It wasn’t too long ago we were telling you about the Goodguys season opener in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Spring Nationals in March was a successful new show for Goodguys and the Southwest Nationals, the final event of the Goodguys season, was every bit as fun.
Arizona is truck country and Arizonans like showing ‘em off. As always, the ratio of custom classic trucks to the rods, customs, and other varieties of performance vehicles packing WestWorld of Scottsdale was high. The two dozen trucks we’re showing you here are just a small fraction of what spectators saw in person.
The Southwest Nationals also draws a huge number of aftermarket manufacturers—enough to overflow the 100,000-square-foot exhibitor building. If it’s older merchandise you’re looking for, the swap meet area at the opposite side of the show was where that kind of treasure was buried. And the car corral was the ideal spot for anyone looking for their next project.
The weather in Scottsdale at the end of the year is typically perfect. When we were there, it almost was. The forecasted wet stuff didn’t show up until the Sunday afternoon awards ceremony was beginning. It didn’t spoil the fun—it just sped it up a little bit.
By the time you read this article, it’ll be time to head back to Scottsdale. The Spring Nationals will return to WestWorld March 11 to 13. Technically, that’s still winter—but in Arizona, that’s cruising season.