Friday First Look! 20th Classic Performance Products Great Northwest Nationals

Goodguys is making an early swing into Washington this weekend with the 20th Classic Performance Products Great Northwest Nationals in Spokane! We moved the Goodguys Good Times to June for this long-running event, giving enthusiasts in the Northwest and Canada a great way to roll into the summer cruising season!

We kicked things off early with a first-rate Thursday shop crawl coordinated by our good friend John Clarizio, which took us to some cool shops and private collections in the Spokane and Post Falls area. The tour gave us a full day of scenic cruising and the chance to stop at Valley Machine, Sign Man, Glenn Vaughn Restorations, Rod & Dreams, and Stateline Speedway before finishing off at Trailbreaker Cider for a fun Kickoff Party.


A few raindrops Friday morning didn’t deter rodders from rolling into the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center to show off their hot rods, cool customs muscle cars, trick trucks, classics, and other fine vintage rides. The rain soon dispersed and gave us a cool, comfortable day under overcast skies – perfect for checking out the fine rides, visiting with vendors, cruisin’ the grounds, scouring the swap meet, and catching up with friends.

If this first day was any indication, it’s sure to be a fantastic weekend here in Washington. With two more days of cool cars, great people, and good times on tap, we’re just getting revved up for some full-throttle fun! If you’re anywhere near Spokane, be sure to cruise on in and join us!

Photos by Damon Lee & Chris Shelton

Editor, Goodguys Gazette

Damon Lee began snapping photos at car shows when he was 10, tagging along with his father to events throughout the Midwest. He has combined his passion for cars and knack for writing and imagery into a 20-year career in the automotive aftermarket, writing for titles like Super Chevy and Rod & Custom and, more recently, working for respected industry leaders Speedway Motors and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.