The Inland Northwest is a majestic place with warm summer sun, blue lakes, green pines, plenty of space, low populations and smooth roads perfect for cruisin’. A friend from the area once told us “It’s like Tahoe here but without all the people.” You get the idea – this place is super cool for sportsman, and recreationists. And for one summer weekend each August – it’s a haven for hot rodders who flock to our Great Northwest Nationals here at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.

The forecast was stellar all week and right on through the weekend, giving everyone a worry-free weekend. The car gates swung open at sun-up this morning and among the masses were members of this weekend’s Featured Car Club – THE Inland Emperors. These guys are gonna tear it down this weekend! In addition to today’s full show fields, the Nitro Thunderfest went off right at high noon filling the air with that sweet nitro smell. The exhibitor booth’s and indoor car show was booming, too!

We’re back at it early tomorrow morning and right on through Sunday afternoon. We hope you enjoy this Friday First Look but please come on out and join us tomorrow and Sunday! The weather is just fine!