With 3000 cars and blazing afternoon
temperatures, somewhere in the mid to late 30's C, this was definitely the hot place to be. The locals thought it
was pretty hot to so it wasn't just me having arrived from a Wellington, NZ
winter 2 weeks ago.
Staged over the 3 days Fri-Sun I was told numbers were down on previous events and most put this down to the high price of gasoline. The campgrounds were near to full and I was lucky to get a park for my Motorhome at short notice when I found out about the event 2 hours earlier on the Friday afternoon while getting some tires replaced in Gilroy, CA.. As my schedule as such didn't exist I just entered the campground into my GPS and proceeded the 56 miles to the Goodguys event. Amazing what a few good tires and a wheel alignment will do, I thought how the trip ahead had now become much more pleasant as I set the cruise control to 55mph and just sat back and enjoyed the countryside.
Now some of the friendly locals in the RV park reckoned this show was small compared to many they had been to but compared to the events I'd been to back home it was HUGE. After 2 litres of water and the obligatory hotdog and snow freeze I quit at 2:30 as it really heated up after 5 hours trudging around the fairground and I hadn't seen 1/2 the cars. The swap meet, cars for sale, show cars and trade stalls were spread over a wide area and I lost my bearings on more than one occasion.
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