Good Guys & a Good Friend

Earlier this month, I went with a friend to the 2005 Good Guys Nationals. This is one amazing car show that happens every year at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Over 6,000 street rods, and custom cars. At every turn throughout the grounds there was another couple hundred cars, stationary and moving. We spent 6 hours there and saw maybe half the cars. Amazing rides, I've posted a gallery of 100 of the 120+ pictures I took here.

Of particular interest to me were the wheels on the cars. I wanted to both see the wheels I ordered (I've only seen pictures) and see how unique they are. I saw a lot of American Racing Torq-Thrust II, by far the most popular wheel. Second was Boyd Coddington's Smoothie II, lots of those too. But not a single Junkyard Dog. Bummer, as I wanted to see them, but good that I picked something unique.

It was also good to see my friend. We hadn't seen each other in about 2 years when we wen to Good Guys 2003. He is one of those who used to go to my church. He now goes to a 'Mainline' COC across town near his house. In fact, he's since been appointed elder there. He shared about how he likes his church and how things are done. I shared a little of my disappointment at how things don't seem to be moving in a new direction after all. But mostly, we looked at cars.

He's a car nut too, with a 1964 Olds Dynamic 88 Convertible, a 1965 Mustang coupe and a 1966 Triumph TR4. I think the Olds is the only one that runs, the other two are 'in process'. It was a good time with an old friend

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Cool stuff! I've been avoiding car shows as it just makes me more disappointed my CJ6 isn't done.

I do, however, have to take issue with:

"Wagons are becoming cool."

No - they ARE cool....;)

Heh. I made that statement based on my perception that the number of wagons at this event compared to the same event two years ago was about double. That 1962 Rambler American wagon and the Nova Wagon with the sunroof were two of my favorites. I wish I could remember what was under the hood of that Rambler. Small block Chevy probably.

Hey, what do I need to do to get that 'return to salguod.net' link to come back without the frames? Most of the heavy lifting of creating the gallery was done in Photoshop Elements 3.0, including the framed layout. I know nothing about frames.

Car shows....I went to the Farm Show up here last week with my Dad Brother and two nephews. We had a pretty good time even though it was 93 in the shade....and humid. My dad and I looked at about 5 million outdoor wood and corn furnaces. :)

I've tried to get to know cars mostly because of our friendship, but I'm afraid I'll never get there.

I can't wait to see you. T- 4 days!

I've tried to get to know cars mostly because of our friendship, but I'm afraid I'll never get there.
I feel the same way about tractors and farm equipment. But I do pay more attention to them than I did before and evey tractor I see (especially the orange ones) I think of you.

use a "TARGET="_top" on the link to drop the frameset.

Boyink,

Thanks, I finally got around to trying that and it worked great.



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