Friday First Look! 28th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals

The 2021 Goodguys season is in the final stretch, but the fun isn’t nearly over yet. Today we kicked off the 28th running of the Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas and the southern rodders showed up in force!

These Texas events are known for strong car counts, a big spectator crowd, competitive AutoCross fields, sprawling vendor layouts, and tons of fun activities such as the Team Texas NASCAR rides, Nitro Thunderfest vintage dragsters firing off, a fun kid’s area, packed swap meet, and more.

Another kicker added to this years’ Lone Star Nationals is it’s the landing place for the 2021 Goodguys Hall of Fame Road Tour. You may have seen – and followed along with – the road tour on Goodguys’ social media platforms the past week but these 50 hot rods, muscle cars, street rods, and classic trucks trekked over 2,500 miles departing Salt Lake City, UT and arriving in Fort Worth, TX nine days later. The group visited scenic areas such as Yellowstone, the Rocky Mountain National Forest, small towns like Estes Park, Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge in Colorado, all while traveling on mostly 2-lane back roads.

If you’re at the event this weekend swing by the Hall of Fame Road Tour special parking area and chat with some of the participants – we’re sure they’ll have some stories to tell!

We’re geared up and ready to rock Texas for two more days with beautiful weather forecasted all weekend! Here’s a peek at some of the fine rides we spotted today.

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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.