Breaking News! Richard Petty Coming to 1st Speedway Nationals Sept 17th

August 31, 2011

The “King” is coming to the Goodguys 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals, September 16-18 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Stock car racing legend Richard Petty will make an exclusive appearance at the Speedway Nationals Saturday, September 17th from 2:30-4pm to sign autographs at the WIX Filters booth on the Midway. The first-year event features over 3,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage sprawled throughout the infield of the “Brickyard.”

“The King” is most well known for winning the NASCAR Championship seven times (Dale Earnhardt is the only other driver to accomplish this feat), winning a record 200 races during his career and winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times. His name is synonymous with American motorsports. His name and legend reside in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, International Motorsports Hall of Fame, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America as well as being named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers of all time. He was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President George Bush in 1992, the first motorsports athlete ever to be honored with this award.

The Goodguys 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals, the first event of its kind ever to be held on the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor 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, Hot Rod of the Year competition, swap meet, track cruise and much more!

Event hours are 8am-5pm Friday 9/16 and Saturday 9/17 and 8am-3pm on Sunday 9/18. General admission is $18, kids 7-12 $6. Event parking is FREE.

For a closer look at the event visit www.speedwaynats.com


Super Sunday Get-Together Returns this weekend at Midwestern Nationals!

August 31, 2011

The first “Super Sunday Get-Together” promotion of the year (welcoming late model American powered cars and trucks to participate on Sunday of a National event) was a big hit at the Goodguys 5th PEAK Chicagoland Nationals in Joliet, Illinois! The final tally of late models was well over 200 cars! The successful promotion returns this weekend to the Goodguys 10th Midwestern Nationals Sept 2-4 in Kansas City.

If you own a late model American powered car or truck and would like to participate in this weekend’s Super Sunday Get-Together’s its really easy! Just show up to the event and register right at the show Sunday Morning! But wait! There’s more! Click here to get $10 off your 10th Midwestern Nationals Super Sunday registration!

Let’s see those American powered late models!


10th Midwestern Nationals Set for Labor Day Weekend September 2, 3 & 4!

August 30, 2011

The Goodguys 10th annual Midwestern Nationals returns to Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas this weekend September 2, 3 & 4 bringing over 2,000 of the country’s hottest rods and coolest customs to the sparkling speedway. The three day event features a giant show & shine spread throughout the Speedway’s infield, vendor exhibits, swap meet & cars for sale corral, Saturday evening track cruise, Goodguys AutoCross, model car show, and lots more fun for the entire family!

Iowa’s Dave Lane, master craftsman and founder of Fast Lane Rod Shop will personally be on hand throughout the weekend to hand pick the Builder’s Choice awards! The Builder’s Choice and all special parking areas will be open Saturday, Sept 3rd from 7am to noon.

The Goodguys Super Sunday Get-Together will be featured Sunday, September 4th. American powered cars and trucks of all years, makes and models are welcome at the event on Sunday. Show officials will be selecting several of the Super Sunday entries for that afternoon’s awards ceremony. If you own a late model American powered show car or truck, just come on out Sunday and register right at the show! To download a $10 off coupon click here

Event Hours:
Friday, August Sept 2nd 8am to 5pm,
Saturday, September 3rd 8am to 5pm
Sunday, September 4th 8am to 3pm

General admission:
Adults $18
Kids 7-12 $6

Vehicle Registration Fees (Registration is at the Speedway):
3 day registration – $75 (includes the car and two people for the weekend)
Sunday only registration – $40 (includes the car and two people)

Swap Meet & Cars for Sale Corral:
Spaces are still available. At-event price $50
For more info on the swap meet click here

For a complete look at the event visit www.midwesternnats.com


1939 Buick wins America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod Crown

August 29, 2011

Harold Wiley’s big, beautiful four door ‘39 Buick won the Goodguys 2011 Flowmaster America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod title at the 25th Goodguys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, CA. The two-tone Buick got the nod over an international cast of street rods marking the first time a four door has won the America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod crown.

Built by Kin-Dig-It Design in Salt Lake City the car blends traditional classic lines with a low slung modern street rod stance. The Kin-Dig-It Design team didn’t alter the car’s factory lines at all opting to keep it primarily stock. The factory chassis was boxed and sculpted using the latest goodies from TCI. The low stance is courtesy of a Ridetech air suspension featuring “Cool Rides” and “Shockwaves.” The stylish 17-inch wheels are Intro “Smoothies” with custom retro center caps designed in house at Kin-Dig-It.

The two tone PPG paint is a mix of pearl gray and white with subtle striping. Inside the roomy cabin is a regal blend of Burl wood and micro suede – perfect for comfortable road trips. Under the long, ultra straight and smooth hood resides a LS2 Chevy V8 with a trick hand fabricated intake and hand built inlet tubes. Everything under the hood is polished and painted with all wires neatly tucked away.

For Wiley, it was his first-ever Goodguys Terrific 12 award win. He had a premonition the car might do well at this season’s bigger events when it won the “Wasatch Cup” at the Salt Lake City Autorama during its debut weekend. For the big win in Pleasanton, Wiley will receive a trip to the Goodguys 14th Southwest Nationals this fall in Scottsdale to display his car in the “Champion’s arena” presented by Street Rod Headquarters. Snap-on will reward him with a custom tool box and for the mantle he received a billet aluminum award from Goodguys.

