If you’re a lover of classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, or just cool cars in general and you weren’t at the Goodguys car show over the weekend, then you seriously missed out.
Held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, the Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals showcased thousands and thousands of slick rides and vintage vehicles for enthusiasts of all types to enjoy.
Former Indy Car Robby Unser knows a thing or two about cars, and he seemed to have had himself quite the time at the yearly event.
“I first started driving at…four was my first go kart, my first race was 7, and I’ve been doing car stuff ever since,” Unser told NBC 4.
“It’s very family friendly I call it a clean sport. You can’t be too out of it to do this sport. You need to have some cognitive skills. I think it’s a beautiful thing that Goodguys is trying to keep alive a culture and an art form. It’s a very American thing, American muscle. If we don’t keep doing this we lose our history a lot of these things are literally rolling antiques.”
Of course, you didn’t have to be a former race car driver to appreciate the event.
In an interview with NBC, Sandy Bozak recalled buying her first car for $250 in 1971. A few repairs later, and the ride is now worth an estimated $85,000. Clearly, Sandy appreciates the value of a quality vintage ride.
“We were going down to Bucyrus Ohio,” Bozak recounted. “It was sitting in the front yard of a farmer’s property and the kids and the chickens were playing in it! I said, ‘he’s got to sell it cheap, what the heck,’ you know?”
“It’s nice to be with other people who can appreciate the old cars. People come here because it’s something unique,” Bozak said. “It’s my whole life, I had it since ’71. That’s a lot of years. It’s like your kid!”
Thousands of people just like Robby and Sandy were certainly not disappointed by what Goodguys had to offer. Just check out some of the show’s amazing cars for yourself, and you’ll see what we mean!