There are many great reasons why you can go down to Texas and find a whole bunch of good-looking old trucks. The first reason-and it's a pretty important one-is the climate. Without the hot Texas sun beating down on them, it's a sure bet most of the vintage trucks in Texas would rust away like their truck kin (get it, truck kin...truckin'?) in the Rust Belt. The second reason-and it's also an important one-is the climate. The climate in Texas is real hospitable to old trucks because everyone in Texas loves trucks. Folks in Texas are so well known for loving old trucks that if you ever meet a Texan who doesn't like old trucks, it's because they're likely either a Volvo-driving transplant from New York City or a communist spy.
Last October 5-7, we were able to take in the sights at the Goodguys 15th annual Lone Star Nationals held at the Texas Motor Speedway just outside of the Fort Worth/Dallas city limits. All the Goodguys shows are good. In particular, we like the shows that end the cut-off point with vehicles made up until 1972, and that's the case with the Lone Star Nationals. Another reason we like the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals is because they host the Street Challenge, where anyone entered into the show can run at the autocross for no extra charge. In addition to being a lot of fun for the guys who are showing, it's also good for the show spectators because it means they get to watch something more interesting than some guy snoring in a chair next to his show car.
With that said, we better move on to showing you some pictures of customized classic trucks before one of you turns into a snoring guy covered in drool with a copy of this magazine in his lap. For information about next year's Lone Star Nationals and other great shows that won't put you to sleep, log onto www.good-guys.com.