Roadster Shop to Debut ’62 Corvette in Columbus!

May 28, 2009

The Roadster Shop, chassis specialists and builder’s of the Goodguys Speed ’33 Giveaway Car are pleased to announce the debut of Barry Blomquist’s 1962 Corvette “C1RS.” The ground-hugging ‘Vette will make its official debut at the Goodguys 12th PPG Nationals as a contender for the 2009 Goodguys/Air Ride Technologies Street Machine Of The Year Award.

Boasting hundreds of custom built one-off parts and body modifications with concept car styling, it’s sure to be a popular G-Machine. C1RS also marks the debut of The Roadster Shop’s new C1 chassis which is currently in production. The ‘Vette will be driven and will feature superior handling like all of the Roadster Shop G Machines you’ve seen over the year! Look for it in the Builder’s Choice parking area and of course on the special Friday-only Street Challenge PPG Nationals Autocross!

For more, visit the Roadster Shop online here: or call them at 847-949-7637


Bobby Alloway to select Nashville Builder’s Choice Awards

May 28, 2009

Bobby Alloway and the staff at Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop in Louisville, Tennessee will be on hand at the 4th Nashville Nationals June 26-28 at LP Field to hand pick the coveted Builder’s Choice awards. Alloway will select ten award winners from the Goodguys Builder’s Choice parking area which will be open from 8am to 2pm Saturday, June 27th.

The trick awards are three piece billet aluminum sculptures and feature the signature flying A from Alloway’s. A photo of last year’s award which is similar this year’s Builder’s Choice award, is pictured below.

As usual, Bobby and his team are knee deep in cutting edge hot rod and muscle cars projects. Ask him what he’s got cookin’ when you see him in Nashville!

Great Offer From Dannmar Equipment Exclusive to Goodguys Members!

May 28, 2009

Dannmar’s One Day Special for Goodguys on Auto Lifts!

In appreciation to all Goodguys members, Dannmar Equipment is offering a one-time Group-Buy of their two most popular products: the MaxJax™ Portable Two-Post Auto Lift, and the D-7 Four-Post Storage Lift! These two items are hot commodities in the marketplace, and wildly popular for automotive enthusiasts and the home garage user.

Here’s how it works: On the June 12th and June 12th only – Dannmar Equipment will cover the cost of shipping ($200-$300 value) on forty Dannmar D-7s along with 15 MaxJax™ units. The one-time price will stand at $1689 delivered (plus tax) for the Dannmar D-7 and $1950 delivered (+tax) delivered for the MaxJax (offer applies only within the Continental USA). This deal is only available for Goodguys members, so they will need your Goodguys Membership ID Number upon order.

DATE: Friday, June 12th, 2009 from 7am to 4:30pm PST. Call Dannmar direct at 877-432-6627 to place your order.
PRODUCTS: 40 Dannmar D-7 Four-Post Storage Lifts & 15 Dannmar MaxJax Portable Two-Post Lifts. Offer only good while supplies last!
PRICE: D-7: $1689 delivered, MaxJax: $1950 delivered
AVAILABILTIY: Continental United States
DURATION: 1 Day Only
CONTACT: Please let us know ahead-of-time if you are interested: Dannmar Equipment. 877-432-6627.

The Dannmar D-7: An automotive lift that is rugged-built with only the highest quality steel, perfect for use as a storage lift in the home garage, and also used in the automotive service industry. The D-7 auto lift has gained a solid reputation with hobbyists and car collectors for its versatility in storing multiple vehicles and equipment such as ATVs or motorcycles. From valet parking at high end restaurants to towing, storage and impound yards, to home owners with car collections, the D-7 is the premiere storage lift choice. The 7,000 capacity lift also proves useful on the automotive service side for oil changes, detailing and restoring Classic Cars.

The Dannmar MaxJax:
The MaxJax™ is a commercial grade, multi-vehicle, 2 post lift, heralded by garage owners for its ability to fit easily into small garages and shops. The mid-rise system has a lifting capacity of 6,000 lbs., yet it features a maximum height of 89” when in use, and can be stowed in 2 sq. ft of space. The MaxJax™ can be attached to garage floors as a permanent solution if needed, but is unique in that it is fully portable, and can be setup in as little as 15 minutes.

Pure Hell vs Nanook Match Race Set for Indy!

May 26, 2009

The Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing Association is proud to announce a historical AA/Fuel Altered match race series for the 2009 racing season starting next month at the 21st Hot Rod Nationals June 12-14 at O’Reilly Raceway Park! Rich Guasco’s “Pure Hell” bantam roadster will come out of retirement to race Dave Hough’s “Nanook” ’23 Ford roadster at Indy and at the 8th Blue Suede Cruise in Norwalk, Ohio and the Nostalgia Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky! Nostalgia Top Fuel racer Jason Richey will drive Pure Hell while Nanook will be piloted by longtime Hough family member and chassis builder Vince Generalao – the car’s regular driver.

