The Goodguys show seasons ends in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year the Goodguys season began there too.

The Spring Nationals is a brand-new show for Goodguys. An inaugural event is a crapshoot sometimes. There's no way to know if it's going to be a great weekend or a bust. We headed to Scottsdale confident. For one thing, the Phoenix area (where Scottsdale is located) has an active automotive enthusiast scene. For another thing, Goodguys has been holding the Southwest Nationals here, with success, for years.

It's all about timing. Early spring is the perfect time of year for Goodguys to schedule its first of two national events at WestWorld of Scottsdale. It gives the "snowbirds" who spend the winter in Arizona a chance to show off their iron before Arizona turns blast-furnace hot and they head back to their summer homes in the east or north.

As it turns out, we had good weather and a good turnout. In addition to classic trucks, the Spring Nationals is open to '72 and earlier muscle cars, customs, and hot rods. It's also a magnet for vendors eager to get an early start on the outdoor show season. And with a special Trick Truck Corral designated for custom classic trucks (although you don't have to park there) and a special award for the Truck of the Year finalists, this is a very truck-friendly event. If you don't believe it, maybe a few pages of photos will convince you.

If you're still not convinced, check it out for yourself. The Spring Nats will be back in Scottsdale in 2011. If you can't wait that long, head to the Goodguys Southwest Nationals from November 19-21 at this same location.