December 23, 2009
Greetings to all Goodguys and Goodgals around the world! We send our warmest wishes for a happy holiday season to you and your families and we thank you for being a part of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association!
Our offices in Pleasanton, California will be closed for the Holidays December 24th through January 3rd. We’ll be back up and running full speed Monday, January 4th, 2010.
Have a Kool Yule & Hopped-up New Year!
December 18, 2009
Business has shifted into high gear over at www.goodguysclassifieds.com! To date, the website has had over 2,000,000 page views, over 110,000 unique visitors and features over 1,500 accounts with 345 ads. Since it first launched over 2,500 messages have been sent from buyers to sellers (so don’t forget to read your messages under the “My Messages” link at the top left of the page when you’re logged in on the classifieds).
We’ve also added some new features to the site – you’ve asked for some improvements, and we’ve given them to you! You can now save your unfinished ad during the posting process and you can also “preview” your ad which will allow you to go back and correct errors or change the way your ad looks after previewing it!
When was the last time your car for sale got that much visibility? The shoppers are serious too. The average time on the site is 6 minutes, 36 seconds! There’s a giant international audience out there just waiting to pounce on the right deal. Constantly updated, the site features hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, classics, trick trucks, vintage drag racing machinery, parts and so much more – all for sale! Got a car to sell? Got some parts to sell? Give it a try today! Click here to get started: www.goodguysclassifieds.com
December 16, 2009
A special indoor display of custom cars is being assembled for the 28th All American Get-Together, March 27 & 28 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. The Young California building will house this exclusive customs-only exhibit. There is room for approx.45 cars. All customs for this exhibit will be selected prior to the event.
At the event, Goodguys will crown the popular ‘West Coast Custom of the Year” award which honors an outstanding custom car 1936 through 1972 vintage. Only custom cars entered in the indoor portion of the show will be eligible for the all new West Coast Custom of the Year award. The competition is open to all styles and genres of customs (from traditional to modern).
To enter your custom, download an event entry form here
Fill out the form and mail it in with a photo. Only entry forms with photos will be accepted. Send to: Harry Daviess, C/O Goodguys, P.O. Box 9132, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
Please have your entry forms and photos submitted by March 12th 2010! Bring out those killer kustoms!
December 15, 2009
The Goodguys Forum, an interactive online message board, is going strong with over 1200 active members! This is your chance to interact with Goodguys members, employees and enthusiasts worldwide! Share your photos and stories, talk about your favorite cars and events – it’s all free and live 24 hours a day 7 days a week!
In total, the Goodguys Forum features 13 different sections with the hottest topics. Some of the different sections include General Discussion, Bench Racing, Goodguys Events, Autocross, Vintage Drag Racing, as well as individual sections to talk about rods and kustoms, muscle cars, trucks, late models and even a Land Speed Racing section!
Are you planning a road trip to any Goodguys events in 2010? This is a perfect place to invite other rodders to join in! Registration is simple and participation is fun. Simply click the “New? Register Here” button on the Forum welcome page and get talking!
Log on to www.goodguysforum.com and get started today!
December 11, 2009
The 2009 Goodguys Yearbook cover competition is going great but there’s still time to submit your entry! We’ve received hundreds of quality photographs from readers around the world so we thought we’d share a few with you while reminding everyone that the contest is open through the end of the year! Here’s a refresher on the ins and outs of the contest!
Basically we’re looking for great VERTICALLY-formatted (taller than wide) hot rod, custom and muscle car-related photographs. They can be from a Goodguys event, on the road, in the garage, etc. They can be photos of your car, a buddy’s car or just one you thought was cool.
What do you win? How does $250, a year subscription to the Goodguys Gazette, and ten copies of the 2009 Goodguys Yearbook with your photo on the cover sound! Pretty cool, eh?
Dig through your stash of favorite photos or get out there and shoot something. To submit, log onto www.goodguysforum.com and look for the “Yearbook Contest” folder under General Discussion or submit your low-res (600×800 pixels maximum – .jpeg format) photo entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of your email should be “Yearbook Contest.” If your submission is chosen, you’ll be required to supply a high-res image (2600×3500 pixels minimum – .jpeg format) to use for print.
Contest ends 1/1/10. Good luck! [ click here for complete rules ]
December 9, 2009
The official 2009 Southwest Nationals Event Photos are available! Over 600+ raw event photos can be viewed at:
All Years Mini-Gallery can be viewed here
December 9, 2009
Your holiday shopping just got 25% easier! All 2009 Goodguys event merchandise (excluding the metal event signs) is on sale for 20% to 25% off! This includes all 2009 event tee shirts (all sizes available), all event Henley’s and all kids event shirts. We also have some 2009 Southeastern Nationals sweatshirts available (M, L, and XXL).
Visit the Goodguys online store now to start shopping! Click here
And remember, Goodguys is offering FREE shipping on all orders of $100 or more! To reach the merchandise dept via telephone dial (925) 838-9876 Ext 182.
December 8, 2009
Did you know that hot rods, customs, street machines and classic cars like the one’s we own and show at events are routinely misidentified as “gross polluters” and are easy targets for environmental cleanup legislation by politicians nationwide?
