Hey all you gearheads, one of the biggest, baddest car shows on the west coast is this weekend!! Head on up to Bakersfield, California and join us for this hot rod hootenanny this weekend

The National Street Rod Association® is pleased to announce the dates for the Western Street Rod Nationals coming to the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield, California. This premier automotive event will be held on April 27, 28, 29, 2018. The participants and visitors to the Kern County Fairgrounds will be part of the largest automotive participation event in this area.

This year marks the 32nd time the National Street Rod Association® has chosen Bakersfield as their host city for this event. The National Street Rod Association® (NSRA), is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Vehicles will be driven from all parts of the United States to make this a truly unique gathering of vintage automobiles featuring nearly every make, model and style. In addition to street rods this event includes all vehicles from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and through 1988, adding to the automotive excitement created by past events.

Spectators will be treated to the sights and sounds of some of the best constructed, most beautiful vintage automobiles ever to gather in one place.

This event will include manufacturer displays representing leading automotive specialty and aftermarket suppliers, as well as a “Women’s World” area with arts and crafts. A vintage car parts “swap meet” adds to the experience and helps the enthusiast find these “one of a kind” parts.

Designed with fun for the entire family in mind, the 42nd Western Street Rod Nationals is the place to be April 27, 28, 29, 2018.

Here are more details:


Take advantage of the $10.00 pre-entry discount available through the April 6th mail-in
deadline. When this deadline has passed we will be able to accept your entry at the
event headquarters, which will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield located at
3100 Camino Del Rio Court in Bakersfield.

Event Registration Hours:

Thursday, April 26th - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, April 27th - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 28th - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Even though you may not be in your rod everyone is welcome to attend the event.
Bring the whole family for a day at the Kern County Fairgrounds.


Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Also, you can visit your local O’Reilly’s store and purchase tickets there.

Spectator admission will be:
$17.00 - 13 YEARS AND OLDER. / $6.00 - CHILDREN 6 THROUGH 12.
A special discounted $15.00 admission is available for military personnel with proper military
Identification, NSRA members with their current membership card or anyone 60 years of age
and older. One discounted admission per person.

Although everyone will enjoy the spectacular vehicles as well as the vehicles’ owners
there are other activities the family will enjoy. Here are a few activities that you will
enjoy: the Commercial Exhibitors, the Women’s World (exhibitors with items that will
interest women as well as men and children).

Rod Authority will be on the ground, live streaming videos to our Facebook page. Join us for live coverage, on the ground at 2018 NSRA Bakersfield.

See you there!!