- Hero image, pictures, art, text and errors by: Chris Breeden

If you missed the Custom & Hot Rod Life coverage of the 2019 NSRA (National Street Rod Association) Street Rod Nationals, from Louisville, Kentucky earlier this month, then check out this story:

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Now that everyone is caught up, check out this full coverage spread:

VIDEO: The Sounds of the Nats!

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The Pictures:

1950 Ford Crestliner. This was Fords answer to Chevys hardtop Bel Air.

1950 Ford Crestliner. This was Fords answer to Chevys hardtop Bel Air.

1938 Ford sedan delivery.

1938 Ford sedan delivery.

One slick Chevelle.

One slick Chevelle.

Resto-Mod 1st generation Camaro

Resto-Mod 1st generation Camaro

A collection of Model T and Model A Ford roadster, Hot Rods.

A collection of Model T and Model A Ford roadster, Hot Rods.

A very good looking 1957 Chevy Bel Air

A very good looking 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Jake's '34 Ford 3-window coupe.

Jake's '34 Ford 3-window coupe.

Another fine Chevelle.

Another fine Chevelle.

A black '54 Cadillac and a classy white '51 Chevy.

A black '54 Cadillac and a classy white '51 Chevy.

A Hot Rod '32 Ford 5-window coupe

A Hot Rod '32 Ford 5-window coupe

A full fendered '32 Ford Coupe.

A full fendered '32 Ford Coupe.

'41 Willys Coupe

'41 Willys Coupe

A '32 Ford roadster.

A '32 Ford roadster.

A couple of gearheads, admiring a late '60s custom Pontiac.

A couple of gearheads, admiring a late '60s custom Pontiac.

A 1960s Dodge D100 pick-up.

A 1960s Dodge D100 pick-up.

A vintage racing inspired, 1934 Ford 3-window coupe.

A vintage racing inspired, 1934 Ford 3-window coupe.

A highly customized '49 Mercury coupe.

A highly customized '49 Mercury coupe.

By 8:00 AM on day 2 (Friday) the East field was filling up!

By 8:00 AM on day 2 (Friday) the East field was filling up!

A '28 Ford two-door sedan, that could be seen cruisin' the grounds every day of the show.

A '28 Ford two-door sedan, that could be seen cruisin' the grounds every day of the show.

A '32 Ford Phaeton.

A '32 Ford Phaeton.

A low riding Buick Riviera.

A low riding Buick Riviera.

A nice two-toned '55 Chevy.

A nice two-toned '55 Chevy.

This '41 Willys coupe had a fully chromed Big Block Chevy, complete with a chrome blower.

This '41 Willys coupe had a fully chromed Big Block Chevy, complete with a chrome blower.

A '32 Ford Woody wagon.

A '32 Ford Woody wagon.

An extremely customized, '38 Chevy coupe.

An extremely customized, '38 Chevy coupe.

This two-toned Shoebox Ford ('49-'51) was one of the best looking old school custom cars at the Nationals. One of my favorites!

This two-toned Shoebox Ford ('49-'51) was one of the best looking old school custom cars at the Nationals. One of my favorites!

A mild custom, '51 Chevy and a Street Rodded, '46 Mercury convertible.

A mild custom, '51 Chevy and a Street Rodded, '46 Mercury convertible.

By day 3 (Saturday) over 12,000 registered cars were on the fairgrounds.

By day 3 (Saturday) over 12,000 registered cars were on the fairgrounds.

Parking was so scarce, you had to find it were you could!

Parking was so scarce, you had to find it were you could!

A beautiful '56 Chevy convertible.

A beautiful '56 Chevy convertible.

A old school drag car.

A old school drag car.

One, extremely good looking, '39 Ford coupe.

One, extremely good looking, '39 Ford coupe.

A '64 Nova.

A '64 Nova.

A Hot Rod, English Ford.

A Hot Rod, English Ford.

C10 Chevy trucks were everywhere!

C10 Chevy trucks were everywhere!

A '39 Ford coupe, in a beautiful shade of red.

A '39 Ford coupe, in a beautiful shade of red.

A '34 Chevy truck, with an ever so subtle top chop.

A '34 Chevy truck, with an ever so subtle top chop.

A great big Chrysler!

A great big Chrysler!

This '38 Plymouth sedan has made a fine looking Hot Rod.

This '38 Plymouth sedan has made a fine looking Hot Rod.

A '48 Chevy Suburban, that's had a slight top chop.

A '48 Chevy Suburban, that's had a slight top chop.

Yes, that's a AMC Matador at the Street Rod Nationals! Anything that goes, goes now!

Yes, that's a AMC Matador at the Street Rod Nationals! Anything that goes, goes now!

The UPS Show Truck.

The UPS Show Truck.

The Custom & Hot Rod Life show truck! Our old shop truck did great at the Nationals this year. We put over 700 miles on it in 4 days and the truck never complained, not once! We got a little hot a time or two, but the truck did fine.

The Custom & Hot Rod Life show truck! Our old shop truck did great at the Nationals this year. We put over 700 miles on it in 4 days and the truck never complained, not once! We got a little hot a time or two, but the truck did fine.

Well there you have it! That's just about all the pictures I took at the "big one" this year!

Keep on Cruisin'!

Art by: Chris Breeden

Art by: Chris Breeden

About the Author:

"Chris Breeden is a Social Media content creator for Custom & Hot Rod Life on DRIVETRIBE, YouTube and Facebook. After spending 5 years in Southern California, a.k.a. Hot Rod Heaven, while serving as a jet engine mechanic in the United States Marine Corps, he moved back home to Tennessee with an even greater love for Hot Rodded Vintage Tin. Since then he has worked in retail sales and the transportation and logistics industry. In 2018, seeing a gap in Hot Rod and Custom Car coverage on DRIVETRIBE, Chris began advocating for their inclusion on the platform. During the summer months, he can be found all over the Tennessee region covering car shows, meets, and cruise-ins. During the winter months, he can be found in the garage working on his custom 1949 Ford two-door sedan and 1954 F100 truck."

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