In 2016, the National Street Rod Association went against their home-grown grain and took a chance and introduced autocross, or as they call it here, Streetkhana, action to the their largest car show of the year: The NSRA Street Rod Nationals. Not knowing quite what to expect that first year, the rowdy g-Machines caused plenty of tire-squealing commotion on the north side of the fairgrounds while dodging cones, smoking tires, and having a whole bunch of fun. Needless to say, the NSRA approved and have since made it a regular attraction to this event and a few others throughout the year.
There is no cost to participate in the action as it’s included in the price of admission; all that needs to be done is to have your car pass a simple safety inspection. The course is laid out as such that speeds are kept fairly low, so no helmets are required. Ride-alongs are offered (encouraged, actually) to anyone with enough courage and the willingness to sign a waiver. We couldn’t help but notice how every passenger seemed to share a similar lateral-g grin as they exit the “A-ticket ride.”
The course is laid out, managed, and timed by The Autocross Guys (autocrossguys.com). Founders Bill Howell and Brian Finch have been promoting autocross events for more than a decade, so they have this stuff dialed in.
After hanging out at the autocross, we headed over to the huge swap meet where we found quite a few cool gems from the past including a really cool 1979 Pro Street Chevette. Now, that took us back a little.
From there it was off the Classic Instruments Pros’ Pick area to check out some of top-notch classic rides from the show.
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Photos: Nick Licata