The Street Rod Nationals invade Louisville Aug. 4-7. | Courtesy of NSRA

The Street Rod Nationals invade Louisville Aug. 4-7. | Courtesy of NSRA

It’s about to be Christmas for car enthusiasts in Louisville.

Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage cars are expected to cruise into town next week for the 47th annual Street Rod Nationals, held Aug. 4-7 at the Kentucky Expo Center. Louisville has hosted the event, which is put on by the National Street Rod Association, for more than 20 years.

The four-day car show also includes seminars, a trade show, art and craft booths, live music by the Marshall Tucker Band, and even appearances by Eddie Munster, aka Butch Patrick, and reality stars/car designers Chip Foose and Darryl Starbird. USA Today named the event one of the “Top 10 Car Shows in the U.S.”

Eddie Munster likes cars?

Eddie Munster likes cars?

According to the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the annual show generates more than $13 million in economic impact to our community. So remember that when you’re stuck behind one, and keep your road rage in check.

The Street Rod Nationals kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with a parade down Fourth Street, ending at Fourth Street Live around 11:30 a.m.

Tickets for the main event at the fairgrounds are $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.