Kentucky: Street rods rev up for Nationals

Rodders rolled into the Kentucky Exposition Center for the opening day of the 2008 Street Rod Nationals. (Courier-Journal file photo by Kylene Lloyd) cj

Joe Montgomery of Louisville has been dabbling in street rods for nearly 40 years. His current diversion — he can’t remember for sure whether it’s the fifth or the sixth rod he has built — is a torch-red 1932 Ford roadster convertible.

Montgomery will park the pickup truck that he usually drives, climb in the street rod and take his wife, Mickey, with him to the Kentucky Exposition Center this week. There, the roadster will be on display along with more than 10,000 other street rods, custom and “muscle cars.”

The 42nd annual National Street Rod Association show, called “Nationals Plus,” is again coming to the Expo Center, Thursday through Sunday.

Read more… Louisville (Ky) Courier-Journal


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