Monday, 14 January 2013
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first contest at world-famous Surfrider Beach, the Malibu Surfing Association has been invited to exhibit at the "The Grand Daddy of Them All" -- the O'Reilly Auto Parts Grand National Roadster Show, January 25-27 at the Pomona Fairplex.
As part of the 2013 GNRS Building 9 feature, "Woodies, Wagons, & The Spirit of Aloha," MSA will select pieces from its archive (some rarely seen) to tell the parallel, and sometimes overlapping, development of car clubs and surfing clubs in post-war Los Angeles.
"We're from the same family, that time in the late '50s and early '60s," said John Hinkle, MSA President, "where teenagers first came together to cruise Sunset Bouelvard, race in the desert, and surf beaches from Redondo to County Line."
Said J.D. Massey, MSA Member, "We shared these passions, to be sure, but we also showed others that our interests were not those of ne'er do wells. This was a lifestyle. A culture. We're honored by the invitation as the only surfing club at the GNRS and look forward to a great time."
Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside all of the Pomona Fairplex buildings. Another 400-800 vehicles will join the event Saturday and Sunday for the 8th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. Vehicles will park between buildings as part of the show.
Artwork created by the best pinstripers in the nation will be exhibited at the Pinstriper's Reunion. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to nearby charities.
The GNRS Awards Ceremony starts at 4:00pm on Sunday night where the 2013 America's Most Beautiful Roadster, America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle will be crowned, along with many other awards.