2015 Darryl Starbird National Rod & Custom Show

Saturday I dropped the kid off at his Improv group and headed over to the Tulsa Fairgrounds in order to check out the Darryl Starbird National Rod & Custom Show.  I’ve been to lots of car shows but I had never been to this. It is a show of custom and hot rod cars. They are labors of love and I don’t see how the owners will ever recover the value of the time and money they have put in their cars.

1965 Cobra

1965 Cobra Mustang. I love the fake snakes on the body of the car and in the trunk. I least I think they are fakes. I told you that I am not much of a car guy. I’m attracted to fancy paint jobs and the lines and appearance of the car.

1940 Ford

1940 Ford. I love the color and white wall tires and the chrome on the wheels, bumper, grill and headlights, and again the swoopy lines. (Swoopy is a word. I wouldn’t try it in WWF though.)

1948 Chevrolet

1948 Chevrolet, gorgeous color, and the wide whitewalls on the tires and I love the chrome bumper and simple lines.

1950 Packard

1950 Packard painted up to look like an Army staff car. Apparently Packards were popular with the generals back then for staff cars. I can see why. I love the hood over the windshield and the way the engine hood opens up.

1950 Ford?

Now, my tagging says 1950 Ford but I am uncertain about that. I just love the two toned color scheme and all the chrome and that huge grill.

1938 Chevrolet Business Coupe

1938 Chevrolet Business Coupe. Look at that tall grill and that paint job. Wonderful. I loved how they displayed this car with the cool lighting that really made it shine.

1940 Plymouth Road King

This is a 1940 Plymouth Road King. The owner is the son of the original buyer and it has been the family since it was brand new, 75 years. It has been a labor of love for him. He did all the work himself and he dedicates the car to his late wife who died of cancer.

Custom Triton

I am not sure but I think this car is a total custom car. A one of a kind. Look at the headlights. The car has a clear acrylic roof that has air conditioning vents in it. And I love the paint job. Notice the shrouds around the rear wheels. This car is wonderful.

1953 Buick Convertible

A 1953 Buick Convertible. Oh my, the red leather seats, the black and white paint job. How long and sleek it is. This is a wonderful car.

So that was just a sampling of what was there. In addition to all the super deluxe show cars there were many cars on display by other people who have nice cars and keep them in good shape and polished and detailed them for the show.

Plus they had some people there demonstrating how custom cars are built. There was non-stop music and I think they had some small races later in the day. I left because I was overwhelmed plus I had to go pick up the kid.

I’ll be back next year!!

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I like cars but I am not a car guy and I don’t take very good notes. In fact I take no notes and the way I try to keep things straight is by taking photographs of the accompanying posters. Often I don’t do a very good job of it so if I misidentify something please leave a comment and set me straight.

14 thoughts on “2015 Darryl Starbird National Rod & Custom Show

  1. sylviakirk

    Oh, what a great show!!! I love those old cars — most of them and me are the same age, but they look a heck of a lot better!!! Great captures!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you’ve had a great weekend!!

  2. Gaelyn

    All that glitz! I wouldn’t know one car from another from any era so you can tell me anything. I too take photos of signs as notes. They are all really pretty but I like the aqua colored one best. Mostly because of its color.

  3. Beth

    very cool. i love the pink one. love the last convertible model. ( :
    what a fun day!! i love classic cars. they sure don’t make them cool like these guys any more do they? so so silly. miss that. i am living in the wrong time. ha. ha!!

  4. JH

    These are gorgeous and I’m not even a car fan, but they are a work of art and beautifully looked after. Much prettier than modern cars.

  5. Ellen

    I know a couple people who restore cars and it seems to be a real passion and obsession for them. I like looking at the old cars too, but don’t know anything about them.

  6. Barb Behmer

    I know nothing about cars, but I can tell you these are shined better than anything I have in my house. Do they drive them on the street or are they trailered, I wonder?

  7. apaley

    I did leave a message which simply said “yawn”. Either I didn’t post it correctly or you removed it!!!

    1. yogisd7_wp Post author

      I have never removed messages1 My spam filter might have picked it up though.

      Got the Tulsa Car Show and the Leake Car Auction coming up!! I know you can’t wait.

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