Goodguys Give Back, Close Season in Del Mar

November 29, 2011

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association closed the 2011 season on a high note with the 1st annual Fall Del Mar Nationals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds north of San Diego over Thanksgiving weekend. The first time event attracted well over a thousand cars and a bustling holiday weekend crowd.

The Thanksgiving spirit was enhanced by a toy drive which produced over 2,000 toys for the needy children of San Diego County. In addition, over $2,500 was raised in support of the Camp Pendleton “Wounded Warriors” detachment. The nationwide Wounded Warriors Project is a program designed to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

“We couldn’t be happier with our weekend in Del Mar. It went off great,” said Mission Coordinator Virgil Whitehead. “We had a great spot at the event gates and the hot rodding family came together to support the kids and the Wounded Warriors.”

The successful event looks to have established an annual tradition for Goodguys. “I think all of us at Goodguys are planning on spending many more Thanksgiving weekend’s at the Del Mar Fairgrounds,” said company President Marc Meadors. “You couldn’t ask more from a first time event. The cars and crowds came out and the weather was spectacular. It was a perfect weekend to start a new tradition in Del Mar” he said.

The 2nd annual Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals is scheduled for November 23-25, 2012. We hope to see you there!


Put a little Goodguys on Yer Tree!

November 29, 2011

Just in time for the holidays comes the all new Goodguys limited edition holiday tree ornament! If you’ve got a little motor oil in your veins this is THE ornament your tree needs! The silver shatter-resistant ornament comes with the colorful Goodguys logo printed on one side and is guaranteed to put a little extra horsepower in your holiday tree!

The ornaments are $10.00 plus shipping and handling! Get yours while supplies last! Last year’s ornament sold out quick, so don’t miss out- Get yours now – click here to order today!


1st Fall Del Mar Nationals Underway in Sunny Del Mar!

November 26, 2011

Greetings Goodguys & Gals! The final event of the 2011 season is underway  at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in ol’ Del Mar! The Goodguys 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals runs today-Sunday Nov 25-27. Over 1,500 1972 & earlier hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trick trucks will be on display creating a color sense of nostalgia as Goodguys close the door on another great year.

In addition to indoor & outdoor cars shows, the event includes vendor exhibits, a swap meet & cars for sale corral, Goodguys AutoCross (all 3 days!), Surf culture exhibit (featuring Woodies, surf music and more), Nitro Thunderfest (featuring cackling vintage top fuel dragsters), live music, model car show and the all new “Super Sunday” Get-Together welcoming all years, makes and models of American powered cars and trucks on Sunday the 27th.

San Diego resident Don “The Snake” Prudhomme will be on hand at the event talking with fans and exhibiting his “Mongoose & Snake” 70s Ramp Trucks complete with their original Hot Wheels sponsored Funny Cars!

It’s a full final weekend of Goodguys Goodtimes in Del Mar! Be there!

Goodguys 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals
Event Hours:
Friday, Nov 25th 8am to 5pm,
Saturday, Nov 26th 8am to 5pm
Sunday, Nov 27th 8am to 3pm

General admission

Adults $18
Kids 7-12 $6
Kids 6 and under FREE
Fairgrounds parking is $9.

-Bring a new unwrapped toy and get a $3.00 coupon good for a discount on your admission!

Participant Fees:
Weekend Registration $75 (includes the car & two people for the weekend)
Sunday Only Registration $40 (includes the car & two people for the day)
All New Super Sunday Registration for Late Model American Cars: $40 click here for a $10 discount coupon and enter for just $30 http://www.falldelmarnats.com/pdf/ss_flyer.pdf

Swap Meet –
 $55 at the gate. Same price for Car Corral

For complete event details visit www.falldelmarnats.com


Toy Drive Highlights This Weekend’s 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals

November 26, 2011

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association with assistance from “Wounded Warriors” and US Marine Corp. San Diego will conduct a “Toys for Tots” toy drop during the upcoming Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals Car Show which runs November 25-27 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Attendees who bring a new, unwrapped toy will get a coupon good for $3.00 off admission!

The Goodguys 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals features over 1,500 souped up American cars of all years, makes and models sprawled throughout the scenic Del Mar Fairgrounds. More than just a car show, the event includes the popular Goodguys AutoCross (electronically timed vehicle agility course), a special “Surf Culture” display with over 40 woodie wagons, surf board shaping and vintage surf music, a Super Sunday Get-Together featuring all years, makes and models of American powered cars and trucks on Sunday the 27th, a swap meet and car corral, vendor exhibits and a “Nitro Thunderfest” with vintage top fuel dragsters from the 1960s.

The Fall Del Mar Nationals is the final Goodguys event of the 2011 season and event organizers wanted to reach out to the San Diego community with the Toys for Tots toy drop. “We felt our Fall Del Mar Nationals would be a great opportunity to help needy children and kick off the holiday season,” said company president Marc Meadors. “With assistance from our friends with the “Wounded Warriors” San Diego, we look to having a successful event and bring some smiles to area children. I urge all attendees to bring a toy and make someone’s holiday a little brighter.”
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in Los Angeles in 1947 by Marine reservist Major William L. Hendricks. Their goal is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

The “Wounded Warriors” of San Diego, who will assist in collection of the toys at the Fall Del Mar Nationals is a non-profit organization that takes care of the needs of wounded soldiers.

