Boss Snake Giveaway Car Update!

September 29, 2009

Warrendale, Pennsylvania’s Redline Performance Motorsports (RPM), builder of Bill Steele’s 2009 Hot Rod of the Year and a shop full of other groundbreaking hot rods, customs and street machines have taken over the build of the Goodguys BOSS SNAKE 2010 Grand Prize Giveaway Car. The BOSS SNAKE will make its grand debut at the Goodguys 1st Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona March 12, 13 & 14, 2010 at Westworld.

We just received word that Jon Kaase Racing Engines has completed the engine featuring Billet Specialties, Tru-Trac and COMP CAMS components to make over 770 hp. Wow!

RPM will now begin massaging the Dynacorn body designed by Keith Kaucher in the coming weeks as well as working on the car’s final assembly. Stay tuned for more updates and plan on attending the brand new Goodguys Spring Nationals next March in Scottsdale to see the BOSS SNAKE up close!

Project sponsors include: Vintage Air, Classic Instrument, Painless Performance, BFGoodrich, Flaming River, Ricks Hot Rods, Dynacorn, Baer Brakes, Tremec, Optima Batteries, Herculiner, PEAK, Grundy Insurance, Flowmaster Exhaust, Comp Cams, and Performance Rod & Custom.


Lonestar Nationals Visits Texas This Weekend!

September 29, 2009

This coming weekend October 2, 3 & 4 the Goodguys 17th Lone Star Nationals rolls into giant sized Texas Motor Speedway this weekend bringing over 1,500 rods, customs and classics through 1972 vintage plus vendor exhibits, a swap meet & car corral, an exciting Street Challenge AutoCross, live nostalgia entertainment and lots more fun for the entire family! NASCAR rental rides and a track cruise around the hi banks of TMS are also included!

Don’t miss this Texas sized auto lover’s paradise! For a full lineup of weekend activities, past event photo galleries etc., click here:

Event Hours
Friday, Oct 2 – 8am to 5pm
Saturday, Oct 3 – 8am to 5pm
Sunday, Oct 5 – 8am to 3pm
General Admission:
Adults $17
Kids (7-12) $6
Vehicle Registration:
At Event Weekend Fee: $70
At Event Sunday Only Fee: $35
Registration will be held at the DFW Marriott (formerly the Doral Tesorio)

Registration Hours:
Thursday, Oct 1 10am to 6pm
Friday, Oct 2 8am to 6pm
Saturday, Oct 3 7am to 3pm
Sunday, Oct 4 8am to NOON
For Swap Meet and Car Corral Information Click here:

One More Chance this Season to Run the Street Rod Shootout!

September 24, 2009

This year’s third and final “Street Rod Shootout” 1/8th mile drags race will be run Saturday, October 17th at the 2nd Nostalgia Nationals, October 16, 17 & 18 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky! The Street Rod Shootout is a special run what ya brung-style 1/8th mile drag race designed for hot rods and street rods entered for the car show side of the Nostalgia Nationals. Two categories will be run; Street Rod and Hot Rod. Keep your ears tuned to the event PA for class calls and further instructions. Entrants will be called to the back of the staging lanes for tech inspection at approximately 11am on Saturday 10/17. Winners will receive a patented Goodguys Hemi Oscar trophy! Remember to bring a helmet too!

Here are the rules for each class. We’ll see you in Bowling Green!
Street Rod Shootout:
Cars (Pre-’73) must be street driven into the event and registered as a show (not race) car only. No race and show entries. All cars must be licensed, registered and insured for street use. Gasoline only. Full and complete interiors with full glass windows and windshield. Full exhaust systems, no open exhaust allowed. DOT rear tires only, maximum 11” tread width. No blowers. No turbos. No NOS. Single carburetion only. No T-bucket roadsters.

Hot Rod Shootout:
Cars (Pre-’73) must be street driven into the event & registered as a show (not race) car only. No race and show entries. All cars must be licensed, registered and insured for street use. Gasoline only. Full and complete interiors with full glass windows and windshield. Full exhaust systems, no open exhaust allowed. DOT rear tires no size limit. Blowers, Turbos & NOS OK. No T-bucket roadsters. 1/8 mile only! No Handicap Start! First one to finish line wins. PRO tree no countdown. No time trials. Round Robin Eliminations.

Safety consummate with potential ET – Tech Decision is Final! Breakout occurs when car runs quicker than it is teched for. All entries must use crash helmets.

5th Great American Nationals visits Pocono Raceway This Weekend!

September 22, 2009

Event Website –

The 5th Great American Nationals will be held this weekend, September 25-27, at Pocono Raceway just outside Long Pond Pennsylvania. The event gets underway Thursday afternoon with a cruise to Mt. Airy Resort and Casino followed by the kick off party at Split Rock Resort.

The Great American Nationals will be staged throughout the entire acreage of Pocono Raceway including portions of the infield, garage area, infield paddock as well as the grassy infield road course. The prime parking for this year’s event will be held right at the start finish line! Event features include the giant show & shine with over 2,500 ’72 & earlier rods, customs & classics, a vendor midway, Street Challenge Autocross, swap meet & cars for sale corral, Nascar rides, a Saturday evening track cruise around the famed “Tricky Triangle” (featuring unlimited cruising!), live entertainment with “Passion” and lots more family fun!

