Louisville welcomes the 44th Annual Nationals

May 31, 2013 by  

Expect thunderous vrooms and cracks from the Kentucky Exposition Center in early August, as the National Street Rod Association will be holding its 44th Annual Nationals competition there. Held in Louisville for nearly 20 years continuously, the event attracts both car enthusiasts and simply curious minds to view the best in cool sports machines.

The rules have recently been expanded to allow all cars aged 30 years or older, so an interesting mix of both professional and private collections from a number of eras will be represented. Last year, the event attracted more than 70,000 spectators and nearly 10,000 cars, and this year promises to be even bigger. This is the national competition after a series of regional competitions, so spectators are guaranteed to observe some striking vehicles.

Banner printing is often a standard task for local print companies when it comes to races. Banners are usually used to direct both the drivers on the track as well as the spectators, and also tend to be placed in the public parking lots to help visitors remember where they parked. Also, banners are used to mark general public places of interest, such as restrooms, concessions, and vendors.

The cars are judged in a number of ways, from groups sent to by sponsors to NSRA officials, to industry figureheads. Cars are brought to a central judging area throughout the weekend, where the various judges rate the pros and cons of each vehicle. A number of awards are available in different areas, and winners are announced throughout the weekend.
This year, the event has been confirmed to take place August 1 – 4.