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5 Fun Facts About the NSRA Street Rod Nationals North in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Posted on August 12th, 2021

41st Annual Street Rod Nationals North

The region’s largest and most spectacular street rod, muscle car and custom car show
September 10, 11, & 12


See more than 2,500 street rods, muscle cars, custom cars, trucks and specialty vehicles from all over the Central United States and farther, each manufactured more than 30 years ago at the least.  In addition to lots of chrome, beautiful paint and luxurious interiors, these cars have modern chassis features added such as state of the art suspensions, four-wheel disc brakes, along with comfort features like air conditioning, cruise control, tilt steering, exotic stereos, and much, much more.


An action-packed weekend with a truly unique blend of rods, customs, muscle cars and specialty vehicles offering something for everyone. Plus, every vehicle entering the event will be eligible for any and all awards and giveaways presented during the weekend.


Kalamazoo’s Gilmore Car Museum will also be bringing cars to the Expo Center to display for the weekend!





In case you’re not convinced as to why you should attend this special event, here are five fun facts about the Street Rod Nationals North in Kalamazoo!



1 – The weekend kicks off on Friday night with the band “Crooked Root” playing from 6PM – 8PM, followed by a drive-in movie showing the film “Cars”. Bring your chairs and enjoy both shows!






2 – A variety of cars and trucks in attendance ranging in value from $8,000 to $100,000, each with an average of $28,000 per vehicle. A total worth of over $50million dollars in will be in attendance!






3 – A street rod and a hot rod are not one and the same! A street rod is a vehicle manufactured prior to 1948, that has been modified for travel on today’s highways. 
A hot rod would be the same except for a post 1948 vehicle. Most Street Rods at the show are from the 30’s and 40’s but you will see a few from the teens and 20’s.






4 – The show gets many cars from Canada every year and participants come from all over the east coast states to the mid-west states. 
Returning will be the “Vintage Parts Swap Meet”, offering used and/or old original automotive parts for sale from all over North America!






5 – Some members still have and drive the same car they did in high school 40-50 years ago!





If you’re headed to the show, be sure to brush up on show times, admission and more below!


Dates: September 10, 11, 12

Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 – 8:00 AM -5:00 PM

Sunday, September 12 – 8:30 AM -1 PM.


WHERE: Kalamazoo County Expo Center and FairgroundsKalamazoo, Michigan

Admission prices are $19 per adult, $6 per child (6-12 years), and children 5 years and under FREE, when accompanied by an adult.


Discount tickets available to:

  • Senior citizens (60 years & older) with proper ID.
  • Military personnel with proper ID.
  • NSRA members with current membership card.

(One $2.00 discount ticket offer per ID.)


Tickets on sale at Kalamazoo County Expo Center gates during the event. For additional show information, go here