As a collective group, car hobbyists like ourselves need to stay informed on what’s happening in our local government and that’s why the SEMA Action Network is so valuable! The SAN helps cars guy and gals like us stay current on what issues we face on a state by state basis that threaten our beloved hobby. For example, take a look at the current issues going on right now in certain states by clicking here
You can take action by joining the SAN To keep informed on these issues. You can also read the monthly “Driving Force” newsletter’s online by clicking here
Together we have a collective voice and we will be heard! We can and do make a difference by getting educated and staying on top of important issues regarding our hobby on a local and national basis. We are lucky to have a group like the SAN working on our behalf!
About the S.A.N.
The SEMA Action Network is a nationwide partnership of car clubs, and individual enthusiasts (like you) who work together to impact legislation that affects car and truck hobbyists of all kinds. By joining the SAN you will receive up-to-date alerts on hobby-related legislation in your state and across the country.
December 6, 2009
We’ve received the first glimpse of the mammoth motor that will power the 2010 Grand Prize Giveaway Boss Snake. It’s the 520 cubic inch Ford Boss Hemi from Jon Kaase Racing engines in Winder, Georgia. The photo below is the actual motor that will be shoehorned into the Boss Snake which is currently under construction at RPM Motorsports in Warrendale, PA.
No stranger to performance awards, Kaase and his team have won the Jeg’s Engine Master’s Challenge presented by Popular Hot Rodding Magazine four times! The massive hemi will be on display next week at the PRI show in Orlando, Florida inside the Kaase Racing Engines booth (booth # 5336).
Kaase’s modern Boss Nine combination is based on a high-nodular cast iron cylinder block that can accommodate 429, 460, 521, or 600 cubic inches and output extends from 500 to1,000 streetable horsepower. Kaase allows that displacement beyond 521 cubic inches include a race-oriented cylinder block equipped with 4-bolt main bearing caps.
The 10.30-inch deck height block receives a cast crankshaft in the 460ci version (600hp). Engines with 521ci and beyond are founded on a 4340 steel crankshaft joined with 4340 forged connecting rods and Diamond forged pistons. For complicity with pump gas, the compression ratio is usually limited to 11.0:1 or less. Kaase caps the short-block with new aluminum cylinder heads fitted with stainless steel swirl-polish 2.30-inch intake and 1.90-inch exhaust valves activated by WW Engineering 1.75:1 aluminum roller rocker arms.
Though the rather large round intake, D-shaped exhaust ports, and marginal cam specs of the original 429 hampered low-speed response, the multiple cam phasing applied to Kaase’s Boss Nine engines has completely eliminated this problem. Customers also have the option of a hydraulic or solid roller camshaft. Bear in mind that the 521ci version produces approximately 770 horsepower and 730 foot-pounds of torque with a hydraulic roller cam. Boss Nine engines are fitted with a single-plane intake manifold for a 4150 or 4500 style carburetor.
The Boss Snake Giveaway Car will debut this spring! Make sure you fill out your Sunday Lucky ticket at any 2010 National event for your chance to win the car! Click here for the official giveaway rules.
For more information on Jon Kaase Racing Engines, visit his website www.jonkaaseracingengines.com
December 5, 2009
Goodguys members! Early bird registration for 2010 National events is now available! If you register for a 2010 National event prior to December 31, 2009, current Goodguys members will receive $15 off the normal at-event registration fee! It’s cool to save bucks! Click here to get started
December 2, 2009
Pleasanton, CA – PPG Automotive Refinish will return in 2010 for a 13th season as a major sponsor of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. Known throughout the performance automotive world for their “Vibrance Collection”, PPG has given hot rodders and custom car builder’s many options when it comes to painting their cars. With products like Hot Wheels Spectraflame® and Ditzler® Big Flake, PPG offers the latest in hot colors, unique micas, innovative pigments and special effects to create an unlimited choice of custom finishes for those who want their prized vehicle to stand out from the crowd.
PPG’s partnership with Goodguys continues on several platforms including being recognized as the “Official Finish” of Goodguys and title sponsorship of the Goodguys 13th PPG Nationals July 9, 10 & 11, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. Other unique at-event programs will include the PPG Dream Car award (with the winner’s being featured in the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette), the popular kids coloring contest as well as tech seminars at select events detailing paint products and procedures.
“We’re delighted to have PPG on board for a 13th consecutive season,” said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. “We’ve had a great run together. They’ve been with us since the very beginning of the Goodguys Nationals which has blossomed into one of the world’s premier events for hot rods, customs and street machines. In addition, the Dream Car has added a lot of prestige to our awards program and the Kid’s Coloring Contest has served as a great way to get children involved in our industry. We look forward to another exciting year and are proud to have them as the Official Finish of Goodguys!”
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
December 2, 2009
Now is the time to give the gift of Goodguys merchandise! We’ve got your holiday shopping needs covered!
Goodguys is offering free shipping on all US domestic online orders $100 or more placed now through Dec. 13th.
Don’t delay! Get your holiday shopping done today! Click here to get started