Editor’s Challenge Cup Autocross Taking Shape for Costa Mesa

The 2009 Goodguys event season kicks off in just three short weeks with the 3rd Meguiar’s Orange County Get-Together at the OC Fair & Event Center (www.ocfair.com). The event welcomes all years, makes and models of American powered cars and trucks to the scenic Fairgrounds for two fun days. Joining the huge outdoor show & shine will be vendor exhibits, live music and the always exciting Street Challenge Autocross!

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the 2nd Annual Editor’s Challenge Autocross Cup – a special event which features the editor’s of national automotive magazines racing against the clock to see who can log the fastest lap around the autocross course.

Several big name players have signed on including Hot Rod Magazine’s David Freiburger (’65 Chevelle), Johnny Hunkins (’76 Camaro) and Liz Miles (’68 Camaro pictured above) from Popular Hot Rodding Magazine. Robert McGaffin, PHR’s talented Midwest representative will make the trip out from his home base of Wisconsin to run as well. Joining the PHR trio will be defending Editor’s Challenge Champion “Tricky” Nicky LiCata of Camaro Performers (who will compete in the DSR “Test Car” ’68 Camaro), Steven Rupp of Camaro Performers (’68 Camaro) and longtime automotive journalist Jeff Smith of Car Craft Magazine (’65 Chevelle). Jim Campisano, author of several muscle car books and staffer at Super Chevy Magazine will come to Costa Mesa all the way from his home base of Tampa, Florida for a shot at the Editor’s Challenge title. Even Matt Degen, automotive editor at the Orange County Register will jump in the Supernova Giveaway car for a shot at the Editor’s Challenge!

“Bring ‘em on. All of ‘em. I’m ready,” said defending Champ Nick LiCata.. I’ve been in the gym training for this for months. Even though I’m driving someone else’s car and not the family station wagon, I’m ready for ‘em. I smoked ‘em all last year and I’ll smoke ‘em again.” The king of modesty he ain’t…but hey – he’s got the trophy from last year to back up the smack!

The Editor’s Challenge will kick off at noon on Saturday, March 14th. The Autocorss course will be open throughout the weekend and is free to all event participants.

For a look at all the weekend festivities in Costa Mesa, click here: http://www.good-guys.com/events/eventDetails.aspx?eventid=09-805



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