Event Hours:
Friday 8-5
Saturday 8-5
Sunday 8-3
General Admission:
Adults: $17
Kids 7-12 $6

Not registered yet? No problem! You can register right at the event. Simply roll up in your pre-’73 ride and register at the gate. Event registration gets under way Thursday 9/24 at 10am.

Event Registration fees:
3 day registration: $75 includes car and two people
Sunday only registration – $35 includes the car and two people

Swap Meet Info:
Swap Meet and car corral fee is $55 at the gate. Swap Meet and car corral set up begins Thursday at noon.

For a complete look at this weekend’s 5th Great American Nationals click here:

Nostalgia Pro Stock to Debut in Bowling Green

September 22, 2009

Nostalgia Pro Stock, an exciting new vintage drag racing class will make its debut at the Goodguys 2nd Nostalgia Nationals October 16, 17 & 18 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The class will also be featured at the Goodguys Friday Night Drags, October 30th at the new ZMAX Dragway. The new class features door cars 1968 through 1978 that were originally intended for NHRA Pro Stock competition.

The cars will be run in two categories. Class I will feature back halved vehicles such as Chevy Camaros, Plymouth Dusters Ford Mustangs etc. 1968 through 1974 vintage. Class II will feature tube chassis and/or short wheelbase vehicles such as Ford Pintos, Chevy Vegas, Plymouth Arrows etc. 1972 through 1978 vintage. The cars will dial into one of five separate indexes including 8.00, 8.50, 9.00, 9.50 and 10.0.

Heading up the new Nostalgia Pro Stock Class is Midwest based promoter Jeff Johnson of Columbus, Ohio. Johnson, who has over 30 years of racing and event promotion experience, is confident the new class will be well received. “There are a lot of these cars out there that are running in brackets or are just parked because they don’t really fit in. Nostalgia Pro Stock will give them a featured class and really bring some excitement. With the success of Nostalgia Super Stock, a Nostalgia Pro Stock class is the next logical progression,” he said.

The Goodguys/VRA is considering adding Nostalgia Pro Stock to be run as an exhibition class at all of their 2010 Midwest vintage drag races. For official rules, entry information or technical questions, contact Jeff Johnson (614) 268-1181 or via e-mail

Friday Night Drags Tonight at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago!

September 18, 2009

Tonight is the Friday Night Drags at Route 66 Raceway! The palatial Route 66 Raceway is located across the street from Chicagoland Speedway! You don’t even need to leave the property to get there!

Five elimination classes will be run as well as the Nostalgia Funny Car match race and other exciting exhibitions. The races are open to all drag race vehicles through 1972 vintage. Entries must pass a Goodguys tech inspection. Here’s a rundown of the classes that will be featured!

Friday, September 18th – Race Classes
Hot Rod – 1954 & Earlier (*No NOS, No electronics*)
Hot Rod 1: 7.50 to 11.99
Hot Rod 2: 12 seconds & up
Street Machine – 1955 thru 1972 (*No NOS, No electronics*)
Street Machine I: 7.50 to 11.99
Street Machine II: 12 seconds & up
Comp – 1972 & earlier cars only (NOS OK, Electronics OK)
Comp I: 7.50 seconds & up
Gates Open 2pm, Tech at 3pm, Time Runs 4pm, Eliminations 7pm

Race Fee: $35 includes car & driver (all race entries must pass a tech inspection)
Spectator Admission: $20
Tech Inquiries: Call Larry Westervelt (925) 895-7878
Track Phone: 815-727-7223
Track website:

Dubbed the first true “Stadium of Drag Racing,” Route 66 Raceway is a multimillion-dollar complex which includes a lightning fast 1/4 mile racing surface with 30,000 stadium-style seats! To see the weekend schedule for the 3rd PEAK Chicagoland Nationals, click here:

He Made it! Dave Schaub drives all 49 US States in just 8 days!

September 17, 2009

Our ironman Dave Scahub crossed the border from British Columbia into Alaska at 4:48pm this afternoon under rainy skies to complete the most amazing driving feat in the history of hot rodding! He was able to drive all 49 U.S. States in his Brizio-built 1932 Ford hiboy in less than 9 days! He sounded releived and happy to be at the end of his amazing journey. He started out this morning in the town of Hope, British Colubmia at 2:30am and drove hundreds of miles through what he called “breathtaking” scenery up to the border and on into Hyder. “I saw five black bears today alongside the rode” he said.”They’re everyhwere up here! I also saw an Elk this morning. You cannot beleive how pretty it is up here. The roads are smooth as a baby’s butt. I’ve never driven on smoother roads. The turns are banked so gently – I was able to run about 95mph this afternoon…

“This has been the trip of a lifetime,” he said. “I’m glad it’s over but it was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. Driving my car is my passion. It’s what I do.”

All told, Dave’s trip took him 8 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. He averaged 66.7 mph while moving and the overall average speed including stops was 62mph.

In the coming days, when he can get out the calcuator and get serious about totalling up everything which should yield some amazing statistics. “Right now I just want to get a meal, do my laundry and chill out!” He did mention maybe heading back home starting tomorrow. He figures it will take about 2 days, maybe 3 to get back home to Los Gatos, CA.

He thanked everyone who sent well wishes, sent messages and cheered him on. To read about the entire trip and see photos from along the way visit