Dukes Celebrate 70th Year at GOODGUYS
Photos & Story by Jerry Brenner
August 19-21, 2016 saw gearheads of every ilk motor more than 1,100 cool rides into the Spokane Fairgrounds for the 15th annual Goodguys Great Northwest Nationals, hosted by Goodguys and the Dukes Car Club of Spokane, who celebrated their 70th anniversary. Congratulations Dukes!
Thursday "pre-show" activities included a shop tour with participants stopping in at five area shops to view assorted "rides in the making".
The show officially opened Friday after a day of car cleaning and assorted visiting. There's a poker run that takes participants from the River City Speed & Kustom Shop through six "auto related" stops. Showgoers then cruised to the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Conference Center for the Friday Night Cruise & Party. Racing enthusiasts could opt for the Goodguys Friday Night Drags at Spokane County Raceway.
Saturday, "the big day", featured the Show & Shine with all sorts of things going on - non-stop music with the Spokane River Band, a swap meet, lots of vendors, model car contest or just browse amongst the dazzling display of automotive excellence. Lots of things to see and do!
Sunday featured the awards and the opportunity to say goodby to friends, old and new. If you've been to the Great Northwest Nationals you're probably going back, if not, you really should check it out. See you in 2017!