Sunday, September 4, 2011
2011 Goodguys Midwestern Nationals pictures and coverage. More than 780 photos mean there will be something you love
The attendance seemed to be down a little compared to previous years, but even at that, it was a hell of a lot of cars. We were talking about this at lunch today, and came to the conclusion that the flooding along I-29 had to hurt participation. I know that there were guys in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, etc., that didn't want to take that long detour with all kinds of semi trucks on two-lane roads to get to this event. It'll be nice when the river finally gets all back where it goes, and travel gets back to normal around here.
But once you're in, you're glad you did it. We got there early on Saturday, and parked where we could watch the majority of the cars and trucks drive in. If we didn't look at another thing all day, we were treated to an awesome parade in the cool morning air.
But the cars are the real reason you go to this show, and there were some sweet ones. I think it's fun to look at things that were built with unlimited funds, where the only thing that held back the design was someone's imagination. You always hear people say stuff like, "I don't like those cars because all someone did was open their wallet and pay for it." That may be true, and it may not, but someone still had to build these cars. Flawless craftsmanship and attention to detail takes hard work. Whether it was the owner's hard work or someone else's really doesn't matter. The point is, when I see it, I know how to appreciate it.