We’re sending out the 2018 event season with a bang here at the 21st Southwest Nationals at Westworld in Scottsdale!
It’s been a great year for Goodguys and if the Friday crowd at Westworld is any indication, our season finale event will be one for the record books! The facility was bursting with bitchin’ rides today and the conditions couldn’t have been much more perfect – blue skies, bright sunshine, and comfortable temperatures in the 70s. It’s the perfect setting for sending the season out in style!
True to tradition, the event is headlined by some honored guests – the Goodguys Top 12 winners from the 2018 season. They’re all lined up along the main drag outside the exhibitor tent, a true A-list of rides showcasing the best craftsmanship and creativity our hobby has to offer. Winners have received their personalized Snap-On tool boxes and are perched on top of RaceDeck flooring. It’s a spectacular site!
The only Top 12 winner yet to be announced is AutoCrosser of the Year. That champion will be determined in tomorrow’s action-packed Duel in the Desert, where a 32-car field will duke it out in a ladder-style shootout, carving corners and dodging cones until there’s one winner crowned. Can last year’s winner, Robby Unser, earn a repeat victory, or will one of the other heavy-hitting AutoCross competitors emerge victorious? Stay tuned to find out!
Beyond the cool cars and AutoCross action, the Southwest Nationals has reached maximum capacity for both indoor and outdoor vendors. The largest swap meet on the Goodguys calendar has also returned, and there’s plenty of action on tap for the weekend – from Nitro Thunderfest exhibitions, to a Burnout Contest, live music, kids fun, and scores of awards, including the Top 10 Builder’s Choice selected by Dean Livermore of Hot Rods by Dean.
It’s going to be a stellar sendoff to the season, so make plans to join us if you’re anywhere near Scottsdale!