For more on the Goodguys 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals visit www.falldelmarnats.com


Super Sunday Get Together This Weekend in Del Mar!

November 22, 2011

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is proud to announce a “Super Sunday Get-Together” promotion this Sunday, November 27th in conjunction with the 1st annual Fall Del Mar Nationals Nov 25-27 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Goodguys Super Sunday Get-Together, which welcomes all years, makes and models of American made or American powered cars and trucks has opened a new avenue for car guys and gals of all ages to get in on the fun of attending a Goodguys National event!

All Del Mar Super Sunday Get-Together participants are welcome to participate in all phases of the event including the show and shine as well as the AutoCross! The electronically timed Goodguys AutoCross is FREE to all registered event participants. Participants will also be eligible for show awards as the Goodguys staff will select 10 or more awards from the Super Sunday Get-Together cars.

To register for the Super Sunday just drive your show car to the Del Mar Hilton across the street from the Fairgrounds Sunday morning and register. From there you just head into the event gates! To save $10 bucks on registration, download the coupon below! That’s a full day of showing your car, plus two adult general admission tickets and a full day of fun for just $30 bucks!

See you Sunday!


Alabama’s Scott Gifford Wins CleanAir 55 Chevy!

November 22, 2011

45 year old Scott Gifford of Valley Head, Alabama has won the 1955 Chevy “Project CleanAir ‘55” grand prize giveaway car. The car was given away this afternoon at the Goodguys 14th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Gifford was unable to attend the event but taking his place in the ceremony was Roger Lee of Ironworks Speed & Kustom – builder’s of the car.

Gifford was one of 19 finalists with a chance to win the car. He was the lone member qualifier, randomly drawn by a computer from over 70,000 current Goodguys members worldwide. There was one online qualifier and the other 17 were finalists from events throughout the 2011 season. As the ceremony unfolded, Lee, who had drawn key #14 on behalf of Gifford stepped forward and his key was the only one that started the clean red ’55 Chevy convertible.

Reached at his home in Alabama, Gifford was beyond ecstatic. Huddled around the phone with his wife Suzan and their 3 children, they hooted and hollered as they received the good news. “Goodguys is the best,” he said. “I’ve wanted to set up my ’67 F 100 Ford truck for Autocross and I will but I’ll also be out Autocrossing the ’55 Chevy. I’ve read up on the car. It’s a really nice machine. I can’t believe I won it!”

Gifford has been a Goodguys member for just over a year. In addition to his F-100 Ford show truck he owns a ’67 Mustang as well as a ’31 Ford Tudor. Add to that the CleanAir ’55 Chevy!

Designed by Hermance and built by Ironworks Speed & Kustom with paint & body by Kenny Davis Hot Rods, Project CleanAir ’55 is powered by an emissions-legal 433 horsepower LS 3 E-Rod motor, rides on an Ironworks ’55 Chassis and features a Recovery Room stitched brown leather interior with a Kicker audio system. The vibrant red paint is courtesy of PPG.

Congratulations to the Gifford family on their new classic Chevy!


1st Fall Del Mar Nationals Closes Out Goodguys 2011 Season This Holiday Weekend!

November 22, 2011

The final event of the 2011 season comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in ol’ Del Mar this Thanksgiving weekend! The Goodguys 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals runs Friday-Sunday Nov 25-27 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Over 1,500 1972 & earlier hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trick trucks will be on display creating a color sense of nostalgia as Goodguys close the door on another great year.

In addition to indoor & outdoor cars shows, the event includes vendor exhibits, a swap meet & cars for sale corral, Goodguys AutoCross (all 3 days!), Surf culture exhibit (featuring Woodies, surf music and more), Nitro Thunderfest (featuring cackling vintage top fuel dragsters), live music, model car show and the all new “Super Sunday” Get-Together welcoming all years, makes and models of American powered cars and trucks on Sunday the 27th.

San Diego resident Don “The Snake” Prudhomme will be on hand at the event talking with fans and exhibiting his “Mongoose & Snake” 70s Ramp Trucks complete with their original Hot Wheels sponsored Funny Cars!

It’s a full final weekend of Goodguys Goodtimes in Del Mar! Be there!

Event Hours:
Friday, Nov 25th 8am to 5pm,
Saturday, Nov 26th 8am to 5pm
Sunday, Nov 27th 8am to 3pm

General admission
Adults $18
Kids 7-12 $6
Kids 6 and under FREE
Fairgrounds parking is $9.
-Bring a new unwrapped toy and get a $3.00 coupon good for a discount on your admission!

Participant Fees:
Weekend Registration $75 (includes the car & two people for the weekend)
Sunday Only Registration $40 (includes the car & two people for the day)
All New Super Sunday Registration for Late Model American Cars: $40 click here for a $10 discount coupon and enter for just $30 http://www.falldelmarnats.com/pdf/ss_flyer.pdf
Swap Meet – $55 at the gate. Same price for Car Corral

For complete event details visit www.falldelmarnats.com