Goodguys Association Celebrates 30th Anniversary with 19 Big Events

Mention Goodguys to automotive enthusiasts and an immediate look of excitement usually appears on their faces. That’s because since their founding in 1983, Goodguys Rod and Custom Association has become one of the greatest hot rod and custom event producers on the planet!

2013 marks a major milestone for a giant in the hot rod community worldwide. Goodguys Rod and Custom Association is celebrating 30 years of producing and presenting some of the largest and most popular automotive related events on the planet. Recently, Goodguys released their schedule for their 2013 anniversary year which includes 19 events that are sure to remain favorites for hot rod, custom car and truck, muscle and classic car enthusiasts for generations to come.

Over the years, Goodguys shows have become some of the most anticipated and popular car events within the automotive realm. They routinely draw thousands of participants intent on showing their beloved hot rods and customs or to take part in the various other competitions that are regularly included in the scheduled festivities. and tens of thousands of spectators at any given venue and often welcome over 100,000.

Goodguys events draw some of the absolute finest cars, trucks, rods and customs to be found anywhere. The examples here from their 2012 productions are just a small taste of what's in store for enthusiasts that attend their events. If you can't find something that tickles your fancy at one of their shows, maybe you should consider another hobby!

If you want more information on the events or the Goodguys organization in general, visit their website or Facebook page. While you’re there, take a look at their great collection of video and photos from the last few years. That’s just a sample of what you can find at their events. The 2013 schedule is also published below for your convenience.

There’s lots to see and do for spectators and participants at Goodguys events. Depending on the venue, car corrals, swap meets, AutoCross, cruises, drag racing and many other activities are available for everyone to enjoy.


March 8-10 – Goodguys 4th Spring Nationals, Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ 

March 15-17 – Goodguys 3rd Spring Lone Star Nationals, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort   Worth, TX 

March 23 & 24 – Goodguys 31st All American Get-Together Presented by J. Rockcliff Realtors, Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA  

April 5-7 – Goodguys 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA 

May 17-19 – Goodguys 8th Nashville Nationals, LP Field, Nashville, TN  

June 1 & 2 – Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together Presented by J. Rockcliff Realtors , Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA  

June 7-9 – Goodguys 16th Colorado Nationals, The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO 

June 14-16 – Goodguys 22nd Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals, Eastern States Expo Center, West Springfield, MA 

July 5-7 – Goodguys 22nd Heartland Nationals, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA 

July 12-14– Goodguys 16th Goodguys PPG Nationals, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH 

July 26-28 – Goodguys 26th Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented by Wesco, Puyallup Fair & Event Center, Puyallup, WA  

August 16-18 – Goodguys 12th Great Northwest Nationals, Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Spokane, WA 

August 23-25 – Goodguys 27th West Coast Nationals Presented by Flowmaster, Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA 

September 20-22 – Goodguys 3rd WIX Filters Speedway Nationals, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

October 4-6 – Goodguys 21st Lone Star Nationals, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX 

October 25-27 – Goodguys 20th Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC 

November 9 & 10 – Goodguys 24th Autumn Get-Together Presented by J. Rockcliff Realtors , Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA 

November 15-17 – Goodguys 16th Southwest Nationals, Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ 

November 22-24 – Goodguys 3rd Fall Del Mar Nationals Presented by Meguiar’s, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA

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Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert is an independent writer who grew up during a time in Southern California car culture when big horsepower and high speed were celebrated above all. He now understands that turning, stopping, appearance and comfort are equal in importance...almost! Paul tries to find something likeable and interesting about anything with wheels and thinks that the people, history, and culture of hot rodding are often as important to the story as the cars and events being featured.
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