Classic Cars Fill Charlotte Speedway's Infield
at 2017 Goodguys Southeastern Nationals


October 20, 2017 -- When the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association hosts a car show, you can always count on a weekend jam-packed with exciting activities, and of course, lots of cool cars.  As expected, the 24th Annual Southeastern Nationals, held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, lived up to The Goodguys' reputation for “Cool Cars, Cool People, Good Times.”  Along with a swap meet and car corral, there was action on the autocross each day; the ever-popular "Cruising Under the Lights," around the ½ mile speedway track, was a sight you had to see; and new to this year's event, was a burnout contest.  Goodguys held their awards ceremony to recognize the top vehicles on the final day of the show.  Here are some of the highlights we saw during this fun-filled weekend.

Top Award Winners

Following are select winners of awards at the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals, including “Builder's Choice” awards, winners chosen by Detroit Speed; special awards presented by Goodguys; and the selection of finalists in the Muscle Car of the Year and Late model Truck of the Year categories.

1929 Ford Roadster, Detroit Speed's Builder's Choice Award 1941 Ford Pickup, 'Gold Standard,' Detroit Speed's Builder's Choice Award 1955 Chrysler Imperial, Detroit Speed's Builder's Choice Award 1949 Kurtis Convertible, Detroit Speed's Builder's Choice Award 1967 Pontiac, Detroit Speed's Buider's Choice Award 1929 Ford Sedan, Detroit Speeds Builder's Choice Award 1929 Ford Model A Gasser, Best Bitchin' Award 1955 Chevy Goodguys Staff Pick, Goodguys Staff Pick 1941 Mercury, Cool Custom Award 2000 Jeep Rangler, All American Sunday Award 1932 Ford Pickup, Rodders Rep Pick 1950 Ford, Memory Lane Award 1955 Chevy, Tri-5 Chevy Pick 1957 Chevy Pickup, Chevy Truck Pick Just Because Its Neat Award 1967 Chevy C10, 2018 Truck of the Year Finalist 1962 Chevy 409, 2018 Muscle Car Finalist


Other Eye-Catching Vehicles




The fastest driver around the cones this weekend was Robby Unser, winning Pro Class in his 1967 Hot Wheels Camaro. See Robby's Camaro win video below, as well as other autocross class winner photos.

Pro-Class Autocross Winner, 1967 Hot Wheels Camaro Autocross Truck Winner, 1968 Chevy Pickup Autocross Shootout Winner, 1965 Nova All American Sunday Autocross Winner, 2001 Corvette



Burnout Contest

The burnout contest came down to two cars, a 1969 Camaro and a 1932 Ford roadster. When the smoked cleared, the crowd chose the deuce roadster as the winner. Check out this video of the winning burnout.


Cruising Under the Lights