Spring has officially sprung in Northern California and it’s time for west coast car lovers to “Get-Together” this weekend for the 27th All American Get-Together at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds!
The Goodguys’ longest running event features a giant show & shine which welcomes all years, makes & models of American powered cars & trucks, hundreds of vendor exhibits, an automotive swap meet, cars for sale corral, arts & crafts, model car show and lots of other entertainment are included as well! It’s all happening at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds this weekend so don’t be left out! Plus you can register to win a 1965 Buick LeSabre from radio stations Live 105 and KFRC!
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NAPA AUTO PARTS announced today the third year of its partnership with the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will feature an all-new mobile experience geared toward celebrating the passion for high-quality automotive parts both organizations share.
As the “Official Auto Parts Store of Goodguys,” NAPA AUTO PARTS will have a very interactive presence at 21 Goodguys events in the form of its new “Get the Good Stuff” game show, as well as its robust pop-up parts store.
“Every Goodguys member takes great pride in using only the best parts for their vehicle, and NAPA is equally passionate about supplying these quality parts,” said Gaylord Spencer, vice president, marketing strategy, for NAPA AUTO PARTS.
The NAPA “Get the Good Stuff” game show experience invites guests to test their automotive passion and knowledge in an exciting, interactive environment for a chance to win prizes. The focal point of the game show experience is a trivia contest in which contestants can showcase their automotive knowledge in three distinct categories: “Mystery Part,” “Gearhead Trivia” and “What Part Am I?”
Event attendees can also play mini-games based off the game show, as well as try their skills at other activities such as the NAPA Challenge Drag Racing Simulator and Go Green Filter Toss.
”The new NAPA ‘Get the Good Stuff’ experience is going to be a tremendous entertainment addition to the Goodguys event schedule and one that people should make a point to visit,” said Marc Meadors, President of Goodguys.
The 2009 Goodguys event schedule runs through November 20-22 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The full event schedule is available here: http://www.good-guys.com/events/eventsList.aspx?year=2009
About NAPA AUTO PARTS
NAPA AUTO PARTS distributes parts, accessories, tools and equipment to 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores and more than 12,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers nationwide. For more information, visit NAPAOnline.com.
The Goodguys 2009 Goodtimes Yearbook is hot off the press! The full gloss, full color coffee table keeper was designed in house by the award-winning Goodguys Gazette art department. Weighing in at 180 pages, it’s a spectacular photographic retrospective of the 2008 Goodguys event season bringing all twenty-four events to life in full, blazing color.
Each 2008 event is relived with several never-before published images along with some favorites from the Gazette coverage. Also included are layouts of each major award winning automobile from last season including all “Terrific 12” winners. Goodguys 2008 Woman of the Year Lynn Nace is featured, as is JF Launier – the 2008 “Trendsetter” award recipient. An exclusive “gallery” section at the back of the book features a beautiful layout of over 50 hand picked artistic images for your viewing pleasure.
The 2009 Goodguys Yearbook sells for $5 plus shipping and can be ordered online here:http://www.good-guys.com/store/productDetail.aspx?id=00-000-4-99-964-00
or by calling (925) 838-9876 Ext. 182. The Yearbooks will also be available at all 2009 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association events. Don’t delay! Get your copy today!
The Bay Area’s longest running classic car event, the Goodguys 27th All American Get-Together is coming to the Pleasanton Fairgrounds March 28th and 29th. The event provides a blissful escape for thousands of Bay Area and Western U.S. car nuts who will come from all over to be a part of the scene and see an entire fairgrounds filled with classic cars. The event also provides a substantial boost to the Tri-Valley economy during the weekend. It’s estimated by Amy Blaschka, president & CEO of the Tri-Valley Visitor & Convention Bureau that the annual series of Goodguys events held at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton pump over 10 million dollars into the Tri-Valley annually. The events markedly increase revenue streams at gas stations, hotels, restaurants and grocery stores.
