Each year at the Nationals in Louisville a show within a show emerges. The Kentucky Exposition Center is one really big convention hall that has an entry hallway that stretches the length of the building. It’s a great place to get in out of the heat and humidity but it turns out to be a great place to show off some of the top cars built in our industry from across the country. Before entering the expo center you have a chance to view in comfort several dozen topflight cars from the top builders. Here is a sampling of six of these cars and trucks.

Ronnie and Debra Goodwin brought their ’32 Ford highboy roadster based on a Brookville Roadster with a small-block Chevy from Blue Print Engines topped with three, two’s trimmed in brightwork by Advanced Plating.

This ’34 Chevy comes from Ronnie’s Hot Rods and is owned by George Lynch.

Nifty looking five-window Deuce is owned by Russ and Winnie Showers and came from Jamie Johnson’s Hot Rod Haven. Blown small-block and slicks make this coupe a real hot rod.

Mike Goldman Customs built the black ’57 owned by Gary Brown.

Brad Starks Rod & Custom put together this very cool ’50 Chevy owned by Larry and Judy Brewer.

Something from the unique file is this ’31 Plymouth roadster with a ’32 Ford grille shell owned by Bob Timberlake and built by Rod Crafters.