There is no doubt that we all have a passion for cars, and the folks at Goodguys know all about that first hand. Throughout the year, they take the time to put on various exceptional events at different locations across the county, and the next one on the list is the Goodguys PPG Nationals. This multi-venue event is hosted in Columbus, Ohio, and typically features more than 6,500 musclecars, customs, classics, and trucks. The multi-day shindig also includes vendors and exhibitors, races, children’s activities, and so much fun for the entire family. We can hardly contain ourselves.
This is what many refer to as “The Big One”, as it is the biggest and best event of the year for fans of vintage cars and late-model American muscle. The Goodguys PPG Nationals converge on the Ohio Expo Center, and the weekend festivities also features ground-pounding Goodguys Friday Night Vintage Drags at National Trail Raceway, a swap meet and the AutoTrader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral, the always popular Goodguys AutoCross racing competition, and live stage shows.
If that’s not enough excitement to fill your weekend, you can also sit in on one of the many how-to seminars, check out the model car show, find out which cars win the coveted Builder’s Choice awards, and finally, the crowning of the Street Machine and Street Rod of the Year. This is also one of the Goodguys events that allow all late-model American-made or American-powered show cars entry to the event on Sunday!
What You Can See And Do At The Event:
- Thursday Poker Run: Leaves registration area at 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday Registration Party: Noon-4:00 p.m. at the Ohio Expo Center Cardinal Lot. Food available between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
- Thursday Kick-Off parties: 5:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza and Hilton Polaris
- TGIF Party: 6:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza and Hilton Polaris
- Saturday Night Parties: 6:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza and Hilton Polaris
- 6,500-plus street rods, customs, classics, musclecars, and trucks thru 1972
- K&N Filters All-American Sunday welcoming American-made or powered vehicles of all years
- Goodguys Autocross and Sponsor Shootout Racing Competition
- Friday Night Vintage Drags at National Trail Raceway
- Over 450 Vendor and Manufacturer Exhibits
- Crowning of the Goodguys 2017 PPG Street Machine of the Year and Goodguys 2017 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year
- Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest
- Indoor Car Show
- New Product Display
- Swap Meet
- Cars 4 Sale Corral
- Model Pedal Car Show
- Live Music Entertainment
- Goodgals Arts & Crafts Gallery
- Hot Rod Seminars – view schedule
- People’s Choice Vote at the New Product Competition inside the Bricker Building!
- Goodguys Trendsetter Reunion
- Unveiling of the Goodguys 2017/2018 Giveaway Car
- Kids Zone – Free Arts and crafts, games, prizes and more
- Valve Cover Races
- Kids Free Revell Model Car Make-N-Take – Get your kids involved in model building