Fairplex Weekend Recap: 2018 Grand National Roadster Show

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites from the Grand National Roadster Show this past weekend:





Did you visit us this weekend? Share your photos in the comments below, or tag @fairplex in your social media posts!

Sneak Peek: Grand National Roadster Show

KTLA 5 Morning News came to Fairplex this morning to preview the Grand National Roadster Show! Check out what’s in store this weekend:



The Grand National Roadster Show is open to the public Friday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 28. Parking at Gate 9 off White Ave. at prevailing rates.

Hours:
Friday, 12 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets:
Tickets are sold at the door, cash only. $25 per day for guests ages 13+, $10 per day ages 6-12. Pre-sale discount tickets are available at select O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. Discount tickets are only redeemable at Gate 9 (Blue Gate.)

For more information click here.

January at Fairplex

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Happy New Year! We hope all of you had a nice, refreshing holiday break. We did, and now we’re ready for another exciting year of events and Southern California fun. Here’s what we have planned for you this month:

January Events at Fairplex

AAE January at Fairplex Asian American Expo (Jan 13-14): It’s the Year of the Dog! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the annual Asian American Expo! Shop, eat and enjoy live entertainment from all parts of Asia. Other events within the expo include:

Anime Impulse: The first anime convention of the year is at the Asian American Expo! Kick off con season at Anime Impulse, with delicious food vendors, cosplay stars, contests, a car show, photo booths, a K-Pop stage, live performances and more. Tickets available here. Admission includes access to all parts of the Asian American Expo.

BlushCon: Blushcon is an LA based celebration of all things youth and beauty. Shop the best cosmetic brands in the US and Asia, and meet popular beauty influencers such as Channon Rose and Alexandria Dorame. Tickets available here. Admission includes access to all parts of the Asian American Expo.

BoatShow January at Fairplex Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan 18 – 21): The Los Angeles Boat Show is the place to be for boating lifestyle enthusiasts.

Check out performance boats, jet skis, pontoons, fishing boats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! Admission is $15 for adults, with a $5 discount for military (ID required). Children 12 and younger are FREE. Parking $12. Click here for more info.

RetroCity January at Fairplex Retro City Festival (Jan 20 -21): We’re incredibly excited to be the venue for Retro City Festival’s debut weekend!

Celebrate the history of video gaming with the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Enjoy classic arcade games, pinball, tournaments, museums, gaming vendors and a huge console play area.

Tickets and additional event info are available at RetroCityFestival.com.

Fairplex Events GNRS expohall 300x214 January at Fairplex Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 26 – 28): The 69th Grand National Roadster Show is at Fairplex Jan. 26 – 28. Come see more than 500 show vehicles compete for awards, along with hundreds of other vehicles participating in the Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. Tickets & additional info available at rodshows.com.

Other Events: Giant RV LA Winter Show (now-Jan 7), Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Jan 5-7), Reptile Super Show (Jan 6 & 7) and the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 14). For more info on any of these events, please visit us at Fairplex.com.

If you’re hanging out with us, share your experiences on social media! Tag @fairplex and use #fairplex in your captions. We’d love to hear from you.

Weekend Recap: 2017 Grand National Roadster Show

Tens of thousands of guests attended the 68th annual Grand National Roadster Show this year. Our expo halls and surrounding areas were lined with gorgeous classic cars of every style, year and color.

The Mulholland Speedster, built by the Hollywood Hot Rods team received the coveted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award.

Other fun activities included the Pin-up Doll competition, the Grand Daddy Drive-In, where auto enthusiasts could show off their cars to one another, shopping and art.




Congratulations to all who won awards and thank you to all our guests who joined us for this event. We’re always glad to welcome the GNRS to our grounds. For more information on what’s next at Fairplex, visit fairplex.com!

Fairplex Weekender: Roadsters & Gardening

Wait… how is it already the last weekend of January? Time sure flies when you’re having a good time (and we’ve been having a blast!) Here’s how we’re ending the month:

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Grand National Roadster Show (now – Jan 29): The 68th annual Grand National Roadster Show is in full swing. We can hear the doo-wop music and see some of the vendors and vehicles from our offices. More than 500 show vehicles will compete for awards, and another few hundred will join in the fun on Saturday & Sunday for the Grand Daddy Drive-In! If you’re an auto enthusiast, this is a must-do. More info at fairplex.com.

FREE Farm Gardening Workshop (Jan. 28): The Learning Centers at Fairplex is hosting a free gardening workshop this Saturday in partnership with the LA County Smart Gadening Program, CA Farm Water Coalition and The Farm at Fairplex. Learn how to use composting and grass cycling to create a healthy, water-savvy garden! More info here.

Public Auction (Now – Jan. 28): The US Public Auction is auctioning off cars, trucks, vans and more at our White Ave. lot. Admission and parking are free at Gate 23 on Arrow Hwy.
Have a great weekend! Make sure to tag us on social media if you visit us!

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Fairplex Weekend Recap: Grand National Roadster Show

We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at Fairplex, despite the downpour on Sunday. We took a stroll through the grounds on Friday afternoon and could feel the weekend vibes from a mile away.

Row upon row of beautiful cars and motorcycles graced our expo halls as car enthusiasts took their time checking out each model, chatting with each other and sipping beer.

Live music, auto accessory vendors and delicious food & beverage booths made for a fantastic day. And even though the party moved inside on Sunday, it was a blast watching the celebrations, culminating in the ceremony for the coveted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award.


