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The Street Rod Nationals is the world's largest Street Rod
Hot rod
Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term "hot rod" is unclear. One explanation is that the term is a contraction of "hot roadster," meaning a roadster that was modified for speed. Another possible origin includes modifications to or...

 gathering. It is hosted, annually, by the NSRA
National Street Rod Association
The National Street Rod Association or NSRA is an organization that hosts a number of Street Rod and Hot Rod shows in the United States.The shows that are put on by the NSRA are:* Through the year 2011...

 (National Street Rod Association). Every year that it has been held in its current location, in Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kentucky, and the county seat of Jefferson County. Since 2003, the city's borders have been coterminous with those of the county because of a city-county merger. The city's population at the 2010 census was 741,096...

, the event has topped more than 10,000 cars. All of these cars are "Pre-49" (Manufactured before the year 1949).

Tens of thousands of spectators attend each year. The event also houses more than 500000 square feet (46,451.5 m²) of indoor street rod vendors, representing every facet of the automotive hobby, and selling everything needed to build a turn-key street rod. The Street Rod Nationals is viewed as a showcase of street rodding and over 150 new items were introduced there, in 2006.

Seminars are available daily and cover a wide array of topics. Other highlights include the NSRA Safety Inspection Team, street rod scales (courtesy of UPS
United Parcel Service
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), "Women's World", 29-Below Shows, a Pro's Pick area, Mopar
Mopar
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 Country, Commercial Way (hosted by UPS), "Outstanding use of Color" Awards (picked by PPG
PPG Industries
PPG Industries is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion...

), games, three entertainment performances, a church service, and "people mover" trams to make traveling the fairgrounds easier.

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