It was picture perfect for the final day of the GoodGuys 2nd Nostalgia Nationals. There must be something not only about the Kentucky rain but the Kentucky sunshine - man the cars were almost electric on Sunday under the sun and crystal blue skies. And forget the napalm in the morning, after the 2nd Nostalgia Nationals and the Nostalgia Dragsters, there's nothing like the smell of of nitro methane in the morning! To see some of the action check out the video. Like I said before you just can't beat watching these Nostalgia Dragsters tearing up the track and then you are only steps away from some of the finest rides in the country, only at GoodGuys and Beech Bend Park.
And speaking of rides Sunday we saw the winners and with awards like; SOOO Low, Cool Commercial, Slick Sled, Dare to be Different, Timeless Traditional, Hottest Hot Rod and Just Cause It's Neat - only to name a few so you know these were some awesome rides. But the great rides didn't end there, it was car after car and let me tell you the "goodguys" were out in all their glory, enough turned out beauties to really knock your socks off. Watch the slideshow and you can see for yourself.
It was a great event with so much action I can tell you that this Pony Girl is exhausted- I'll let you in on a little secret though, I can't wait 'til the next one! If you missed this event you gotta do yourself a favor and find a GoodGuys show near you, trust me you won't be disappointed. For the goods on this event and other GoodGuys happenings visit their site Good-Guys.com
One final note a special shout out to the Geezer Gassers and to Sue and Roger Campbell and the Rod Squad it was such a pleasure meeting all of you and sit tight, there is much more content to come and yes I mean the videos. I hope you all made it home safely,
Till the next time my friends, Keep on Kruzin'!
I think the announcer said it best, "Autumn has hit Beech Bend pretty hard". Although it wasn't quite the picture perfect day old Mother Nature would have to work a lot harder to squash the happenings at the 2nd Nostalgia Nationals today. Every one was out with their finest, and it seemed like the car count doubled overnight! What a day, walking around the historic Beech Bend park, looking at hundreds of fine rides, listening to the rumble and roar of the nostalgia dragsters and every once in a while catching a whiff of nitro methane, a perfect 10 in my book!
This GoodGuys event is off the charts. The rides were all dried off and filling the various corrals to capacity: the tricked out trucks, homebuilt heaven, you gotta drive 'em, builders choice, mighty muscle, all unreal and the "goodguys" in the surrounding areas has some of the most unexpected, unique and out of bounds stuff- you get the drift. Just check out the slideshows and you can see what I mean. GoodGuys 2nd Nostalgia Nationals Saturday #1 and GoodGuys 2nd Nostalgia Nationals Saturday #2.
But, the rides were just a part of this event. The louder and slightly more powerful part was the Nostalgia Drags that took place throughout the day. You will catch a glimpse of them in my slideshow, with much more to come later, especially a feature that we're gonna do on the Geezer Gassers. These cars and their drivers put on one wild show! Jam packed racing action, endless isles of tricked out rides, vendors from a to z and a swap meet, how can you miss. GoodGuys 2nd Nostalgia Nationals has it all. Can't wait for tomorrow, till then Keep on Kruzin'.
A side note: a special thanks to the couple from Nashville who so generously provided a little "anti freeze" to take the chill off - it was much appreciated.
Hot Cars and Cold People, that was the theme at the GoodGuys 2nd Nostalgia Nationals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green Kentucky today. Although the mercury hovered around 44' the awesome rides kept showing up one after another, lining the roadways all around the raceway park. The showers and cool temps sure put the heaters of many of the fine rides to the test and let me tell you there is nothing like the smell of "old school" - pre E.P.A. exhaust to warm you right up.
The number and the quality of cars that were here today was really remarkable and I know the weekend is going to be a real blast. An added bonus are the nostalgia drags that go on simultaneously with the show, I hear there are some pretty intense rivalries going on, tomorrow and Sunday should be something else! For now though, take a look at my slideshows 2nd Nostalgia Nationals Day One #1 and 2nd Nostalgia Nationals Day One #2 to see for yourself awesome rides that were at Beech Bend Raceway Park today, and keep in mind this is just the tip of the iceberg!
Till tomorrow - Keep on Kruzin!
As I said before, if you really wanted to make the scene last weekend you would have been at the Hunnert Car Pile Up and what a scene it was. I'm hearing rumors that the car count was up around the 2,000 mark, when I say it was a screamer of a bash I really mean it. Never have I had to wait in line nearly 15 minutes to get into a show - well after it opened! Thank you Too Tall for keeping me company and introducing me to Stitch.
Enough about me, here's the skinny on the show. The vendors were off the hook. Anything custom culture related you could wish for was there. Out of bounds pin stripers, hop-up parts, radio conversions, vintage clothing, purses and sunglasses - thank you very much, artists, videos, posters, models and a partridge in a pear tree.
All that lookin' made a gal hungry and I have 2 words -walking taco -who doesn't love a show where you can eat your lunch out of a bag of Fritos. If that wasn't your speed they had just about anything that could possibly tickle your fancy from BBQ to Cuban with plenty of Schlitz to wash it all down.
To go along with the great grub and righteous rides there was live rockabilly and western swing with a side of jump blues, all rockin' to keep your toes tappin' the whole day.
I gave you the low down on the rides the other day - in case you forgot here are 3 more slideshows to remind you what a cherry of a show the Pile Up was; Hunnert Car Pile Up IV, H.C.P.U. V and H.C.P.U. VI.
The rides, the music, the vendors and the grub the Pile Up had it covered 360! It was a come as you are and have a good time scene and this Pony Girl loved it. Here's the word mocking bird, don't be a square Daddy-O, make your calendars and keep the date and I'll see next year at the Pile Up.
Check out the Hunnert Car Pile Up site for the goods on this and upcoming events! Till next time Keep on Kruzin'
It was more like 1,500 hunnert that showed up on Saturday for the 8th annual Hunnert Car Pile Up. I had heard the word about this show but nothing could prepare me for the real deal. It was one screamer of a bash, the likes of which I've never seen. It was so big and diverse that this is the first of two segments on this show that really wuz the bee's knees!
Walking through the gates you went back in time and kickin' it "old skool" took on a whole new meaning. It was D.A'.s, cat eyes and chops. rockabilly and PBR. And the rides - oh Daddy -O the rides! It was car after car after truck after motorcycle, each unique, each with their own innovative and unexpected details. The individuality and creativity were off the charts. Grundy County Speedway never looked or sounded so "KOOL". A bunch of great people with hunnerts of great rides just hangin' out havin' a good time.
Now all you hipsters, cast an eyeball at the slide shows and you can see for yourself - this show really was the cat's pajamas! Check out Hunnert Car Pile Up I, HCPU II, & HCPU III. More to come soon.
If you are interested in more info about the Pile Up check out their website to see what's buzzin' cuzzin'.
Till the next time Keep on Kruzin'