If you had paid attention to your elementary geography teacher, you would have learned that the city of Columbus, Ohio, was named after the explorer Christopher Columbus. You know, the guy who set sail in August of 1492 from the Spanish port village of Palos to prove to the rest of the world that the planet was not flat. During his quest, he discovered America on October 12, 1492. Columbus is also the state capital of Ohio and is home of Ohio State Buckeyes football.

But, if you're a custom, hot-rod, street rod, muscle-car, or truck-rod enthusiast, Columbus is a major stop on the Goodguys Rod & Custom tour, transforming the Columbus Expo Center into a pre-'72 early-model rodder's paradise. Once again, Gary and son Marc Meadors, along with dedicated Goodguys crew worked their magic again this year at the 10th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 13-15. The happening drew more than 6,300 custom rods and trucks with more than 75,000 spectators, who strolled the endless rows of rolling metal sculptures. The Columbus show attracted a record 350 aftermarket vendors.

What your eyes are about to witness on the following pages is a small dose of the insane early-model custom trucks that cruised into this year's '07 Goodguys Columbus, Ohio, show. www.goodguys.com.