascinate any car lover.


10. 28th Annual Cayucos Car Show

Photographed by Sherm Porter

Another California car show, this show sold out months in advance. Street rods, pickups, customs and even a few race cars lined the streets of Cayucos for this one-of-a-kind event!