Rolling History on Display at Goodguys 12th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

February 23, 2012

Hot rod historians will be happy to know the Ed Iskenderian roadster will be on display inside the Ed Pink Racing Engines booth on the midway at the Goodguys 12th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals March 30-April 1st at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Built in 1939 and featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine in 1948, Isky’s roadster is truly a time capsule to the bygone era of post war hot rodding. It hasn’t been washed or dusted in over 20 years, maintaining a perfect patina not seen on very many cars today. Fans will have the chance to see the historic roadster, along with Pink’s red ’29 and a few others at Pink’s booth all weekend long.

Both Iskenderian and Pink will be honored as Hot Rod Hero’s throughout the event in Del Mar. On Saturday March 31st, Pink and Iskenderian will take part in a special meet & greet with fans at 11:30am inside the Mission Tower building. The two hot rodding legends will be interviewed, recall career highlights and answer fans’ questions in an open forum. They’ll also sign autographs for fans during the weekend. Pink was able to reproduce a historic old photograph of the two men together at a 1960s era drag race that will be given out for free to fans seeking autographs (while supplies last).

Ed Iskenderian and his '24 T Bucket circa 1948

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Ya Gotta Drive ‘Em…Goodguys 2012 Cruise Lineup Offers 5 Fun Filled Trips

February 20, 2012

With the 2012 event season just about underway, it’s time to get out those rods, customs, muscle cars and tricked out trucks and drive ‘em! Ya gotta drive ‘em!

With the help of some dedicated cruise leaders, Goodguys is proud to announce the first “Ya Gotta Drive ‘Em” Cruises of the 2012 season. Included are fun filled cruises to Del Mar, CA, Nashville, TN, Colorado, Columbus, OH and Puyallup, WA!

The flier below features the basic cruise details as well as contact information for the cruise leaders! Get involved and get out there with your ride and join in on the fun!

At least one more BIG CRUISE will be added to the lineup this season. We’ll have more details on that later this spring, but for now, take a look at these awesome opportunities to get out and have some fun in your car!

2012 You Gotta Drive 'Em Cruise Map

All 2012 Event Registration Forms Posted and Ready for Download!

February 20, 2012

Looking for a a registration form for your favorite Goodguys event this season? You’re in luck! All 2012 event registration forms are now posted and ready for download! And to make it even easier on you we’ve included all the links right here in this article! Just stroll down the list and pick out the event you’d like to register, download the form, fill it out and mail it in!

Are you registered for 2012 yet?

We understand that not everyone likes to register online and if you’re not a Goodguys member yet (you should be!), sending in this form or calling (925) 838-9876 Ext 1 is the easiest way to get signed up and ready for this year’s Goodguys Goodtimes!

Below are the links for each 2012 event registration form.

Goodguys 3rd Spring Nationals, March 9-11, Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 2nd Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 16-18, Texas Motor Speedway, Ft Worth, TX
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 30th All American Get-Together, March 24 & 25, Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 12th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, March 30-April 1, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 7th Nashville Nationals, May 18-20, LP Field, Nashville, TN
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 19th Summer Get-Together, June 2 & 3, Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 15th Colorado Nationals, June 8-10, The Ranch, Loveland, CO
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 21st Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals, June 15-17 The Big E, West Springfield, MA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 21st Heartland Nationals, June 29-July 1, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals, July 6-8, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 25th Pacific Northwest Nationals, July 27-29, Puyallup Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 11th Great Northwest Nationals, August 17-19, Spokane Fair & Events Center, Spokane, WA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 26th West Coast Nationals, August 24-26, Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 11th Midwestern Nationals, Aug 31-Sept 2, Kansas Speedway, Kasnas City, KS
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 2nd WIX Filters Speedway Nationals, Sept 21-23, Indy Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 20th Lone Star Nationals, Oct 5-7, Texas Motor Speedway, Ft Worth, TX
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 19th Southeastern Nationals, Oct 26-28, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 23rd Autumn Get-Together, Nov 10 & 11, Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 15th Southwest Nationals, Nov 16-18, Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ
Registration Form (PDF)

Goodguys 2nd Fall Del Mar Nationals, Nov 23-25, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
Registration Form (PDF)

Give your Sweetie a Goodguys membership for Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2012

Be my Valentine!

Valentine’s Day Offers the perfect time to give the gift of goodguys to your sweetie! If you’re tired of giving your sweetheart the same old Valentine’s gifts – why not give the gift of a Goodguys membership?

As a Goodguys member, your Valentine will receive 12 monthly issues of the full-color, information-packed Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette Magazine delivered to their mailbox and e-mail in-box, exclusive members-only discount offers for tickets, merchandise and car registrations, your own unique, personalized membership card, members-only decal and more for just $35 a year! You’re guaranteed to get lucky by giving the gift of Goodguys!

Join online here or call (925) 838-9876

Hot Rod Cruise Through Phoenix Area Starts off 3rd Spring Nationals Weekend!

