Monday, November 18, 2013

Our Top Photos from the Goodguys Southwest Nationals 2013


I was in Scottsdale over the weekend and thought I would cruise over to the Goodguys Southwest Nationals held at West World. The large classic car show attracted 1,000s of cars from all over the Southwest USA to Scottsdale for a few days in the desert. California Car Cover did not exhibit at this year's event, but I was in town over the weekend, so I spent a few hours at the show on Saturday.



Scottsdale is a great place to visit. With great weather and plenty to do at night, Scottsdale is a great town to visit just about all year long. Here are some of my favorite photos and vehicles from the show.


I had never been to the Southwest Nationals before, but it was a very nice show. Typically, I attend Barrett-Jackson at West World in Jauary, so it was a nice chance of pace. As you will see from the photos there were a lot of classic Chevys, especially Chevy C-10 pickups.

This 1959 Chevy Brookwood Wagon attracted a lot of attention with its 454 engine, low stance and mint green paint.


This 1946 Ford Convertible was driven all the way to Scottsdale from South Dakota.




This 1950 Cadillac Coupe de Ville was extra clean and included many modern upgrades. 








The 1966 Ford F-250 Camper Special is very clean, plus the matching tractor made this a pretty cool set up.
There were a lot of people at the show, enjoying the sunshine and classic cars. There were also plenty of vendors and special events to entertain auto enthusiasts all day long.

This two-tone 1970 Chevy Pickup packs a blown LS2 engine under the hood.










Goodguys had special parking for many of the award winning cars. Popular cars, such as the Street Rod and Muscle Car of the Year were on display.


'38 Studebaker headlights add a subtle custom touch to this 1937 Chevy.

Black on black Chevy Nova SS.








The Goodguys Auto Cross always has a lot of high performance muscle cars. This shows you that a well built and drive muscle car isn't just limited to quarter mile speed. These cars can really move and handle.

1972 Travelall dubbed The River Monster.












Another rusty vehicle that attracted a lot of onlookers was this 1961 Willys Fleetvan FJ3 Postal Delivery truck. It was a little rough around the edges, but cool whether the owner keeps it as is or restores it.

There were mostly Chevy and GMC trucks at the show, but this low 1968 Ford looked pretty good on the ground.














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Blue sky in the custom blue paint.

Light blue paint and a white top looks good on this 1940 Chevy


This 1955 Chevy was just one of a number of classic cars at the Goodguys Southwest Nationls with plenty of patina.



Are you on Instagram? Follow along with California Car Cover, @calcarcover, on Instagram for cool photos from cars shows around the country. Here are some of our favorite photos from the show.






There are still a few more shows in Southern California this year before our car show season comes to an end. Look for California Car Cover representatives at the Motor 4 Toys Toy Drive Car Show, the Mooneyes X-Mas Party and the final Pomona Swap Meet of the year in December.