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Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals

July 6-8, 2018
Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211


General Information

Event Contact Information:

  • Goodguys Office Phone: (925) 838-9876
  • Ohio Expo Center Website | (614) 644-4000
  • Facility Map (coming soon)

Event Hours:

  • Friday, July 6 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, July 7 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, July 8 - 8:00am to 3:00pm



Vehicle Registration & Pricing:

Member Registration Prices Cost Registration Dates

Pre-Registration (Save $10)
Online Registration
Print Registration

$45.00 Jan. 1 - June 24, 2018

Pre-Registration with late fee

$55.00 June 25 - July 3, 2018
At-Event Registration $55.00 July 5 - 7, 2018
Pre-Registration All American Sunday $30.00 Jan. 1 - July 3, 2018
At-Event All American Sunday $30.00 July 8, 2018
*Pre-registration discount is available only to Goodguys Members. Become a Goodguys Member today by calling (925)838-9876 or clicking here. All Show & Shine Registrations include (2) Weekend Passes to the show.


Non-Member Registration Prices Cost Registration Dates
At-Event Registration $70.00 July 5 - 7, 2018
At-Event All American Sunday $40.00 July 8, 2018


Spectator Admission & Pricing:

Spectator Pricing Online Pre-Sale* At The Gate
Goodguys Members General Admission (ages 13+) $15.00 (Before 7/6/18) $15.00
Non-Member General Admission $17.00 (Before 7/6/18) $20.00
Junior Admission (ages 7-12) $6.00 $6.00
Kids (ages 6 & under) N/A Free


Get Tickets


Parking $7.00 charged by the Ohio Expo Center
Friday Night Drags $15.00 $20.00
Goodguys Member Discount Show your current membership card and valid ID to receive $5 off your General Admission Ticket when purchased at the gate!
Military Discount
Show your active or retired military ID for $5 off your General Admission Ticket when purchased at the gate!
* Advanced Purchase Online General Admission Discount offer ends at 11:59pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
** Military discount not valid on Friday Night Vintage Drags

What's On Tap

Show Features

* Additional ticket required - Discount tickets for registered participants available at registration

2018 Weekend Happenin's

Road Tours & Parties
  • Thursday Poker Run - Leaves registration at 10am
  • Thursday Registration Party - Noon-4pm at the Ohio Expo Center Cardinal Lot. with DJ and food available Noon-2pm
  • Thursday Kick-Off parties- 5pm at the Crowne Plaza & Hilton Polaris w/ DJ Spinning Tunes
  • TGIF Party- 6pm at the Crowne Plaza & Hilton Polaris
  • Saturday Night Parties- 6pm at the Crowne Plaza & Hilton Polaris w/ DJ Spinning Tunes
Special Awards
  • 2018 Goodguys / Muscle Car of the Year Finalist presented by MSD
  • 2018 Goodguys / Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist presented by Griots Garage
  • 2018 Goodguys / Street Machine of the Year presented by PPG
  • 2018 Goodguys / Street Rod of the Year Finalist presented by Classic Instruments
  • 2018 Goodguys / Truck of the Year Late Finalist presented by LMC Truck Parts & Accessories
  • 2018 Goodguys  AutoCross Sponsor Shootout
  • Goodguys Builder's Choice selected by Goodguys 2017 Trendsetter, Detroit Speed's Kyle Tucker
  • All American Ford, Chevy & Mopar Picks
  • Barry Lobeck Memorial Award
  • Best New Products Awards
  • Best Ride on American Racing Wheels presented by American Racing
  • Best Ride on BFG presented by BFGoodrich Tires
  • Best Ride on Billet Specialties Wheels presented by Billet Specialties
  • Chevy Truck Pick presented by LMC Truck
  • Dream Car presented by PPG - (2 Picks)
  • Ford in a Ford presented by Ford Performance
  • Ford Truck Pick presented by LMC Truck
  • Goodguys Pick
  • Homebuilt Heaven presented by Speedway Motors
  • Innovation Award presented by Snap-On
  • Modern Muscle
  • One Fine Deuce presented by Lokar Inc
  • Style & Engineering presented by Roadster Shop
  • Traditional Homebuilt Heaven presented by Speedway Motors
  • Trophy Dash presented by Classic Instruments
  • Way Cool presented by ACCEL/Mr. Gasket
  • Ya Gotta Drive Em' presented by QA1
  • Young Guys/Gals presented by Goolsby Customs 
Saturday Specialty Parking Areas

Saturday Specialty Parking Areas are a huge attraction at Goodguys events! Held on Saturday (at all events) from 7am-Noon, these areas offer distinctive parking in high-traffic areas of the shows for specific genres of cars and trucks, dash plaques for all participants and a shot at a Goodguys award!

