As huge lightning storms roll in right over the Texas Motor Speedway, thoughts of huge crowds were bleak for the Goodguys event. The weather can be guessed but Mother Nature sometimes has other ideas. Visions of dark clouds and the constant thought of staying away from light poles and trees, or anything that conducts electricity, were the ideas in my head. The saying, “Go big or go home,” definitely makes me think about the Texas lifestyle … the weather included.

Thursday night was an eye opener for sure but by Friday morning the roads dried up and the cars came out of hiding in the masses. As I walked down the Texas Speedway the smell of barbecue sauce lingered in the air along with the sweet smell of race gas coming from a Gasser. Texas is the place to find trucks because of the vast expanse of farmland, plus Texans love their pickups. To say the least, I managed to get wear out of my shoes looking for the CLASSIC TRUCKS Finest Five. Who to choose, who to choose, kept ringing through my head. I roamed the Speedway and ended up watching the autocross as several trucks signed up to drive the course all weekend long. It’s always nice to see truck guys making their trucks handle more like a Corvette rather than rusting in a field.

Time Flies when you’re having fun, and before I knew it, Saturday evening was approaching rapidly. The gracious Texas Motor Speedway owners worked some sort of deal with Goodguys that let the show attendants drive around the world famous left hand turns. You could even go for a ride in one of the dozen or so NASCAR’s running ovals around the banked corners. There was also a sizeable swap ,meet at the event, as well as a bunch of commercial vendors selling aftermarket parts to help keep that on-going project progressing.

If you were looking for a good time in Fort Worth, Texas, the Goodguys show was it. See ya guys at the next show. CT