The Vintage Air leg of the AMSOIL/Street Rodder Road Tour arrived in Pomona on Thursday afternoon. With so many things going on in the area it was decided that Friday would be an open day for the participants on the Tour. The swap meet at the Fairplex was a popular destination. The So-Cal open house on Friday is a Roaster Show tradition. Both the swap meet and So-Cal were packed with street rods, street rodders and spectators. The swap meet always brings out a treasure trove of goodies as buyers from around the world are on the grounds and looking for that rare part that you can't find anywhere else. The So-Cal Open House was huge again this year with so many folks in town for the 50th Anniversary.
The show officially opened on Saturday morning. The Vintage Air Tour rolled onto the grounds with over 50 vehicles parking in a special area set aside for the group. The AMSOIL/Street Rodder hospitality tent was a center of activity on Saturday. Folks got their first look at the 1959 Impala Road Tour car that was built by Hot Rods by Dean in Phoenix. Saturday was also the first driver's meeting for the MSRA Back to the 50's Tour to St .Paul. That is Tour #2 of the 2014 AMSOLI/Street Rodder summer season.
The Fairplex in Pomona began to fill up quickly and by noon on Saturday there were over 850 roadsters on site. There were also a large number of other special interest vehicle in the preferred parking area. There were cool cars everywhere you looked. There were venders with new parts and accessories on hand all weekend. It was the center of the hot rod universe for two days at the 50th L.A. Roadster's Father's Day Show. The Vintage Air Tour had been a great week on the road with friends enjoying their cars together. Rick Love from Vintage Air did another fantastic job of planning and coordinating all the stops along the way and we all had a great week on the tour. There was just one question on everyone's mind at the end of the week. "Where are we headed next year Rick?" Stay tuned and keep watching the Street Rodder website. I am sure that Rick and Vintage Air President Jack Chistenhall will put their heads together and come up with another fantastic destination for 2015. They always do!