It didn't seem like three years since the last time we'd been to the Goodguys Colorado Nationals, but it was. In 2004, this event was held at Pikes Peak International Raceway near Colorado Springs. A year later, that state-of-the-art track was shut down, and Goodguys had to find another home for this popular event. That turned out to be lucky for Goodguys. They took the show up the road to The Ranch, in Loveland. This is a great place for a car show, with rolling grassy hills and plenty of room for a couple of thousand rods, customs, trucks, musclecars, and antiques.

Coming to Colorado gives Rod & Custom a chance to see outstanding cars we don't see at any other shows. There are a lot of great rods and customs from the Mountain states that don't make the trip across the Rockies to Pleasanton or Del Mar, or across the plains to Indy or Columbus or Des Moines. This is our only chance.

They really love traditional rods and customs around here. And '50 Mercs. And five-spoke Americans. And Tri-Five Chevys. And Cadillac air cleaners. And pickup trucks. And "ruff rods". And early Fords. Especially early Fords. We could easily have filled the Rod & Custom Top Tin winners circle with ten flat-black, flathead-packed '32 Fords if we wanted to. But we like to mix things up, and found some non-Fords, as well as cars and trucks from other time periods. Some traditional. Some a little more contemporary. Some really wild. Some just kind of cool. Something for everybody. You'll find them on the following pages, along with many of our other favorites from the show.

Rod And Custom Top 10