February 13, 2012

Cruisin' to Spring Nationals

The season opening Goodguys 3rd Spring Nationals March 9-11 at Westworld in Scottsdale is just weeks away! The event serves as the opening stop of the 20-event Goodguys 2012 event schedule.

The weekend gets off to a great start Thursday, March 8th with the traditional Hot Rod Cruise hosted by The Over the Hill Gang (our awesome host club for the weekend). They’ve cooked up yet another awesome day of hot rodding fellowship with a Hot Rod Cruise featuring 7 stops throughout the Phoenix area! The final stop is at the popular “5 & Diner” on N 16th St in Phoenix.

The Hot Rod Cruise leaves event registration at Westworld @ 10:30am! Maps with directions, addresses and other helpful information will be handed out at the event registration tent prior to departure. Come join the fun! Here’s a look at the day’s stops!

Stop #1 – Cams Auto Creations, Phoenix
Stop #2 – Baer Brakes, Phoenix (Lunch stop!)
Stop #3 – Hot Rod Alley, Peoria, AZ (private collection)
Stop #4 – Keith Stribley’s Valley Speed Center, Glendale (private collection)
Stop #5 – Blue Oval Customs, Brewmaster performance, Panoramic Window, MAAZ custom paint and graphics, John Cox Racing & Monsoon Tile, Glendale, AZ (all 6 stops at same location!)
Stop #6 – Total Auto Pro’s, Phoenix
Stop #7 – 5 & Diner, Phoenix (no host dinner, music and fun!)

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Cruisin’ the Coast to Ol’ Del Mar!

February 13, 2012

Cruisin' The Coast

Returning for a 5th consecutive year, a special hot rod cruise to Del Mar is being organized in advance of the Goodguys 12th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals. The cruise will depart Goodguys Headquarters in Pleasanton Wednesday, March 28th @ 8:30am arriving in Del Mar the next afternoon. The cruise will head down scenic Highway 101 (better known as El Camino Real) with stops in Paso Robles and Morro Bay before ending the day in the gorgeous coastal city of Santa Barbara. Stops at hot rod shops and exclusive private collections are planned so you won’t want to miss out! A hot rod cruise is a great way to spend a few days on the road with fellow hot rodders!

There’s room for whoever wants to come along so please join us and have some fun with your rod, custom or muscle car! All cruisers are responsible for making their hotel reservation for Wednesday night the 28th. The cruisers will be staying at the Hyatt Santa Barbara (hotel address and contact information listed below – make sure and ask for the Goodguys rate). Please RSVP with Ed Burgess via e-mail ( and let him know you plan on joining the cruise.

If you plan on joining in along the way that’s OK too, but we ask that you show your courtesy to the stop hosts by not arriving at their shop or collection before the other cruisers arrive. Here’s a look at the full cruise itinerary!

Day One – Wednesday, March 28th
Leave Goodguys HQ @ 8:30am
Stop #1 Dick Woodland residence for lunch, Paso Robles, CA
Stop #2: Woodland Auto Display, Paso Robles, CA
Stop #3: Bear Metal Kustoms & Early Wheel Co, Morro Bay, CA
Stop #4: Hyatt Santa Barbara, Santa Barabara, CA
1111 E. Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA
(888) 421-1442~ Reservations
Ask for Goodguys Rate or Click here to book now:

Day Two, Thursday, March 29th
Leave Hotel @ 8:30am
Stop #1: Peterson Automotive Museum Featuring the Bruce Meyer Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Stop #2: Edelbrock, Torrance, CA
Stop #3: Del Mar Hilton

‘Flashback Sunday’ one of many highlights of 30th All American Get-Together

February 10, 2012

1983 models like the popular Ford Mustang GT 5.0 will have their own special parking place on "Flashback Sunday!"

To celebrate the 30th annual Goodguys All American Get-Together, scheduled for March 24 & 25 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, we’re sending out a special invitation to all 1983 model American powered cars and trucks to participate in a special display at the big event! The “Flashback Sunday” exhibit will feature all the top cars from that fateful year.

That’s right. It was 1983 when Goodguys started the All American Get-Together at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Back then – it was a one day show and attracted over 400 American powered cars of all years, makes & models.

The hot cars of ’83 included the IROC Z28 Camaro, Mustang 5.0 GT, Chevy Caprice Classics, Ford Thunderbird, Pontiac 6000 and Sunbird, among others. On TV, MASH, LaVerne and Shirley, Chips and Taxi were dominating the ratings. Scarface, Return of the Jedi, Risky Business, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Flashdance and Christine were the top draws at the box office. The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” and Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean” topped the Billboard top 100.

While the 1983 model vehicles are more than welcome to come out Saturday to participate in the 30th All American Get-Together, the special “Flashback Sunday” parking area will be staged on Sunday, March 25th near the Double Decker bus! All you need to do is drive in with your 1983 model and start patrying with your fellow 1983’ers!

Get our your muscle pants, cassette tape players, neon green sunglasses and mullet’s ready for “Flashback Sunday!” For more on the 30th All American Get-Together, Click here: