Goodguys Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2020 – #3 Heartland Nationals Weekend Rewind

Editor’s Note: No matter how you look at it, 2020 was a year that nobody expected, nor wished for. Event postponements, cancellations, social distancing, and more had old car enthusiasts out of sorts. Our scene revolves around gathering at events and showing off with others. We’re a community, even if don’t live near each other.

Thankfully, hot rodding is all about overcoming obstacles and making things better. Goodguys and Fuel Curve worked hard in 2020 to cover the altered landscape of the vintage car and truck scene, bringing you fresh and creative content every week – over 400 stories in total. We’re using the last few days of the year to revisit the Top 10 stories of the year. We hope you’ll enjoy this look back as we start to prepare for better times in 2021.

#3 – Weekend Rewind! 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

The Goodguys semi-trucks sat idle for nearly five months through spring and early summer this past year until they were finally able to get the tires turning again. It was early March when COVID-19 put a halt to all outdoor events, and it was the July 4th weekend when the 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF in Des Moines, Iowa was Goodguys return to bringing you Cool Cars, Cool People, and Good Times!

A lot of work during a two-week time frame went into producing the event to ensure a safe gathering for everyone in attendance. At the time we were very thankful for the understanding and commitment to follow our new Goodguys Cares Health and Safety Guidelines by all of those in attendance in Iowa. Now looking back, the Heartland Nationals was a pivotal event in 2020 for Goodguys to safely move forward with the Salt Lake Nationals and Southwest Nationals events that were also held during the 2020 season.

Take a look at the Heartland Nationals Weekend Rewind that landed number 3 on out Top 10 countdown! CLICK HERE

Also, check some more happenings from the 29th Heartland Nationals:

AutoCross Recap
Lakeside Rods & Rides Top 10 Builders Choice picks
2020 Street Machine and Street Rod of the Year winners!

Associate Editor

A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.