• Feb 2, 2010
2010 Grand National Roadster Show - Click above for high-res image gallery

The 61st annual Grand National Roadster Show took place at the Pomona Fairplex this past weekend, playing host to some of the world's premier hot rods and customs. After our inaugural attendance last year, we made sure to attend again for 2010 and spent an afternoon walking through the various buildings of the world's longest running indoor car show. Among this year's highlights included an exhibit featuring the "History of the Race Car" and a hall dedicated to cars featured on the covers of Rod & Custom and Street Rodder.

The main attraction of the show, however, is when the coveted "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" award is given out to one of the nominated hot rods. This year, a '33 Ford roadster owned by Mike and Dianna Dingman and built by Scott's Hot Rods and Customs in Oxnard, CA took home top honors. You can check out this year's AMBR and the rest of the best (and worst) of the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show in our high-res gallery below.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Should have been a Miata >: (
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh! My! God! Chrome? So much chrome? This is not USA, this is Gipsyland!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Only pretty cool?? ...

        That was a feast for my eyes. So much beauty.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I still don't get it.... ugly grille, horrible display, stupid wheels. I did like the custom luggage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The top honors has a fairly nice one, but imo, not the best. However, that worst one, all I can say is "Jesus Christ!!!!! Holy World Thorium Fuel!!! That thing is horrendous!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anyone know what pic #44 is?

      http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/2010-grand-national-roadster-show/#44

      Now that's a pretty car
        • 4 Years Ago
        #44 is James Hetfield's (Metallica) car....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I dunno, but it reminds me of an Auburn Speedster (except the boattail is gone). The wheelcovers are off of a '59 Cadillac, with the wreath and crest emblems removed.

        The shop (Scott's) that built the roadster was featured on Rides a few years ago. The owner has a real gravelly voice, if that rings any bells.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why the fetish with the oversize wheels on all these cars? Pathetic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All the money and effort that goes into these trailer queens could be better put into some other cause. Sure it looks good, but do the owners really drive it? Are the builders satisfied knowing that their creation will spend it's life sitting in some air-conditioned garage so the owners can show it off?

      Give me a car that you can take out for an afternoon drive, then go pick up the groceries in, and come back home before the sun sets.
      • 4 Years Ago
      IF IT'S NOT IN OAKLAND, IT'S NOT THE REAL GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW!
      • 4 Years Ago
      All the hatin' on this thing goes to show how much the global economic recession has changes attitudes. Or, maybe it just needs to be based on an Audi or Honda to garner any love. Back in the 1960's and1970's, this hot rod would have set the world on its highboy ear. Traditional hot rods have lost favor, and I think the high prices muscle cars are commanding right now are not sustainable.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, people just like to talk crap on the internet. It makes them feel better to cut others down rather than appreciate anything that does not conform to the latest "trendy" popularly accepted group thought. If you didn't know already it is very fashionable to hate anything traditionally American (hot rods), chrome (black is the new chrome), or passionately followed by others. Function over form has recently become an easy target for vitriol, few can appreciate the cars just for the sake of beauty. But ultimately, folks on the internet love to bash things, to fill voids in their lives.

        That being said, not many of these cars are to my tastes. I like a few of the mustangs but many of the others are over the top for me. I do appreciate the craftsmanship and detail and can look at them on that level without feeling the need to put others down.

        The worst IMO = The gold Jetta, very Ghetto.

        The Best IMO = The Black and Red Mustang
        • 4 Years Ago
        What's traditional about these things? Traditional hot rodding is about using what you have and spending a LITTLE cash here and there. Regardless of the economic times, this is just excessive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks good, but ghetto rims.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Screw this , give me a used $2000 stock miata and I would enjoy it more than these money pits
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...and you and your boyfriend can tour wine country together.

        Some people like things that are different than the things you like. I know..hard to believe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I am in the wrong profession.

      How much money goes into a garage ornament like this?

      I hesitate to even call some of them cars. They are more like un-touchable car-like art-pieces, which while interesting to look at... kind of defeat the purpose.

      It basically becomes a hella-expensive 1:1 scale model.

      Maybe I should buy a plane, and just polish it up, and park it in a hangar for people to look at and think about what it might be like to fly in it...

      thanks, but I think I'll stick to "functional."
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