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GOODGUYS ROD & CUSTOM ASSOCIATION

31ST SPEEDWAY MOTORS HEARTLAND NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BASF

by Scott Mason

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying it, the folks at Goodguys really know how to put on an event. Let’s face it, when you decide to give up hometown fireworks to spend the 4th of July at a car show out of town, you set the bar a little higher than normal. Well, I’m here to tell you, our expectations were met in every single way, and Saturday night’s fireworks even made us feel right at home.

To prove our point, how about 4,800 cars in attendance at the Iowa State¬†Fairgrounds? You name it, and it was there. Cars, trucks (lots of ‚Äėem!), and even¬†a few questionable mechanical concoctions. The layout of the fairgrounds is cool¬†in that it mimics a small town, right down to its ‚ÄúMain Street‚ÄĚ running smack dab¬†through the middle of the place. Goodguys welcomes cruising throughout the¬†weekend and it really adds a lively vibe and energy to the whole shebang. Equally¬†awesome for the folks who like to see and be seen, as well as those who prefer to¬†pull up a chair, enjoy a beverage, and watch the scenery roll by.

For those looking to buy and sell, the swap meet and car corral areas were on fire. We saw tons of top notch parts and vehicles changing hands throughout the weekend and folks seemed to be gobbling up inventory like piranhas at Thanksgiving dinner.

The autocross crews were out in full force, with well over 100 cars and trucks shredding tires all weekend. With our good buddy, Jeff Thisted, keeping everyone entertained with his microphone skills, there was literally never a dull moment. I’m truly looking forward to having our project truck, Dozer, out on that course next year. Mark my word!

If you’ve never been to a Goodguys event, find one nearby and find a way to go. I think you’ll be glad you did.

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