GoodGuys 23rd Summit Racing Nationals was held July 9-11, 2021 at the Ohio Expo Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. With the 2020 event cancelled due to the Pandemic, this one was looking to be bigger and better than ever!
It was a little wet off and on all weekend, however over 6,500 of the most impressive 1987 & older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and classics from more than 40 states made the trip to Ohio. The weekend was jam-packed with over 450 Vendor and Manufacturer Exhibits, Friday Night Vintage Drags at National Trail Raceway, Goodguys CPP AutoCross timed racing, automotive Swap Meet, indoors and outdoors, Car Corral, Nitro Thunderfest, Model Car Show, GoodGal’s Gallery, FREE Kids Zone, Live Entertainment— GoodGuys 23rd Summit Racing Nationals had so much to offer, we cannot even name them all!
Sunday was open to late model American made or powered rides at the All American Sunday celebration, including an All American Sunday AutoCross Shootout. Also, on Sunday, the highly anticipated crowning of the Goodguys PPG Street Machine of the Year and Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year took place, along with 20 Builder’s Choice awards selected by the Roadster Shop and Detroit Speed Inc. The 2 big winners this year was Chad Farischon’s 1969 Chevy Camaro of Arcadia, OK was named Goodguys Street Machine of the Year, and Wes and Vivian Rydell’s 1941 Chevrolet of Grand Fork, ND was crowned Street Rod of the Year. Others included Fred Hardee with 52 Nash, Jeff Betz with 57 Chevy Wagon, Dave Lemond 39 with Buick Special and Chad Wills with 66 Ford F100. Congratulations to all the winners, your rides were amazing and your awards are well deserved!
As always, GoodGuys 23rd Summit Racing Nationals put on an amazing show and that atmosphere from the attendees made it even better. There is a reason this show is nicknamed “The Big One,” and they continued to live up to that!
Photos by: Lenny Thompson and Double D