Category Archives: Hot News

The Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge returns to the Goodguys landscape in 2015, giving high school auto shop students a chance to show off their mechanical skills! The HROT Engine Challenge is a competition based youth platform where high … Continue reading

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Goodguys AutoCross just got a lot tougher! Speedway Motors, the official Speed Shop of Goodguys has named two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr as team driver for the upcoming 2015 season. His complete appearance schedule is still shaking out … Continue reading

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Wilwood Disc Brakes has partnered with Ultimate Performance, a North Carolina-based suspension tuning and performance product supplier, to enhance support to drivers at race events. As part of the partnership, Ultimate Performance owner JJ Furillo will travel to pro-touring events … Continue reading

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Our friends at Eagle-One have joined the show & shine award party! Beginning at the season-opening 6th Spring Nationals March 13-15 at Westworld of Scottsdale, they will present the all new, way cool Eagle One Award of Excellence! The award … Continue reading

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We received very sad news this afternoon that hot rodder and aftermarket industry legend Jerry Magnuson passed away today. He was a resident of Ventura, California. In a career that spanned numerous decades, Magnuson was an elite-level machinist, engineer, fabricator, … Continue reading

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Hot rodders rejoice! The “offseason” is over! Beginning with the 6th Spring Nationals March 13-15 at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona (that’s two weeks from today!) Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage 6 events in a torrid 7-week span from … Continue reading

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Fifteen of the nation’s top Hot Rod & Custom Car builders will select Goodguys Builders Choice awards at various 2015 national events. A Builder’s Choice award signifies automotive excellence and captures the essence of what’s happening in hot rodding today. … Continue reading

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Our very own Goodguys Gazette columnist (Goodtips) and longtime friend Brent Vandervort of Fatman Fabrications has just released a really cool new publication! Titled Building Hot Rods, it combines fifteen years of technical Gazette columns written by Brent all in … Continue reading

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Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is looking for a truck driver for the 2015 event season and beyond! This is a full time position which includes a competitive salary, medical coverage and 401k. Candidate will work at Goodguys Headquarters in … Continue reading

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We’ve been hard at work this winter here at Goodguys World Headquarters designing some sweet new awards to hand out at all 2015 events! Milled from solid blocks of aluminum and anodized on a variety of cool colors, the new … Continue reading

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Back in 2014, our friends at Steele Rubber Products (sponsors of the Goodguys Memory Lane pick) teamed up with the Detroit Autorama to present the annual Preservation Award.  The Preservation Award is presented to a vehicle and individual that showcases … Continue reading

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Chattanooga, TN – Goodguys Rod and Custom Association and The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer have announced a partnership to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for patients, survivors and … Continue reading

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Ready to save a little time and money on tickets for your favorite Goodguys events? Online ticket sales are now available for ALL 2015 Goodguys events through our official online ticket partner extremetix.com! We offer a $3.00 savings off the … Continue reading

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Divers Street Rods in tiny Startup, Washington has been known for big things over the years. Led by Tim Divers, he and his craftsmen have built Ridler winners, Goodguys award winners and can always be relied upon to come up … Continue reading

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Mike and Talbert Goldman have been busy this winter down there in Mississippi at Mike Goldman Customs. Since last fall, they’ve been making great progress on the Goodguys Grand Prize Giveaway 1932 Ford highboy roadster. The car will debut this … Continue reading

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We got word this week that Chino, California hot rodder Bob Kolmos passed away last Saturday, February 7th. He had been battling various health issues in recent years but was out and about ‘til the end. For decades, Kolmos and … Continue reading

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Goodguys and Ford have teamed up in 2015 for another great giveaway car! This year, we’re giving away a turbocharged, 310 horsepower Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback! Carrying on the legacy of the original pony car, the all-new Ford Mustang is … Continue reading

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Brown’s Classic Autos of Scottsdale, Arizona has been named presenting sponsor of the Goodguys 6th Spring Nationals. The season-opening event, is scheduled for March 13-15 at WestWorld. Over 2,500 Rods, Customs, Trick Trucks, Classics and Muscle Cars through 1972 vintage … Continue reading

