The 13th GoodGuys Nationals sure ended in style. The winners corrals were outstanding - it's a good thing GoodGuys does the choosing because there's no way I could pick from the thousands of fantastic rides that were in Columbus this weekend. GoodGuys Nationals is traditionally the show where builders come to compete for top honors and today we saw 20 winners of the Trendsetter Builder's Choice Award. Creativity, innovative design with just a little horsepower was the name of the game with this group.
Well, today is a day for word conservation - three solid days of hot rodding action has left this Pony Girl out of gas. So, sit back and enjoy a look at the Trendsetter Builder's Choice Award recipients and stay tuned for much, much more from this fantastic weekend. And Darlene - don't worry, you'll see that gorgeous Right on Resto winner of yours soon! ( and have a safe trip back to West Virginia)
'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!
What an exciting day at the 13th Goodguys Nationals! As if thousands of awesome rides was not excitement enough; today was the day GoodGuys announced the winners of the Ridetech GoodGuys 2010 Street Machine of the year and the Classic Instrument GoodGuys 2010 Street Rod of the Year. Wow! All the contenders had "hit it out of the park" with their awesome, inventive and unexpected creations but by 6:30, 10 contestants were down to 2 winners.
The winner for the Ridetech GoodGuys 2010 Street Machine was Karen Leisinger from Sioux Falls, South Dakota with her '67 Camaro "Scar". An admitted 1st gen. Camaro lover Karen's vision for her '67 was to take the 1st generation Camaro and unpdate it with all the comforts of the 2010 version. Rather than new going retro this beauty is the opposite. The name Scar, by the way is two fold; the "scars" left from ALL the modifications done with this build in addition to the "scars" those 600 horses leave on the pavement. Congrats Karen!
The winner of the GoodGuys 2010 Street Rod of the year was Jerry Magnuson from Ventura California and his '32 Ford "Muroc". Mr. Magnuson's Ford is powered by a 570hp, supercharged LS-1. This beauty was a collaborative effort with the last 10% completed by Chip Foose. This ride is no stranger to winning, it won the Street Rod D'Elegance earlier this year. Congrats Jerry.
These rides were so popular it was hard to get a clear shot of them. I was able to snap a few shots and they are here in this slideshow of the winners.
Can't forget the thousands and thousands of other rides that filled the Ohio Expo Center today. Take a look at the slideshow. It had a taste of everything; The GoodGuys; Mighty Muscle, Trick Truck, Homebuilt Heaven and You Gota Drive 'em Corrals as well as the GoodGuys Boss Snake "giveaway car" and a whole lot more. Take a look at 13th GoodGuys Nats. II
And belated good wishes to you all; I hope you had a happy National Collector Car Day. It was yesterday and I must admit I was in the perfect place to celebrate it.
"Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!
Day one of the 13th GoodGuys Nationals and I'm glad I have 2 more days to try and fit it all in. This is a monster show. What's great about a GoodGuys event is the variety of rides that show up and Columbus is bursting at the seams with awesome Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Customs, Trucks and Classics. Needless to say there was tons to see. OK, it was a little wet and the autocross and drag racing were cancelled but let me tell you it would take a lot more that some rain to put a damper on this event. These "good guys" were not afraid of a little water and took the free car wash with good humor. Day one is here in two slideshows 13th GoodGuys Nats. and GoodGuys Nats.
'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!
My apologies for the short absence my friends, I must admit I had to take a brief break after Back to the 50's, eleven thousand plus cars sure took it out of me! Since I have been back though I have been very busy with local shows. There is so much to choose from my only gripe is there isn't enough time to hit them all.
I've hit Barrington, Cary, Richmond, Mount Prospect and Bristol. With the stiff competition for event attendance these shows have really carved out quite a loyal following. They were turning them away in Barrington and downtown Cary was packed by 6:05! (it's starts at 6:00) The show at Richmond was the perfect kick off to the holiday weekend with an an awesome turnout filling the lots at both Dog n Suds and Hauer's. And the Metra lot in Mount Prospect on Saturday was lined with cars from Rt. 14 to Rt. 83; the Blues Mobile cruise night really packed 'em in! The perfect bookend to the weekend was the show at Bristol 45 Diner. Is there a better way to end a holiday weekend than a chocolate malt and car show? All the goods are here in 5 slideshows - sit down and relax there's; Barrington 6/24, Cary 6/30, Richmond Cruise Night, Blues Mobile Cruise Night and last but not least Bristol 45 Diner 7/5.
FYI - I'm packing my bags and getting ready to head out to the GoodGuys/PPG Nats. in Columbus, Ohio. Goodguys biggest event - stay tuned!
Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin'!
What a weekend! The Minnesota Street Rod Association sure knows how to put on a show. I heard the announcer say that the Back to the Fifties weekend is "as good as it gets" and I must agree. There was so much to see, do and eat it's going to take me a while to catch my breath. Did a mention the final tally was 11,794. Yes cars that is and my final total was 2,436 photos, a personal record! It was awesome.
I must give another HUGE thank you to J. Marie, Sam and Dale. Your hospitality and generosity made my first Back to the Fifties weekend a truly amazing experience! I am making my plans for next year and my friends, I suggest you do the same. Again, all the info can be found at MSRA.com. And J.Marie I'd do just about anything for some of those garlic fries!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, I'm gonna let some of those 2,400 shots speak for me. Here's the slideshow - I'm pooped.
Stay tuned for the wrap-up of this amazing weekend and 'til the next time Keep on Kruzin!