41st Annual NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter

With beautiful weather to greet upwards of 2,000 street rods, hot rods, customs, pickups and more, the 41st edition of the NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals was again a huge success…

This event is much like a big family reunion, with groups gathered around the BBQ’s, grilling up their favorites…socializing…the core of street rodding.

The Kern County Fairgrounds is a natural for the weekend, with shade trees throughout, grassy areas, a shaded area for the hardworking tech inspectors grading cars for the coveted NSRA Safety Sticker; there are several buildings packed with vendors, arts & crafts, and the like as well as the automotive related swap meet for the gearheads to peruse.

Club banners were everywhere, as dedicated club members displayed the club cars in a group, such as the club I’m proud to be a member of, San Luis Roadsters, which we founded in 1970 and are very active to this day…..enjoy a ‘day’ at the show!