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Goodguys is proud to announce Lucas Oil as the Preferred Motor Oil of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. With the new partnership, Lucas Oil will have a major presence on the Midway at four Western U.S. Goodguys events this … Continue reading

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Our friends at Ridetech, builders of the Goodguys G/RS 1969 Camaro, will soon embark on another historic build only this one will take just 48 hours to complete! On March 10th, they will once again (you may remember the 48 … Continue reading

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Attention North Carolina hot rodders! The Hyatt Place Raleigh West has just been added as the official host hotel for the upcoming Goodguys 1st North Carolina Nationals April 17-19 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds! The stylish new hotel located … Continue reading

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The Automotive History Preservation Society, a Michigan-based not-for-profit Organization dedicated to the digital preservation of automotive history, recently recognized Goodguys President Marc Meadors with an honorary membership. The AHPS explained they’re proud to have developed a relationship with Goodguys over … Continue reading

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Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is proud to announce a new alliance with the SCCA, USCA and ASP to find and qualify the fastest AutoCross racers in the land. Whichever racer posts the fastest lap in a pre’73 car at … Continue reading

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PPG Automotive Refinish has announced the 2015 appearance schedule of its colorful show truck. The truck, a popular crowd-pleaser at all its tour stops, is a 75-foot 2007 Coronado Freightliner tractor-trailer rig. This year it sports a new paint scheme … Continue reading

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Collector Car Appreciation Day – a day in which all owners and enthusiasts of vintage American cars can take great pride in is set for Friday, July 10th. That’s also opening day of the Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals in Columbus! … Continue reading

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Fellow Goodguys! Please help us pick the cover of the Goodguys 2015 Goodtimes Yearbook! Our award winning in-house art staff has come up with these 4 potential covers. Simply click the button to vote on the one you like best! … Continue reading

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Larry Olson’s flaming black 1933 Ford Roadster took home America’s Most Beautiful Roadster honors at last weekend’s 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. Built by Bobby Alloway, Olson’s righteous roadster is a rolling perfection. Its sleek stance … Continue reading

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The 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show kicks off tomorrow at Fairplex in Pomona but the competition for America’s Most Beautiful Roadster is already well underway. Starting yesterday, all AMBR contenders were driven on to the judges stand to be … Continue reading

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We’re fortunate to have The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) serve as our hobby’s governing body. Through tireless efforts on both national and local levels, HRIA’s primary objective is to ensure the future prosperity of the hot rod industry and … Continue reading

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The annual Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson collector car auction is in the books officially wrapping up yesterday at Westworld, home of the upcoming Goodguys 6th Spring Nationals.  Ten straight days of auction mania put the collector car hobby in the spotlight as … Continue reading

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Attention in the pits! Attention in the pits! Goodguys is lookin’ for a few good race cars! We’re currently in the planning stages of not one but two indoor race car exhibits for the all new Goodguys North Carolina Nationals … Continue reading

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Attention road warriors, drivers and derelicts! Gas up the hot rod, put on the shades and join the Goodguys Del Mar Road Tour! The two-day, 446-mile jaunt leaves Goodguys headquarters in Pleasanton, CA April 8th and arrives at the Del … Continue reading

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For four years running, Goodguys All American Sunday has celebrated late model American Muscle on Sundays at Goodguys National Events. New generations as well as hot rodders of all ages have brought out post-1972 cars to shine up their rides, … Continue reading

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There has to be a few serious hot rodders on the board at Cadillac these days. As if the 556hp version of the 2nd gen CTS-V wasn’t enough, they recently unveiled the all-new 640-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter LT4-powered 2016 CTS-V – … Continue reading

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To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1940 Ford, Goodguys is proud to announce a special 40 Fords Forever celebration this season. Owners of 1940 Fords are encouraged to park in this all-new special parking area on Saturday’s from 7am-noon … Continue reading

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