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Photo Gallery: 2016 GNRS Grand National Roadster Show

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2016 GNRS


The Grand National Roadster Show is one of the world’s longest-running indoor custom car shows where the two most coveted awards are presented: America’s Most Beautiful Roadster and America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle.




Unlike many “Best Of…” awards that are handed out near the end of the calendar year, the America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle competition takes place in January, at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California, giving recipients and all those involved in building these incredible show pieces a full year’s worth of bragging rights.



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America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle


Andrew Ursich has been raking in the accolades with his Knucklehead-powered chopper called "Stardust." Ursich took home the GNRS trophy for 2016 America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle.






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2001 Honda NSR150SP


Manufactured by Honda for the Asian markets, this clean NSR150SP is owned by Davidson Adler from Ventura, CA.




This year, two-wheeled GNRS entries fell into two groups: custom choppers and land-speed racers in the Quest For Speed section. While GNRS has long been known as a show for hot rodders, the number of motorcycle entries is one the rise. This year, Andrew Ursich and his Ursich Customs-built Knucklehead called “Stardust” won the trophy for America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle. Scroll through the photos to see the rest of GNRS 2016.



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1949 Harley-Davidson Panhead


If you rode a Schwinn Sting-Ray as a kid, you'll surely like Scott Stopnik's lemon yellow "Cycle-Ray". It's one of our favorites.






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Valerie Thompson 2012 BMW S1000RR


Seven-time land-speed record holder Valerie Thompson in the GNRS "Quest For Speed" display. She went 208mph to become a member of the Bonneville Salt Flats 200mph Red Hat Club.






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Chris Rivas V-Twin


Powered by an S&S T143ci engine with an Aerocharger turbo, Chris Rivas holds the SCTA El Mirage speed record at 217.843 mph.






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1963 BSA


Not your average Beezer, powered by a 350cc B40 single with custom paint by the owners Chilin and Tom Cunningham






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1955 Harley-Davidson FL


Tom Foley's '55 FL was part of the Quest For Speed display in building 9 at GNRS.






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1969 Harley-Davidson


Johnny Lizarraga's '69 Shovelhead competing in the Land Speed Harley class.






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2014 Alp Triumph


The "fastest ever" 650cc pushrod engine, naturally aspirated, is owned by Alp Sungurtekin of Sun Valley, California.






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Ironwood Racing GSX-R1000


Ralph Hudson owns and rides this Suzuki-powered machine based on a 2003 GSX-R1000. How fast? It's gone 262.6 mph!






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Custom Minibikes


The 1969 Taco 22 on the left is owned by Ryan Rosen, and the '69 Bonanza BC 1500 belongs to Kevin Rosen.






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Anderson & Darbyshire Sidecar


Bill Anderson designed and built this land-speed sidecar powered by a 540cc supercharged Weslake pushrod engine. It currently holds six class records at Bonneville and two class records at El Mirage.






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1950 Harley-Davidson Panhead


Arie Vanschyndel's "El Panhead" nostalgia chopper.






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1950 Triumph Custom


This European custom features a T110, owned by Jeff Leighton.






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1999 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy


This Evo-powered Softail bears little resemblance to the Motor Company's original '99 Fat Boy. This one is owned by Jonathan Schroder.






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1954 Harley-Davidson Panhead


Philippe Coquard spent more than 3,000 hours building his "Twisted Pan."






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Modified 2007 Buell XBRR


With a top speed of 202.8 mph, Steve Huff and his factory road racer claim the title of world's fastest 80ci pushrod motorcycle.






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1999 Yamaha V-Star 1100


"The Vindicator" is a '99 Yamaha designed, built and painted by the owner, Martin Burnette of Spokane, Washington.






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1980 Harley-Davidson Sportster


Another Andrew Ursich creation.






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1951 Harley-Davidson Panhead


Making the rounds of the Southern California chopper scene is Jason Webber's '51 Pan called "Booger Sugar."






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Harley-Davidson Shovelhead


If you made it out to Born Free 7, you know this 107ci Shovel owned by Oliver Jones.






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1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead


This '48 Pan owned by Ryan Grossman falls in the Antique Custom class at GNRS.






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1969 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead


Another Oliver Jones entry is this Shovel that was the Mooneyes Pick at Born Free 7.






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2005 Harley-Davidson Road King


Representing the custom baggers at GNRS is Jesse Sandoval and his late-model FLHR.








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