We're all about the NSRA Street Rod Nationals

Well the "grandfather" of all NSRA Shows, the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY is next week and we?ll be heading out on Tuesday. It?s about an eight hour drive with our truck and trailer.  Since this show starts a day earlier than most, we set up our booth on Wednesday. If you?ve never been to the Kentucky Expo Center before it?s a massive facility that brings in a ton of people. The building where all the exhibitors are is so big that you will have to search for our booth! Make a note, as hot as it can be outside, you?ll want to bring a sweatshirt for the inside because it can be a bit chilly. But if you happen to forget one we do sell sweatshirts, so we've got you covered! I am happy to report that I have heard many of our customers say they are going to go down to Louisville this year. Some of the die-hard street rodders that boycotted the show because of the vehicle year changes NSRA made a few years ago seem to have actually missed attending the Nationals. It truly is a great show filled with people who just love cars, all of them! Now that we?ve talked about the show let's talk about the city for a moment! We really enjoy going to Louisville. All the history & culture is like no other and going downtown is a real treat. There is an area called "Old Town" which has many little restaurants with seating on the sidewalk or patios. We have enjoyed listening to the live music in the evening many times. The Ohio River is beautiful with a city park and bandstand extending almost to the shoreline. We travel in from the west side to downtown just so we can see some of the beautiful old houses along the way. Old houses & old cars all need a little tender loving care! "Hot Brown", do you know what that is? Well, you should if you?re in Louisville. It?s an open faced sandwich that is the specialty dish of Louisville. Not sure of the whole history, but since it?s a local dish, I had to try it. But I must say, I think I like "fried green tomatoes" better. As a side note and a warning, one time I was refused seating at a nice restaurant downtown because I had jeans on. The gentleman in the party in front of me who was also wearing jeans was seated though??!!! Ladies, be a lady in Kentucky! Bardstown Road is one street that is a must to cruise down if you are in need of dinner. Known as Restaurant Row, this street has anything and everything. Impellizaris Pizza is one of our favorites. We got one large pizza and it weighed 12 pounds. Wonderful! But make sure you always save room for the Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen located just down the street!  There must be 30 or 40 different pies for you to select a piece of. And of course, you can top it off with their fresh churned homemade ice cream. It?s to die for! Last year at the Street Rod Nationals the weather was the best it has ever been in recent years. It was sunny and in the mid 80's all weekend. It looks like the weather will be perfect again this year also. But in Kentucky, as you have probably heard, you should be prepared for every kind of weather! Stake those tent tops down securely! Bring some cash for the swap meet and let?s have some fun with our cars! Jane Callison President
  • Posted on   07/24/14 at 05:48:47 PM   by Megan  | 
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