-The Goodguys G-10 1970 Giveaway Pickup

-The Goodguys G-10 1970 Giveaway Pickup

The Goodguys G-10 1970 Chevy Giveaway truck (being built by Justin Padfield and his team at Scott’s Hot Rods in Oxnard, CA) is heading off to the paint shop! These pictures were the last view before its all blown apart for paint over at Palmer’s Rod & Custom. Padfield says it’s not at the exact ride height in these exclusive pictures (taken just yesterday) but it’s really close.

The mods on the truck are extensive. Some of the highlights include hand-crafted recessed grill & headlights, fender flares, side exit exhaust, raised bumpers, reduced drip rail, custom scalloped side trim and many other subtleties.

Under the hood is a gnarly Linginfelter LS3 engine and TCI Automotive Transmission and controller. It will be AutoCross worthy with Scott’s own tube chassis, Scott’s IFS and standard 4-bar rear with a Scott’s Watts link, Ridetech coilovers, Wilwood brakes, a Moose rear end and more.

You have to check out the build thread over at Pro-Touring.com! Click here to see all the updates which date back to November of last year.

The truck is on schedule for its debut this July at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals July 11-13 at the Ohio Expo Center!

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    The Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals July 11-13 will again serve as the summer meeting place for the hot rodding industry. In addition to the 6,000-plus rods, customs & muscle cars in attendance, the event has always enjoyed massive support from industry manufacturers and liaisons.

    The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) announced yesterday they will hold a general membership meeting Thursday, July 10th. The meeting will begin at 3:30pm inside the spacious Celeste Center (home of the event’s award ceremonies and live entertainment).

    The meeting will give HRIA members the chance to connect with each other, meet the Select Committee, meet HRIA Chair Rick Love and learn more about what’s happening in the industry.

    Then on Friday, July 11th – join us in celebrating Collector Car Appreciation Day!

    For a complete look at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals, click here

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    It’s official! Wiley X®, Inc. is now the preferred sunglass of the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. The new sponsorship agreement between Goodguys and Wiley X Shades puts the Bay Area sunglass manufacturer front and center at the nation’s leading performance automotive events, reaching hundreds of thousands with a message of style and vision protection

    Through the new sponsorship agreement, Wiley X will be featured prominently at 19 Goodguys events across the country, including the Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals August 22-24 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds in California. Wiley X will be a featured exhibitor at the West Coast Nationals, and will be on hand to share its extensive line of performance protective eyewear and promote the importance of premium vision protection. Wiley X will be promoted at Goodguys events in a variety of ways, including on-site banners, public address announcements, visitor goody bags, website promotions, advertising in the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette, and more.

    “These events are a great venue for us and an ideal way to reach out to a broad new audience,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “We have a strong ‘track record’ promoting our sunglass line through top NASCAR drivers and other racing-related activities, and custom car enthusiasts are a natural extension of this. In addition, the Goodguys are headquartered in the East Bay area, like us, and this fits well with our goal of partnering with like-minded businesses both locally and nationally,” added Freeman.

    Wiley X has a growing reputation for providing racing and automotive enthusiasts, motorcycle riders, active outdoorsmen and others with clear vision and superior vision protection. Its extensive product roster includes innovative eyewear families such as the Climate Control™ Series, with a patented, removable soft-foam Facial Cavity™ Seal that protects the eyes against wind, dust and peripheral light; or Wiley X’s Changeable Series sunglasses that allow wearers to quickly switch lenses to suit changing environmental conditions.

    All told, Wiley X offers dozens of models for a wide range of activities, every one meeting stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards for occupational-grade eye protection. Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of glasses it makes — a key reason why the company is a leading provider of protective eyewear to the U.S. military, law enforcement and other tactical wearers worldwide. In addition, almost every Wiley X style is
    Rx-Ready, making the brand a great choice for people who require prescription lenses but also demand state-of-the-art eye protection.

    For more information about Wiley X’s full line of performance protective eyewear for outdoor action, work or just hitting the visit them online at www.wileyx.com 

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    The Goodguys 14th Del Mar Nationals which wrapped up yesterday north of San Diego, was an electrifying mix of sunshine, the West’s finest vintage rods, customs and muscle cars, beach culture and full throttle excitement.

    Held at the scenic Del Mar Fairgrounds located a stone’s throw from the turquoise-blue Pacific Ocean, the event attracted over 2,000 show cars and a weekend crowd in excess of 60,000. They came to see the cars, shop the vendors, hang on the fence to watch the AutoCross, and witness the crowning of the March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance – the weekend’s signature award.

