18th Heartland Nationals in Des Moines This Weekend!

June 30, 2009

09-602The Goodguys 18th Heartland Nationals returns to the Iowa State Fairgrounds this weekend July 3, 4 & 5 bringing over 3,500 of the country’s hottest rods and coolest customs to Iowa’s Capital City. The three day event features a giant show & shine, vendor exhibits, swap meet & cars for sale corral, the all new Street Challenge Autocross, Saturday night stage show & fireworks, model car show, and lots more fun for the entire family! For a look at the complete weekend event schedule click here:
Weekend Happenings Info

Live entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend by the always popular “Van Dells” who bring their signature brand of humorous entertainment and classic hits to the big stage. The band will play Saturday night at the main grandstand starting at 8pm and when the music is over the sky will light up with a giant fireworks show! It’s gonna be a great weekend of hot roddin’ in Iowa! Hope to see ya there!

Goodguys 18th Heartland Nationals
Event Hours:
Friday, July 3rd 8am to 5pm,
Saturday, July 4th 8am to 8pm
Sunday, July 5th 8am to 3pm

General admission
Adults: $17
Kids 7-12: $6

Registration Fees (Registration is located at the
Fairgrounds)

Three-day fee: $70 (includes car and two people)
Sunday Only: $35 (includes the car and two people)

Swap Meet & Car Coral Fees:
Swap Meet Fee: $55 at the gate
Car Corral Fee: $55 at the gate

For additional Nashville Nationals event information
visit the event website here:

www.heartlandnats.com

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Hot Rod Industry Alliance to Meet in Columbus

June 29, 2009

The annual summer HRIA council membership meeting will be held Thursday, July 9th in Columbus, Ohio in advance of the Goodguys 12th PPG Nationals July 10-12 at the Ohio Expo Center. At the meeting, council members can find out what initiatives the council is focused on and what issues they are currently addressing. The leadership of the Hot Rod Industry Alliance will be available to address your concerns and listen to your suggestions for bettering the hobby and industry.

What: Hot Rod Industry Alliance Council Membership Meeting
Date: Jul 9 2009
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
Location:
Ohio Expo Center – inside the Ohio Building
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
http://www.ohioexpocenter.com
Contact: Jan Desma, SEMA Director, Council Relations
(909) 396-0289 x 134

Mission Statement
HRIA’s primary objectives are to ensure the future prosperity of the hot rod industry and to advance and promote awareness of the hobby. Within this context, HRIA focuses on industry-specific issues, developing effective strategies and programs that will assist members in improving their business practices and procedures. HRIA also works with HRIA’s legislative staff to address those legislative and/or regulatory matters which may affect the hot rod industry, and provides a forum- through participation in Hot Rod Alley, a special SEMA Show section-through which member companies can take advantage of new business and marketing opportunities.


Burman Builder’s Choice Awards in Des Moines!

June 29, 2009

Roger Burman and his staff at Lakeside Rods & Rides in Rockwell City, Iowa will be on hand at the 18th Heartland Nationals to hand pick the Builder’s Choice awards. Burman will select ten award winners from the Builder’s Choice parking area which will be open from 8am to 2pm Saturday, July 4th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The highly sought after awards are polished aluminum gauge bezels designed by Lakeside and cut by J & B Microfinish of Pontiac, Illinois.

Burman and the Lakeside crew have been fixtures in the winner’s circle at Goodguys events for many years. As a shop they’ve brought home the Goodguys “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod” title as well as the Street Rod d’Elegance the last two consecutive year’s as well as the Goodguys Custom Rod of the Year. Roger is planning to debut two new cars the weekend after Des Moines at the Goodguys 12th PPG Nationals including a ’67 Camaro that was built as a tribute to Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins as well as a seriously radical ’65 fastback Mustang which features an all tube chassis and a 4.6 Liter Cobra motor sporting twin Kenne Bell screw blowers!

