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Friday First Look! 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals

The day we have been waiting for has finally come! The 2020 Goodguys season kicked off today at the 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa and we could not be more pleased with the understanding and cooperation of those in attendance who have followed our new Goodguys Cares health & safety guidelines – guidelines that have directly allowed us to bring America’s Favorite Car Show to the Heartland on this beautiful Independence Day weekend!




Although some aspects of the event are inherently different from years past, there’s still a lot of Goodguys Goodtimes to be had this weekend. Over 3,000 hot rods, customs, muscle cars and trucks rolled through the gates this morning and set up a fantastic display of color and chrome at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Add in AutoCross racing, vendor displays from industry manufactures, a kickin’ swap meet, and the newly added Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year competitions, and this year’s event will be one to remember!

2020 PPG Street Machine of the Year Contenders

2020 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year Contenders


We’re knockin’ the rust off and gearing up for two more great days in Iowa! Tomorrow night we’ll crown the 2020 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year and the 2020 PPG Street Machine of the Year during a special awards ceremony and then dive into a massive fireworks display to commemorate the 4th of July and our American Independence!

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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.