It's hard to believe that this past July marked the 10th year of the Goodguys PPG Nationals. It seems like just yesterday that we were anticipating the inaugural get-together-man, the time just flies by. In just nine short years, the PPG Nationals has become Goodguys' largest and most prestigious event. In our estimation, the 10th edition was the best yet, with more than 6,000 1972-and-earlier rods, customs, musclecars, classic trucks, and street machines making the event a natural destination for any performance enthusiast.

The PPG Nationals tradition includes the crowning of the Goodguys Street Rod of the Year and the Goodguys Street Machine of the Year (this year presented by Classic Instruments and Air Ride Technologies, respectively), plus the Goodguys Nationals is home to more than 300 vendor exhibits, giant stage shows, a model car show, arts and crafts, a swap meet, and cars-for-sale corral. On Friday night, Goodguys hosted its annual Hot Rod Drags at National Trail Raceway, and on Sunday, during the final awards ceremony, Goodguys gave away the Foose Challenger grand prize giveaway car built by Unique Performance to lucky winners Paul and Ellen Fordyce of Washington, West Virginia. West Covina, California's Dennis DeCamp's bright red, Indy car-influenced '32 roadster was named Goodguys/Classic Instruments 2007 Street Rod of the Year that weekend as well.

Another highlight of this year's Goodguys Nats for me (above and beyond the sea of cool cars and trucks on hand) was a special Lobeck's Reunion. Nearly 30 of Lobeck's V8 Shop-built cars and trucks were on display at and surrounding Barry's booth on the midway, and I was jazzed to see a guy I'm very lucky to call a good friend honored for his talent. There's just somethin' about that Lobek look-Jack and Coke all around!

Anyway, I could go on and on saying the same thing I've said for the last nine years about how great the show was, but I think I'll just quit blubberin' and save the room for more images; like they always say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's about 39,000 words worth. Enjoy!