    When the final votes were tallied, it was Wes & Vivian Rydell’s 1935 Chevy Phaeton that took the top prize. The regally styled Chevy burst on the scene earlier this year winning America’s Most Beautiful Roadster at the Grand National Roadster Show.

    Click here to see all the weekend award winners.

    Perhaps the most popular car on the Goodguys AutoCross track was actually a truck! Wes Drelleshak drove his 1959 Chevy Apache Pickup to the win in the Truck Class with a 64.377 – amazingly just three seconds off the fastest lap by so and so’s Corvette – the fastest car of the weekend.

    Click here for complete AutoCross results.

    Youth was also served in Del Mar. The Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge featured over 100 high school auto shop students in a timed engine building challenge. Rancho Alamitos High School from Garden Grove won the competition, tearing down then building back up a small block Chevy engine (using only hand tools) in a time of 28 minutes and 21 seconds!

    Goodguys will return to the beach next April for the 15th annual Del Mar Nationals.

    -The San Diego Woodies put on another spectacular Good Wood exhibit in the Plaza de Mexico!

    -The San Diego Woodies put on another spectacular Good Wood exhibit in the Plaza de Mexico!

    -Deadend Magazine coordinated an incredibly cool Lowrider exhibit

    -Deadend Magazine coordinated an incredibly cool Lowrider exhibit

    -Wes & Vivian Rydell accept the Street Rod d'Elegance award from Goodguys' Harry Daviess

    -Wes & Vivian Rydell accept the Street Rod d’Elegance award from Goodguys’ Harry Daviess

    -All American Sunday brought out over 100 late models to join the show!

    -All American Sunday brought out over 100 late models to join the show!

    -Overhaulin's Chip Foose was on hand Sunday for autographs and meet & greet

    -Overhaulin’s Chip Foose was on hand Sunday for autographs and meet & greet

    -Rancho Alamitos High School won the Hot Rodder's of Tomorrow Engine Challenge

    -Rancho Alamitos High School won the Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge

     

    -Saturday's overflow crowd was the biggest in years!

    -Saturday’s overflow crowd was the biggest in years!

    -Mikey Maier hangs it out on turn one in the Goodguys AutoCross

    -Mikey Maier hangs it out on turn one in the Goodguys AutoCross

    -Little Austin Stone brought out his latest ride - a flamed deuce hi-boy

    -Little Austin Stone brought out his latest ride – a flamed deuce hi-boy

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    Wes and Vivian Rydell’s “Black Bow Tie” struck gold again this year, taking home the Goodguys 2014 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance award during last weekend’s Goodguys 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals. The rare 1935 Chevy Standard Phaeton (one of 217 ever made) burst on the scene back in January when it won America’s Most Beautiful Roadster in Pomona.

    Fabricated, assembled, finished, upholstered and painted a two-tone maroon and black by Rad Rides by Troy, the Phaeton got its start 12 years ago at Rydell’s Toy Shop in Grand Forks, North Dakota under the watchful eye of craftsman Doug Pederson. Working off a Foose Design, Pederson modified a Roadster Shop chassis and did a substantial amount of metal work on the body before shipping the car to Rad Rides by Troy where they spent nearly a year finishing the car in preparation for the 2014 show season.

    The car’s understated elegance is felt throughout. The body was lengthened 2-inches and features a 3-inch longer-than-stock wheelbase. The shortened grill was reclined by “pulling out” the bottom and the windshield posts have been laid back 2.5-inches. It rides on Heidt’s IFS and IRS suspension. The engine is a 383 Chevy Ram Jet with EFI, modified to look like it features original 1957 Rochester injection.

    The hind end is as regal as it comes with the aesthetically-pleasing luggage rack holding a period perfect metal travel box in matching paint. A nickel plated gas cap and trim pieces abound. The art-decco red leather interior was stitched by Adam at Rad Rides as was the black canvas top, which took hundreds of hours to finesse and “get right.”

    Mike Curtis of Curtis Speed made the period perfect wheels featuring CNC-milled stock-looking trim rings (with gold leaf inlets) and stock ’33 Chevy hubcaps.

    Goodguys members and enthusiasts will surely remember Rydell’s past Foose-designed cars including the “Grand Master” ’35 Chevy (2002 Ridler winner and Goodguys Street Rod of the Year) as well as his Goodguys 2007 Custom Rod of the Year-winning ’54 Chevy Bel Air.

