Friday First Look – 18th Great Northwest Nationals in Spokane

The beginning of a three-week swing for Goodguys kicks off this weekend with the opening day of the 18th Great Northwest Nationals held at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. After a fun day of hot rod shop cruising yesterday visiting Whipple Motorsports, Cruisers Bar & Grill, Fast Eddies Race Cars & Hot Rods, and ending the day with a kickoff party at River City Speed & Kustom we were all eager to get the weekend rolling in high gear.

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The Inland Empire hot rodders showed out in great numbers today after what started as a misty morning and continued into the afternoon. With the color and chrome on display outside there was equal eye candy indoors with a massive indoor car show spanning three buildings which was joined with indoor industry manufactures, an impressive pinstripers brush bash, fun activities for the kids, a boomin’ model car show, and the popular Goodgals Gallery.

Tomorrow guarantees more action with two Nitro Thunderfest sessions, a burnout competition, and live entertainment from The Pop Offs at the Tim Lane State Farm stage. Stay tuned to the Goodguys social media outlets for more throughout the weekend. Until then, check out this jammed packed gallery of some fine rides here in Spokane we spotted during day one!

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Associate Editor

Steven is the youngest member of our team and grandson to the legendary Bob Bunker who piloted the green "Folsom Flash" '55 Chevy. As a dragstrip kid, Steven started his automotive journalism path by photographing drag racing events. Since joining our team, Steven has grown leaps and bound journalistically. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When Steven is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime on the water fishing, building his '62 Chevy Nova or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.

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