Gleaming in the Sun

Do you like beautifully modernized antique vehicles? If so, a National Street Rods Association® event may be the place for you. The NSRA annually hosts several specialty shows in the U.S. featuring hot rods and muscle cars among others.

The photos in this post were taken at the Street Rod Nationals East this summer in York, Pennsylvania. The full parking area (approximately as large as the parking lot for a major league baseball stadium) provided much to see.

My husband’s host for the event formerly worked in a paint and body shop. He explained that $12,000 was spent just for the paint on some of these cars. Clearly this is not an inexpensive hobby, but their owners did obtain stunning results.


Some collectible cars glowed in the sunshine.

Other precious babies shimmered in the shade. This blue one had a brand new paint job.

The street rods weren’t the only things gleaming in the sun. Check out this temple to diners.

This Lyndon Diner is in York, PA

We noticed several classic American diners on our travels. A Greek family owns this Lyndon Diner and the menu reflected that influence with several delicious Greek specialties. Plenty of all-American food choices were also listed on their extensive menu. Everyone should be satisfied with the variety, the atmosphere, and definitely the food.

Travel Tips
• National Street Rod Association® (NSRA) website:
• Street Rod Nationals left for 2017:
Entrance Fees apply. Check regional prices under the “Event Info” tab on the websites.
• Kalamazoo, Michigan hosts the North Street Rod National
this coming weekend, September 8 – 10th.
• Burlington, Vermont hosts the Northeast Street Rod National September 15th – 17th.
Check NSRA website for details.
• East Street Rod National in York, PA is usually the first weekend of June.
Check NSRA website for details.
• Lyndon Diner has two locations:
1353 Kenneth Road, York, PA, 717-699-5523 (where we ate)
1370 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 717-393-4878
Lyndon Diner’s website:
Or for more information:
Our waitress indicated the diner is packed when the street rods are in town.

Until next time . . . Travel Light,

© 2017 SuZan Klassen

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