While major sporting events and auto races across the country are starting to see decreased attendance, local, affordable events such as the Goodguys shows are staying relatively strong in this struggling economy. “Our events are still affordable to most families and we’ve always strived to keep our events family friendly,” said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. “For the price of one ticket to a major sporting event, a whole family of four can come to a Goodguys car show and enjoy an entire day of looking at cool cars, doing some shopping, listen to some great music and have a corn dog.”
The All American Get-Together will feature outdoor and indoor car shows with over 3,000 American powered cars filling every square foot of the fairgrounds. A swap meet offers over three square miles of vendors selling used auto parts and old fashioned memorabilia. The car corral area features a lot full of hundreds of collector cars in all shapes and sizes – all up for grabs at the right price. Rock & roll music fills the air. Plumes of blue smoke rise from the outdoor grills and everyone is smiling. It’s a sensory overload and it’s all included in the price of admission. It’s a celebration of the American car culture and it’s been happening for close to three decades. It’s all hear – an automotive utopia.
The Goodguys Get-Together tradition started twenty-seven year ago when Goodguys founder Gary Meadors of Alamo, wanted to stage a simple little get-together for his classic car buddies. It’s now one of Goodguys’ largest events. An exciting event highlight will be the “Cavalcade of Customs” – an indoor display of up to 40 highly customized cars, eyeing the trophy for the “Goodguys West Coast Custom of the Year” award. A custom, in the traditional sense is a large bodied American car 1936 to 1964 vintage. Elaborate paint and body modifications, plus leather and velvet interiors and chrome…lots of chrome are earmarks of a Goodguys custom car. The winner of the West Coast Custom of the Year will drive off with a healthy check and a billet aluminum trophy as well as some serious bragging rights. Bay area stylists entering special customs include Oakland Raider offensive lineman Robert Gallery of Dublin (1954 Cadillac), Danville’s Gary and Joanne Levering (1950 Ford), John D’Agostino of Discovery Bay (1958 Oldsmobile), Eric Hansen of Discovery Bay (’52 Buick), Ted Stevens of Los Gatos (1949 Mercury) Bob Cecchini of Hayward (1956 Lincoln), San Francisco’s Kimberly Mejia (1955 Lincoln), Brandon Penserini of Napa (1962 Thunderbird), Leonard Lopez of Brentwood (1956 Chevy Nomad) and Richard Zocchi of Walnut Creek (’39 Dodge) among many others.
A spectacular awards ceremony will be held Sunday, March 29th at 3pm showcasing over 100 of the event’s top cars and will also feature the ceremony to crown the West Coast Custom of the Year. The ceremony will be held outside at the entertainment stage.
The Goodguys 27th All American Get-Together is open Saturday, March 28th from 8am to 5pm and Sunday, March 29th from 8am to 4pm. General admission is $15, kids 7-12 $6 and kids 6 & under are FREE. Fairgrounds parking is $8.
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Vehicle registrtation is located onsite at the Fairgrounds. Registration is $50 (at-event price) for the weekend and includes the car & two people. Sunday-only registration is $35 and includes the car & two people.
Here’s just a few of the kustoms entered for the 27th All American Get-Together.
Robert Gallery’s ’54 Cadillac, Kim Mejia’s ’55 Lincoln, Brandon Penserini’s ’62 Thunderbird, Eric Hansen’s ’52 Buick, John D’Agostino’s ’58 Olds, Gary & Joanne Levering’s ’50 Ford.
|A select few spots are still available for the exclusive indoor car show at the Goodguys 9th Del Mar Nationals, April 3-5 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds but they’re going fast! If you’ve got a sweet rod, custom, classic, tricked out truck or muscle car and would like to display it indoors at Del Mar, please send a photo and a brief vehicle description to Event Director Harry Daviess. Harry can be reached via e-mail here: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 9th Del Mar Nationals is one of the most popular events on the annual Goodguys event schedule. Combining both outdoor and indoor car shows, vendor exhibits, a swap meet & car corral, the Street Challenge Autocross, live music and a special appearance by Bonneville legend Jerry Kugel, the Del Mar Nationals is THE place to be in April on the West Coast! To register or a for a look at the complete weekend schedule, visit the event page by clicking here:http://www.good-guys.com/events/eventsList.aspx?year=2009
The 27th All American Get-Together is March 28 & 29 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. The event features over 3,000 American powered rods, customs, classics and muscle cars of all years, makes and models! A giant swap meet (the biggest of the year in Pleasanton!), cars for sale corral, vendor exhibits, model cars how & much more are featured.