For more details on the 18th Heartland Nationals visit www.heartlandnats.com


Rhinebeck – Nashville Double Header This Weekend!

June 24, 2009

It’s a Goodguys double header this weekend June 26, 27 & 28! The 18th East Coast Nationals makes its new weekend debut in New York and the 4th Nashville Nationals brings Goodtimes to LP Field!

The season is really starting to heat up! Here’s a look at this weekend’s Goodguys Goodtimes!

18th East Coast Nationals
June 26, 27 & 28
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
Event Features: Over 2,000 rods customs & classic through 1972 vintage, vendor exhibits, live entertainment, Friday Poker Run, swap meet & cars for sale corral, model car & pedal car show and lots more family fun!

Admission Prices:
General $17
Kids (7-12): $6
Under 6: Free
Parking: Free

Event Hours:
Fri 6/26 8am to 5pm
Sat 6/27 8am to 5pm
Sun 6/28 8am to 3pm

Registration Fees: (1972 & earlier vehicles only – Registration located at the Fairgrounds)
Three Day Vehicle Fee: $70 (includes car and two people)
Sunday-Only Vehicle Fee: $35 (includes car and two people)

Swap Meet:
Spaces are $60 at the event, swap set up begins Thursday at NOON
Car Corral:
Car corral fee is $50 for the weekend- set up begins Thursday at NOON

For a closer look at this event, click here:
www.eastcoastnats.com

To call the event hotline, dial (845) 431-9191

4th Nashville Nationals
June 26, 27 & 28
LP Field, Nashville
Event Features: Over 2,500 rods customs & classic through 1972 vintage, vendor exhibits, Builder’s Choice awards by Bobby Alloway, Street Challenge Autocross, live entertainment, swap meet & cars for sale corral, model car & pedal car show and lots more family fun!

Admission Prices:
General $17
Kids (7-12): $6
Under 6: Free
Parking: $5

Event Hours:
Fri 6/26 8am to 5pm
Sat 6/27 8am to 5pm
Sun 6/28 8am to 3pm

Registration Fees: (1972 & earlier vehicles only – Registration located at the Nashville Marriott
Three Day Vehicle Fee: $70 (includes car and two people)
Sunday-Only Vehicle Fee: $35 (includes car and two people)

Swap Meet:
Spaces are $55 at the event, swap set up begins Thursday at NOON
Car Corral:
Car corral fee is $55 for the weekend- set up begins Thursday at NOON

For a closer look at this event, click here:
www.nashvillenats.com


Membership Qualifier Chosen for Supernova!

June 23, 2009

Seventy year old car salesman and lifelong hot rodder Frank Kallam of Greensboro, North Carolina has been selected as the Goodguys Super Nova Grand Prize Giveaway member qualifier. The computer generated random drawing which selected Kallam from 70,000 Goodguys members worldwide, was held Monday, June 22nd at Goodguys Headquarters in Pleasanton, CA.

Having just had to undergo rotator cuff surgery, Kallam will not be able to attend the event to try his own luck at the Giveaway Ceremony Sunday, July 12th in Columbus. Goodguys will provide a stand in for him. Contest rules state the final qualifiers do not need to be present to win but Columbus always draws a very healthy and enthusiastic group of qualifiers who come to try to start the car with the winning key each year.

An avid street rod and muscle car enthusiast, Kallam has been a Goodguys member since 2003. He regularly attends Columbus (when he’s not laid up with a bum shoulder!) as well as the Southeastern Nationals each October in Charlotte. He’s owned dozens of cars over the years including a 34 Chevy Coupe, ‘33 & ‘54 Buicks and a 62 Chevelle. He’s currently building his first G Machine –a 1969 Camaro. He indicated he purchased one of the limited edition ZL1 427 big blocks that GM produced as a special edition last year. He’ll mate the big block to a Tremec 5 speed.

Good luck to Frank and all final Supernova qualifiers!


