The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association brought their traveling road show to the Chicagoland Speedway this past September 17-19, and we were there to capture all the action. The Midwest is one of our favorite places to hang out because it's a hotbed of muscle machines; these guys don't have the luxury of driving their cars hard all year round, so during the summer months they make up for it in spades. The sprawling Chicagoland Speedway complex is an ideal place to let it all hang out, and that's exactly what Goodguys did.

One of our favorite activities is the Goodguys autocross, and with every new event the number of cars and spectators increases. At Joliet, the 30-second course was set up inside the big NASCAR oval, and that served as big inspiration for the tire burning that ensued. Nevertheless, the unpredictable nature of the Midwest's summer weather caught participants off guard on Saturday with some rain. In spite of that, the drivers and fans were so into the cone carving that they prevailed on Goodguys to open it back up after the gully washer for some "exhibition" drifting in the wet!

Project Olds-photographer Robert McGaffin's '65 Cutlass-was also on hand. After wringing it out on the autocross, we parked it at the Detroit Speed & Engineering tent where we met a lot of readers who wanted to check it out. The vendor area is always a fun place to hang at Goodguys-you can see the hardware up close, and ask lots of questions. You may even see a PHR project car too. If you can't find what you need at a Goodguys midway, you probably don't need it!