A Rockin’ Look back at the Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals Presented by Bridgestone

July 30, 2011

If you somehow missed the Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals Presented by Bridgestone this year, here’s a rockin’ video recap courtesy of Route 2 Media.

This year’s event featured well over 6,000 cars and a massive crowd under picture perfect weather. You’ll see first hand why the Goodguys Nationals is so special! Cue the music!

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Free Collector Caps to All 25th West Coast Nationals Registered Participants! Plus More!

July 28, 2011

Coming to the 25th Silver Anniversary West Coast Nationals August 26-28 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds? We sure hope so! As a special token of appreciation, Goodguys along with Flowmaster Mufflers are offering this FREE collector’s cap to all registered participants who enter a 1972 or earlier vehicle in the show & shine!

The handsome black cotton cap will look great on your head! The cap fits most head sizes thanks to a Velcro strap in back. Stitched with multi colored patterns, the cap will commemorate the silver anniversary event.

If you’re looking for something extra special to commemorate the special event, check out this spectacular 25th Anniversary West Coast Nationals collectible tee shirt (below)! The special shirt, available in Small through 4X (black only) will only be sold at the event. Once they’re gone they’re gone so buy yours early!


A Look Ahead to the Goodguys 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals at Indianapolis Motor Speedway!

July 26, 2011

The inaugural Goodguys WIX Filters Speedway Nationals, September 16-18 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is just weeks away! The first event of its kind ever to be held on the hallowed grounds of the Speedway will be staged throughout the infield, garage area, Gasoline alley as well as the scenic plaza. The event will feature over 3,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars, plus vendor exhibits, an autocross performance course, swap meet, track cruise and much more!

Just the thought of being part of the first major rod & custom event to ever be held at the ‘Brickyard has many senior staff members buzzing with anticipation. “We consider it an honor to hold an event at IMS,” said Harry Daviess – Goodguys VP of Event Operations. “The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a shrine, the most hallowed ground in American motorsports. To be able to bring an event here means so much to Goodguys, our event participants, our sponsors and our fans. It has already created an unprecedented buzz in our industry.”

Daviess admits the estimate of 3,000 participant cars might be conservative . “We could see as many as 3,500 to 4,000 for the inaugural event,” he said. The event will be spectacular on many levels including a track cruise around IMS, Autocross, swap meet and cars for sale, live entertainment and the crowning of the Goodguys 2011 Gearstar Hot Rod of the Year and much more.

Over 1,500 cars are already pre-registered as of July 25th. Make sure you get pre-registered today so you don’t miss the most historic Goodguys event ever held!

Registration will be held right at the Speedway Thursday 9/15 9am-6pm, Friday 9/16 8am-6pm, Saturday 9/17 7am-3pm and Sunday 9/18 8am to NOON. If you’d like to poke around the officical event website click here: http://www.speedwaynats.com/

See you in Indy!


650+ Photos of the 2011 Heartland Nationals now available for viewing and purchase!

July 25, 2011

Visit – http://heartlandnats.com/photo​s/purchase-photos

All photos taken by the Goodguys Gazette Crew. Spread the word, order a print!


A look back at a festive 4th of July weekend with Goodguys!

July 25, 2011

The 20th Heartland Nationals held over the 4th of July weekend at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines reminded us of how lucky we are to be American’s and how much pride we take in our country, our classic cars and our freedom!

Our friends at Route 2 Media were on scene all weekend capturing the sights and sounds of the warm and sunny summer weekend. Goodguys is proud to present this special video rewind. Enjoy!


Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle Welcomes Goodguys for Chicagoland Nationals Kick Off Party!

July 25, 2011

The Goodguys PEAK Chicagoland Nationals celebrates its 5th birthday this year on a brand new date August 12, 13 & 14 at Chicagoland Speedway! The event gets off to a festive start Thursday, August 11th with a special 40 mile hot rod cruise out to Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle for the official Chicagoland Nationals Kick Off Party! The cruise leaves registration at 4pm sharp!

Known nationwide for turning out award winning traditional rods, customs and motorcycles, the guys at Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle know how to throw a party! Food, live music with rockabilly bands, drinks, shop tours and more await you.

Don’t miss this special happenin! If you can’t make the cruise, just come on out and join the party! Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle is located at 59 Factory Road, Addison, IL 60101. If you get lost you can call ‘em @ (630)-458-0808.

Click here for details.


DRIVE! Magazine’s Courtney Halowell has passed away

July 22, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Courtney Hallowell who passed away yesterday at a young age. Courtney had a distinguished career in automotive and motorcycle journalism most recently serving as the editor of DRIVE! Magazine.

Halowell made his mark in automotive journalism at a young age on the staff of Mini Truckin’ magazine. He went on to serve as editor or associate editor of many industry publications such as motorcycle magazines, World of Rods and DRIVE!

Beckett Media Group’s Editorial Director Travis Noack, Halowell’s coworker and dear friend remembered Halowell as “A man who made me laugh, smile and strive to be the best at everything I did. Courtney and I shared a love and passion for custom trucks and hot rods and the passion for making magazines. The memories I have with Courtney and his humorous nature I will always hold close to my heart. R.I.P. TITO”

Goodguys last saw Courtney this Spring in Del Mar where he competed in the Editor’s Shootout AutoCross. As usual he was cracking jokes and razing his peers. His passion and dedication to our industry were unwaivering. He did a lot to further our industry’s cause with his tireless work publicizing cars and car culture through the pages of so many magazines.

All of us at Goodguys are thankful to have known Courtney. He will be sorely missed.