46th NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals – 2023

Bakersfield, CA Dates: 04/28/2023 ‐ 04/30/2023
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Contact Us | Location

Address: Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 S P St
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Phone: 231-487-2790

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.nsra-usa.com/


Dates: 04/28/2023 ‐ 04/30/2023

Event Activities:

  • Outdoor Show
  • Swap Meet
  • Trade Show

An all time high number of participants and spectators are expected this year. Almost all of the Kern County Fairgrounds will be utilized for the event as well as many of the buildings, which will house a large number of manufacturer and dealer displays and other attractions.

We are looking for 2000 specialty vehicles, 30 years and older, from all over the Western United States and farther.  These vehicles will show just how hugely popular the specialty vehicle hobby is.  There will be street rods, cool customs, pick-ups, restored muscle cars, pro-touring cars and just about any kind of car you would like to see.

The host organization, NSRA, defines a street rod as a modernized vintage vehicle that must be of pre-1949 manufacture. These vehicles are equipped with the latest options available on the newest model vehicles, including but not limited to disc brakes, air conditioning, cruise control, and tilt steering wheel. Most of those attending have updated the engine and drive train to enable the owner to cruise down the highway in comfort and safely maintain the speeds traveled by more modern vehicles. All vehicles must be driven on to the grounds.

Included in this event are muscle cars, those factory produced high horsepower machines from the 60’s and 70’s along with the classics cars of the 50’s. This is truly unique mix of old and new together again at the Kern County Fairgrounds and a national gathering of fine vintage automobiles of every description. The NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals is the area’s largest automotive participation event and spectators from around the area will attend the event.

The NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals is an excellent event for spectators to attend and those who take time to attend will be treated to the sights and sounds of some of the most beautiful, best constructed vintage vehicles ever assembled in one place. One of the special attractions for the spectators is that they can walk right up to the vehicles and check each one out close up as they are not roped-off or otherwise confined. All are in the open and can be examined top to bottom, front to back, inside and out. While the exquisite paint and other features of the car should not be touched, spectators are free to look to their hearts content.

No mail-in entries accepted after Friday, April 7th, 2023. Discount available through Friday, April 7th, 2023.



Vehicle Types
  • American