    Fellow d’Elegance Finalists include Dave Hall, Phoenix, AZ (1939 Ford), Jack LoPresti, Big River, CA (1935 Chevy), Rocky & Sherry Nash, Murrieta, CA (1935 Ford), and Janeen Drinkard, Leander TX (1940) Chevy

    -Wes & Vivian Rydell accept the Street Rod d'Elegance award from Goodguys' Harry Daviess

    -Wes & Vivian Rydell accept the Street Rod d’Elegance award from Goodguys’ Harry Daviess

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    -Six events remain this season featuring special indoor car shows. Get your car signed up today!

    -Six events remain this season featuring special indoor car shows. Get your car signed up today!

    Hey gang! Plenty of chances to show your car indoors with Goodguys are coming up fast! Six more Goodguys indoor car shows remain this season including two at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. For those of you with a cool Mustang – we’re looking for Mustangs to display at the 21st Summer Get-Together to celebrate the car’s 50th Anniversary!

    Here’s a show-by-show look at which events we’re accepting indoor show applications for and what kind of cars/trucks we’re looking for!

    Goodguys 21st Summer Get-Together – Pleasanton, CA
    Mustangs of all years, makes and models being sought. Please follow vehicle entry information below

    -Goodguys All American Nationals – Indianapolis, June 6-8, Indianapolis, IN
    All years, makes & models of American made or American powered show cars & trucks

    -Grundy Worldwide Insurance All American Nationals – W. Springfield, June 13-15, W. Springfield, MA
    All years, makes & models of American made or American powered show cars & trucks

    -27th Wesco Autobody Supply Pacific Northwest Nationals, July 25-27, Puyallup, WA
    All years, makes & models of American made or American powered show cars & trucks

    -13th Great Northwest Nationals, August 15-17, Spokane, WA
    All years, makes & models of American made or American powered show cars & trucks

    -25th Autumn Get-Together, November 8 & 9, Pleasanton, CA
    All years, makes & models of American made or American powered trucks only

    All indoor show cars & trucks will be preselected prior to the events. To have your car or truck considered for a spot indoors you must submit your entry via e-mail or regular mail.

    -Via Email. For this option, e-mail a medium resolution jpeg photo with a brief vehicle description of your vehicle (year, make & model, awards won or other interesting vehicle history) to Goodguys VP of Event Operations Harry Daviess This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If your entry is accepted you will receive a reply from Harry as well as a confirmation letter via U.S. mail. Make sure you indicate which event you’re applying for.

    -Via U.S. Mail. Send a photo with a brief vehicle description of your vehicle (year, make & model, awards won or other interesting vehicle history) along with a completed event entry form for one of the events above. Entry forms for these 8 events can be found on the event details page. Click here to go there!

    -A special 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang exhibit will be featured at the 21st Summer Get-Together May 31 & June 1 in Pleasanton. Got a cool Mustang? Drop us a line!

    -A special 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang exhibit will be featured at the 21st Summer Get-Together May 31 & June 1 in Pleasanton. Got a cool Mustang? Drop us a line!

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    -Columbus bound - J.F. Launier and his Ridler-winning '64 Buick

    -Columbus bound – J.F. Launier and his Ridler-winning ’64 Buick “Rivision”

    Following JF Launier’s thrilling Ridler win at the Detroit AutoRama in March, he and his radical ’64 Buick “Rivision” are heading to Columbus this summer for the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals July 11-13. His aim? Capturing the Goodguys 2014 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award. He’ll also have the car on hand at the Goodguys 13th Great Northwest Nationals August 15-17 in Spokane (where he selects the Goodguys Builder’s Choice awards) – a short distance from his home in Osyoos, British Columbia.

    Rivision is a land mark car. Part sports car, part muscle car, part street machine, its front half is all ’64 Rivvy. The boat tail backside has the look of a ’71 Buick and was hand formed from sheet metal on an English wheel as were the fenders. The body is 6-inches wider than stock, extended 3-inches on each side. All metal fab on the car was done by Launier himself in his JF Kustoms/Desert Speed Shop in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Mike Curtis of Curtis Speed did the grill, one off wheels and some other high quality parts & pieces.

    Under the hood lies a radical twin turbo LS motor pumping out 850 horsepower. The twin turbo units are in the trunk area in back of the seats. The side venting and plumbing required and how it all works would make a Formula 1 team take notice!

    Plan on spending some time looking at Rivision in Columbus and Spokane if you’re attending!

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