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Weekend Rewind – Goodguys Deliver Good Times to Colorado, Indy

The Indiana State Fairgrounds played host to the All American Nationals

The Indiana State Fairgrounds played host to the All American Nationals

The Goodguys Colorado-Indy double header last weekend officially put the summer hot rodding season into overdrive. It’s this time of year we see the latest & greatest vintage cars (some of which boggle the imagination), reconnect with friends, spot the latest trends and share our undying passion for all things automotive.

-The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado was a great backdrop for the Goodguys 17th Colorado Nationals!

-The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado was a great backdrop for the Goodguys 17th Colorado Nationals!

The mile high hot rodder’s had a blast at The Ranch in Loveland – home of the 17th Colorado Nationals. Perfect 80-degree weather, huge crowds and over 2,000 cars made it a memorable weekend! In an exclusive appearance, the Beach Boys (yes those Beach Boys) ROCKED the joint on Friday night. You should have seen the smiles. The ‘Boys turned baby boomers into high schoolers again! It was full-throttle fun all weekend long from Thursday’s official kick-off party at Pinkee’s Rod Shop to Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Big news also broke in Colorado with the announcement of a date change for next year’s 18th Colorado Nationals. After thoroughly researching event dates and reviewing feedback from the mile-high hot rodding community, the decision was made to move the event to September 11-13, 2015 and will remain at the beautiful Ranch Events Complex in Loveland.

The brand new All American Nationals in Indianapolis at the historic Indiana State Fairgrounds was equally charged with electricity! The Indy party raged from Thursday’s opening bell through Sunday afternoon’s crowning of the Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year presentation. When the votes were tallied it was the hot-hot-hot Model A Ford of Tony Lombardi taking home the spoils.

With long warm & sunny days, the Indy schedule was frenetic and fun! Early mornings gave way to action packed afternoons and big night time festivities including the Goodguys Friday Nite Drags at Lucas Oil Raceway and a wild Saturday Night Demolition Derby.

Close to 2,000 cars (and we’re talking all genres of American powered show cars) looked right at home at the lush fairgrounds. This fairgrounds teems with history! The Beatles even played here! Large paddocks, plenty of shade trees, bright green lawn areas, awesome cruise lanes and a historic covered bridge (at the show car entry) put everyone right at home. After 23 years of holding events at race tracks, Goodguys has found a comfortable home in the Hoosier State. We’ll be back June 5, 6 & 7, 2015 to do it all again!

Look for complete weekend event coverage of both big events in an upcoming issue of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette!

Click here to see the Colorado Nationals award winners and here for Colorado AutoCross results. Click here for all Indy award winners and here for Indy AutoCross results.

For more great pictures of both big events, click here four our Instagram photo galleries.

Colorado Photo Highlights:

-Pinkee's Rod Shop was hoppin during the Thursday night kickoff party!

-Pinkee’s Rod Shop was hoppin during the Thursday night kickoff party!

-The Beach Boys ROCKED in Colorado!

-The Beach Boys ROCKED in Colorado!

- Neil Tomyn's 1968 GMC Custom won the Goodguys AutoCross Truck Class in Colorado clicking off an impressive 56.565

– Neil Tomyn’s 1968 GMC Custom won the Goodguys AutoCross Truck Class in Colorado clicking off an impressive 56.565

-Happy kids!

-Happy kids!

-The Colorado Nationals Nitro Thunderfest literally shook the earth!

-The Colorado Nationals Nitro Thunderfest literally shook the earth!

-Larry & Shirley Harris' 1970 Olds 440 was the Colorado Nationals Muscle Car of the Year finalist

-Larry & Shirley Harris’ 1970 Olds 440 was the Colorado Nationals Muscle Car of the Year finalist.

-Cam Miller's radical '58 Ford Thunderbird - the Colorado Nationals Custom Rod of the Year finalist

-Cam Miller’s radical ’58 Ford Thunderbird – the Colorado Nationals Custom Rod of the Year finalist

-Pinkee's Builder's Choice winner Pachi Bengochea's '29 Dodge!

-Pinkee’s Builder’s Choice winner Pachi Bengochea’s ’29 Ford

Indy Photo Highlights:

-Tony Lombardi proudly holds the Goodguys 2014 Tank's Hot Rod of the Year award in front of his blown Model A

-Tony Lombardi proudly holds the Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award in front of his blown Model A

-Cruz Pedregon (near lane) fell to Ron Capps in both rounds of a funny car match race at Lucas Oil Raceway during the Goodguys Friday Nite Drags

-Cruz Pedregon (near lane) fell to Ron Capps in both rounds of a funny car match race at Lucas Oil Raceway during the Goodguys Friday Nite Drags

-Donny Freise drove his 2012 Ford Mustang to the Goodguys AutoCross in Indy running a best lap of 68.707 seconds

-Donny Freise drove his 2012 Ford Mustang to the Goodguys AutoCross in Indy running a best lap of 68.707 seconds

-The Saturday Night Demolition Derby in Indy had them screaming for more!

-The Saturday Night Demolition Derby in Indy had them screaming for more!

-The Indy model car make and take was a hit with the little rodders!

-The Indy model car make and take was a hit with the little rodders!

-Ken Moser's spectacular '69 Dodge Charger 500 was selected as the Muscle Car of the Year finalist

-Ken Moser’s spectacular ’69 Dodge Charger 500 was selected as the Muscle Car of the Year finalist

-Roadster Shop's Phil & Jeremy Gerber did another great job selecting the Indy Builder's Choice awards

-Roadster Shop’s Phil & Jeremy Gerber did another great job selecting the Indy Builder’s Choice awards

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