Boo! 17th Southeastern Nationals on Tap in Charlotte This Halloween weekend!

October 25, 2010

The Goodguys 17th Southeastern Nationals returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway this Halloween weekend bringing over 2,500 of the South’s hottest rods and coolest customs to the heart of NASCAR country. The three day event features a giant show & shine, Goodguys AutCross, vendor exhibits, swap meet & cars for sale corral, Saturday night track cruise, NASCAR rides, model car show, and lots more fun for the entire family!

Don Miller, former president of Penske Racing, hot rodder and one of the most influential figures in international motorsports will be a special guest at the Southeastern Nationals. Miller will be on hand to sign copies of his new book “Miller’s Time – A Lifetime at Speed.” A hot rodder to the very core, Miller will drive his Caddy powered ’39 Ford Standard coupe to the event! He will be set up at the Goodguys big rig beginning at 11am Saturday the 30th.

The big weekend starts Thursday with the popular Poker run to NASCAR shops and a final stop at Fatman Fabrications for an open house! Plus Friday’s TGIF Party/Open House at Detroit Speed! Don’t miss this auto lover’s paradise! For a full lineup of weekend activities, past event photo galleries etc., click here:
www.southeasternnats.com

Event Hours
Friday, Oct 29th – 8am to 5pm
Saturday, Oct 30th – 8am to 5pm
Sunday, Oct 31st – 8am to 3pm

General Admission:
Adults $18
Kids (7-12) $6

Vehicle Registration:
Not registered yet? Don’t worry about it! Just register once you get to the Speedway!

At Event Weekend Registration Fee: $75 (includes the car and two people)
At Event Sunday Only Registration Fee: $40

Swap Meet & Car Corral:
Swap Meet Check in Starts Thursday the 28th at NOON
Swap Meet & Car Corral Spots: $65 at the gate

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Exclusive First Look – Goodguys 2011 Event Schedule!

October 22, 2010

Pleasanton, Calif – The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage twenty-one dynamic events in 2011. The event lineup features eighteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage as well as three “Get-Together’s” in Northern California which welcome all years, American made or powered specialty vehicles.

Anchored by the Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals, July 8-10 in Columbus, OH (the largest event of the year with over 6,000 cars and 500-plus vendors) the schedule features three brand new events led by the 1st Wix Filters Speedway Nationals, September 16-18 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The first event of its kind ever to be held on the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will feature over 3,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars, plus vendor exhibits, an AutoCross, swap meet, track cruise and much more! The 1st Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 18-20 at Texas Motor Speedway and the 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals, November 25-27 (Thanksgiving weekend) are brand new to the schedule as well.

Notable date changes include the 5th PEAK Chicagoland Nationals which will move from its traditional September date to August 12-14 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. The 10th Great Northwestern Nationals in Spokane, Washington has been moved back one week and will be held August 19-21 at the Spokane Co. Fair & Expo Center.

The West Coast Nationals, long considered the “crown jewel” of all Goodguys events due to the quality of vehicles in attendance celebrates its 25th anniversary August 26-28. Special silver anniversary activities will take place throughout the weekend in Pleasanton.

Two popular Friday Night Drag programs featuring sportsman and exhibition cars will be held July 8th at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH and on July 22nd and at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA. Goodguys AutoCross action will be held at fifteen of the twenty one events including a full program at the 14th PPG Nationals in Columbus.

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
2011 Event Schedule

2nd Spring Nationals
March 11, 12 & 13 – WestWorld, Scottsdale, AZ
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.southwestnats.com

1st Spring Lone Star Nationals
March 18, 19 & 20 – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft Worth, TX
Brand new event featuring rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.lonestarnats.com

29th All American Get-Together
March 26 & 27 – Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
American powered rods, customs, classics and muscle cars of all years, makes & models. Indoor & outdoor car shows, giant swap meet, car corral, vendor exhibits, West Coast Custom of the Year award & much more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.allamericangettogether.com

11th Meguiars Del Mar Nationals
April 1, 2 & 3 – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross, Street Rod ‘Elegance award, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.delmarnationals.com

6th Bridgestone Nashville Nationals
May 20, 21 & 22 – LP Field, Tennessee Titan Stadium,Nashville, TN
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.nashvillenats.com

18th Summer Get-Together
June 4 & 5 – Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
American powered rods, customs, classics and muscle cars of all years, makes & models. Car show, giant swap meet, car corral, vendor exhibits, AutoCross & much more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.summergettogether.com

14th Colorado Nationals
June 3, 4 & 5 – The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, autocross, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.coloradonats.com

20th East Coast Nationals
June 24, 25 & 26 – Dutchess Co. Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet & more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.eastcoastnats.com