Fellow award finalists included Ron Beasly, Mobile, AL (’32 Ford), Steve Payne, Manila, Philippines (’33 Ford), Jeff Chandler (’33 Ford), Portland, OR (’33 Ford) and Pete Emory, Clackamus, OR (’36 Ford).


Meadors, Goodguys Racing Team Unleash “Pure Hell” at Super Chevy Sunday

August 24, 2011

Morrison, CO – Goodguys Rod & Custom Association President Marc Meadors drove the “Pure Hell2” ’69 Camaro Pro Mod to a popular win the “Super Chevy Sunday” event Sunday, August 21st at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver. It was the Goodguys Racing Team’s first victory this season running the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Division.

The “Pure Hell2” Camaro, built as a tribute to Rich Guasco’s legendary Northern California “Pure Hell” fuel altered, was stout right from the start of qualifying. An off-the-trailer 6.176 @ 234.21 landed the Goodguys team in the #2 qualifying spot, trailing only class leader Bret Williamson. It was on Sunday however the team shined the brightest.

During the opening round of eliminations, with the corrected altitude at over 9000’, Meadors ran a 6.149 @ 234.78 to beat the ’57 Chevy Cameo of Dan Myers. The run held up for Low ET and Top Speed of the entire weekend. Meadors then dispatched Rod Burbage and his ’58 Corvette in the semi final with a 6.180 @ 233.92, before winning the event over Mark Loveall’s Dodge Viper with a 6.203 @ 233.24 in the final. The Goodguys Racing Team ran Low ET and Top Speed of every elimination round to put an exclamation point on their first win of the season.

“The drag racing God’s smiled on us today up here on the Mountain,” said Meadors after the race. “The car and the entire Goodguys Racing team worked perfectly this weekend. We had a good feeling as soon as we ran the .17 off the trailer. It only got better from there. I can’t thank my crew guys enough for all the hard work they put in to get this car to run down the track like a 3,000 horsepower bracket car.”

The Goodguys Racing Team is sponsored by Red Line Oil, Darren Mayer from DMPE, Tim McAmis Race Cars, Andy’s T-Shirts and Ad’s That Work for their help. The team members include Jason Bunker, Billy Fereira and Cole Ruchonnet. For more visit www.goodguysracing.com

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25th West Coast Nationals Souvenir Tee Shirts Available at the Hilton

August 23, 2011

Get your souvenir West Coast Nationals tee shirts early this week! Today, tomorrow and Thursday, Goodguys will be selling 25th West Coast Nationals souvenir tee shirts each morning until 8:30am at the Pleasanton Hilton @ the Club prior to the Hot Rod Week tour departures!

Just head into the lobby of the Hilton and look for the booth! The Hilton is also supplying coffee and other items for a small charge before the troops head out on Hot Rod Week.

The Pleasanton Hilton @ the Club is located at 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94588 (925) 463-8000.


25th West Coast Nationals Takes Center Stage this weekend in Pleasanton!

August 22, 2011

The Goodguys summer time “Crown Jewel” – the West Coast Nationals returns home to the Pleasanton Fairgrounds this weekend for the 25th year bringing over 3,500 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars from around the world! The West Coast Nationals is the largest participant automotive event in the Western United States and offers attendees the world’s finest American hot rods, customs, classic cars, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 vintage!

All of the event’s traditions are cherished. Starting on Monday, Hot Rod Week takes rodders on four days of guided tours in and around the Bay Area to various collections, hot rod shops, museums and other cool points of interest. Friday’s Shade Tree Social hosted by the Danville Dukes offers wieners and fellowship in the fairgrounds picnic area. A spectacular array of vendor exhibits, special parking areas, a giant Goodgals Gallery (arts & crafts), kids games, seminars, the crowning of America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod and over one hundred other specialty awards like the Stroker McGurk, Billy B Memorial and Best Bitchin’ plus many others are offered.

A special ‘Saturday Night Gala” will commemorate the event’s 25th birthday August 27th at the main stage. The festivities begin at 5pm with live music, followed by a memorabilia contest, America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod ceremony, a “Nitro Thunderfest” (vintage top fuel dragsters and altereds) and a spectacular fireworks display after dark.

The “Western Model Engine Exposition” – a special exhibit of over 100 model engines will be held inside the Agricultural building. Model engine will be coming in from all over the world for the exhibit. Tether Cars and Valve Cover races also make their return to the West Coast Nationals this year.

All this plus free 25th West Coast Nationals caps to all registered participants! Don’t miss the Goodguys “Crown Jewel” this weekend at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton! For more, visit www.westcoastnats.com

Event Hours:
Friday 8/26 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8/27 8am to 5pm
Sunday 8/28 8am to 3pm

General Admission: $18
Kids 7-12 $6
Fairgrounds Parking: $8

Registration Fees (Registration located at the Pleasanton Hilton. Registration is open to rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 vintage only).
Three day registration (includes car and 2 people): $75
Sunday only registration fee (includes the car & two people) $40. Please note that Sunday registration is located at the Fairgrounds and is open from 8am to NOON. Enter Rose Ave. Gate.

Swap Meet and Car Corral: $70 per spot. For detailed swap meet information click here:
http://www.good-guys.com/pdf/10-625/SwapFlier_WCN10.pdf