More than 1,600 custom cars, hot rods and motorcycles from all over the world have filled eight exhibit halls and parking lots at Pomona’s Fairplex for the 64th annual Grand National Roadster Show.
The event is a three-day beauty pageant of autos that is expected to draw more than 50,000 attendees. It culminates late Sunday when judges name the winner of the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster title and award the outsize 9-foot trophy that comes with it.
There are 12 contenders -- many of them variants of the iconic 1932 Ford coupe -- going after the award.
Winning is no easy task. The roadsters must have unblemished bodies, pristine motors and accents -- even the way a screw is turned can be crucial.
Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, the event is said to be the longest-running indoor car show in the world. This is its 10th year in a row at the Fairplex since being moved from Oakland.