Tuesday, July 15, 2014

17th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio

Custom 1954 Pontiac at the Goodguys PPG Nationals
Over the weekend, the California Car Cover Crew and I were at the 17th Annual PPG Nationals held in Columbus, Ohio. This 3-day car show is the largest event of the year for the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association.

The event attracts 1,000s of cars to the Ohio State Fairgrounds for a weekend of classic cars and rock and roll in Ohio. The show features the a large car show, swap meet, vendor midway, Auto Cross and the crowning of Street Machine & Street Rod of the Year.

 There were plenty of cars at the show first thing Friday morning. This restored VW was parked right next to the California Car Cover booth.
Our friends from Jeg's Mail Order were out at the event.

Clean Chevy C-10 Pickup

Custom Ford with a mural of vintage Ohio graphics.

Custom Lincoln

There were a number of cars at the show that were in competition for the Street Rod of the Year. All of the contenders were on display at the show on Friday. 

Custom LaSalle grille

Cars cruised into the fairgrounds all morning. Spectators lined the roads to check out all of the classic cars as they drove by.

Nice Chevy

The Auto Cross attracted a lot of high performance muscle cars to the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The drivers competing throughout the weekend.

Custom Pontiac

There are always a lot of Chevy Novas on display at the Goodguys Columbus car show.

Our friends from the Church Boys had a number of Chevy Novas at the event.

The midway was packed with classic car enthusiasts all weekend.

Ford Wagon

A pair of Chevy C-10s

The Patina Plantation got a lot of looks all weekend.
The car show was a little quieter on Sunday, but it gave me a chance to walk around and get a closer look of many vehicles. 

Pontiac Catalina

Unfortunate Parking Spot

There are always plenty of Chevy C-10 pickups at Goodguys events.

This space ship showed up on All-American Sunday, so evidently there is an American motor underneath the hood.

Cruising passed the California Car Cover booth

One low Cadillac

Custom Lincoln

Custom Chevy Camaro at the show.

This low Chevy wagon got a lot of attention.

There was plenty of custom art and pinstriping on the hot rods at the show. Here are a few examples of the truck door art and detail I spotted at the show.

Classic Chevy trucks

Custom hot rod from our Instagram page.

This '29 Ford was at the booth on Sunday to get fitted for an interior cover.
Thank you to everyone at Goodguys for the hospitality over the weekend. We had a great time at the show and look forward to 2015. Stay connected with us on Facebook in the meantime.

Check back in the coming weeks for more car show event coverage.

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