011 UncRacing Logo 95.5 KLOS logo

Uncle Joe Benson at the 2008 National Roadster Show, January 27, 2008.

January 27, 2008: Thankfully the torential rains held off until after the Uncle Joe Meet & Greet with the KLOS Cool Patrol at the 59th Annual Grand National Roadster Show! Over 500 of America's most spectacular, innovative and radical street rods, classic customs and motorcycles were on display in five halls, and a quite a few more floated around outside in the campus-like setting of the Fairplex in Pomona.

(Photos by John Menchaca & Joe Benson.)

2008 Roadster Show sign.

Sweet ride.
Purple purple.
Green green.
More purple.

Incredible rods everywhere you turned!

Sharing a laugh.
Sharing another laugh.
Two Bensons.
Angela says hello Joe!
Two proud pops.

Meeting folks and sharing stories.

My lovely assistant Jenna.
Front of Twin Mill.

Just as the Mattel action toy decribed, "My lovely assistant Jenna" presents the Hot Wheels Twin Mill.

A real Rat Rod.
Rods all lined up.
Classic w/reflections.

Whenever the sun broke through, there was lots to see in the courtyards.

The oldest George Barris classic.
George Barris & his guitar.

The legendary George Barris brought along his famous 1958 "Ala Kart" hot rod — and a brand new guitar!

Yellow/green flames.
Blown away mouse.
Eagle landspeed car.

Incredible graphics around every corner.

Talking w/Mike the model maker.

Speaking with Mike McWing: Might there be an Uncle Joe's race car model soon?

Wildest car carrier.

What Joe needs.

Pedal car.

What Joe can afford.

2012 Grand National Roadster Show

2011 Grand National Roadster Show

2010 Grand National Roadster Show

2009 Grand National Roadster Show

Super Chevy 2008

2008 Goodguys Costa Mesa

2008 Grand National Roadster Show

2007 Harley Toy Run

Super Chevy 2007

2007 Goodguys Costa Mesa

2007 Grand National Roadster Show

2006 Harley Toy Run

2006 Goodguys Nitro Nationals

Super Chevy 2006

2006 Grand National Roadster Show

2005 Harley Toy Run

2005 Goodguys Nitro Nationals

2005 National Roadster Show

2004 Harley Toy Run

Ford Fest

2004 Belmont Shore Hot Rod show

2004 Goodguys Nitro Nationals

17th Annual "Z Car" Convention

Good Guys Hot Rod Happenin' 2003

Super Chevy 2003

LaVerne Hot Rods 2003

Hot Rods in H.B.

Auto Club Car Care '02

Super Chevy 2002

2002 Toy Run

Mustang Wings & Wheels 2001

Goodguys Hot Rod Happenin' 2000

Mustang Wings & Wheels 2000

2000 Hot Rod Super Show

Goodguys So.Cal Nationals 2000

Joe Races Super Chevy 2000

More Hot Rods!

Uncle Joe's
Nissan 600ZX

Uncle Joe's
Super Gas

On The Road

'12 Grand National Roadster Show

'11 Home Depot - Monrovia

'11 O.C. Fair

'11 O.C. Fair
Pat Benatar

'11 Blood

'11 O.C. Fair
Paul Rodgers

'11 O.C. Fair
Steve Miller &
Duff Goldman

'11 O.C. Barrett-Jackson

'11 Ridemakerz

Alex Xydias Center

'11 Jethro Tull

Home Depot - Orange

Performance Bicycle

BBQ @Shannon's

Home Depot - Marina Del Rey

'11 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 400

Pep Boys
Speed Shop

'11 NHRA

Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
Roadster Show

Ozzy Osbourne

'10 NHRA Finals

in Torrance

Pepsi 400

La Mirada
Home Depot

'10 L.A. Fair
Bad Company

John Bonham

Steve Miller
Kids Rock Free

'10 L.A. Fair
Monster Trucks
& C.C.R.

Axes & Axles
Hot Rod Show

BBQ @Kevin's


'10 O.C. Fair
Styx/ZZ Top

'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

Steve Miller/
Greek Theatre

5th of July

Rush's Star

Fathers Day

'10 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'10 NHRA

'10 Grand National
Roadster Show


'09 NHRA Finals

Steve Miller/

Pepsi 500

'09 L.A. Fair
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Abbey Road

'09 Blood Drive

'09 Kentucky Derby

'09 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'09 NHRA

'09 Grand National
Roadster Show

'08 NHRA Finals

Pepsi 500

Carl Edwards

'08 Jethro Tull

All-Star Party

'08 Long Beach
Grand Prix

'08 Super Chevy

'08 Goodguys
Costa Mesa

Auto Club 500

'08 NHRA

'08 Grand Nat.
Roadster Show

Photo Archives