Carl Casper is a name that is synonymous with car shows and his longest-running event, the Carl Casper Custom Car Carl and a fanShow in Louisville, Kentucky celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2002. To mark this milestone, Casper brought out many of the show cars he built over the years including the 1965 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, complete with its hand-formed body, twin-blown ’57 Pontiac motor and custom-fade paint scheme. Also on the floor were other show car icons, such as the Pinball Wizard and the Paddy Wagon. Add all the movie cars that Casper has built, such as the Bat Mobile, the A-Team vehicles, K.I.T.T. and the General Lee, and it was an impressive showing. Since Casper is one of the few people to keep every car he ever built, he added to the display with no less than three Top Fuel cars he built during the 1970s. These cars were strong runners with track records to their credits and bragging rights such as knocking out Don Garlits in three out of four of their meetings. Of course, the tribute to Casper’s cars was only a portion of the show. The real meat of the show consisted of hundreds of fine automobiles of every description from all over the US and surrounding area. The show fills the huge Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville Kentucky and car enthusiasts can spend a full day at the show attempting to take it all in. Many clubs use the show as a winter outing and a chance to have an indoor rod run and three days of hanging out and talking cars. Every February the Carl Casper Auto Show will be back and ready to entertain the Louisville and Southern Indiana audience with 3 days of Stars and action packed fun.