October, 2018 -- It's that time of year again at the Charlotte Motor Speedway! Goodguys Rod and Custom Association's 25th Southeastern Nationals will be held for two days at the Speedway, where you can bet there will be plenty of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks onsite, and there will be action galore, as racers take to the track for the very popular Goodguys autocross. You can also do some shopping while you're here. Looking for a special part, or perhaps your very own dream car? Be sure to stop by the Swap Meet and Car Corral, and you may very well find just what you've been looking for. For details about the car show, click here.
Out of the hundreds of way-cool custom cars on the show field, here are a sample of those that won awards. The two top awards at this show were the Truck of the Year (late) finalist, a 1966 Chevy C10, owned by Ed Vannoy of Jerrerson, NC and the Muscle Car of the Year finalist, a 1967 Pontiac GTO, owned by Bill Burnker of Sherrills Ford, NC.
There was action on the Autocross both days, except for a three hour rain interruption on Saturday. The fastest time was posted by Jared Leisinger, in his 1964 Chevy Corvette Roadster. Here's a look at the racers.
It was a car show in a car show, with a special display held inside one of the pit garages at the Speedway. There were several over-the-top engines builds, a streamliner designed for the Bonneville Salt Flats, and many unique and rare cars on display.
Spotted on the field, was a very rare ‘30s-era show car. It looked like it belonged at a Concours d’Elegance instead of a custom car event. The only telltale signs were the modern tires and an exceptionally detailed Nailhead under the hood. The owner, Ed Sears, gave us a walkaround tour of this fabulous build.
Track time is one of the most anticipated events of the weekend. All show entries are eligible to take their classic on Charlotte Motor Speedway's track for three laps of NSACAR Nostalgia cruising. If this doesn’t look exciting, then you better check your pulse.