Our History

The Hot Rod Super Nationals was founded by none other than the magazine itself in 1979. We appeared as Hot Rod’s main cover image for its 10th Anniversary in 1988 and remained on the cover annually through 1992. During this time, Canfield Fairgrounds, just south of Youngstown, soon became the Supernats stomping grounds. We moved our show around a bit and after several years of being featured at Quaker City Motor Parks in Salem, the show returned to its home in Canfield in 2016.

After falling under proud new ownership in 2017, Canfield is where the Supernats plan to stay. Our three-day event featuring thousands of vehicles includes automotive and food vendors, contests, and family activities.  Throughout the years, our attendance has risen to tens of thousands of fans and supporters. Car collectors come from all across the country to be a part of the Hot Rod Super Nationals car show.  One of our signature events includes an evening cruise beginning at the fairgrounds and proceeding along U.S. 224. It is truly an event you need to experience with your own eyes. Hot Rod Super Nationals plans to continue our traditions as well as build new ones. Stay tuned for our future endeavors.

Vendors & Sponsors

We want to provide our Sponsors, Vendors, and Participants with an event that’s worth rooting for. If ever you’ve experienced the Hot Rod Super Nationals, you understand the passion and expertise that it takes to build, restore, and enjoy the vehicles we cherish. For our participants, getting to share the amount of dedication it took to prepare their vehicle is the greatest reward.

Without the support of our sponsors and vendors, we wouldn’t be able to continue our tradition that has made its way into the hearts of countless hot rod, muscle, and classic car aficionados. For those interested in becoming a part of our event, we offer a variety of options.

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