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The Southern Oregon Rod & Custom Show

April 22nd & 23rd 2023

@ The Douglas County Fairgrounds

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Exciting Special Guests for 2023!

John D’Agostino will be at this years show, along with world renowned International Custom Car Builder Oz Welch. Also Custom Mike will be back doing his live stream to all over the world from right here in Roseburg Oregon. Stop by, meet, and say Hi to em.

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Oz Welch

International Recognized Custom Car Builder

Official Entry Forms:


Registration forms for exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors that want to participate in this event. Hit the button to jump to the official forms section, or continue reading event details. New for 2023 are the New “Survivor” and “Barn Find” Classes.

The 46th Annual Southern Oregon Rod & Custom Show

April 22nd & 23rd, 2023
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR.

The 46nd Annual, Southern Oregon Rod & Custom Show will be another fantastic, 2 day show featuring over 300 vehicles!

You won’t want to miss this fun-filled event centered around amazing custom builds, beautiful classic and vintage restorations, low riders, rat rods, and a variety of classic and custom motorcycles.

Gotta cool car? Please bring it out to the Cool Car Show outside and share it with all of the event spectators!

Don’t miss the line-up of events including the Pin-Striping Brush Bash benefiting local charities, photo opportunities and more! Bring the family, this event is tailored for all ages and offers something for everyone!

Come out and see all of our great vendors, some of them you won’t find at any other Southern Oregon location! Our vendors have been specially selected for the 46th Annual, Southern Oregon Rod & Custom Show and offer you a chance to see and purchase a variety of merchandise.

Show Hours:

April 22nd – Sat – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
April 23rd – Sun – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


$12.00 Adults
$10.00 Kids / Seniors / Military

Sponsored by:

46th Annual Southern Oregon Rod & Custom Show – 2023

Official Entry Forms:

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All forms are in PDF for the ease of print, fill out, and snail mail back to us. Please print legibly.

NEW FOR 2023


Model Year Eligibility
Cars and Trucks up to and including 1979

Original paintwork is a very important feature of the vehicle. A Survivor needs to have at least 80 percent of its original paintwork. This does not mean that minor repairs over the years make the car ineligible. At some stage, some Survivors may have had some minor damage or rust repairs. This is acceptable as long as only damaged sections have been repaired. Original factory paint work that may be faded, weathered or showing signs of a few small rust spots and are to be expected.

Original factory interiors are a good indicator of Survivor status. Worn carpets, seats which have some of their stitching coming apart, or worn steering wheels are all features of a Survivor. Repairs to parts of the interior are to be expected. Split seams on seats that have been repaired, or such items as carpeting or headliners which have been replaced are acceptable for a Survivor car. The addition of safety items, such as seat belts, is admissible.

A Survivor car should have its original engine. However, sometimes mechanical failure cannot be avoided no matter how well maintained the engine is. If the engine was replaced under factory warranty or with a period correct engine sometime in the car’s life, this still qualifies it a Survivor. Reconditioned original engines are fine but, an original untouched engine (apart from routine maintenance) is best of all.

Wheels & Tires
While it is impressive to see a Survivor car still wearing original tires, in normal circumstances, this is not possible. Because a tire is an organic compound, it degrades over time. For example, a tire from an original Survivor may have decent tread and still appear acceptable, but this tire would be unsafe if driven on the road. That said, original factory tires are not a necessity. Factory type bias ply or radial replacement tires are a better, safer alternative and as such, are acceptable. Original factory wheels or hubcaps add to a Survivor’s provenance. The undercarriage of a Survivor should remain as close to factory original as possible without compromising safety.

Supporting Vehicle Documentation
Paperwork such as the original new car dealer sales invoice, owner’s service books, service history and manufacturer’s authentication such as that provided by such organizations as the Pontiac Historical Services, Chrysler Historical Services, the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) and Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) further substantiate the originality of the vehicle.


A Barn Find is categorized as a classic car, truck or motorcycle that has been discovered after being stored, often in derelict condition. These are vehicles that have been found in places such as barns, sheds, car ports and outbuildings where they have been stored for an extended period of time, often for many years. These vehicles generally do not run and may be missing the engine, transmission, interior or body parts. Often, they may have body damage resulting from an accident which led to their long-term near abandonment.

These vehicles are for display only and there is no judging or awards for this class. The Barn Finds class is open to all models and years.

It is recommended that each vehicle be required to have a sign that tells the following:

  • The backstory of the vehicle and how it came to be in the condition it is in
  • How long was it in a state of storage or abandonment
  • Information about the vehicle, especially if it is rare or collectible

We Made the Top 10!

The Southern Oregon Rod & Custom Show was selected in 2019 as one of Street Rodder Magazine’s Top Ten shows in the nation, where 10 vehicles were selected to go to nationals and be judged as the Top 100 Cars in the US.