The History of the
Grand National Roadster Show

 

America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award

YEAR
OWNER
CAR
1950
Bill NeiKamp 1929 Ford Roadster
1951
Rico Squaglia 1923 Ford Roadster
1952
Bud Crackbon 1925 Ford Roadster
1953
Dick Williams 1927 Ford Roadster
1954
Frank Rose 1927 Ford Roadster
1955
Blackie Gejeian 1927 Ford Roadster (Shishkabob) *tie
1955
Ray Anderegg 1927 Ford Roadster *tie
1956
Eddie Bosio 1932 Ford Roadster
1957
Jerry Woodward 1929 Ford Roadster
1958
Richard Peters 1929 Ford Roadster Pickup (Ala Kart)
1959
Richard Peters 1929 Ford Roadster Pickup (Ala Kart)
1960
Chuck Krikorian 1929 Ford Roadster (Emperor)
1961
Rich Guasco 1929 Ford Roadster
1962
George Barris 1927 Ford Roadster (Twister T)
1963
LeRoi "Tex" Smith 1927 Ford Roadster (XR-6)
1964
Don Tognotti 1914 Ford Roadster (KingT)
1965
Carl Casper Custom Body (Casper's Ghost)
1966
Don Lokey 1927 Ford Roadster Pickup
1967
Bob Reisner Custom Body (Invader)
1968
Bob Reisner Custom Body (Invader)
1968
Joe Wilhelm Custom Body (Wild Dream)
1969
Art & Mickey Himsl Custom Body (Alien)
1970
Andy Brizio 1923 Ford Roadster Pickup (Instant T)
1971
Lonnie Gilbertson 1923 Ford Roadster Pickup
1972
John Corno 1930 Ford Roadster
1973
Chuck Corsello 1923 Ford Roadster
1974
Jim Vasser 1914 Ford Touring
1975
Lonnie Gilbertson 1923 Ford Roadster Pickup
1976
Bob Sbarbaro 1923 Ford Touring
1977
Jim Molino 1923 Ford Roadster Pickup (Candy Man)
1978
Phil Cool 1932 Ford Roadster
1979
Brian Burnett 1932 Ford Roadster (Deucari)
1980
John Corno 1929 Ford Roadster
1981
John Siroonian 1932 Ford Roadster
1982
Jamie Musselman 1933 Ford Roadster
1983
Chuck Lombardo 1932 Ford Roadster
1984
Don Varner 1927 Ford Roadster (California Star)
1985
Larry & Judi Murray 1933 Ford Phaeton
1986
Jim McNamara 1933 Ford Roadster (Mere Image)
1987
James Ells 1932 Ford Roadster
1988
Ermie Immerso 1932 Ford Roadster (Orange Crush)
1989
Ermie Immerso 1925 Ford Roadster (Golden Star)
1990
Butch Martino 1932 Ford Roadster (Passion)
1991
Ermie Immerso 1925 Ford Roadster (Golden Star)
1992
Dennis Varni 1929 Ford Roadster
1993
Don Raible 1932 Ford Roadster (Blu Steel)
1994
Joe MacPherson 1929 Ford Roadster (Infinity Flyer)
1995
Fred Warren 1937 Ford Roadster (Smoothster)
1996
Boyd Coddington 1932 Ford Roadster (Boydster)
1997
Bob Young 1932 Ford Roadster (Youngster)
1998
Dave Emery 1932 Ford Roadster (Revolver)
1999
Fred Warren 1933 Ford Roadster(Shockwave)
2000
Chuck Svatos 1932 Ford Roadster (0032)
2001
Richard Berg 1933 Ford Roadster (Impact)
2002
Paul Trussell 1932 Ford Roadster
2003
George Lange 1932 Ford Roadster
2004
Charlie Lambetecchio 1936 Ford Roadster
2005
Paul & Erik Hanson 1932 Ford Roadster (Sedeuced)
2006
Ken Reister 1936 Ford Roadster (Impression)
2007
Kevin and Karen Alstott 1936 Ford Roadster (Radster)
2008
Rudy Necoechea 1932 Ford Roadster (Undisputed)
2009
Harry Willet 1932 Ford Roadster
2010
Mike Dingman 1933 Ford Roadster (Possessed)
2011
Daryl Wolfswinkle 1932 Ford Roadster

 

America's Best Competition Car Award

(Awarded from 1957 to 1971)

YEAR
OWNER
CAR
1957
Ed & Ray Cortopassi Dragster (Glass Slipper)
1958
Romeo Palamides Dragster
1959
Henry Vincent Dragster ( Top Banana)
1960
Gary McArthur Dragster
1961
Bob Tindle 1932 Ford Sedan (Orange Crate)
1962
Richard Guasco Fiat Roadster (Pure Hell)
1963
Bob Tindle 1932 Ford Sedan (Orange Crate)
1964
Dorricott & Sheehan Fiat Coupe
1965
Nick Mura 1940 Willys
1966
No award given  
1967
No award given  
1968
No award given  
1969
Jim Gonsalves Dragster
1970
Mike Mitchell 1969 Corvette Funny Car
1971
Tony Del Rio 1927 Ford Roadster

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