TAMPA, FLA. – For the past 32 years, the NSRA (National Street Rod Association) has been holding the Southeast Street Rod Nationals in Tampa, Florida. This year, the event was held at the Florida State Fairgrounds and had drew the largest turnout yet, with more than 1,300 street rods attending. NSRA defines a “street rod” as a modernized vintage vehicle that must be of pre-1949 manufacture with modern amenities, such as disc brakes, A/C or cruise control, etc. Although this is the primary focus of the NSRA event, they also welcomed muscle cars from the 1960’s and 70’s as well as classic cars from the 50’s.
While this show is mostly for “gearheads,” the NSRA also provides a variety of other attractions along the show field. This includes a setup for commercial exhibitors, a swap meet, Women’s World, and even a model car contest. Longtime Shelby enthusiast and SAAC-MCR club founder Jeff Burgy attended the show earlier this year and snapped photos of Ford-built rides that were on display there. He’s agreed to share his photos us in the gallery below: