Stewart-Warner is exhibiting at the 50th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals starting this Thursday in Louisville, KY. Look for us in booth #239. We’re excited to introduce our new line of Muscle gauges featuring a sleek, brushed aluminum finish, brilliant backlit graphics, and a retro red pointer. Like all Stewart-Warner gauges, our Muscle line combines modern performance and quality with a design as genuine and beautiful as the vehicles they enhance.
What A Coupe!
We’re also thrilled to showcase a 1932 Model B Ford Coupe in our booth. This beauty is owned by Jeff Romig of Three Rivers, Mich. The auto is equipped with vintage Stewart-Warner gauges, including the original 1932 Ford Speedo (by Stewart-Warner). The dashboard also has Stewart-Warner oil pressure, oil temperature, water temperature, fuel level, and volts gauges from the 1950s.
Jeff shared a fascinating history of the vintage Ford that he learned from the prior owner who completed the restoration. In 1951, Harry Leras, Sr., the owner of Harry’s Auto Parts and Service in Monte Rio, Calif., purchased the coupe for $200. The car had been upgraded to a Ford flathead V-8. An accomplished mechanic, Harry began the process of hot rodding the all steel car in the mid-1950s. The coupe won 1st place at the Santa Rosa, Calif., car show in 1964. Shortly after, Harry quit driving the vehicle because he said, “people kept leaning on the fenders.” Harry stored the car in his garage from 1964 until 2008 when he sold it with just 18,969 miles. Today, the coupe has just a few modifications, mainly for safety, to its 1956 build.
The 50th Annual NSRA (National Street Rod Association) Street Rod Nationals expects an all-time high number of participants and spectators this year. The event will fill the majority of the Kentucky Expo Center, as well as exterior buildings, with over 350 manufacturer and dealer booths, and a range of other attractions.
The event includes muscle cars — factory-produced high horsepower machines from the 60s and 70s — along with classic cars from the 50s. Show hours are:
- Thursday, August 1, 8 am to 5 pm
- Friday, August 2, 8 am to 7 pm
- Saturday, August 3, 7 am to 7 pm
- Sunday, August 4, from 8 am to 1 pm