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GoodGuys Coming to Pleasanton Fairgrounds

Summertime Hot Rodding Returns To The Pleasanton Fairgrounds In Just 10 Short Days With The 27th West Coast Nationals Presented By Flowmaster!


Goodguys returns to the Bay Area in just 10 short days to cap off the summer hot rodding season with the Goodguys 27th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster! Don't miss three big days of West Coast hot roddin' when we take over the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, next weekend, August 23-25, 2013!


The "Crown Jewel" of all Goodguys events, the 27th West Coast Nationals will feature a huge Show & Shine featuring over 3,500 pre-1972 candy-colored hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks on display.


Plus, learn about the latest collector car products and trends at hundreds of Vendor and Sponsor Exhibits, shop the huge Swap Meet for those hard-to-find parts and automotive memorabilia, buy or sell a vehicle at the AutoTrader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral, enjoy live nostalgic music entertainment and take in nightly post-event parties, experience the earth-shaking Nitro Thunderfest exhibition, mini-engine displays, enjoy FREE fun stuff for the kids like the Kids Play Area, Revell Model Car Make n' Take, PPG Coloring Contest, Clowns & Magicians and so much more!

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* Online Registration for this event has closed. But it's not too late to register your vehicle for the show! Simply register your vehicle in-person at Pleasanton Hilton Hotel located at 7050 Johnson Drive on Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, on Saturday from 6:00am to 3:00pm or on Sunday at the Fairgrounds Registration office from 7:00am to Noon.

It's Not Too Late To Make Plans To Participate In The 2013 Fred Zimmerman Memorial Hot Rod Week!



The Goodguys 2013 Fred Zimmerman Memorial Hot Rod Week schedule has been confirmed! This year's Hot Rod Week takes place Monday, August 19th through Thursday, August 22nd. Four big days of guided driving tours to shops and places of interest in the San Francisco Bay Area and other close by regions in Northern California is what it's all about! Hot Rod Week serves as a fun activity for locals as well as out of town visitors attending the annual West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton. Everybody is welcome to come along!

No registration is required and there is no fee! Just show up at the Pleasanton Hilton at 8am each morning (Mon 8/19 through Thurs 8/22), get a tour map and head off with the pack to join the Hot Rod Week Fun! All tours leave the back parking lot of the Hilton at 8:30am sharp!

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Auto Racing Legend Scott Pruett to Show '55 Chevy Pickup in Pleasanton



The "Road Race Ringer" himself, Scott Pruett will display his custom 1955 Chevy Pickup truck inside the Flowmaster Mufflers booth at the Goodguys 27th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster! Pruett's black Pro Street beauty is powered by a polished & potent B & M blown motor! Now a full time resident and winery owner in Auburn, Califiornia, Pruett still stays busy auto racing (he won the 2012 Grand Am Sports Car Championship) and spends some of his spare time showing his custom cars.

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America's Most Beautiful Street Rod Award Presented By Flowmaster
Up For Grabs At The
27th West Coast Nationals!


It's almost time to crown America's Most Beautiful Street Rod! The special award sponsored by Flowmaster, will be selected at the Goodguys 27th West Coast Nationals!

The award is open to street rods through 1948 vintage and is simply a beauty contest! The most beautiful street rod will be chosen. If you think your rod has what it takes, you're encouraged to enter it in the competition! All eligible street rods must park in the "Builder's Choice" parking area Saturday August 24th from 7am to Noon. That morning, the selection committee will select their top 5 award candidates, then the top 5 will be displayed at the awards stage Saturday evening for the official ceremony.

The winner will be announced Saturday evening in a special ceremony which begins at approximately 5:30pm. The winner receives a special milled aluminum award, a customized tool box from Snap-on as well as travel accommodations to the Goodguys 16th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona to be part of the "Champions Arena" exhibit (featuring all 2013 Goodguys Terrific 12 award winners!).

Free Kids Activities Guarantee Fun For The Whole Family!


Don't forget to bring the kids out and take advantage of all the cool free stuff to do at the show including checking out the Kids Play Area, getting them involved in model building at the Revell Models Make & Take, participating in the PPG Coloring Contest, learning about fire prevention from Cal Fire and much, much more!


And special for the 27th West Coast Nationals, the Tether Cars, better known as "Spin Dizzies", will again be featured at this year's event! A special Tether Car track will feature these fantastic gas powered mini race cars hurtling around a Tether Track at mind boggling speeds!

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Purchase your tickets online and you'll get a coupon good for $5 OFF any Goodguys merchandise purchase of $25 or more at the show!

Experience The Earth-Shaking Nitro Thunderfest Exhibition!


Goodguys is proud to present "Nitro Thunderfest" at the West Coast Nationals! Thunderfest is a special display of vintage dragsters, altered and funny cars from the 1960's that have been lovingly restored to their original condition. The cars will be cackled Friday and Saturday on heavy loads of nitromethane! Bring your earplugs! These things create serious thunder and excitement!

Crowd Favorite Miniature Engines On Display At The
27th West Coast Nationals


The Bay Area Engine Modelers Club is holding an international gathering of model engines at this year's Goodguys 27th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster! You'll see over 50 exhibitors displaying their miniature engines and works of art! Exhibitors are coming from all over the country and the world to exhibit their model engines and cars in this spectacular exhibit!

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Don't Miss The Pinstriper's Brush Bash And Auction At The Show!


A special pinstriper's Brush Bash exhibition will be on tap for the Goodguys 27th West Coast Nationals! The Brush Bash is a special exhibit where pinstripe artists get together and stripe and letter various objects. The most popular items include garbage cans, toilet seats, hood sides, fenders, other painted metal panels, coolers, purses - almost anything! Fans can bring items to be striped for a fee or purchased already striped items. The majority of the proceeds from Brush Bash sales to straight to charitable programs for artists! Come check it out! It will be going on all weekend inside the Hall of Commerce.

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Rod And Wheelers To Serve As West Coast Nationals Featured Car Club!

Goodguys is proud to announce "Rod and Wheelers" as the featured car club of this year's 27th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster! The popular club will be given a portion of "Wind Mill Hill" (located in the center of the Pleasanton Fairgrounds) to park and display their hot rods together and celebrate 6-decades of San Francisco Bay Area hot rodding!

Rod and Wheelers is one of the oldest active car clubs in California. The club was founded in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, California in 1952 and boy have they had some gorgeous rods & customs over the years! In 1960, the club won the second annual Car Craft Magazine "Car Club of the Year" honors. Giving to the needy, donating blood, participating in safety campaigns, and many other worthwhile activities all added up in favor of the club when it was time for Car Craft to select the winner, and the Rod and Wheelers won against hundreds of entries.

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