As if there wasn't enough to look at inside the buildings housing the Grand National Roadster Show, eight years ago the Grand Daddy Drive-In was added. Pre-'73 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks are driven in and parked outside on the grounds. As one first-timer to the show commented, "It doesn't matter where you look, there are cool cars everywhere but the restrooms."

The Drive-In not only gives showgoers more to see, but it's a great deal for those who display their cars. Admission is $50 for one day, or $75 for two. Participants get two passes to the show, a dash plaque, and goodie bag and without a doubt the best parking spot on the grounds. In addition, several magazines, including STREET RODDER, give away Editor's Pick awards on both days.

While the weather didn't cooperate, the weekend drizzles didn't dampen everyone's enthusiasm, although some made adjustments for the whims of Mother Nature. We saw several window stickers with the vehicle description "roadster" crossed out and "coupe" or "sedan" substituted.

As always the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show upheld its reputation as the Grand Daddy of all Car Shows. There was plenty to see inside, and with the 8th Grand Daddy Drive-In there was lots to look at outside as well.