Welcome back, friends. Morning broke with a nice cloud cover, giving rodders (and journalists) a well-deserved break from the blaring sunshine. With temps still in the upper 90s, those clouds were a welcome sight!

Today, we thought you would like to visit the Pros Pick area to check out a few of the wild and finely crafted hot rods that were gathered for this special contest. A panel of expert judges will select 12 deserving vehicles from several (long) rows of top-quality creations, using criteria established by Rod & Custom magazine, sponsor of the Pros Pick area. Just like years gone by, this section of the Fairgrounds was just loaded with jaw-droppers.

We sincerely hope you enjoy clicking your way through this cornucopia of color and creativity. Please remember, in our next update we will let you know which items won the New Product Awards for 2002. Until then, thank you for visiting streetrodderweb.com.