The Good Guys Lone Star Nationals at Ft. Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway are always a good shows – great weather, massive crowds, and 2,500 of the best of automobiles made in the pre-1972 era.
Photographer Shane Ray – working with H&H Classic, a company that sells classic Chevrolet parts – took some incredible shots at this show, and he has agreed to share them with us below.
The Good Guys 21st Annual Lone Star Nationals classic car show was held at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The show featured an eclectic variety of vehicles grouped into five categories: hot rods, custom rides, beautified classics, intimidating muscle cars and striking vintage trucks.
This slammed vintage two-toned blue Chevy truck was in surprisingly stock condition minus the extreme lowered suspension and wheels.
A peek into the same truck’s engine bay shows the owner put a great amount of effort into making the engine bay as clean and crisp as the rest of the truck.
With this vintage Chevy truck, a similar story could be told, it was also two toned blue (with a slightly darker tint), had a lowered suspension, custom wheels, but everything else was essentially the way Chevrolet designed it to be.
The owner shows off his creativity with his surf board that seems to be an ode to his truck – the board has the same paint scheme, down to the woodgrain trim.
This awesome convertible Chevy Chevelle Malibu SS takes us back to a time where beauty and grace could successfully be integrated into an extremely intimidating muscle car design. Its striking white body and red racing stripes made this car hard to ignore, both in its production days and at the show.
It was only slightly customized with aftermarket wheels, but who can complain?
There were also a few hardtop Chevelles there that displayed the best of the muscle car era. There’s a very good reason classic Chevelles are so popular to this day.
An awesome red Bel Air caught the eyes of many at the GoodGuys show. This model was a mix of red, white, chrome, black, and gold — okay, so maybe it was a little busy, but the mass consensus was that the car still pulled the look off quite well. The interior for the same car was equally as interesting as the outside — with multi-tones of red and black with silver trim. It was a good overall custom ride.
This very rare yellow 1956 Chevrolet Nomad delivery wagon was most notable for its LS1 engine swap. The conversion was so well done, it would be hard to know the difference (through the untrained eye of course) if it didn’t have Corvette logos on the fuel rail covers. This beast probably catches quite a few drivers off-guard on the road. Note the 2 doors and side panels in place of the wagon rear windows. This makes it a delivery Chevy Nomad and thus very rare and collectable. Awesome piece of history this car.
One stark white and red interior Chevrolet Impala drew quite the crowd. This car was quite the sight both inside and out.
There was also quite the supply of originally restored (or maintained!) hot rods and trucks roaming around during the show. We know a number of big Chevy fans that can pin point exact years of these machines merely on things like the location of the fuel tank, filler pipe and other nuances like that. These classic pickup trucks have quite the cult following.
This collection of classics really brought “show & shine” together for this event, making the GoodGuys 21st Annual Lone Star Nationals one of the most impressive shows of its kind for the year. Big. Like Texas.