Event Coverage

31st Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented By Griot’s Garage

We stepped up to the plate for this year’s Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals and supported the event as the presenting sponsor. So we were pleased to see the Northwest’s finest bring their A-Game as many on hand said this year’s show was the best in recent memory.

Part of our commitment was bringing our own A-Game in the form of our new big-rig booth and we enjoyed our best Northwest Nats ever. We had a lot of traffic in our booth and seemed to be conducting demos non-stop from Friday till the gates closed on Sunday.

The Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup was filled to capacity and the quality was a strong and the vehicle count was high. Scroll through the accompanying images and check out some of the Northwest’s coolest home-brewed customs, rods, musclecars, and more, then view our humongous Flickr gallery here.

We loved the nostalgic vibe coming off Al Clark’s 1932 Ford roadster. The car’s classic paint scheme and old school wire wheels were offset by modern touches like heated seats, a back-up camera, and disguised disc brakes.

El Rageous is the pride and joy of Oregon City, Oregon’s Don Farrelly. The ’66 El Camino has a chopped and channeled body, high-stacked blown big-block, and aggressive fender-exit headers…what’s not to love about it?

This bright copper masterpiece powers Mike Petramalo’s J-Rod & Custom-built 1954 Chevy pickup.

We love the stance, wide-stripe whitewall tires, and subdued two-tone paint scheme of Jason Kusk’s 1958 Chevy pickup.

Our own 2017 SEMA car, a 1963 Lincoln, got more than its fair share of attention. The sinister whip was a Top 10 pick from judges Art and Craig Morrison of Morrison chassis fame.

The aggressive smoothed firewall and inner fenders work well with the custom air cleaner and one-off valve covers. We also like the radiator cap treatment at the front of the motor.

Bellingham’s Gene Quanz also got the nod from the Morrison’s. His low-slung 1960 Ford F100 hits all the high notes from its chopped top to its sectioned hood and stout 435-inch small-block Ford V8.

We liked the pinstripe flames and sedan delivery aura of Spencer Mathis’ 1969 VW squareback.

We also appreciated Spencer’s choice of toolbox… Griot’s item #92194… pardon our blatant product plug.

We like big and bold and this Chevy cab over fit the bill. These trucks are becoming more popular as project build platforms.

We couldn’t walk past this stacked high, nitrous-enhance stroker 383-inch V8.

Louvered and flamed… classic hot rods don’t get any better than this.

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