20th Heartland Nationals
July 1, 2 & 3 – Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross, live entertainment, fireworks & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.heartlandnats.com

14th PPG Nationals
July 8, 9 & 10 – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH
The biggie! Over 6,000 1972 & earlier rods, customs, classics and muscle cars! Car show, Over 500 vendor exhibits, swap meet, Street Rod of the Year award, Street Machine of the Year award, live entertainment, AutoCross, Friday Nights Drags, seminars and much more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.goodguysnats.com

24th Pacific Northwest Nationals
July 22, 23 & 24 – Puyallup Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, Friday Night Drags & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.pacificnorthwestnats.com

5th PEAK Chicagoland Nationals
August 12, 13, & 14 – Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.chicagolandnats.com

10th Great Northwest Nationals
August 19, 20 & 21 – Spokane Co. Fair & Expo Center, Spokane, WA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.greatnorthwestnats.com

25th West Coast Nationals
August 26, 27 & 28 – Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod award, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.ggwestcoastnats.com

10th Mid-Western Nationals
September 2, 3 & 4 – Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.midwesternnats.com

1st Wix Filters Speedway Nationals
September 16, 17 & 18 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN
Brand new event featuring rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise, Hot Rod of the Year award & more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.good-guys.com

19th Lone Star Nationals
Sept 30, Oct. 1 & 2 – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.lonestarnats.com

18th Southeastern Nationals
October 28, 29 & 30– Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, NC
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.southeasternnats.com

22nd Autumn Get-Together
November 12 & 13 – Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
American powered rods, customs, classics and muscle cars of all years, makes & models. Indoor & outdoor car show, giant swap meet, car corral, vendor exhibits, AutoCross & much more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.autumngettogether.com

14th Southwest Nationals
November 18, 19 & 20 – WestWorld, Scottsdale, AZ
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet & more! Info (925) 838-9876
www.southwestnats.com

1st Fall Del Mar Nationals
November 25, 26 & 27 – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
Brand new event featuring rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.delmarnats.com

To download a PDF listing of the schedule click here


Limited Edition Holiday Ornament Now Available!

October 20, 2010

Lookin’ for a little holiday cheer? Check out the new limited edition, first-ever Goodguys Holiday Tree Ornament! The candy apple red, shatter-proof bulbs feature the Goodguys ’32 sedan driving through the snow and are guaranteed to brighten up any hot rod holiday tree!

Cost is only $10 but you better hurry! We only have 100 of them in stock!

Click this link to order yours today


Get Yourself a Spot at the 21st Autumn Get-Together Swap Meet!

October 20, 2010

We know you have some “stuff” piling up in your garage as the winter months approach and Goodguys has the perfect solution – a swap meet space at the 21st Autumn Get-Together November 13 & 14 in Pleasanton! The meet is filling up fast but there are still plenty of spaces available! A swap spot is only $60 if you pre-regiuster ($65 at the gate) and measures 10’ x 20’ in length. New and used automotive parts only!

Click here to download the swap meet entry form

Click here to register online

You can also call Andrew (925) 218-9114 or Edward (925) 218-9127 to reserve a spot over the phone! Spaces may also be available at the event. Set up begins Friday 11/12 and runs from 2pm to 7pm. Enter through Gate #5 off Bernal Ave.

This is second biggest Goodguys swap meet of the year! Don’t miss your chance to clean out your garage before winter hits!


3rd Nostalgia Nationals Race Results!

October 20, 2010

Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, KY – The Goodguys 3rd Nostalgia Nationals presented by Snap-on at historic Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky was a colorful blend of hot rods, vintage race cars, outstanding warm weather and an enthusiastic standing room only crowd. Long time professional drag racers Cruz and Tony Pedregon joined the party on Sunday giving the fans a rare treat by signing autographs and firing off their gorgeous Fiat Nostalgia Top Fuel dragster built in memory of their late father “Flamin’ Frank.” The event served as the third and final Goodguys Vintage Drag Race of the 2010 season.

Click here to view the result sheets »


Follow the Nostalgia Nats Vintage Drag Race Action!

October 15, 2010

Today kicks off the Goodguys Nostalgia Nationals Vintage Drag Racing from Bowling Green, KY!

Follow the action as PR Director John Drummond reports live via the Vintage Drag Racing Blog Check in for constant updates and daily race results!

Click Here To Visit The Vintage Drag Race Blog


2010 Lone Star Nationals MEGA Gallery Now Online! Nearly 350 Photos!

October 12, 2010

Check out nearly 350 official event photos taken by the Goodguys Gazette staff at the 2010 Lone Star Nationals!

Mega Gallery Here