The GoodGuys Heartland Nationals Show is hot hot hot. This 20th annual Heartland Nats. has the Iowa State Fairgrounds busting at the seams with some of the finest customs, classics and hot rods I've ever come across. The rides have come from all over; Iowa, of course, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas as far away as Mississippi! There was so much to see I barely noticed the heat index of 110! The show GoodGuys puts on is top notch and the Heartland Nationals is a prime example of that. A huge vendor area, swap meet, model car show, AutoCross, quite a few things for the ladies to enjoy, live music and I hear there is going to be a fireworks show. Here is just a tiny sample of what was out today.
Three rides up close and personal.
I took video of just a short walk and you can get the idea of the scope of this show. An added bonus, a surprise appearance by Rebel Rouser, the Wanna V8 micro car we first saw at Back to the Fifties. Just love that little thing!
One of the many awesome attractions at the Heartland Nats, the AutoCross. Now we all know and love GoodGuys AutoCross, those Mighty Muscle machines thundering through the course. Can I tell you how excited I was to see 4 classes of cars compete at the Heartland Nats. Pre and post '55 rides, sponsor cars and drum roll pleas - a truck class! So cool. Here is a video of some rides that competed in the AutoCross that you might not immediately think, hey that's a road course car.
I am so excited to see what tomorrow will bring. If you are anywhere near Des Moines, this show is well worth the trip. I made a 6 hr. road trip to get here so head to Iowa my friends. Get the skinny at Good-Guys.com
'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!