When the 28th annual Wesco Autobody Supply Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals roll into the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup this weekend, the city of Auburn will be well represented with more than 20 cars pre-registered for the event.
A good chunk of these will appear courtesy local hot rod and custom car fabricator Wicked Fabrications, run by Auburn native Craig Wick.
“We are going to have a booth there and have five cars registered, some personal, some customer cars,” Wick said. “This is our first year having a booth there.”
Among the cars being displayed at the Northwest’s largest auto show will be a 1969 Mustang that Wick customized for his wife. He updated the car’s suspension, steering and brakes, while maintaining the interior and exterior looks of the original Pony Car.
“And the green 1967 (Mustang) will be there,” Wick added.
Additionally, the Wicked crew will bring along a 1967 Chevy C10 pickup truck, a 1965 Oldsmobile 442 and a 1928 Ford Model A.
“This show is the biggest one around,” Wick said. “There will be around 2,500 cars, where most of them you’ll see are a couple 100.”
In addition to the cars brought by Wick and the employees at the shop, Wick estimated a dozen more of his creations would be at the show, displayed by their owners.
The Pacific NW Nationals get started on Friday night with the Goodguys Vintage Drags at Pacific Raceways in Kent.
Action starts with gates open at 11 a.m., time trials at 2 p.m. followed by final eliminations at 5 p.m. General admission is $20, $6 for kids ages 7-12.
The car show, featuring more than 2,500 hot rods, customs, classic and muscle cars up to 1972, also begins on Friday, with gates opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m.
Saturday the event runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with Sunday’s events going from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $20 for general admission, $6 for kids ages 7-12. Kids 6 and younger are free and military personnel get $5 off general admission with active or retired military identification.
Parking is free.
More than 200 manufacturer and commercial exhibits are also scheduled.
The event offers an automotive swap meet, cars for sale corral and kids’ entertainment.
Other features include:
• Pinstriper’s Brush Bash — an exhibition of more than 50 pinstripers;
• A model car show;
• Special parking areas on Saturday, including the Canadian Corral, Homebuilt Heaven, and Youngguys area — for hot rodders 25 and younger;
• Live entertainment on the Sillyville stage on Saturday and Sunday; and
• Awards ceremony on Sunday.
For more information, visit www.good-guys.com/pnwn-2015, or call the event hotline at 925-838-9876.