Friday First Look! 19th CPP Great Northwest Nationals

Goodguys kicked off the 19th running of the CPP Great Northwest Nationals in Spokane, WA today and the Northwest rodders were eagerly anticipating the return to the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Hot rods, muscle cars, classic trucks and customs began trickling in during the early morning hours and kept the gate busy into mid-afternoon providing a fantastic opening day of cool cars, cool people, and good times!

We also heard two Nitro Thunderfest sound offs today from the “Lady Elaine” fuel funny car and dragster, caught up with industry vendors, checked out the free kids area, and shopped the swap meet. Tomorrow will have all that plus more as we throw a Burnout Contest into the mix, rock out to some live music, and check out some more fine rides. Until then, here’s a peek at some rides that caught out attention today!

Photos by Steven Bunker

Director of Media & Marketing

A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.