Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the National Street Rod Association stages car shows across the country. The shows typically draw more than one thousand hot rod, custom and muscle cars, some of which go home with various awards.
Below are some of those recent award winners:
The 'Ford In A Ford' winner at the Western Street Rod Nationals in Bakersfield, California, was Danny Shaffer's 1964 Ford Fairlane, which is powered by a new Coyote V8
A 1949 Chevrolet Styleline wagon with painted 'wood' trim took the Outstanding Use of Color honor at the Western Street Rod Nationals at Bakersfield, California. The car is owned by Marty Fisher.
Winning an award for the Outstanding Use of Color at the Western Street Rod Nationals at Bakersfield, California was this flaming 1953 Ford pickup, owned by Bill and Valerie Hampton.
The 'FAST Revolution Award' at the Western Street Rod Nationals at Bakersfield, California, went to a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Joshua Hodges. The award honors the Fuel Air Spark Technology company.
'Ford in a Ford' honors at the Southwest Street Rod Nationals in Oklahoma City went to a 1969 Ford Mustang owned by Kathy and Jimmy Garrett
The 'FAST Revolution Award' at the Southwest Street Rod Nationals in Oklahoma City was presented by Comp Camps and went to a 1933 Ford Coupe owned by Butch Winters.
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.