One of the greenest venues in America sits in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier. The huge fairground is located in Puyallup, Washington, which is a little hard to pronounce at first, but fun to visit. Almost 170 acres are available to spread out and relax. And a super-sized new vendors building will be completed (as you read this story) that will provide room for the fifth-largest Goodguys Association event to grow and improve.

Cars and trucks up to '64 are allowed to register for this Goodguys event--making around 2,000 entrants, give or take a few. Thursday is kicked off by an evening barbecue at the fairgrounds. Friday is another casual day of getting settled in your favorite parking spot and polishing away any mashed bugs or road grime. Later Friday afternoon, entrants can drive over to Pacific Raceway to watch the Friday Night Hot Rod Drags, where over 350 powerful vintage race cars try to smoke the competition and take home a trophy.

On Saturday the Oldtimers Northwest car club greets car/truck-loving spectators as they arrive to oooh and aaah over their favorite brightly painted machines. In addition to all the head-spinning cars and trucks, several rock 'n'roll shows keep the mood lively (between continuous recorded nostalgic music). We feel the hospitable atmosphere is as good as any hot rod custom truck show in the country, and this year the sun came out on Saturday afternoon to make everything dang-near perfect.

Locals know that the town with the unusual name is a perfect place to gather for an as-good-as-it-gets vintage vehicle show. We hope to see you in the Pacific Northwest next year when, weather permitting, it should be even more fun. If you can stay for the awards ceremony you might even take home a Custom Classic Trucks Top 10 Award. Congratulations to this year's winners.