Landspeed Louise receives top honors for Gazette column!

May 31, 2011

Indianapolis Motor Speedway – The 2010 All American Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) Contest winners were announced at the annual breakfast held at Indianapolis Motor Speedwway this past weekend in the shadow of the famed racetrack’s turn two. Now in its fourth decade, the annual competition attracts entries from across the nation as well as from around the world.

Goodguys Gazette columnist and former Goodguys Woman of the Year “LandSpeed” Louise Ann Noeth earned two first place finishes: the first for Magazine Column Writing and the second for Magazine Technical Writing.

Both honors were awarded for her long-running, monthly Fuel For Thought column in the Goodguys Gazette. “Attitude, Gratitude, and Talking Race Cars” which ran in December 2010 earned the Magazine Column Writing top slot in the nation! For the Magazine Technical category win it was the January 2010 column, “Brain-Bucket Beef,” that judges gave the nod.

AARWBA President Ms. Dusty Brandel noted, “I loved to see the lady journalists finally getting proper recognition for all their hard work.”

In the male dominated motorsports world it is significant to note that women swept all three slots in Online News Reporting, finished one-two in three other categories and earned a total of 17 “podium” finishes overall for 2010. Let’s hear it for the ladies!

Congratulations from all your fans and friends at Goodguys Louise!


Double Header Event Weekend on tap as Goodguys Visit Loveland,CO and Pleasanton, CA!

May 30, 2011

The 14th Colorado Nationals gets underway this Thursday, June 2nd with the Pinkee’s Rod Shop Open House and Kick off Party! Friday through Sunday it’s all about showin’ and shinin’ at the Ranch with over 2,500 rods, customs, classics, trucks and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. In addition to the show & shine the event features vendor exhibits, a Goodguys AutoCross, Goodguys Builder’s Choice awards selected by Pinkee’s Rod Shop, swap meet & car corral, model car show and so much more!

14th Colorado Nationals Event Details:
Event Hours:
Fri 8-5
Sat 8-5
Sun 8-3
Adults $18
Kids 7-12 $6
Registration Fees: (Registration is located at the Embassy Suites across the street from the Fairgrounds)
Weekend: $75 – includes the car & two people
Sunday Only: $40 – includes the car & two people
Swap Meet & Car Corral:
$65 per space at the event. A Sunday only spot in Swap Meet or Car Corral is $40.00
Event website:

The 18th Summer Get-Together features two full days of action June 4 & 5 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds! Event features are numerous including a show & shine with over 2,500 American powered cars of all years, makes and models, vendor exhibits, a giant swap meet & car corral, Goodguys AutoCross, Concours d’Elegance display (inside the Young California building), a racing exhibit by the Tri Valley Quarter Midgets, Pin Striper’s “Brush Bash”, a Goodgal’s Gallery, model car show and lots more family fun!

18th Summer Get-Together Event Details:
Event Hours:
Sat 8-5
Sun 8-4
Adults $17
Kids 7-12 $6
Registration Fees: (Registration is located at the Fairgrounds)
Weekend: $60 – includes the car & two people
Sunday Only: $40 – includes the car & two people
Swap Meet & Car Corral:
$65 per space at the event for 10×20 swap spot. Car Corral is $60 for the weekend and $40 for Sunday only.
Event Website:

We hope to see you this weekend!

Deadline fast approaching for Goodguys all new Fan Guide!

May 26, 2011

Beginning with the Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone in Columbus, Ohio, Goodguys will begin distributing complimentary Fan Guides to event spectators for the remaining 2011 Goodguys Events! These 36 page booklets will be given away to spectators free of charge!

The deadline for advertising materials is June 3rd! Don’t get left behind and miss a chance to share your company’s message to over one hundred thousand hot rodders and enthusiasts!

The complimentary Fan Guides will include valuable information regarding the history of Goodguys, event overviews, membership information, sponsor coverage, and much more. This is a great way to get in front of your potential customers: the Goodguys Event Attendees! Here’s a quick overview of the new Goodguys Fan Guide!

* 36 pages
* Each advertising space is a full page (5 ½”w x 8 ½”h)
* 100,000 guides will be printed & distributed
* Ad Space Reservation Due Date: June 3rd
* Artwork Due Date: June 10th

To get on board and advertise in the Goodguys Fan Guide and for pricing information, contact Mike Koppel with Goodguys! Phone: 925.218.9154 or E-mail:

Pinkee’s Rod Shop to Host 14th Colorado Nationals Kick Off Party!

May 26, 2011

The annual Pinkee’s Rod Shop/Goodguys Colorado Nationals Kick-Off Party is set for Thursday afternoon June 2nd! Get your 14th Colorado Nationals off to a great start by partying at Pinkee’s! The party gets started at 4pm.

