Having made my inaugural trip last year, I was eagerly anticipating my trip to this year's Goodguys Puyallup show. While it is not their largest show by any means, this show draws the best of the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. In addition to whittling down the large contingent of classic trucks to give out Top Ten awards, I saw some of the finest street rods and customs of the entire country; this was no easy feat since Kevin and I spent the previous weekend at the Columbus Goodguys event.

This year, I also had a local to show me around. Automotive artist Jason Rushforth is a native of nearby Tacoma, Washington, so upon my arrival on Thursday and after shooting photography until the sun went down my other three days (which ended up being around 10:00 p.m.), I got a guided tour of the area. Meanwhile, back at the fairgrounds, the Goodguys crew had no shortage of events and entertainment to keep the showgoers busy. From the welcome party to the poker run to the Friday night drags, not to mention nightly live entertainment on the grounds, there was always some fun to be had somewhere.

Next year's show plans to be just as action-packed and loaded with impressive rides. For information about Goodguys 18th Pacific Northwest Nationals or any of the Goodguys events, visit the Goodguys Web site at www.good-guys.com.

CLASSIC TRUCKS TOP TEN