Text and Photos – Mashie Mihalko

The 49th annual Street Rod Nationals was held at the York Expo Center in York, PA. Favorable weather conditions rather than the usual hot and humid environment greeted the large spectator crowd . They came to view the thousands of street rods parked throughout the Expo property. A variety of activities and venues were available during the three day event. Street Rod seminars, swap meet, manufacturers exhibits, kid and adult games provided plenty of options for the attendees.

Memorial Hall hosted the builders showcase, model car contest, pedal cars display, pin up girls and best male beard contests, and the pin stripers charity auction. The Street Rod enthusiasts are looking forward to 2024 when the 50th Street Rod Nationals East will be held.

Planning will be throughout the ensuing months to make the golden anniversary of the Nats East the best one ever.

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