 * Please Note: Pop-up tents are not allowed in the Saturday Special Parking Areas

Goodguys AutoCross

Featuring 16 car "Summer Shootout" presented by Forgeline Wheels

  • Friday 7/6 - (Participants) – 8:00am to Noon
  • Friday 7/6 - (Street Machine of the Year) - Noon to 1:00pm
  • Friday 7/6 - (Participants) - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Friday 7/6 - (AutoCross Sponsor Shootout) - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Saturday 7/7 (Participant Finals) - 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • Saturday 7/7 - (Summer Shootout presented by Forgeline Wheels) - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • All American Sunday 7/8 (All American Sunday) - 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • Click Here For More Details About Goodguys AutoCross
Friday Vintage Drag Racing

Goodguys Vintage Drags – COLUMBUS! 

July 6th, 2018
National Trail Raceway 
2650 National Rd SW
Hebron, OH 43025
(740) 928-5706


For Race Tech questions please contact Don Irvin 858-922-3188

Event Hours:
Gates Open - 2pm
Tech Opens – 3pm
Time Trails – 4pm
Final Eliminations – 7pm

Admission Prices:
Race Car & Driver - $50
General Admission - $20
Kids 7-12 - $6

Race Classes (NHRA Tech Rules Apply):
Vintage 1/4 mile Race Classes - 1987 & older vehicles only!
Hot Rod I ’54 & Earlier – 7.50-11.99 $500 win/$250 R/U
Hot Rod II ’54 & Earlier – 12.00 & Up $400 win/$200 R/U
Street Machine I ’55-’87 7.50-11.99 $500 win/$250 R/U
Street Machine II ’55-’87 12.00 & Up $400 win/$200 R/U

Exhibition: Supercharged Thunder, Nitro Fuel Altereds and T/F Nitro Dragsters

Late model Classes - open to all years, makes and models of American cars and dragster
PRO 1/4 mile - No electronics 9:00-13:99 - $750/$450 R/U
Super PRO 1/8 mile - Electronics OK - 4.50-7.775 - $750win/$450 R/U

Basic Tech Info

  • No cracked windshields
  • No short pants on drivers
  • No tank tops on drivers
  • All cars faster than 13.99 – driver must wear helmet
  • 11.49 & faster cars must have 5-point harness and roll bar!

 Basic Info

  • Open to 1987 & Earlier Race Cars Only
  • Please note that this is a separately ticketed event for both Spectators and Registered participants
  • $5 Off Discounted General Admission Tickets are available for purchase by Registered Show & Shine Participants and Spectators at the At-Event Registration Office at the Ohio Expo Center on the Thursday and Friday of the event weekend.

Participation Information

Show & Shine Pre-Registration


Pre-registration without discount available until 7/3/18 at 11:59PM. For "At-Event" registration, please see below.

Goodguys Members Online Pre-Register Here Goodguys Members Print Pre-Register Here


For all vehicles 1987 and older, we offer the opportunity for you to participate in and display your vehicle at the show with a "Show & Shine Registration" good for all three days of the event. Your registration comes with space to display your vehicle as well as a Goodguys goodie bag, (2) adult weekend passes, children's passes, the opportunity to participate in Goodguys AutoCross, the chance to win a Goodguys Award, and more!

Goodguys Members
Pre-register up to three days prior to the show to display your vehicle in our Show & Shine for all three days of the show. Members pre-registering by June 24, 2018 will save $10 Off the at-event price and will pay just $45. There are no discounts for Members pre-registering their vehicle after June 24, 2018.

Not a Goodguys member?
No problem, you can register your vehicle for our Show & Shine at At-Event Registration the weekend of the event for a cost of $70.

You can become a Goodguys Member for as little as $20 (Silver Membership) or $35 (Gold Membership). Your Goodguys membership not only gets you 12 monthly digital or hard-copy issues of the Goodguys Gazette Magazine, it also gets you loads of exclusive Goodguys Members-Only benefits and perks including discounts on car registrations, a personalized ID card and more!


Become A Goodguys Member Today

or call (925) 838-9876.

* Please Note: The final day to pre-register online without discount for this event is 7/3/18 (3 days prior to the event). All Members/participants pre-registering their vehicle after 6/24/18 must provide a valid email address where the event confirmation will be sent.

