The Grand National Roadster Show has earned the reputation as the Grand Daddy of All such events for both its longevity and the quality of the cars displayed. All indications were the 2014 edition would continue the tradition. Not only was the coveted America's Most Beautiful Roadster trophy up for grabs, over 500 show cars would be on display with special areas dedicated to Gassers, woodies, customs, lowriders, motorcycles, Bonneville racers, and more. And then there's one of the most unique aspects of the show, the Grand Daddy Drive-In.

Show cars are displayed in eight separate building and thanks to SoCal's climate and the spaciousness of the Pomona Fairplex there is the opportunity to exhibit specialty vehicles outside as well. Saturday and Sunday pre-1973 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks are allowed to park on the grounds between the buildings. Registered participants get a dash plaque, a goody bag, entry to the show—not to mention the best parking spots imaginable. For those attending the GNRS it's a two-for-one deal—a car show surrounded by a car show on Saturday and Sunday.

This was the 9th Grand Daddy Drive-In, and as in years past the editors of STREET RODDER magazine picked two vehicles each day for awards. Like everything the SR staff does this process is an elaborate, painstaking procedure—which means while walking around outside awards are given to cars we really like.

There's no question that this year's GNRS lived up to its reputation, and the Grand Daddy Drive-In certainly adds another unique element to the show. Inside and out, this is a car show that shouldn't be missed.