Within the Grand National Roadster Show, this festival of speed and style, lies Building 3. It is the smallest building and purposefully designed to serve as an art gallery, incorporating an intimate feeling, thanks to a carpeted interior with low ceilings, painted walls, and amazing lighting. Known as the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, it was the perfect venue for the 2011 Roadster Showcase hosted by the L.A. Roadsters hot rod club.

Walking through the main entrance you were greeted by members of the L.A. Roadsters who had a dynamic welcoming display, allowing visitors to learn about their vast history and dedication to roadsters, having been established as a club since 1957. The uncluttered layout added a noticeable richness to the display of roadsters covering a multitude of build styles documenting eras from the early dry lakes to the present. Among the hand-selected group were Neal East’s Buick Nailhead-powered ’27 Ford; Steve Ernst’s Bass Kustom-built, period-perfect Deuce; John Corno’s Buttera-built AMBR-winning ’29 Ford; and Doyle Gammell’s road raceinspired ’32 Ford. With each car thoughtfully presented and artfully placed, the showcase was one that should be remembered for years to come.