Springtime in Del Mar, California, is a perfect time--the lush green, brisk sea breeze, and all those old cars! Another Goodguys show was upon us, and we had quite a bit of work ahead, not to mention the tough job of picking the CLASSIC TRUCKS Top Ten for the show.

It's always good to have surprises, but we weren't prepared for the number of stop-you-in-your-tracks trucks spread around the fairgrounds despite a few spotty showers over the weekend that deterred the lightweights, who weren't missed in the end. There was a nice concentration of trucks and plenty of hot rods and customs to suit just about any taste. I even spotted our fair editor's old '55 Chevy truck cruising down the midway.

Speaking of the midway, there were plenty of vendors to cruise and shop. Many out-of-towners use the opportunity to meet the people behind the pages of their favorite catalogs and have the instant gratification of hauling something home with them. The swap meet was small this year, but full of everything from little goodies to restored cars and trucks.

Since we are on the clock at events, it's always nice to have the hospitality of vendors like PPG and Air Ride offered to cool our jets, not to mention the help of Tony from Air Ride to fix my rental, the Street Rodder '36 Ford Road Tour car! All in all, we had a great time and managed to bring back some fine features. Enjoy, and make plans to be there next spring; go to www.good-guys.com for the complete schedule.