Puyallup Rewind – Sun Soaked in Seattle!

-Saturday's overflow crowds were treated to perfect 75-degree sunny weather!

-Saturday’s overflow crowds were treated to perfect 75-degree sunny weather!

They say when the sun is shining, the Pacific Northwest is simply “God’s Country.” It’s hard to argue with that. With millions of green trees, flowing rivers, shimmering crystal blue waters and majestic Mt Rainier towering above the Puget Sound – the awe inspiring beauty of the region makes any hot rodder swallow hard. This is the only Goodguys national event at which the scent of pine trees are as pungent as exhaust fumes!

The Goodguys 26th Wesco Autobody Supply Pacific Northwest Nationals had it all – top notch show cars, sunny warm weather (with a cooler, marine-layer infused Sunday), a frantic Friday Nite Vintage Drags show and all the trimmings of a big time Goodguys shin dig.

Held at the inviting Washington State Fair and Events Center, the Pacific Northwest Nationals has a unique flavor all its own. Traditions like the pin striper’s “Brush Bash”, the overflowing “Canadian Corral”, nightly parties and wide cruise lanes make it uniquely charming. These folks know how to party. Another distinguishing characteristic here in Puyallup is a full-blown old fashioned carousel with hand carved, hand-painted horses. It’s a sure-winner for the little rodders!

New to this year’s event was the first-ever Goodguys Northwest Hot Rod Week. Similar to the annual West Coast Nationals Hot Rod Week, the tour here started in Canada Monday of event week and wound around the majestic northwest visiting rarely-seen private collections, bustling rod shops and breathtaking scenery before finishing during Thursday’s traditional and always-fun Poker Run hosted by the Kingsmen car club. Northwest Hot Rod Week will be back bigger and better next year!

Speaking of next year, mark your calendars the weekend of July 25, 26 & 27 for the 2014 Pacific Northwest Nationals!

Click here to see all award winners from last weekend’s event!

-The weekend got off to a great start early in the week with Goodguys' Northwest Hot Rod Week - an exclusive 3-day driving tour from Canada to Puyallup! Shop tours (like here at Diver's Street Rods) and visits to private collections gave participants a great opportunity to have fun and bond with fellow "drivers!"

-The weekend got off to a great start early in the week with Goodguys’ Northwest Hot Rod Week – an exclusive 3-day driving tour from Canada to Puyallup! Shop tours (like here at Diver’s Street Rods) and visits to private collections gave participants a great opportunity to have fun and bond with fellow “drivers!”

-The cruise lanes at the Washington State Fair & Events Center in Puyallup are some of the best!

-The cruise lanes at the Washington State Fair & Events Center in Puyallup are some of the best!

The Pacific Northwest Nationals "Brush Bash" is by far the largest of the year with over 100 artists striping, airbrushing and painting works of art throughout the weekend. It's a blast!

The Pacific Northwest Nationals “Brush Bash” is by far the largest of the year with over 100 artists striping, airbrushing and painting works of art throughout the weekend. It’s a blast!

-A spectacular indoor car show & vendor exhibits fill the spacious Sleep Country Showplex here in Puyallup

-A spectacular indoor car show & vendor exhibits fill the spacious Sleep Country Showplex here in Puyallup

Jerry & Josie Kjensrud's1939 Chevy of Sherwood, Oregon was a Morrison Builder's Choice award winner!

Jerry & Josie Kjensrud’s 1939 Chevy of Sherwood, Oregon – shown here cruisin’ the grounds was a Morrison Builder’s Choice award winner!

Steve Breiting's '30 Ford Speedster!, a Morrison's Builder's Choice winner features JC Agajanian colors, Indy wheels, and a 4-banger with a Riley head & Winfield carbs!!!

Steve Breiting’s ’30 Ford Speedster!, a Morrison’s Builder’s Choice winner features JC Agajanian colors, Indy wheels, and a 4-banger with a Riley head & Winfield carbs!!!

-The Goodguys Friday Nite Vintage Drags were a HUGE HIT, filling nearby Pacific Raceways with fans and fast cars! Bucky Austin's "Northwest Hitter" (with Kris Krabill at the wheel) beat Mark "Mr Explosive" Sanders in the final round. It was a great race - 5.912/241.28mph to a 6.014/219.44mph run!

-The Goodguys Friday Nite Vintage Drags were a HUGE HIT, filling nearby Pacific Raceways with fans and fast cars! Bucky Austin’s “Northwest Hitter” (with Kris Krabill at the wheel) beat Mark “Mr Explosive” Sanders in the final round. It was a great race – 5.912/241.28mph to a 6.014/219.44mph run!

-John Foxley's Watson-style '32 Ford was the recipient of the Goodguys Gazette Pick. Watch your Goodtimes Gazette for a full feature on this cool deuce!

-John Foxley’s Watson-style ’32 Ford was the recipient of the Goodguys Gazette Pick. Watch your Goodtimes Gazette for a full feature on this cool deuce!

-Fresh out of the Kindig-It Design shop was Ron Meis' stellar '65 Pontiac GTO - a Morrison's Builders Choice pick

-Fresh out of the Kindig-It Design shop was Ron Meis’ stellar ’65 Pontiac GTO – a Morrison’s Builders Choice pick

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