Street Rod National Comes to Town, Bringing an Economic Boost to Louisville

More than 30,000 hot rods have rolled in Louisville in the past few days, but they bring more than just a set of fancy wheels. The city expects the National Street Rod show to generate more than $17 million in economic impact. “It’s huge. It’s one of our top 15 events,” said Rosanne Mastin of the Louisville Tourism Board. “This is a massive event for Louisville, one of our biggest, and we look forward to it every year.” The event is more than just a car show. It includes an auto parts swap meet, seminars, games and shows. “If you come here and you can’t find something you like in terms of car or color, you have to find something else,” said Jim Rowlett with the National Street Rod Association. He says it’s one of the biggest auto shows in the country. This is the event’s 53rd year, with the last 28 having been held in Louisville, including 2020, during COVID-19. David Beck, president and CEO of Kentucky Venues, says they hope to continue the strong relationship the city has established with the National Street Rod Association. “We already have contracts for the next three years,” Beck said. “But we would like to go beyond that. We would like to be their home.” The Street Rod Nationals take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center from August 4-7. Tickets are $19 for adults, $6 for children, and free for children under 5. For more information, visit the National Street Rod Association website or the Kentucky Exposition Center website.

More than 30,000 hot rods have rolled into Louisville in the past few days, but they’re bringing more than just a set of wheels with them.

The city expects the National Street Rod show to generate more than $17 million in economic impact.

“It’s huge. It’s one of our top 15 events,” said Rosanne Mastin of the Louisville Tourism Board. “This is a massive event for Louisville, one of our biggest, and we look forward to it every year.”

The event is more than just a car show. It includes an auto parts exchange, seminars, games and shows.

“If you come here and you can’t find something you like in terms of car or color, you have to find something else,” said Jim Rowlett of the National Street Rod Association.

He says it’s one of the biggest auto shows in the country.

This is the event’s 53rd year, with the last 28 having been held in Louisville, including 2020, during COVID-19.

David Beck, president and CEO of Kentucky Venues, says they hope to continue the strong relationship the city has established with the National Street Rod Association.

“We already have contracts for the next three years,” Beck said. “But we would like to go beyond that. We would like to be their home.”

The Street Rod Nationals take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center from August 4-7. Tickets are $19 for adults, $6 for children, and free for children under 5.

For more information, visit the National Street Cane Association website or the Kentucky Exposition Center website.

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