Goodguys Offices Closing for Holiday Break

December 22, 2011

Greetings to all Goodguys and Goodgals around the world! We send our warmest wishes for a happy holiday season to you and your families and we thank you for being a part of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association!

Our offices in Pleasanton, California will be closed for our annual holiday break Monday, December 26th through Monday, January 2nd. We’ll be back up and running full speed Tuesday, January 3rd 2012.

Have a Beachin’ Holiday!
-The Goodguys Gang


Last Call for Holiday Merchandise!

December 15, 2011

Greetings Goodguys and Goodgals around the world! Thursday, December 15th is the last day to shop for Goodguys merchandise to have it GUARANTEED for delivery by Christmas! December 15th is also the last dy of FREE shipping on orders of $75 or more!

So what are you waiting for! Click here to get started shopping now!

Ho, ho, ho!


Goodguys is Hiring!

December 15, 2011

Our Pleasanton, CA based automotive entertainment company is seeking a full-time Graphic Artist/Production professional with excellent design skills and use of color.

The position offered is mainly production based but with growing creative design opportunities. A minimum of three years of full-time experience in the graphics field is required. Candidates must be able to exhibit good design skills on company collateral projects such as flyers, mailers, ads (print & digital), posters and other special projects within the existing designated design parameters. Candidate must be detail oriented, possess good communication and organizational skills as well as have the ability to handle multiple jobs simultaneously while working with various internal and external clients. Ideal candidate knows that good production work takes a good designer. Knowledge of the four-color printing process is a must. Magazine layout, html, Mac troubleshooting, photography skills and knowledge of vintage American cars are a plus.

Thorough knowledge of the following software on the Mac is a must: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat.

Pleasant and optimistic attitudes only! We have built a very strong design TEAM and are looking for a candidate that can be an integral part of the department.

Email resume, cover letter and samples of your work to: editor@good-guys.com – include “Graphics Position” in subject line.


Janine Lietz Wins Goodguys 2011 Ford Mustang GT!

December 15, 2011

Twenty-three year old Janine Lietz of Palos Park, Illinois has won the Goodguys 2011 Ford Mustang GT Giveaway Car! Lietz, a medical billing specialist, was randomly drawn from a pool of over 45,000 entries who participated in the Mustang Giveaway contest this year. She entered the contest at the 5th Chicagoland Nationals last August at Chicagoland Speedway.

She and her fiancé Robert had so much fun at the Goodguys Chicagoland Nationals, they went to Indy for the Goodguys 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where he proposed to her. She said yes!

A lover of fast cars, Leitz has owned mostly late model Dodge’s including an SRT8 Cherokee and a 2010 SRT8 Challenger which she recently sold. She was pretty shocked to receive a phone call from Goodguys today telling her of her good fortune. “It’s awesome,” she said on winning the car. “I’ve been counting down the days to the drawing ever since I entered the contest. Thank you Goodguys!”

Due to her good luck, she now moves from a Dodge into a 412 horsepower blue oval beast. The 2011 Mustangs are hot. Ford did their homework adding a true 5.0 liter 32 valve V8 which features a new cam torque–actuated TiVCT (twin independent variable-cam timing), lightweight aluminum block and cold-air induction. Liet’s new car is an absolute rocket ship with 6 speed manual transmission, leather performance bucket seats and all the bells and whistles!

Congratulations Janine!


Holiday Shopping Specials Now available online!

December 9, 2011

OK gang.It’s time to kick your holiday shopping into overdrive and load up on Goodguys Gear this holiday season! We’ve got some great deals going on right now in our Goodguys store including a sale on the popular men’s ’32 Ace t-shirt among other goodies. The ’32 Ace tee’s are available in Small-XL for just $12 bucks! We’ve also got “big boy” sizes 2XL-4XL for just $15 bucks!

Want more? How about FREE SHIPPING on all US online orders over $75.00! All orders placed prior to December 15th are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas! What are you waiting for? Click the link below to save big and outfit your favorite Goodguy or gal with the season’s coolest goodies!

