Nashville Area Cars Sought for National TV Opportunity!

February 10, 2012

Powerblock TV aires on Spike TV!

Howdy gang! If you’re in the Nashville area or within a few hundred miles and would like to have your car featured on national television here’s your golden opportunity! Goodguys is looking for 3 or 4 visually stunning vintage and late model cars in the Nashville, TN area to participate in the production of a feature on PowerBlock TV. Time is of the essence as the cars are needed Tuesday afternoon February 21st at the PowerBlock TV studios (RTM Productions) in Franklin, Tennessee. After a day of set up, the shoot will take place Wednesday, February 22nd.

We’re specifically looking for a 1960s or early 70s vintage Muscle Car or Street Machine, a newer model Muscle Car (a new Mustang, Camaro, Charger, Challenger or GTO), a pre ’49 Hot Rod and perhaps a tricked out truck for the shoot! If you’d like to put your car in front of millions of viewers and car people, this is your chance at stardom!

To participate in this exclusive opportunity, contact: Ed Capen with Goodguys via e-mail: edcapen@good-guys.com. But ya better hurry up!


Sundays are Super with Goodguys in 2012!

February 10, 2012

Got a hopped up late model American made or American powered car? Bring it out on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Goodguys 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! The new Goodguys “All-American Super Sunday Get-Together” program welcomes American made or American powered cars and trucks of all years, makes and models to most national events on Sundays.

Any late model American made or American powered show car can participate in all 2012 national events on Sunday excluding the 26th West Coast Nationals. That’s16 events which offer the Super Sunday program!

Super Sunday participants are eligible for all show activities including the show & shine, Goodguys AutoCross and more! All Super Sunday participants will also be eligible for awards and participation in the event award ceremony Sunday afternoon! Don’t miss your chance to be part of a Goodguys show!

Pre-register today for a Super-Sunday event near you by calling (925) 838-9876 ext. 1 or register your ride at the event on Sunday!


Speedway Motors Celebrates 60 Years!

February 10, 2012

Speedway Motors Celebrates 60 years!

Speedway Motors, America’s Oldest Speed Shop® and the Official Speed Shop of Goodguys, is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2012! Since opening its doors in 1952, Speedway Motors has supplied America’s racers, hot rodders, Goodguys members and performance enthusiasts with the high-quality parts, personal service and expert advice to make their cars faster, safer and more fun.

Founded by racer and hot rodder “Speedy” Bill Smith, Speedway Motors started in a 20×20-foot storefront in Lincoln, Nebraska. “My customer base was pretty limited in those days,” Smith said. “It was tough going at first, but I was determined to pursue my passion for performance.”

From those humble beginnings, Speedway Motors has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of parts for the racing and street rod markets and has played a vital role in the performance aftermarket’s growth from a cottage industry into a high-horsepower market force.

This year, Speedway Motors plans to celebrate its historic anniversary with a wide range of contests, giveaways, events and activities. Vintage-style catalog covers reminiscent of the company’s 1960s offerings will be published throughout the year, with historic photos used to highlight different points in the company’s storied past. A 60th Anniversary open house is being planned for the summer, along with a 60 Days of Giveaways promotion featuring prizes from some of the performance industry’s top companies.

“It’s important for us to give back to the community of customers and friends who have helped us reach this milestone,” said Clay Smith, Speedway Motors’ president and one of “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith’s four sons. Each of those sons – including Carson, Craig, and Jason – is actively involved in this family-owned business.

While 2012 will be a great year to reflect on Speedway Motors’ rich history, company founder “Speedy” Bill Smith insists that it’s not a time to slow down. “We may be hitting 60,” Smith said, “but we’re still picking up speed. The best is yet to come!”

To learn more about Speedway Motors’ six-decade history, visit www.SpeedwayMotors.com/History. The history page will be updated throughout the year with information on Speedway’s 60th Anniversary celebrations and contests. You can also keep track of anniversary activities on the company’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SpeedwayMotors.


Revell Returns in 2012 for Model Car Make & Take Program!

February 6, 2012

Revell Model Company

Goodguys is proud to announce the return of the Revell “Make & Take” kids model car program for the 2012 event season. Held at all twenty Goodguys events across the country, the “Make & Take” offers both boys and girls the opportunity to build a model at the show then take it home with them. The model kits are free to all children (while supplies last) courtesy of Revell.

“For years the kids have left our events with big smiles on their faces thanks to the ‘Make & Take’ program,” said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. “I got the car bug at a very young age and model kits were a big part of my love for cars, especially hot rods,” Meadors said. “We are thankful and so are thousands of kids around the country that Revell has continued to support the Goodguys Make & Take program. Revell has played an important role in keeping our hot rod hobby alive all these years with their innovative and fun model kits.”

Since 1945, Revell has been the leader in plastic model kits. For over six decades, hobbyists of all ages have turned to the Revell Group brands, Revell and Monogram, for kits that are fun, affordable, and easy to build — without sacrificing quality or accuracy. Revell’s designers are passionate about scale model authenticity and model building and offer a huge selection of accurately detailed cars, trucks, ships, aircraft, spacecraft plus much more. To see the latest models, visit www.revell.com


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

February 6, 2012

Give the gift of membership!

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: http://www.good-guys.com/members/join.aspx or call (925) 838-9876


Former Howerton Car Wins 2012 AMBR Award!

January 31, 2012

Howerton Car

Bill Lindig’s Indy-inspired hand formed aluminum bodied speedster won the “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” crown at last weekend’s 61st Grand National Roadster show in Pomona, CA. Long time Goodguys members will recall the car’s humble beginnings in the shop of Indy Goodguy Jackie Howerton.

For more than a decade, it showed up to Goodguys events and gatherings (including the 50th Oakland Roadster Show in 1999) in bare metal, still a work in progress, due to Howerton’s storied dissatisfaction with anything less than perfection.

It took Lindig’s purchase of the roadster in 2007 to move the project along. After the purchase Lindig handed it over to Pete Chapouris and Alberto Hernandez at So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona, California, to put the finishing touches on the body, the Howerton-built chromemoly chassis (which incorporates torsion bar suspension at all four corners) and the Chrisman-built Ford 352-cu.in. small-block V-8. It’s all functional as well as beautiful: The speedster reportedly was subjected to 500 shakedown miles before entering the show which we know made Howerton proud!

The win marks the first for Lindig (and, for that matter, SoCal) at the Grand National Roadster Show. Congratulations to all involved!


New Multi-Year Membership Discounts Available!

January 31, 2012
Goodtimes Gazette

Goodtimes Gazette

What’s better than a Goodguys membership? A two or three year Goodguys membership! For the first time in company history, Goodguys now offers a multi-year membership discount. A single year membership is $35. The new two-year membership is available for just $65 and a three year membership is available for just $95 (a $10 savings!).

The multi-year membership discounts apply to international members as well.

The new digital memberships (an online monthly digital copy of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette) are also covered in the new multi-year membership discount. A three-year digital membership is available for just $50 bucks!

To see the new pricing and options, visit here