Advanced Plating Presents Nashville Kickoff Party!

June 19, 2009

Steve and Sheri Tracy’s ‘Advanced Plating” will be THE spot to be Thursday afternoon, June 25th for the official Goodguys Nashville Nationals Kickoff Party! The Tracy’s know how to have a party. All Nashville Nationals participants are invited to bring their cars and join in on the fun!

Free food, door prizes live music, plant tours and an evening of hot roddin’ fun is in store for all!

What: Goodguys Nashville Nationals Kickoff Party presented by Advanced Plating
Where: Advanced Plating World Headquarters, 1425 Cowan Ct, Nashville, TN 37207 (615) 313-7147
When: Thursday, June 25th from 4pm to 8pm

To check out the flier, click here: http://www.nashvillenats.com


Big Guns Coming To Columbus

June 18, 2009

Two of the year’s biggest awards will be presented at the Goodguys 12th PPG Nationals July 10, 11 & 12 in Columbus, Ohio! The Goodguys/Air Ride Technologies 2009 Street Machine of the Year and the Goodguys/Classic Instruments 2009 Street Rod of the Year will both be crowned Saturday night, July 11th during a special awards reception. The awards ceremony, scheduled for 5:30pm will take place inside the air conditioned Celeste Building.

Several new cars will be making their event debut in Columbus along with some pristine hot rods and street machines that debuted earlier this year.

The Street Machine of the Year category will be perhaps the strongest we’ve seen. The Roadster Shop ’62 ‘Vette, a ’65 Mustang fastback and ’67 Camaro by Roger Burman, two G-Machines from Time Machines Inc including a convertible ‘Cuda and a Boss Mustang, a ’69 Firebird and a ’72 Chevelle from RPM Motorsports, a ’70 Cuda from privateer Brett Hunter, Roger Ritzow’s ’56 Chrysler from the Rad Rides stable and many more are expected!

The Street Rod of the Year competition will be equally as impressive. Featured rods include Doug Cooper’s Ridler Winning ’32 B400 (built by Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop), The antifreeze green “Hemrod” from Pinkee’s Rod Shop, Chuck Rowe’s ’36 Ford from Alloway’s Hot Rods, a fresh ’39 Ford deluxe convertible by Lobeck’s for George Poteet and many other fantastic street rods. STREET RODDER’S Brian Brennan called the other day indicating that some other top secret projects would be unveiled in Columbus as well. You’ll just have to show up and see who’s in contention!

It’s going to be a banner year in Columbus with cars coming from all over the country to enjoy the biggest and best Goodguys event on the calendar! Below is a complete breakdown of the specific criteria for both Street Machine and Street Rod of the Year awards.

Goodguys/Air Ride Technologies Street Machine of the Year:
Presented at: 12th Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 10, 11 & 12, Columbus, OH
Who’s Eligible: Street Machines 1954 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter the Competition: All award candidates must park in the Builder’s Choice Area Friday and Saturday July 10th & 11th as well as participate in a three-lap Street Challenge Auto Cross Friday afternoon, July 10th at the Ohio Expo Center. Autocross lap times will not determine the overall winner but style points do count!
Criteria: This award is designed for a cutting edge Street Machine which combines masterful build quality with extreme performance. Quality of craftsmanship, body & paint, overall engineering, the three F’s (fit, form & functionality) stance and overall creativity in design and concept is what the selection committee will seek.

Goodguys/Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year:
Presented at: 12th Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 10, 11 & 12, Columbus, OH
Who’s Eligible: Street rods through 1948 vintage.
How To Enter the Competition: On Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th, all award candidates must park in the Pro’s Pick area at the Ohio Expo Center to be eligible for the 2009 Street Rod of the Year award.
Award Criteria: This award is designed for a true modern masterpiece. Quality of craftsmanship, body & paint, overall engineering, the three F’s (fit, form & functionality) stance and overall creativity in design and concept is what the selection committee will seek.