While I was up north this weekend (sadly I can not be in two places at once, yet), the 2010 Car Craft Nationals invaded the Minnesota State Fair grounds. To still bring you some coverage of the event I convinced (took some real arm twisting) photographer extraordinaire Alex Bellus to attend the event and report back. His pictures are (as expected) breath taking and the event sounded like a complete win.
Some features of the show-
- Burnout Contests
- Car Corral, Fun Zone and Performance Marketplace
- Real Street Eliminator of the year awarded to the vehicle showcasing the best braking, handling and horsepower generating abilities in the nation
- QA1 Autocross
- Lucas Oil Dyno Challenge which was presented by E3 Spark Plugs
- Launch Box – Combination acceleration and braking testing performed in 150 feet
- Miller Electric Main Stage
- Editors and photographers from Car Craft, Chevy High Performance and Hot Rod magazines were all in attendance, including Car Craft’s Editor-In-Chief Douglas Glad
- Miss Car Craft Summer Nationals contest
Of note is the fact that GM Performance Division is a huge sponsor of this event. This year they brought along the Corvette Centennial Concept among a ton of other performance cars and concepts. Of course the Corvette Centennial Concept drew much attention to itself and the GM Performance Division booth.
Overall the show was huge. With over 5,000 muscle cars and 45,000 enthusiasts, it was pretty much one big horsepower party.
Photography – Alex Bellus