The Grand National Roadster Show and the Sacramento Autorama Custom Car Show are put on by the same producer so we signed up for both shows and went to Sacramento February 11th and got back home on the18th.
We left on Tuesday a day early and stayed over night at a KOA in Visaila CA to break up the 12 hour drive.
Ran into a lot of fog on Wednesday morning through the valley and arrived at the Cal Expo RV park before noon.
Thursday morning I got the car out and loaded the display carpet into the car through the front window so we would not have to take the truck, camper & trailer into the fair grounds to unload
as we had so much trouble in L.A.
The drive in went smoothly with no rain but when we got into the building we had to wait for an hour until the cars parked behind us came in.
We unloaded the display items and carpet while we waited and I started cleaning.
Got the carpet unrolled and taped down, backed the car in and started the set up.
The car cleaned up easily as I did all the prep work at home and kept it covered for the trip.
They gave us a good spot at the end of the row where we a lot of room for the sign's, album and photo screen. On aside note: the drag race posters were a big hit with the fans. These posters were from drag races I attended, and raced in the late 50's and early 60's in Northern California Area.
We finished around 3 in the afternoon, packed up the towels and cleaning stuff on a collapsible hand cart and walked to the RV park a mile away.
The show opened Friday at noon and we were allowed in an hour be for opening to dust and check the display set up.
The pink Packard and candy apple red Mercury are part of the John D'Agostino Builder of the Year Award.
The 41 Willy's won best flames.
This hand built Bat mobile is a very strange looking creation with pocket doors.
Custom chopped Cad won the Joe "Candy Apple Red" Bailon Award
Chopped Lincoln won second place in radical hard tops behind our 51.
58 T bird was entered for the Custom D'Elegance Award.
Our display looking down from the stairway.
Ron (me) on the stage receiving the first place award for radical custom hardtop.
Ron & Karen after the awards two happy campers.
We could not break down the display or move the car until 7pm after the show closed then loaded everything into to car and drove back to the RV park (to avoid bringing the truck and trailer in). Loaded up the car, strapped it down, covered it and put things away to be ready to leave on Monday morning then had dinner around 8.30. The next day we left early and made good time until we got south of Fresno where the freeway was shutdown for a multi car crash that took an hour and a half to get through. Due to the delay we were very tired at Barstow and spent the night. Got back home on Tuesday around noon.
Above is the 1st. place trophy and below is 1st. and 2nd. place from both shows.