Louisville Kentucky will host Street Rod Nationals through 2020

Posted by Jonathan Karlen on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 2:26pm.

street rod nationalsIts official.  Louisville Kentucky will host the Street Rod Nationals through the year 2020.  The Louisville KY newspaper The Courier-Journal recently reported that the National Street Rod Association has executed a contract to have the national show stay in Louisville for more than a decade.

The Street Rod Nationals is more than a car show.  Its an event.  Approximately 30,000 spectators attends the event, and it draws 11,000 classic street rods to the event.  The economic impact for the Louisville KY metropolitan area is approximately $15 million per year.

To give some background on the event, it was first held in Louisville in 1992.  And the show has been held continuously in Louisville from 1997-2008.  The Street Rods Nationals are going to be held July 31 – August 3, 2008 this year at the Kentucky Fairgrounds and Exposition Center.

Louisville is very fortunate to be host for the event, and the privilege of having it here for the next 13 years is a wonderful thing.

Even if you don’t plan on attending the Street Rod Nationals – you can bet you will be a part of it.  You will see lots of classics, and hot rods roaming all over the entire city.  And for several days prior (and after) the event, you will see them coming into town from all over the country.

The only suggestion I have regarding the event is, its usually so blasted hot.  It would be nice if it was held a little earlier, or a little later.  Lots of cars sitting on the asphalt of the Expo Center, and August heat (the arguably most uncomfortable month for this area), can make things a little hard on everyone.  Just remember to pace yourself, drink lots of water, wear sunscreen – and bring your camera!

It would be nice if all of these persons would just make Louisville home – so we could enjoy the vehicles year round.

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