It’s as easy as following these three simple steps.
Step 1: Download a swap meet application form. Click here:
Western Divisional Rodder’s Rep Don Grant and his wife Nelda have been busy organizing two spectacular summer cruises this year that will take rodders on two fun and scenic journey’s to the Goodguys 12th DuPont Colorado Nationals in June and up to the 22nd Pacific Northwest Nationals in Puyallup, Washington in July.
The Colorado Nationals Cruise will tour scenic Highway 395 along the eastern edge of the sierra Nevada before turning east into the flatlands of Nevada and Utah mining country. Then it’s up and over the spectacular rocky mountains and down into the Loveland area. Breathtaking scenery to be sure!
Colorado Nationals Cruise!
Monday June 1st. Tour departs the NHRA Museum, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 at 8am sharp!
Day 1: Travel from Pomona to Bishop, CA (approx 265 miles)
First night stop:
Holiday Inn Express $111.00
636 N Main St
Bishop CA 93514
Day 2: Tuesday, June 2nd. Travel from Bishop, CA to Ely, NV (approx 285 miles)
Day 3: Wednesday, June 3rd. Travel from Ely, NV to Vernal, UT (approx 410 miles)
Thursday June 4th, arrive in Loveland Colorado just in time for the Pinkee’s Rod Shop kickoff party!
Pacific Northwest Nationals Cruise!
The Pacific Northwest Nationals Cruise will take rodders on a coastal journey up the historic El Camino Real into the heart of the Salinas Valley then up through the Eel river wilderness of Northern California along highway 101. Crossing into Oregon, the cruise will meander up the Oregon Coastline to the port town of Florence. The final cruise day will feature a drive up through Eugene, Oregon and on up through Olympia, Washington and on into the Puyallup valley to the event!
Monday July 20th. Tour departs the NHRA Museum, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 at 8am sharp!
Day 1: Travel from Pomona, CA to Salinas, CA (approx 331 miles)
Day 2: Tuesday July 21st. Travel from Salinas, CA to Eureka, CA (approx 373 miles)
Day 3: Wednesday July 22nd, Travel from Eureka, CA to Florence, OR (approx 267 miles)
Thursday July 23rd, arrive in Puyallup, Washington at the fairgrounds for the kickoff party!
Each person is responsible for making their own hotel reservations for both trips. When you call for your reservations be sure to mention you are with Goodguys as the rates have been negotiated for the Goodguys cruise. For additional information please call Don Grant @ (909) 622-0248 or email him at email@example.com
* But wait! That’s not all! Midwest and Eastern Cruises are currently being organized by National Rodder’s Rep Bill Goodwill. When we get all the final details we’ll post ‘em here on Hot News and post them to the cruise page here on the website as well!
A special Hot Rod Cruise down California’s San Joaquin Valley is scheduled just prior to the Goodguys 9th Del Mar Nationals presented by Meguiar’s! The cruise will depart Goodguys Headquarters in Pleasanton Wednesday, April 1st at 8 a.m. arriving in Del Mar the next afternoon, Thursday, April 2nd. The cruise will meander down historic Highway 99 stopping at hot rod shops and private collections along the way. It’s a great way to spend a few days on the road with fellow hot rodders!
There’s room for whoever wants to come along so please join us and have some fun with your rod, custom or muscle car! For additional cruise information and hotel information contact Heather Nething at (925) 218-9129 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3rd Meguiar’s Orange County Get-Together officially kicks off the 2009 Goodguys season this weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California!
A tremendous weekend of auto-themed activities starts bright and early Saturday morning with the huge outdoor show & shine as well hundreds of vendor exhibits, the Street Challenge Autocross, live music, kids activities and more! This is the third year Goodguys will start the season deep in the heart of car country in Orange County. A welcome ridge of hi-pressure has built in over the Western U.S. and the forecast looks spectacular all week and weekend with temperatures in the low 70s by Saturday in Costa Mesa.
