Friday First Look! 23rd Colorado Nationals presented by Griot’s Garage
Goodguys is continuing their Summer Swing this weekend with the 23rd Colorado Nationals presented by Griot’s Garage in Loveland, Colorado. The high altitude of Colorado isn’t the only thing elevated this weekend as anticipation for this event has been simmering for months with the high plains rodders.
The Ranch Events Complex is a beautiful facility with sprawling grass lined with shade trees, concrete paths for cruising, buildings for indoor vendors and activities, and a large lot for the CPP AutoCross Series racers to really get on the gas! Add in a packed vendor midway and over 1,500 hot rod, muscle cars, street rods, customs, and classic trucks and the Colorado Nationals lives up to being a “destination event”.
We opened the gates early this morning to kick off Day 1 and get the weekend of showin’ and shinin’ underway. It didn’t take long for things to kick into high gear as every aspect of the event was buzzing from the AutoCross track to the show field. We checked out the Specialty Auto Auction preview (the auction will be happening Saturday starting at 1pm), the Goodgals Gallery, and hit the Nitro Thunderfest before loading up to head over to the well-attended TGIF party just down the road at Pinkee’s Rod Shop.
Here’s a quick preview of some of the sites and scenes we saw today. Be sure to tune in to all Goodguys’ social media outlets for more throughout the weekend and check back right here to FuelCurve.com on Sunday for the full Weekend Rewind post.
Photos by Todd Ryden & John Jackson