Visit the Googuys Store here >>


Mayabb, PPG team up for 2012 calendar

December 9, 2011

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – December 7, 2011 – Darrell Mayabb, one of America’s most talented and respected automotive artists, has teamed up with PPG to create one-of-a-kind pieces for PPG Automotive Refinish. Mayabb has been designing and illustrating the popular PPG car posters for years. Since 2007, he has also been creating the annual PPG calendars. The pieces are sought out by auto buffs who prize Mayabb’s timeless artwork. The 2012 items will be available for purchase at the PPG show truck at Goodguys events in 2012.

Mayabb has long been a hot commodity in the automotive illustration field. His work is in demand by car magazines, racers, and hot rod aficionados around the world. He is well known for his unabashed love of cars, and his talent has earned him a well-deserved place in the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame.“We are fortunate to have such an amazing talent available to us,” said Randy Cremeans, PPG, marketing director, collision sector refinish. “Darrell just gets better and better every year, and we get more and more requests for his calendars. He is a genuinely gifted artist who loves cars. I can’t think of a better combination of qualities.”

Mayabb’s association with PPG began in 1996 when one of the PPG regional managers noticed Mayabb’s illustration work in Rod & Custom, Hot Rod, Street Rodder, and other major hot rod magazines. He was subsequently commissioned by PPG for several original art projects. Impressed, PPG asked him in 2007 to channel his talents into the annual calendar. It became one of the most popular car calendars in years.

Mayabb’s love of cars and art dates back to his youth. As a young man in the 1950s, he was influenced by the big names of hot rod design—“Big Daddy” Ed Roth and Tom Medley, creator of the “Stroker McGurk” cartoon character series in Hot Rod , which led him to develop his artistic style known for its color, line, and cartoon qualities. He attended the Central Academy of Art in Cincinnati and graduated at the top of his class in design. Early in his career, he was the illustrator on the NASA Apollo project. He has also designed cars for NASCAR race team owner Joe Gibbs and painted a portrait of Dale Earnhardt for Chevrolet. In 1999, his industry peers awarded him the Stroker McGurk Award for outstanding work. Today, Mayabb lives in Colorado, where he works in a barn he converted into his studio.

For more information about PPG visit http://www.ppgrefinish.com. For more information about Darrell Mayabb, visit automotivegraffiti.com.


Texas Land Speed Racer Charlie Nearburg Coming to Spring Lone Star Nationals

December 7, 2011

Dallas based land speed racer Charlie Nearburg will be honored as a “Hot Rod Hero” during the Goodguys 2nd Spring Lone Star Nationals March 16-18 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft Worth.

Nearburg is one of the Lone Star State’s most accomplished racers. In a career that stretches back to 1973, he’s competed in the 24 Hours of LeMans, Cart Fed-X Indy CarSeries, Toyota Atlantic Series and others with podium finishes in all. It was his first trip to Bonneville in 2006 however, that launched his need for real speed. After earning his license and quickly becoming a member of the 200mph club, he set his sights on 300mph and beyond. Racing a streamliner carrying the name of his son Rett, who died at age 21 from Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare form of cancer, Nearburg blasted right through the 300mph zone at the 2007 Bonneville “Speed Weeks” then returned that fall to set two world records (@ 350.728 and 348.524mph) as well as the fastest speed of the meet. Two years later ‘Rett became the first normally aspirated single engine car in history to exceed 400mph clicking off a blistering 402.955mph run. At the 2010 FIA Bonneville meet, ‘Rett and Nearburg ran the fastest single engine run in history with an incomprehensible speed of 414.5 mph!

At the Spring Lone Star Nationals March 16-18 at Texas Motor Speedway, fans will have the opportunity to chat with Nearburg, get his autograph and see his “Spirit of Rett” streamliner. You might even get a chance to hear some of his speed secrets! Make your plans now to attend this special event.