The 3rd Meguiar’s Orange Copunty Get-Together welcomes all years, makes & models of American powered cars and trucks, so if you’ve got a street rod, hot rod, custom car, muscle car, trick truck or a late model car or truck – this is the place to be! All are welcome from wild to mild, classic and fantastic!
Event registration for participants is located onsite. If you would like to enter your vehicle, come through gate #4 off Arlington Ave and follow the signs registration tent. Two day registration fee is $50 and includes the car and two people. Sunday-only registration fee is $35 and includes the car & two people.
The Street Challenge Autocross is open to all event participants and will be run both days. The special Editor’s Challenge Cup, which will match editor’s of your favorite automotive titles against each other is scheduled for Saturday at high NOON.
Neil Tjin’s “Tjin Edition / Mobil 1 Pontiac G8 CST” which made its grand debut the 2008 at SEMA show in Las Vegas will be on display at next weekend’s 3rd Meguiar’s Orange County Get-Together. The aggressive Pontiac, which also collected the “GM best concept vehicle” award at SEMA will perform in the Street Challenge Autocross on Sunday, March 15th.
Who is Neil Tjin?
About the Tjin Edition / Mobil 1 Pontiac G8 CST
The Tjin Edition Pontiac G8 CST is outfitted with a custom paint job, pin stripping, metal rear wing, custom mesh grilles, custom 20×9.5″and 20×10.5″ 6 and 7-spoke One Lug Wheels matched up to 245/35/20 & 285/30/20 Dunlop tires, Corvette Z06 big brakes, raised shock towers and Eibach springs, Webasto twin-vent sunroof, fully rewrapped interior, GlowShift gauges, Focal audio, Ignited Performance headlight and fog light HID’s, Vortech supercharger, American Racing headers and x-pipe, custom Magnaflow exhaust and plenty more modifications.
Goodguys founder and Chairman Gary Meadors is workin’ on a new car with the help of some old friends. Long a fan of big 40s era classics, the new project is a 1948 Chrysler Town and Country convertible – a graceful beauty with long, low symmetrical lines.
Working off a sketch by Thom Taylor, Meadors has appointed Bob Bauder of Crestline, California as captain of the build team. The completely new wood installation is courtesy of Cincinnati Woodworks. The gang at Wood N Carr will perform the intricate wood finish work. The color will be a deep maroon with warm, rich wood tones.
Under the long smooth hood will sit a 2006 Dodge Viper “Gen 3” SRT 10 with an automatic trans. An Art Morrison chassis with coilover’s and 4 wheel disc brakes will get the big Woodie riding in ultra cool, ultra low fashion. The bright work will be handled by Sherm’s plating. Seventeen inch Chrysler wires & whitewall’s finish off the look. In sticking to the Meadors signature, the goal is to have an extremely low stock appearing classic Chrysler for comfortable long distance cruisin’ and profilin’.
The Goodguys are teaming up with with Live 105, KCBS, KFRC and CBS 5 to give away a Vintage 1965 Buick Le Sabre this season. The final drawing will take place at the 20th Autumn Get-Together, November 14 & 15 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds this fall. Semi finalists will be chosen at all four 2009 Goodguys events held at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. The first giveaway finalists will be chosen at the 27th All American Get-Together March 28 & 29 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds.
The Buick is a clean 60’s machine powered by a 364 cubic inch, 355 horsepower Wildcat engine. Additional features include Vintage Air under dash AC, Intro Custom Wheels, exterior treatment from Steele Rubber Products and a light blue coat of Sherwin Williams Paint.
It’s the fourth car in the last eleven years Goodguys has given away as a promotion in Northern California. “It almost feels like tradition giving away a car in Pleasanton,” said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. “We are lucky to have creative media partners like Live 105, KCBS, KFRC and CBS 5, that understand the value of blessing a lucky winner with a classic muscle car. It carries enthusiasm all year long for the fun events we do in Pleasanton and those together. We are happy to be able to provide our fans with a unique opportunity like this.”
Stop by the Live 105 or KFRC booth at the 27th All American Get-Together to see the car up close and register to win!