Spectre Performance All American Sunday Pre-Registration

For the car guys and gals who own a vehicle newer than our 1987 cut-off date, we offer the Spectre Performance "All American Sunday Registration" for all years of American made and/or powered vehicles on Sunday, July 8th only. Your registration comes with space to display your vehicle on Sunday only as well as a Goodguys goodie bag, (2) one-day general admission passes good for only Sunday, children's passes, the opportunity to participate in Goodguys AutoCross, the chance to win a Goodguys Award, and more!

If you are a Goodguys Member, you can pre-register to display your vehicle at our Spectre Performance All American Sunday, online or by phone at (925) 838-9876 until 7/3/18 or you can register on Sunday of the event at the Ohio Expo Center between 7am-Noon for just $30.

Non-Members can register their vehicle for our Spectre Performance All American Sunday on the Sunday of the event at the Ohio Expo Center between 7am-Noon. Registration for Non-Members is just $40 ($30 with the discount coupon below).



* Please Note: Online Pre-Registration closes at midnight on 7/3/18 (3 days prior to the event)

At-Event Vehicle Registration
If you miss the pre-registration cut-off date for this event, which is 7/3/18, don't worry. You can still register your vehicle the weekend of the show at the Ohio Expo Center during the following hours:

  • Thursday 7/5 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday 7/6 - 7:00am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday 7/7 - 7:00am to 3:00pm
  • Sunday 7/8 - 7:00am to Noon
Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral
If you would like to sell automotive parts or memorabilia in the Swap Meet or a vehicle in the Cars 4 Sale Corral, please contact the Swap Meet Director for this event using the information below: Jeff Johnson
P.O. Box 21311
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 268-1181


Model & Pedal Car Show
If you are interested in participating in the Model & Pedal Car show, please contact Carl Rees at (614) 875-9965 or at

Model & Pedal Car Show Flyer
Goodgals Arts & Crafts Gallery
If you are interested in participating in the Goodgals Arts & Crafts Gallery, please contact: Cindy Rhoades 765-541-3268


Arts & Crafts Registration Flyer
Commercial Vendors
If you are interested in being a Commercial Vendor at this event click here for details.
Goodguys Best New Product
Congratulations to all the companies who have submitted entries for our 2018 Goodguys New Products Awards.  We have some stellar entries again this year! The deadline to enter a product has passed, but now is your chance to make a difference and vote for your favorite new product!  Voting will be open Friday and Saturday of the 21st PPG Nationals.  Located inside the Bricker exhibit building at the Ohio Expo Center, the Goodguys Best New Product exhibit will feature competition in nine categories including:

  • Engine and Transmission Components
  • Suspension, Chassis and Brake Components
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Body and Glass Components
  • Interior Components
  • Electrical Components
  • Paint and Car Care Products
  • Garage, Shop and Tools
  • People’s Choice (Voted on by event spectators)

Each category winner will receive special recognition as well as a unique award during the PPG Nationals Saturday evening awards gala as well as a write up in the December issue of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette. We will also be selecting Best Indoor booth and Best Outdoor booth awards. Help us recognize these amazing companies and cast your vote!

Additional Information

Book Your Stay

Goodguys has partnered with many quality and convenient local area hotels to provide travelers discounted nightly rates. Space is limited so book your rooms today!

Preferred Hotel List


Be sure to ask for the Goodguys rate or click on the booking link


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Plan Your Weekend

Make a vacation out of your trip to a Goodguys show by exploring and experiencing the many great local attractions, sporting events, museums, gardens and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Details On Local Attractions
Facility Map

Onsite RV camping is available for $35.00/night. Campsites include full hook-ups and are first come, first serve. No reservations are accepted. For more info call (614) 294-9336.
Scooter Rentals
Event Scooters will provide the scooter rental service for this event. You can make reservations by calling 262-677-2697 or on their website by clicking here
Media Inquiries
For all media inquiries, please contact Betsy Bennett at (503) 246-0237 or e-mail her here.


Media Credential Request Form

Important Reminders

Pre-registration with discount available until 6/24/18.
Pre-registration without discount available until 7/3/18.

No personal golf carts or motorized conveyances are permitted at any Goodguys event. Exceptions will be made for disabled participants with single-person conveyances only. 

 For the safety and comfort of all of our customers, smoking of any type, weapons of any type, pets (with the exception of service animals), cans, glass bottles, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and roller/inline skates are not permitted within the gates of a Goodguys event.

No BBQ's allowed into this event.

Last modified on Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:12


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