This weekend, Goodguys 17th Great NW Nationals Car Show returns to the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. The event will gather more than 1,500 hot rods, customs and classic cars.
In addition to the car show there will be a wide variety of auto-related exhibits and entertainment, a swap meet and cars for sale. Throughout the weekend over 20 awards will be given out to participating car owners.
Attendees will also have the chance to interact with vendors and manufacturers by visiting their respective exhibits. Rare and sought-after auto parts will be available for budding hot-rodders and seasoned pros alike.
The popular Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition has been added to the Spokane lineup. This gathering of nostalgia race cars and dragsters will be shown at 1 p.m. Friday and at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Earplugs are encouraged; this will be loud.
The Historical Auto Society of Spokane & the Inland Empire will be this year’s featured club. Celebrating 60 years since its organization, “Hassie” aims to foster community among classic car lovers in the Inland Northwest. The auto society will be showing between 25 and 30 of its members’ vehicles.
This year’s Pinstripers Brush Bash will feature the Northwest’s best hotrod pinstripers in exhibitions and competitions all weekend.
The Spectre Performance All-American Sunday will show American-made or -powered vehicles from all years including those newer than the traditional 1987 cutoff.
For those not as keen on an all-out car show, the Goodgals Gallery offers up handmade, original craft items from Inland Northwest crafters.
There will also be a wealth of fun things for the kids to do with arts and crafts, games, face painting, and a PPG Automotive Paint coloring contest. The Kid’s Zone will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.