31st Annual Goodguys Car Show Heads to Pleasanton

Hot rods, custom cars, classics, trucks, muscle cars and street machines will be on display this weekend in Pleasanton.

Here's information provided by Goodguys Rod & Custom Association:


The 31st annual Goodguys All-American Get-Together presented by Specialty Sales Classics is California’s largest two-day automotive event. The event features indoor and outdoor car shows with over 3,500 hot rods, custom cars, classics, trucks, muscle cars and street machines of all years, makes & models, a giant automotive swap meet and cars for sale corral, vendor exhibits, Goodguys AutoCross road course, FREE kids games & entertainment, live music and more! Competition for the Goodguys 2013 Mother’s Custom of the Year Award is yet another featured attraction. Over 40 highly customized cars from the 1930s through 1972 vintage will be showcased inside the main building at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds competing for this prestigious award! Live music will be featured on Saturday 3/24 as over 25 live bands gather to participate in the Diablo Valley College “Rhythm, Rock & Blues Review”. In addition, “Football’s Fabulous Females” – the Oakland Raiderettes Cheerleading squad will be on hand Saturday 3/24 from Noon-2pm Saturday to sign autographs for fans.


Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th, 2013


Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566


Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Available at the event or online at www.good-guys.com

General Admission: $17, Kids (7-12): $6, Under 6: FREE, Fairgrounds Parking: $8


Goodguys: 925-838-9876, Alameda County Fairgrounds: 925-426-7600

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Some of the world’s finest custom cars (highly modified cars 1936 through 1972 vintage) will be on display under the lights in the main exhibit building as the leaders in the custom car world show off their automotive works of art. Automotive stylists from all over the western US will display their cars in hopes of winning the Goodguys 2013 Mother’s Custom of the Year award.


Over 3,500 American powered Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Street Machines, Muscle Cars and Trick Trucks of all years, makes & models will fill the entire acreage of the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Lil’ deuce coupes, hot rod roadsters, chopped Merc customs, Hemi Cuda’s, Six Pack Challengers, Boss 429 Mustangs, Pontiac GTO’s and other specialty vehicles of all years, makes & models will be on display. Thousands of the West Coast’s finest cars & trucks will be on display both days!


Performance automotive companies will exhibit products and hold demonstrations throughout the show. Enthusiasts will get the chance to talk directly with manufacturer representatives, buy automotive related products at special prices and ask consumer related questions.


Hot rods, muscle cars and trucks will be in action on-track both days making runs through the electronically timed Goodguys AutoCross course. The course is approx. 1000 ft in length and features tight turns with rapid acceleration and deceleration. Speeds average 20-40mph while testing vehicle performance capabilities.


On Saturday, Revell Monogram will be sponsoring the Model Car Make n’ Take at 1 pm.  Free model car kits will be available for the kids (while supplies last) to build the kits and take them home. A full scale model car show will also be featured. The Make & Take will again be held Sunday 3/24 @ 11am.


Thousands of vendors will be on hand in the swap meet selling rare and hard to find automotive equipment. The swap meet is a great place to get used or “experienced” impossible to find automotive stuff at rock bottom prices! The Cars for Sale Corral is an outdoor sales arena featuring hundreds and hundreds of collector cars for sale. The cars for sale range from turn-key ready to drive beauties to “fixer-uppers” and everything in between. 


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