Rev those engines: Street Rod Nationals returns to York County this weekend

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

Rev up those engines — the annual Street Rod Nationals East is returning to York County.

The 48th annual event will be packed with more than $840 million worth of street rods, muscle cars and specialty vehicles from across the East Coast, according to the National Street Rod Association. The event is slated for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

“York County residents and visitors look forward to this event every year,” Explore York President Laura Gurreri said in a news release. “There are few places where car enthusiasts can see such an amazing collection of vehicles in one place."

A 1934 Chevy three window coupe. 

A preview of the Street Rod Nationals East at the Wyndham Garden in York on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Admission prices are as follows: 

  • $40 per family (two adults and three children)
  • $19 for those 13 years and older
  • $6 per child 6-12 years old
  • Children 5 and under receive free admission
  • $17 admission available for military personnel with proper military identification, National Street Rod Association members with their current membership card or anyone 60 years or older

Tickets are available only at the York Expo Center.

New to the event this year will be a special display of custom vehicles built by some of the top builders in the United States, the release states. Those vehicles will be on display in Memorial Hall throughout the weekend.

In addition to the weekend of street rod fun at the York Expo Center, a parade is slated for noon Friday in York City. The parade will depart from the Market Street gates at the fairgrounds and follow Market Street east through downtown York, ending at Broad Street.

This year’s Street Rod Nationals East will again feature a special Pinstripe Jamboree & Charity Auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.

A 1948 Chevy pickup.
A preview of the Street Rod Nationals East at the Wyndham Garden in York on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Attendees can bid on handmade art, with proceeds benefiting charity.

The event also will include a vintage car parts swap meet, model car display and contest, pedal car display and trade show featuring more than 100 manufacturers and dealers of specialty equipment, the release states.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto. 

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