Both cars have over eighty-eight years of combined quarter mile history. Pure Hell first appeared on the dragstrip (with Guasco behind the wheel) in 1963 while Nanook debuted in 1965 and was originally driven by Hough himself. Both cars own the top performance records for Fuel Altered roadsters with a best time of 6.18 @ 236mph for Nanook and a 6.32 @ 238mph for Pure Hell. The last time they appeared together came in 2004, when both cars participated in the Goodwood Festival in the United Kingdom.

The sweet return to AA/Fuel Altered match racing, so popular in the 60s 70s is music to the ears of both camps. “I need this,” grinned Guasco, who hasn’t raced in head to head competition since the 2000 season. The Nanook camp has remained busy on the exhibition and match race circuit campaigning their hot rod extensively throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. “We ran fourteen events in 2008,” said Hough. “I’m so glad Rich is coming back out to race. This is going to be a real treat to drag racing fans around the country.”

The cars will race each other all three days of the Hot Rod Nationals so get a seat near the starting line!

16th Summer Get-Together Heats Up Pleasanton This Weekend!

May 25, 2009

After a seven week break between events, the Goodguys summer event season heats up in a big way this weekend in Pleasanton as the 16th Summer Get-Together offers two big days of car lovin’ fun at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds!

The event features an outdoor show & shine with over 2,500 American powered cars of all years, makes & models, plus an impressive lineup of exciting event features which include the vendor exhibits, a huge swap meet & cars for sale corral, the brand new-for Pleasanton Street Challenge Autocross, a race car exhibit (located inside the Young California Building), a pin striper’s “Brush Bash”, model car show and arts & crafts!

Both participants and spectators will also have a chance to win the Goodguys 1965 Buick LeSabre Giveaway Car! To register to win, stop by the Live 105 booth throughout the weekend! It’s gonna be a bonafide happenin’ in P-Town so bring your car, or bring yourself and your neighbors to the 16th Summer Get-Together this weekend in Pleasanton – it’s affordable fun the whole family will enjoy!

Admission Fees:
Adult General Admission: $15
Kids 7-12 $6
Kids 6 & under are free

Show & Shine Fees:
Weekend Registration: $50 (includes car & two people)
Sunday Only Registration: $35 (includes car & two people)

Car Corral Fees:
Weekend Registration: $50 (includes car & two people)
Sunday Only Registration: $35 (includes car & two people)

Swap Meet Fees:
10 x 20 swap space $60 (auto related items only)
Swap Meet Set Up Hours
Fri 2pm-7pm (Enter Gate #12)
Sat 4am-8am (Enter Gate #5)

For complete event details visit –

Goodguys Buick a Hit at High School Car Show

May 22, 2009

Goodguys Sales & Sponsorship Director Ed Capen had a great opportunity to get involved in the community today when he drove the Goodguys ’65 Buick Giveaway car over to today’s Senior Car Show at Foothill High School here in Pleasanton.

An annual affair – the Foothill Senior Car Show features automobiles of senior class students on display in the campus quad area. “When the lunch bell rang, all of the sudden there was 3,000 kids out checking out the cars,” Capen said. “It’s always a good thing when today’s youngster’s are interested in a good clean hobby like fixing up and admiring classic cars. The Buick was a big hit with the teengers!”

There were approximately 35 student owned vehicles on display ranging from late model Corvettes to early Muscle Cars and a few imports and trucks as well as a few dirt bikes and quad’s.

The Goodguys ’65 Buick Giveaway Car will be on display at next weekend’s 16th Summer Get-Together at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Stop by the Live 105 radio booth to register to win!

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Summer Get-Together Race Car Exhibit Features Pickett’s XKR Jaguar

May 20, 2009

Greg Pickett ‘s Jaguar XKR Trans Am racer will highlight a special race car exhibit at next weekend’s 16th Summer Get-Together (May 30 & 31) at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Pickett, 62, of Alamo has road raced for years and currently competes in the Muscle Milk Trans Am Series events across the country. The Pickett racing team (led by team manager and longtime Goodguys associate Jim Dunford) will also bring a DP (Daytona Prototype) from the Rolex Grand Am Series to the Summer Get-Together.

Pickett’s Jag XKR features a full tube frame, carbon body, 350-inch Ford Roush V8 w/850 horsepower and weighs in at 2,600lbs. It’s the current track record holder at both Infineon Raceway and Road Atlanta.

The car runs in excess of 200mph on closed road courses. It produces acceleration, lateral and braking G force ratings as high as 3G’s or more. At its home track (Infineon Raceway in Sonoma) the car has run a full five seconds quicker than the fastest NASCAR stock car at the annual SaveMart 350 at Infineon.

As many as twenty-five unique race cars from various forms of motorsport will fill the Young California Building at the Summer Get-Together. Make sure and check out the exhibit!

Get all the Summer Get-Together Event Details at