Goodguys Raleigh North Carolina Nationals 2021
It was great to see cars back on the field at the Goodguys North Carolina Nationals in Raleigh, NC. More than 1,500 cars were on tap for a three-day car show and swap meet. It was obvious by the excitement of the crowd that everyone was glad to be back showing off their rides and talking with fellow gear heads.
Here’s some Goodguys’ action.
At the annual Goodguys show in Raleigh, four top awards were presented in the following categories: Muscle Machine of the Year, Custom Rod of the Year, Muscle Car of the Year, and Truck of the Year (Early). Winners became finalists for the 2021 show season competition. Builders Choice and other Specialty awards were also presented to the vehicles judged to be the best in their category. Here are some of the winners.
A Video Tour Around the Show
Goodguys shows typically consist of rides that have been modified to their owner’s tastes, but among all the customized cars that have extra bling, wild non-factory colors, and performance add-ons, there are a few original gems that look showroom new. One of the standouts of the show, a 1966 Marina Blue Nova SS, was not only beautifully restored – correct down to every nut and bolt – it is also a one-owner car with the original Bowtie documentation. And, it gets even better than that. This is a super rare, high-caliber muscle car powered by a factory L79 327/350HP Corvette-inspired engine. Other desirable and rare options, such as close-ratio 4-speed, simulated wire wheel covers, and metallic brakes are listed on the window sticker. A
2 ½-year restoration effort, with guidance from L79 guru, Tom Migut, resulted in a true original time capsule.
In the below video, owners, Barney and Barbara Yaskiewicz, and their son Barry of Greensboro, NC, told us about their family treasure, why they picked this Chevy model, and how Barney convinced Barbara that he needed to have headers installed BITD.