Now that the automotive world has awakened from a long slumber, hot rod enthusiasts in the mid-west are looking forward to the last weekend in May. NSRA’s event organizers will be setting up shop for the always spectacular Mid-America Street Rod Nationals at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri, for the 38th time. Circle the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th) of May’s final weekend in 2021 on the calendar.
According to the NSRA’s public relations office, “We are expecting close to 1500 pre-1991 specialty vehicles from all over the central 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, muscle cars, pro-touring, and just about any other kind of vehicle you can think of.”
Throughout the event, fans will be able to view a wide range of vehicles on display and participate in several activities. The festivities begin with open houses at Hotshoe Hot Rods & Show Me Rod & Custom on Thursday. From there the weekend ramps up with NSRA’s Women’s World arts & crafts show, a quilt show, lady’s tea. There will be plenty of adult and kids games, the vintage automotive parts Swap Meet, and Nick Donovan’s Rockin’ Road Show.
The weekend will finish strong with a live seminar and a non-denominational Church Service on Sunday. There will also be NSRA’s own super prize program, a feature where over $53,000 worth of merchandise will be given away throughout the weekend.
Last but not least, there will be three drawings for $2,000 each on Sunday during the awards program. To be eligible to win any of the prizes, the winners must be registered participants of the 2021 Mid-America Street Rod Nationals. All prizes are courtesy of the National Street Rod Association.
The Mid-America Street Rod Nationals will play host to the NSRA’s Streetkhana event on Friday and Saturday. This event is “Autocross NSRA Style.” Also on Saturday, the popular Streets of Rods and Special Categories will take place. On Sunday, all the award-winning vehicles of the 38th Annual Mid-America Street Rod Nationals will be on display in the “Circle of Winners” area. The awards ceremony will take place at 1:00 pm on Sunday.
Dozens of manufactures and dealers of specialty automotive equipment will be displaying & selling their products, accessories, and supplies inside the spacious exhibit hall. Also, a special Women’s World area will feature assorted arts & Crafts and antiques from collectors around the area.
All activities are open to the public. Spectator ticket hours are: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on both Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am to 12 noon on Sunday. Admission is $19.00 for adults, $6:00 for children ages 6 to 12, children under 6 are free when accompanied by an adult. A $2.00 discount is offered to all active military, seniors over 60, and NSRA members (all with proper I.D.) Discount tickets are also available at O’Reilly Auto Parts. Only one discount ticket offer per I.D.
For more information on this or the other Street Rod National events held by the NSRA, visit them online at www.nsra-usa.com.