2015 GoodGuys Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale

goodguys-2015Although the GoodGuys Southwest Nationals was celebrating its 18th year in Scottsdale, this was my first time ever attending the three-day event. The show was held at  WestWorld, the same venue that hosts the famous Barrett-Jackson auction every year in January. With so many classic cars in one place, it was easy to draw parallels between the two events.

However, GoodGuys is not an auction – nor is it “just a car show.” It has a car show, autocross event, swap meet, vendor exhibits, model and pedal car show, and much more!

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Hot Rods vs. Rat Rods: What’s the Difference?

hot-rods-vs-rat-rodsTwo of the most popular types of custom cars on the road are hot rods and rat rods. To a non-car person these vehicles may look similar, but to the trained eye, there are some key differences between the two. The purpose of this article is to give you the knowledge to identify which type of car you are looking at.

Let’s start with the similarities: both hot rods and rat rods are NOT supposed to look like factory original, production cars. Continue reading

SEMA 2012 Cruise Photos

On the last day of the 2012 SEMA Show, we stuck around to watch the official SEMA cruise. Now in its second year, the cruise is a chance to see many of the cars from the show floor in motion as they exit the convention center. It was absolutely packed with people and difficult to get good photos of the cars because of the cross-traffic. I would have liked for the road to be closed for the cruise; I think this would have made it a lot better.

So without further ado, here are a few of my best photos from the 2012 SEMA Cruise:

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