Tom Overton and his wife Johanna had a day to remember at the Goodguys 22nd Autumn Get-Together. They drove to today’s event together but happily drove home in separate cars as Tom won the 1969 Chevelle SS 396 Giveaway car presented by J Rockcliff Realtors, CBS 5 and radio station KITS FM, known locally in the bay area as “Live 105.”
Overton, a retired San Leandro, CA police officer couldn’t believe his luck. “I had an SS 396 El Camino but it was stolen and never recovered. Today’s my lucky day” he said with a large grin. A resident of nearby Dublin, CA, who’s also an avid motorcyclist Overton plans to bring the car right back to the Pleasanton Fairgrounds for next year’s events. “I’m gonna keep it and cruise it,” he said. “Maybe even do a burnout!”
The striking muscle car include the big block 396CID engine, front disc brakes, factory SS wheels, power steering, factory bucket seats, air conditioning, Flowmaster exhaust and original Daytona yellow paint. It’s the 6th car in the last 13 years Goodguys has given away as a promotion in Northern California.
Congratulations to Tom from all of us at Goodguys!