March 7th & 8th, the Oregon State Fairgrounds will play host to “The Best of the Best”, with the 14th Annual Salem Roadster Show. 100+ of the best classics; hot rods, street rods and customs will be on display, and as it has been for the previous 13 years, they will be showing for the first time in Salem.
Owners/Promoters Bob Symons and Greg Roach attend cars shows from British Columbia to Reno each year, personally inviting the best of the best to attend, and everyone leaves with an outstanding Salem Roadster Show “Show Award Winner” embroidered jacket. The unique non-judged format of this show, allows the entrants to share their great vehicles with the general public, without the stress of dealing with the formalities of having the car judged. And as you have probably seen throughout the car show world, the Salem Roadster Show jackets (along with honor of the personal invite) are a sought after prize, and beat the heck out of a dust collecting trophy.
With record breaking attendance (up over 30% in 2019), the Salem Roadster Show has proven that it’s one not to miss each year. With a great vendor mix, and great music by Russ Strohmeyer, there’s always a lot to see and do. But that didn’t stop Bob and Greg from looking for other ways to attract more guests, and even higher end builds.
An exciting new feature at this year’s show will be the presentation of the first “Pacific Northwest Emerald Award.” Five of the special invite vehicles will vie for an amazing trophy crafted by Scott Adams of Amazing Creations. The trophy which stands better than 2 feet tall features an amazing eagle sculpture sitting on a crafted wooden pedestal and base. There will be two of the awards, one going home with the lucky car owner (along with a large cash prize), and the other will be a perpetual award with the winners name added each year, that will be displayed at the various award sponsors place of business. Scott of Amazing Creations, a craftsman specializing in custom RV remodeling, couldn’t resist the opportunity to be on board and wanted to build something very special and memorable for this award. This year’s Emerald Award Sponsors include Precision Auto Body & Paint, Weston KIA/Buick/GMC, The Insurance Garage, PDX CarCulture.Com, Better Car Shows (Medford Rod & Custom Show), Amazing Creations, and Roddin’ & Racin’ Magazine.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, Bob and Greg are adding a whole new element to the Salem Roadster Show with the Salem Unique Street and Car Culture Show, taking place in the Columbia Hall right next to the Jackman Long Building. Your $13.00 admission fee, gets you into both great shows! So start out your 2020 car show season with something for every car lover, and the entire family at the Salem Roadster Show, “the Best of the Best.” For more information visit www.salem-roadstershow.com