The Grand National Roadster Show


2015 America's Most Beautiful Roadster Winner Larry Olson's 1933 Ford Roadster

Presenting the 2016 America's Most Beautiful Roadster Winner
Dalrry Hollenbecks 1932 Ford Roadster

The Grand National Roadster Show is now in its 68th year. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, it is the longest running indoor car show in the world! Produced at the Fairplex in Pomona for the 14th consecutive year.

Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside the Fairplex buildings. Another 400-800 vehicles will join the event Saturday & Sunday for the 12th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In.

2017 General Show Information


This year's show theme is "The Magic Happens Here". Cars and vendors are encouraged to decorate with the theme.

Our featured building 9 will exhibit The 60th Anniversary of the Tri-Five (55,56 &57 Chevy's)

January 27-29, 2017
Held at:
Fairplex, Pomona
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA  91768

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Show Times

  Friday January 27, 2017 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm
  Saturday January 28, 2017 10:00 am until 8:00 pm
  Sunday January 29, 2017 10:00 am until 6:00 pm



Fairplex Buildings  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Redwood, Sycamore, Pepper, Elm, and Palm Avenues.

Ticket Prices

General Admission (13 years and up) $25.00 each day
Junior Admission (6-12 years) $10.00 each day
5 & under – free


Pre-Sale Tickets:
Adults $23.00 each day
Kids $8 each day
Available at participating Southern California O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores. Redeemable at Fairplex Main Gate only.


$10.00  Parking is at Gate 9 off of White Avenue. No tram service.


Hotels/Lodging Information

Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center
601 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
$174.00 per night single/double occupancy

DoubleTree Hotel
555 West Foothill Boulevard,
Claremont, CA 91711
$139.00 per night single/double occupancy
Discounted Breakfast vouchers at $10 a person/day.
Group Code: GNR (Grand National Roadster Show)
Visit the DoubleTree website to book your room

The Fairplex KOA/RV Park
2200 North White Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
$60.89 (2 people) per night per RV (Price subject to change) with KOA Value Kard

Embassy Suites by Hilton Ontario Airport
3663 East Guasti Road
Ontario CA 91761
$134 -$139 single/double occupancy
Group Name: Grand National Roadster Show
Visit the Embassy Suites website to book your room

Nearest Airports

LA/Ontario International Airport (approximately 12 miles from event)
1923 East Avion Street
Ontario, CA 91761

Los Angeles International Airport (approximately 46 miles from event)
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045

General Questions and Answers

Q: Will there be a scooter rental at the show?
A: Yes, They will be available at the front gate for rent. To reserve a scooter ahead of time, please contact Gino Garcia with MobilitySource at 619-234-9505 or email at

Q: When is the best day to come?
A: Every day is a great day!
Grab a program at the show for show schedule.
Friday has less foot traffic and is great for those who want to avoid large crowds. This is the best day to meet many of the vehicle builders and car owners.
Saturday and Sunday is the outside drive-in in conjunction with the indoor show and offers more vehicles for the spectator to see. The trophy queen contest is on the evening of Saturday night.
Sunday is the award ceremony where the iconic awards such as the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster and America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle are presented.

Q: Can I leave the event and come back?
A: You must get your hand stamped at the gate to re-enter. However, once you leave the parking lot you will have to purchase a parking pass again.

Q: Can I bring my dog to the show?
A: Only service dogs are allowed at the show. Any questions on Fairplex guidelines, you may contact the Fairplex directly at 909-623-3111.

Q: Can I bring my own food and beverage to the show?
A: Outside food and beverages except for water bottles are not allowed on the Fairplex premises.

2016 Show DVDs

Captured Memories! 2016 DVDs are available for sale that includes participating vehicles and awards.
Cost: $30 S&H (included)

Download Order Form
Please indicate show and year on form.

Mail your order form with payment to:
Rod Shows
12223 Highland Ave. #550
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739


We're working towards a spectacular show in 2017. Please check back for further information.


Show Producer

Rod Shows
12223 Highland Ave #550
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Phone/Fax 1-877-763-7469
e-mail us at

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