August 10, 2020 KahnMedia

2021 O’REILLY AUTO PARTS GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW AND THE 2021 O’REILLY AUTO PARTS SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA RESCHEDULED

The 72nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Grand National Roadster Show moves to May 14-16, 2021 and the 71st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Sacramento Autorama moves to April 9-11, 2021.

Claremont, Calif. (August 10, 2020) – Rod Shows, the producer of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Grand National Roadster Show and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sacramento Autorama, today announced the rescheduling of the 2021 Grand National Roadster Show to May 14-16, 2021 and the 2021 Sacramento Autorama to April 9-11, 2021 as a result of logistical challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Both popular hot rod shows have run continuously, without cancellation, in their over seven-decade history. 

The Grand National Roadster Show is the longest running indoor car show on earth and will keep the tradition going in 2021 with thousands of hot rods, muscle cars, drag racers, trucks and low riders on display at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Families will be able to join the 72nd annual show for all the fun, food and automobiles that have made the event famous.  The Sacremento Autorama is the second longest running indoor car show on earth and will also keep the tradition going at the Cal Expo in Sacremento, California in 2021.

“We are used to hosting the Grand National Roadster Show in January every year, but this one-time rescheduling won’t change the cars, the friends and the fun we all come for,” said Event Organizer John Buck. “This May, the Grand National Roadster Show will be a celebration. It’ll will be our best event in the 72 consecutive years it has run and we want everyone to come celebrate with us. Sacramento Autorama will bring that same spirit to Northern California in April.”

The America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award and the Al Slonaker Memorial Award at the Grand National Roadster Show will again be backed by a $12,500 prize for each one presented by ARP Fastners. Guests can also visit Building 9 for a special “Gathering of Hot VWs” sponsored by Hot VWs Magazine.

The Custom D’Elegance and the King Of Kustoms continue to be the premier custom car awards at the Sacramento Autorama.  The 4 “Big B” awards also honor those vehicles that come to compete at this top level.  The Harold Bagdasarian Memorial – World’s Most Beautiful Custom Award, the Sam Barris Memorial Award, the Dick Bertolucci Award of Excellence and the Joe “Candy Apple” Bailon Memorial Award comprise the four “Big B” awards.   

Vehicle and Vendor entry forms for both events are now available on the Rod Shows website.  

For more information about the 72nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Grand National Roadster Show and the 71st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Sacramento Autorama, please visit www.rodshows.com.


About Rod Shows
Based in the automotive cultural hub of Southern California, Rod Shows produces the West Coast’s premier indoor hot rod and custom shows including the Grand National Roadster Show and the Sacramento Autorama. Its professional show management team sets the highest standards for top quality competition and displays with every show and personally visit the country’s top automotive coachbuilders and events throughout the year, ensuring the Best of the Best participate in its events.  For more information, visit www.rodshows.com.