Eric Peratt and his family and the entire Pinkee’s staff always roll out the red carpet for Goodguys offering great food and drinks, live music and tons of parking! Attendees will also receive a FREE gift this year from Almost Famous Design!

Peratt will be a busy man all weekend as he’ll also be selecting the “Builder’s Choice” awards at the 14th Colorado Nationals. This is a great opportunity to revel in some hot rod fellowship, have some eats and get your weekend off to a good start! For directions, visit

Puyallup Friday Night Drags To Feature Nitro Funny Cars!

May 26, 2011

The Northwest’s quickest and fastest Nitro Funny Cars are coming to the Goodguys Friday Night Drags, July 22nd at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington! Goodguys are proud to announce a special, one night only match race between “The Northwest Hitter” Bucky Austin and “Mr Explosive” Mark Sanders! Austin and Sanders will make two runs during the evening filling the air with nitro fumes and lighting up the night sky with header flames!

(Bucky Austin…”The Northwest Hitter”)

The giant evening also features an 8 car blown alcohol dragster show from the Northwest Top Eliminator Association as well as five eliminator classes! We’ve also expanded the event hours and moved the entire program up two hours to accommodate the large eliminator fields in hopes of finishing the event prior to the 10pm track curfew.

If you’re a registered participant at the 24th Pacific Northwest Nationals in Puyallup make sure and bring your rod, custom or muscle car out to the drags! After you’ve paid your adult admission to the drags, your event window sticker will get your ride inside Pacific Raceways to the show car parking area!

Here’s a look at the classes to be run that evening along with the new event hours:

Eliminator Classes (NHRA Heritage Series Rules Apply):
Hot Rod I ’54 & Earlier – 7.50-11.99
Hot Rod II ’54 & Earlier – 12.00 & Up
Street Machine I ’55-’72 7.50-11.99
Street Machine II ’55-’72 12.00 & Up
Comp (NOS & Electronics OK) 7.50 & Up

New Event Hours:
Gates Open – 12pm
Tech Opens – 1pm
Time Trails – 2pm
Final Eliminations – 5pm

For technical racing questions, contact John Drummond (

For a look at the 24th Pacific Northwest Nationals, visit

Vintage Fire Truck Exhibit Set For East Coast Nationals in Rhinebeck!

May 26, 2011

If you’re headed to Rhinebeck June 24, 25 & 26 for the 20th annual Goodguys East Coast Nationals you’re in for a real treat! A gathering of over 25 vintage Fire Trucks from in and around Dutchess County will be featured in a special exhibit throughout the weekend.

(This 1950 700 series American La france 750PJO belonging to Craig Elderkin will be part of the display)

The trucks belong to both private collectors as well as local fire departments in Dutchess County and include such classics as an 1898 Horse Drawn Ladder Truck, 1921 Model T Ford Pumper, 1936 Mack JR Pumper, 1949 Ford Sanford Pumper, 1950 Mack Pumper, 1955 American La France 85′ Ladder Truck, 1967 Oren Pumper and many others including a 9/11 tribute truck from the FDNY.

The exhibit will be located on the infield area. Bring your cameras! For more visit

18th Summer Get-Together to Feature Classic Car Concours, Midget Racing and More!

May 23, 2011

The 18th Summer Get-Together, June 4 & 5 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds will have something for all car guys & gals! In addition to the outdoor show & shine with 2500-plus American powered cars of all years, makes & models, the swap meet & car corral, Goodguys AutoCross, vendor exhibits, arts & crafts and Pin striper’s Brush Bash several other marquee attractions await show goers! Here’s a look at some of the excitement!

Concours d’Elegance!
Inside the spacious Young California Building Goodguys will hold the popular Concours d’Elegance exhibit featuring regal 30’s era Packards, Bentley’s, Cadillac La Salles and other concourse style beauties. The NorCal Packard Club, the Classic Car Club of America, Horseless Carriage and the Blackhawk Automotive Museum will participate in the event. Over 40 classics will be on display for your viewing pleasure!

Tri-Valley Quarter Midgets!
The popular club of junior midget racers will hold racing exhibitions both days. A field of over 25 cars will enter the competition which will feature a selection of different age groups and classes. The track will be located in the Southwest corner of the paved swap meet lot near Gate #2. Session times are 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm both days. You won’t believe how hard these little guys race!

An entire weekend of Goodguys Goodtimes awaits you! Plus you’ll have a chance to win a 1969 Chevelle courtesy of J Rockcliff Realtors and Live 105 as well as a 2011 5.0 Liter GT Mustang! For complete event details visit