It’s a new era at Goodguys! This is the first season that Goodguys national events have opened up registration to 1987-and-earlier vehicles, and next-generation enthusiasts are making their presence known!

We’re just a few shows into the 2018 season and we’ve already seen a ton of later-model rides, including scores of squarebody pickups, along with ’70s and ’80s Camaros, Trans Ams, Mustangs and other cool machines we had all but forgotten about. We’re excited to expand the party and thrilled to see so many knockout next-gen cars and trucks coming out to join us!

To give you a taste of some of the new flavors we’ve been seeing, we’ve gathered images of some fine next-generation rides we’ve seen at the first few events, as well as a handful from the popular Spectre Performance All American Sundays at events in 2017.

There’s no doubt in our minds that the enthusiasts building, modifying and maintaining these later-model machines share the same passion as older car enthusiasts. Even better, the performance aftermarket is fully behind them, with many companies offering specific suspension, drivetrain and engine upgrades for these cars and trucks, plus an increasing number or restoration trim, sheet metal and interior parts.

Take a look at the accompanying photos and we think you’ll recognize the passion of these next-generation enthusiasts and the potential in some of these newer-era vehicles. If these fine rides are any indication, the new era should be a bright one, indeed!