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Street Rods will be seen in county during national show

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 LOUISVILLE - Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

New records in attendance are anticipated and everything is in place to make this a great event for participants and spectators.

The giant outdoor car show will run from Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 3. Every day will have a full slate of activities for both spectators and car owners.

There will be displays and demonstrations with over $300 million worth of vintage automobiles to see. There will be additional special events for the ladies who may not be interested in all the automobiles.

This year’s event will also include a special area called Builder’s Showcase in the grand lobby and the South Wing lobbies of A,B and D.  See cars built by the top professional rod shops in the country. It’s the first time all these cars have been seen under one roof at the same time.

There will also be a giant swap meet on the grounds featuring original vintage automotive parts and cars for sale or trade. There will be finished cars for sale.

Among the feature attractions will be the selection of the New Street Rod Products of the Year.

Awards are also given to the winners of a full schedule of games and contests.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children 6-12 years of age. Those under 6 are free.

Showtimes will be 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday.

Saturday hours are from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Parking is also $8 per vehicle.

For residents in Bullitt County, it won’t be difficult to spot some of these classic vehicles. 

Many will return to stay in local hotels and many will have their vehicles on display each evening.

The show is also one of the major economic boosts for the county.

For more information on the show, go to www.nsra-usa.com