Good Times Pile Up at Northwest Nats

Car Show Pictures: 2010 Goodguys Puyallup Northwest Nationals

Our friend Jason Rushforth (Rushforth Wheels) had attended the 23rd Goodguys Northwest Nationals in Puyallup, Washington with his ’64 Buick (featuring a brand-new LS2 engine swap!), and he sent along some photos that he and Adam Ramseth had taken over the weekend. As Jason tells us:

In addition to getting the Rushforth Wheels company car to the show at the last second, 2500 other folks made it to the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington which is the biggest and best show in the Northwest. Weather was perfect all weekend and the big open fairgrounds were packed with all manner of hot rods up to 1972.

Here’s a few shots from the weekend of cars that stood out but with 2500 cars… there was certainly something for everyone!

Brett Anderson scored a coveted Art Morrison Enterprises “Builder’s Choice” Award with his home-built, Rushforth-designed and wheeled 72 Camaro:

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2-door wagons are so cool, and this slick ’57 Ford is no exception!

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With virtually every segment of the hobby represented, this little pickup has some serious attitude and the wide whites on wires really set it off!

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How cool is this little Crosley with a tropical taxi theme… complete with wicker side panels and bamboo grille and roof rack?!

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In addition to building the wildest wagon to ever get a Great 8 pick at Detroit, JF Launier always brings something cool to Puyallup and this year’s 60 Cadillac did not disappoint.

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… and dig the iconic Harley Earl styling and miles of straight black Detroit steel!

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Steve Washburn had his ’39 and his newly finished ’32 Ford on display side-by-side.

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Hot rods come in all shapes and sizes but this beautifully executed Chevy COE takes it to another level, and the owner has a Street Rodder Top 100 Award to prove it. If you see this truck at a show, stop what you’re doing and set aside an extra 30 minutes, because to see it is to believe this amazing home-built hauler!

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While they’ve been available for a while now, why don’t we see more Willys roadsters like this clean and aggressive example?

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Greg Parsley’s 67 Chevelle makes use of carefully applied flat finishes to get some attitude…

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No need for patina when your gasser looks this good?!

So there you have it… another well executed and packed Goodguys Car Show. Were you there? Where’s your pictures?  The owner of the Chevy II gasser above, “Addiction” gets a free t-shirt if he leaves a comment below.