Goodguys 2018 Colorado Nationals – Rocky Mountain Photo Extra

It happens every time we go to a Goodguys event. We see thousands of cool cars, photograph hundreds of them, but only end up with enough space in the magazine to showcase a percentage of that total.

So, as we prepare for the February Goodguys Gazette to hit mailboxes with coverage of the 2018 Colorado Nationals, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite “extra” photos.

Held September 7-9 at the Ranch Events Complex, the 21st Colorado Nationals had a mother lode of cool vintage tin. A steady stream of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and more cruised the grounds all weekend, while mile-high racers dodged cones over on the AutoCross track.

Add in features like live music, a burnout contest, and a live auto action, and it made for a fantastic Rocky Mountain hot rod weekend.

We’re showing you a taste of the treasure here; you can see even more in the February Gazette, and then start planning to join us at the base of the Rockies for the 22nd Colorado Nationals September 6-8, 2019!

Photos by Damon Lee & Todd Ryden

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.