Goodguys Missile Coming Together at RPM Hot Rods

April 29, 2011

Construction is moving at a rapid pace on the Goodguys 2012 Grand Prize Giveaway Car at RPM Hot Rods in Warrendale, PA. The project, based on Steve Stanford’s “Goodguys Missile” illustration, has made great strides in recent weeks.

Playing off the theme of Don Carlton’s legendary “Motown Missile” ’70 Challenger Pro Stock race car, the “Goodguys Missle” has a killer stance, the famed “Missile” paint scheme and even a narrowed hood scoop. Power will come from a 426 Mopar built by Indy Cylinder Heads. The transmission will be a Tremec 5 speed. The Roadster Shop chassis features their new front and rear suspension technology, coupled with Ridetech coilover’s and a big brake kit from Baer.

The car will be displayed in bare metal at the14th PPG Nationals, July 8-10 in Columbus, OH. Stop by for an up close look at next year’s Grand Prize Giveaway Car!

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Vendor applications for select 2012 events now online!

April 29, 2011

Looking to reserve your vendor space at next year’s Goodguys events? Look no further! Next year’s vendor applications (for the first 4 events of the 2012 season) are now online! As each 2011 event is completed we’ll be adding the 2012 vendor applications so it’s easy to log on a reserve your space!

With the all new Goodguys vendor and sponsor website, it’s never been easier to log on and get the information you need. Simple click http://www.goodguyssalesinfo.com to see the many features and business opportunities that await you! Log on today!


18th Summer Get-Together Swap Meet Spaces up for Grabs!

April 28, 2011

Got some “stuff” you’d like to sell? The swap meet & car corral at the 18th Summer Get-Together June 4 & 5 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds is THE place to buy or sell used auto parts, turn key car, memorobila and equipment!

Spaces are filling fast but we have plenty of room and prime spots still available! Signing up is easy! Visit www.ggswapmeets.com to register online, download a registration form and find lots fo helpful information such as set up times, gate entry information and more!

To register by phone call Andrew (925) 218-9114 or Edward (925) 218-9127. Go online or call today before all the good spots are taken!


Cruise with Goodguys This Summer!

April 28, 2011

Pack the luggage, fill the hot rod with gas, check the tire pressure and clean the windshield…Cruisin’ time is here! If you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime, sign up for a Goodguys cruise this spring/summer!

Three big time cruises are happenin this year and you’re invited! Up first is the return of “Navigatin ‘ta Nashville!” The Nashville cruise has three departure points (Southern California, South Carolina and Northeast Tennessee) and promises to be full of good times! You’ll dig the Goodguys 6th Bridgestone Nationals too! Held in the heart of downtown Nashville at LP Field – attending the Nashville Nationals and taking a cruise if your ride is a great way to start your summer!

The always popular “Cruise to Columbus” is back this year which takes cruisers from the 20th Heartland Nationals in Des Moines over to Columbus for the biggest and best Goodguys event of the year – 14th PPG Nationals Nationals! If you’re looking for a cool fall adventure, join us for the “Cruise to Charlotte.” With two legs to depart from (Aiken, SC and Leland, NC), the Cruise to Charlotte is a great way to spend a few days hot roddin’ and cruisin’ in crisp fall weather!

All the information you’ll need , including tour leaders and their contact information as well as cruise maps are located here


Let Goodguys help you find the Cheapest Gas This Summer!

April 25, 2011

With the summer event season right around the corner we wanted to pass along this handy new web feature which enables you to find the cheapest gas in your local area or areas you’re traveling to! Welcome to the Goodguys Cheap Gas Finder!

Goodguys Cheap Gas Finder is a special addition to all of our event websites and is good for the entire U.S.! It allows users to search for the cheapest gas by city, state or zip code! It’s updated hourly and very easy to use! You will find the link to the cheap gas finder map under the “event info” tab on all 2011 Goodguys event websites.

When you open the link to the page, just type the city, state or zip you want to find cheap gas into the white search bar to the upper right of the screen.

Try it out by clicking here!


Washington State Passes Historic Classic Car Bill, Art & Craig Morrison Represent Hot Rodders at Ceremony!

April 25, 2011

OLYMPIA, WA – With Art & Craig Morrison representing our industry and looking on, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire signed Senate Bill 5585 into law yesterday, further clarifying the licensing and registration of certain types of automobiles. Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood and devout auto hobbyist, sponsored the bill to modify the state’s vehicle-registration and -title laws.


(Photo: Art and Craig Morrison flank Senator Mike Carrell (R-Lakewood) – the sponsor of Senate Bill 5585 at the Capital in Olympia, Washington Tuesday, April 19th.)

SB 5585 will allow owners of classic cars, including kits and replicas, to license their vehicles using the same model-year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble. The bill also exempts street rods and custom cars from a range of standard-equipment requirements and emissions inspections. Carrell added that these custom cars are often purchased as a kit and assembled from the ground up by hobbyists.

“I couldn’t believe how important this bill had become to those in the hobby-car community,” Carrell said. “I’ve received dozens of e-mails, phone calls and letters – one from as far away as Paris, France – thanking me for sponsoring this bill. There’s a huge groundswell of support for this legislation, and as a car collector myself I’m very proud to have sponsored it.”


(Photo: Washington State Governor Gov. Christine Gregoire signs Senate Bill 5585 into law as the Morrsion’s look on. The historic bill takes effect Oct 1st.)

The Morrison’s had been close allies to Senator Carrell throughout the entire process of bringing the bill forward and exchanged many phone calls and e-mails over the last several months. “It was an honor to be part this system and to give back to the automotive enthusiasts of Washington State,” said Craig Morrison.

SB 5585 passed the Senate unanimously on Feb. 28, and passed the House of Representatives 95-1 on April 5. The bill takes effect Oct. 1.

In looking at this historic bill passing, it reads like a dream-come-true list for members of our rod & custom industry. With ongoing struggles surrounding titling and emissions in California (the birthplace of hot rodding) and other states, one can only hope that news of this SB5585 will spread to the men and women of local and national governments. Luckily, our friends at SEMA are constantly fighting for us and keeping us informed. Ultimately it is up to every one of us in the rod & custom industry to stay informed and fight for our rights.

A huge tip of the cap to Art & Craig Morrison for their efforts in helping get SB5585 passed into law!


Construction Finished at the Ranch – 14th Colorado Nationals will have a new look!

April 20, 2011

We’ve got some great news for those participating in this year’s 14th Colorado Nationals! All of the facility construction is complete and the entire facility is wide open, clean and freshly updated!

Last year’s event was a bit of a challenge with heavy construction equipment, roped off areas and some dust. All of that is gone this year with the completion of the First National Bank Exhibition Hall! The all new 36,000 square foot air conditioned building will house a bevy of exhibitors as well as the Goodguys Choice Product Giveaway booth, the main Goodguys merchandise booth, model car show and more! Rodders will delight with all the new parking that has opened up in front of and around the new building.

This year’s Colorado Nationals promises to be a blockbuster! Make sure you’re there! For more information, past photo galleries etc, visit www.coloradonats.com