COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Goodguys show kicked up this weekend, bringing thousands of muscle cars and old classics for enthusiasts to see right up close.
Sandy Bozak has been a proud car owner since 1971 and recounts purchasing her first car.
“We were going down to Bucyrus Ohio, ” she remembers. “It was sitting in the front yard of a farmer’s property and the kids and the chickens were playing in it! I said, ‘he’s got to sell it cheap, what the heck,’ you know?”
Two hundred and fifty dollars later it was Sandy Bozak’s. She had some repairs done and estimates the car is now worth at least $85,000.
Thousands of spectators enjoyed the view of a parade of muscle, and Bozak’s proud to be here.
“It’s nice to be with other people who can appreciate the old cars. People come here because it’s something unique,” Bozak. “It’s my whole life, I had it since ’71. That’s a lot of years. It’s like your kid!”
John & Michelle Martin are also big car enthusiasts.
“This is a 50’s Chevy pickup truck I’ve had it for probably 35 years and we’ve been coming here since the very beginning 21 years ago just because this is the best place to be.”
Even the pros are on hand, such as former Indy Car racer Robby Unser.
“I first started driving at…four was my first go kart, my first race was 7, and I’ve been doing car stuff ever since.”
“It’s very family friendly,” Unser says of the Goodguys show. “I call it a clean sport. You can’t be too out of it to do this sport. You need to have some cognitive skills. I think it’s a beautiful thing that Goodguys is trying to keep alive a culture and an art form. It’s a very American thing, American muscle. If we don’t keep doing this we lose our history a lot of these things are literally rolling antiques.”
The Goodguys car show opens back up at 8am on Sunday and it goes until 3pm For ticket information, click here.
NBC4’s Elyse Chengery even got to take a spin–check out her video below or click here.