It seems like it is common knowledge these days that the Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, is probably their biggest of the year. There were over 6,000 window stickers displayed this year in just about any kind of vintage vehicle you could think of-especially trucks! With the hard economy, many people who might have built a muscle car or street rod in the past are putting their hard-earned green into old trucks because they are more affordable and can be just as much-if not more-fun!
With a new pair of running shoes and my trusty Canon around my neck, I was in for quite a bit of work in Columbus as usual. It takes almost one whole day of brisk walking to get down every isle to try and see each entrant as I scour the fairgrounds for trucks. The trouble is that by the time I even get halfway through the show, many trucks have moved, left, or just arrived! It seems almost impossible to get a picture of each one, but there are worse jobs, right?
Each year plenty of builders, both home and professional, debut new cars and trucks in Columbus. There's been almost an alarming race to build the most radical street machine with '60s and '70s muscle cars and even though most undoubtedly cost well into six figures to build, they have been running each one through the Ridetech Autocross at each show. It's nice to know that you don't just get good looks for that much money, huh? Those of you with trucks have been starting to make some autocross runs too and once you do it, it's hard to stop. Through talks with Goodguys this year, there will now be a truck class at all 2010 shows with an autocross! So let's get out there an show 'em what we got!
We hope you enjoy the coverage and can someday make plans to attend the Goodyguys PPG Nationals with your truck. For more info on all the Goodguys shows, go to www.good-guys.com and mark your calendars today!