Congratulations to Darryl and Terri Hollenbeck on winning this year’s prize with your beautiful 1932 roadster!

We’re currently transforming our campus from a roadster’s wonderland into an equestrian playground for the Western Horse Expo this weekend.

Were you around this weekend? Tag us in your social media posts, we would love to share in your experience! 

For more information on upcoming Fairplex events, visit fairplex.com.

L.A. Weekender: Cars, cars, cars galore

We are super excited for the Grand National Roadster Show this weekend but there are a ton of other cool things happening in L.A. too. Check out what’s going on this weekend:

GNRS Weekender L.A. Weekender: Cars, cars, cars galore  Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 29 – 31): The 65th annual Grand National Roadster Show is at Fairplex this weekend for all things classic, automotive and beautiful. Stop by this weekend, grab a beer and some food and saunter through row upon row of gorgeous, state-of-the-art classic cars. This celebration of hot rods and roadsters will satisfy the hearts of car lovers of all ages. For more information visit fairplex.com

Free Museum Day (Jan 30): If you’ve ever wanted to check out LACMA or the MOCA now is the time! Los Angeles museums are offering free admission on Saturday. More than a dozen museums are participating and we recommend visiting at least two! View a complete list of participating museums here. 

Night on Broadway (Jan 30): Broadway in downtown is always thriving with shopping, dining, art and a general lively beat. That’s all about to explode tenfold at the annual Night on Broadway celebration. See a film, watch a concert, eat until you can’t and enjoy the abundance of performing arts, delicious dining options and dive into some of the best that downtown LA has to offer. Attendance is FREE and open to all ages. More info at nightonbroadway.la.

Anime Los Angeles (Jan 29-31): If you were intrigued by the Anime Impulse event during the Asian American Expo at Fairplex you might want to head over to the Ontario Convention Center for the Anime L.A. event this weekend. Cosplay, dance, eat and mingle with other anime and manga fans and get ready for the bigger events heading to LA this summer! For more info visit animelosangeles.org.

L.A. Taco Takedown (Jan 31): Finish up the weekend at the L.A. Taco Takedown! Try the best of the best as Angelenos compete to see who the best taco maker in LA really is. Home cooks will be adding their specialty sauces, spices and fillings to Princesita tacos while spectators have the delightful task of feasting on all the contest entries. More info here.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

Sneak Peek: 65th Annual Grand Roadster Show

The roar of engines is prevalent all over campus today as our guests move in for the Grand National Roadster Show! The KTLA news crew stopped by this morning for a preview of this weekend’s activities. Check it out!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Cars, paint and wine

66th Annual Grand National Roadster Show

It was cars, cars and more cars at Fairplex this weekend for the 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show.

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Our campus was a beautiful cacophony of roaring engines, doo-wop music and the sizzle of burgers and hot dogs. Inside, more than 100 cars were on display, from the home-built custom hot rods at the Suede Palace (Expo Hall 10), to the beauties on display in Expo Hall 4.

18 vehicles were in the running for the coveted “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” award, with the winner being Larry Olson’s 1933 Ford Roadster. Hot Rod Network did a great job of photographing all 18 entries, which you can view here.

Meanwhile over in Expo Hall 6, Victor Garcia won “America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle” with his sleek 2014 Harley Davidson.

Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend! We love having the Grand National Roadster Show here and look forward to next year’s event!

Palates & Palettes 

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Motor enthusiasts weren’t the only ones to visit Fairplex campus this weekend. The first Palates & Palettes art party debuted Saturday night at the Millard Sheets Art Center (MSAC) for a relaxing time of culture, food, wine and learning.

MSAC also held its first family art workshop of the year, and hosted the opening reception of the Paula Izydorek art show on Friday evening. Not a bad way to kick off the new year!

To see what else is happening at Fairplex, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Do you have any favorite memories at Fairplex this weekend? 

L.A. Weekender: Fairplex happenings

Hello and Happy Friday! This edition of the L.A. Weekender features cars, paint and family fun, all right here at the Fairplex campus. Keep reading to see what we have in store for you:

Check out the 2014 show in Tony DeFrank’s video! 

Grand National Roadster Show (Jan. 23-25): The 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show arrives at Fairplex this weekend for three days of cars, cars and more cars. Some of the most beautiful roadsters in the nation compete for awards including the prestigious America’s Most Beautiful Roadster trophy. For more information, visit the Fairplex event page.

Palates & Palettes: Food, Wine and Paint (Jan. 24): The first Palates & Palettes wine and paint series debuts at the Millard Sheets Art Center (MSAC) this Saturday night. Escape to Austria with us as you learn to paint with professional artist Dominic Black and sample food and wine from Vienna. RSVP today with The Learning Centers at Fairplex. There are still a few spots open!

Free Family Workshop (Jan. 24): MSAC is kicking off the Free Family Workshop series this Saturday morning. Join artist Jimena Roman as she takes you through a fun arts & crafts project, great for all ages. Reservations are required. For more information visit The Learning Centers at Fairplex website.

Public Auction (Jan. 23-24): Last but not least on our list of Fairplex happenings, the monthly Public Auction is happening Saturday at Gate 9 (White Ave.) Cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles will be auctioned off to buyers. Preview potential purchases on Friday, then prepare to bid Saturday. Admission is free. For more information visit the Fairplex events page.

Share your Fairplex experience with us on social media! Follow and tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’d love to hear from you.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com