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Event Coverage: The Goodguys 16th annual Lonestar Nationals

Veronica Kibbee
Oct 14, 2008
It's almost impossible to be involved the automotive scene and have not heard of the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. Goodguys is a prominent leader in rod and custom groups and boasts a huge membership base of car and truck aficionados from all over the globe. Every year, Goodguys presents over twenty well-organized events, welcoming some of the finest classics that America has to offer.
Photo 2/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals classic Truck
This weekend, Texas Motor Speedway hosted the 16th annual Lone Star Nationals, featuring rods, customs, classics & muscle cars through 1972. Besides hundreds of pieces of eye candy lining the venue, the event also had a huge swap meet offering hard to find parts, complete cars, parts cars, and just about everything you could imagine or need. The vendor and manufacturer exhibits were outstanding. Intro wheels, Eagle One, Toyota, Vintage Air, Vintage Glass, and So Cal Speed Shop were there, just to name a few. Texas' own Bernie Ramirez was there with his awesome hot rod art. You could also watch mig and tig welding demonstrations from NAPA and hear a monster 527 crate motor be fired up at the GM performance booth. The Goodgals gallery offered crafts and other unique booths as well. If all of the activities caused you to work up an appetite, food vendors served speed way favorites, like fried peaches, fried potatoes, barbeque, and pizza. Don't forget a nice tall glass of fresh squeezed lemonade to wash it all down!
Photo 3/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals toyota Booth
The quality of rides at Lone Star, as it is every year, was top notch. Pristine under carriages, polished motors, eye-popping paint jobs, and perfect interiors were a reoccurring theme. Competition was fierce for the special awards that were to be given out this weekend: 2008 Truck of the Year Early and Late Finalist, 2008 Muscle Car of the Year Finalist, 2008 Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist, Gazette Pick, Goodguys Fab 5, Classic Trucks Finest Five and Rod and Custom Top Tin. I did not envy the job of the judges at all -- what a difficult decision!
Photo 4/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals Dick Stevens Of Isola MS Beautiful 1941 Chevy
Steve Edlund, of San Antonio, took home the coveted Goodguy's Truck of the Year Early Finalist with his amazing 1941 Ford. Goodguy's Truck of the Year Late Finalist went to the well deserving 1959 Chevy, owned by Ronny Young of Wylie, Texas. Also, congrats to the winners of the Classic Trucks Finest 5 award: Hunter Young of Lubbock's 1972 Chevy C-10, Dick Stevens of Isola, MS beautiful 1941 Chevy, Tony Ozment of Newalla, Oklahoma's 1941 Ford, and Charlie Burns' 1957 Ford, all the way from Laton, California!
Photo 5/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals Dick Stevens Of Isola MS Beautiful 1941 Chevy
Photo 6/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals Dick Stevens Of Isola MS Beautiful 1941 Chevy

I had the privilege of seeing, for my first time ever, a Chevrolet COE truck. Vincent and Mary Silva of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, made the long trip to north Texas to show off their beautiful 1947 Chevy COE. This single color truck definitely stood out and looked just like it rolled off the lot. Perfection!

Good Guy's events dominate the automotive circuit. You can catch the next show in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the 1st Nostalgia Nationals. For the complete 2008 schedule, please visit www.good-guys.com. Don't miss out!

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Photo 27/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals classic Chevy Truck
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Photo 29/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals classic Chevy Truck
Photo 30/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals classic Chevy Truck Bed And Suspention
Photo 31/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals classic Hot Rod
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Photo 37/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals classic Ford Truck
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Photo 39/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals art Wrok
Photo 40/45   |   2008 Goodguys 16th Annual Lonestar Nationals classic Chevy Truck

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