THE 24TH ANNUAL GOODGUYS LONE STAR NATIONALS
FOR ANYONE WHO hasn’t had the pleasure of experiencing a Goodguys car show, let me take a minute to explain how cool these events are. The show takes place throughout a three-day weekend; starting Friday morning and ramping up as more and more vehicles arrive to join in the fun. Vendors and swap-meet booths abound, and the autocross experience draws bigger crowds at each successive event. Each part of the event is given as much attention as the others.
Judges begin the task of searching for prize vehicles on Friday and continue throughout Saturday, which is when the full-blown festivities reach their peak. The gates don’t open until 7 a.m., but folks start lining up at 5:30 a.m. For the next two hours, a nonstop parade of vehicles rolls through the entrance toward their spots in the show.
The autocross event draws bigger crowds every year. The competition gives all registered show participants a chance to put their vehicle through its paces during a timed event, which is open to every vehicle in the show. At the end, the winners in three categories, Street Rod, Truck and Street Machine, received awards for their performance through the course.
This year there were nearly 3,000 vehicles on display, and the competition was stiff. Twenty different Goodguys shows take place throughout the country, running from March through November. There’s a good chance that there’s one within driving distance to you, so do yourself a favor and check one out in 2017.
ROD PARSONS’ ’67 C-10 HAS SOME PRETTY WICKED STYLING ADDITIONS INSIDE AND OUT.
FRESHLY BUILT BY KINDIG-IT DESIGN, OTTO VEGA’S F-100 WAS DISPLAYED UNDER THE TEXAS SUN.