Ladies and gentlemen, it’s all been leading up to this! We’ve lit the candles on the final Goodguys gathering for 2017 and kicked off the 20th Southwest Nationals here in Scottsdale!

It’s the perfect setting for our season finale – the lush polo fields at WestWorld packed full of bitchin’ vintage iron, surrounded by beautiful desert scenery and mountains. Thousands of rides have already flowed through the gates, with even more expected on Saturday. We’re sending out this season in style!

Among the assembled sea of fine machines are some truly distinguished guests – the Goodguys Top 12 winners from the 2017 season, all lined up outside the big tent to view and admire. The winners have received their custom Snap-On tool boxes and RaceDeck flooring and are glistening like gems in the Scottsdale sun. All except for two, that is – Scott’s Hot Rods Truck of the Year Early and FAST AutoCrosser of the Year. Truck of the Year Early will be announced tomorrow from among the seven regional finalists, which are all gathered and on display. Which hauler will it be? Stay tuned to find out!

The other pending Top 12 award is AutoCrosser of the Year, which is being determined as a field of cone-dodging contestants duke it out in the Duel in the Desert. Pre-qualified candidates will be joined by anyone who can race their way in to the field of 32 by mid-day Saturday, with eliminations commencing in the afternoon. Defending champion Danny Popp is not here, so we will definitely be crowning a new winner this year.

Beyond the fields of cars, the winning rides and the hard-charging AutoCrossers, the Southwest Nationals has reached maximum capacity for both indoor and outdoor vendors, and is hosting a truly massive swap meet that is by far the largest on the Goodguys calendar. There’s plenty more on tap for Saturday, including specialty parking areas, Top 10 Builder’s Choice awards selected by Dean Livermore, Nitro Thunderfest cackle cars, live music, kids fun and more. If you’re anywhere near Scottsdale, make plans now to join us – it’s going to be a fantastic finale to the stellar 2017 Goodguys event season.