For the 30th year, street rods are back at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. But, you need not wait for the three-day event to see street rods - they're all over Kalamazoo and surrounding area.

The National Street Rod Association's annual "Street Rod Nationals North" in Kalamazoo has turned into a huge event with about 2,500 street rods on display for spectators to check out. Three full days of events at the show started Friday, September 9, 2016 and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Also included is a swap meet and crafts area. Awards will be presented Sunday.

Hey, what IS a street rod, anyway?! Click the player below and hear Jim Rowlett of the NSRA answer that question - and talk about what kind of money some put into their street rods (a $2 million Oldsmobile? Really?!).

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.