29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

July 3 - 5, 2020

Iowa State Fairgrounds

Welcome to one of the biggest events on the Goodguys calendar. We're back for number twenty-nine and this year will be a special celebration with the 4th of July falling right on the Saturday of our event. This is going to be massive!

29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

July 3 - 5, 2020

Iowa State Fairgrounds

Welcome to one of the biggest events on the Goodguys calendar. We're back for number twenty-nine and this year will be a special celebration with the 4th of July falling right on the Saturday of our event. This is going to be massive!

Heartland Does It Right

July 3 - 5, 2020

Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317

Friday, July 3 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, July 4 -  8:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday, July 5 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

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We can't wait to see you at the
Goodguys 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

We can't wait to see you at the
Goodguys 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

Spectator Ticket Pricing

The Goodguys shows are for all Hot Rod and Classic Car fans alike. Whether it's your first show or tenth trip out we are very excited to have you come out for the day or stay for the whole weekend!

Goodguys Members receive additional savings on spectator tickets.

Looking to register your ride for the show?

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Goodguys Member Pricing

General Admission (ages 13+)

$18.00
  • Online Discount Ends 7/3/20
  • At The Gate Price: $20.00

Junior Admission (ages 7-12)

$10.00
  • At The Gate Price: $10.00

Youth ages 6 and under are free.

Non-Goodguys Member Pricing

General Admission (ages 13+)

$20.00
  • Online Discount Ends 7/3/20
  • At The Gate Price: $25.00

Junior Admission (ages 7-12)

$10.00
  • At The Gate Price: $10.00

Youth ages 6 and under are free.

Show Features

Over 4,000 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru '87

Goodguys AutoCross - Featuring 16 car "Duel in Des Moines"

Saturday Night Fireworks Extravaganza & Twilight Cruise

Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition

Burn Out Competition

Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral

Apple Pie Bake-Off & Watermelon Eating Contest

Goodgals Gallery

Valve Cover Races & RC Car Exhibition

Kids Zone - Free Arts and crafts, games, prizes & more! Kids Make & Take Saturday 1pm / Sunday 11am

All event features subject to change.

Over 4,000 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks

Goodguys AutoCross

Burnout Competition

Nitro Thunderfest

Valve Cover Races

Kids Fun Zone

Show Time

Spectator Information

Whether you're a first time attendee or seasoned show vet, we've outlined some key info to ensure you enjoy the show.

Did you know - we send out a complete "Event Pocket Schedule" right to your e-mail inbox so you never miss a moment at the show. 

Weekend Haps

All Weekend Long!

  • VENDORS/EXHIBITORS Huge Vendor Midway. Shop the hundreds of retail hard part dealers that have everything you need to build or restore your street rod. For more information call (925) 218-9151 or email sales@good-guys.com.
  • SWAP MEET & CARS 4 SALE CORRAL Hundreds of cars 4 sale! For more information call Jeff Johnson (614) 268-1181.

  • MODEL & PEDAL CAR DISPLAY Check out vintage miniatures or bring your own. For more information call Matt Molln (515) 360-4135

  • GOODGUYS CHOICE PRODUCTS GIVEAWAYS Deposit your Instant Winner Ticket as soon as possible at the Goodguys Choice Product booth. Your vehicle entry # and name will be drawn throughout the entire event-so check the booth often to see if you have been chosen!

  • HOT ROD REPAIR Having mechanical problems? Visit the Hot Rod Repair in the FFA building hosted by ISRA.

  • RC CAR EXHIBITION Off road, drag race, road course and more! hosted by the Central Iowa RC Addicts.

  • KIDS ZONE Free arts and crafts, games, prizes & more! Friday 11am-2pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, and Sunday 11am-2pm.

  • PARKING LOT PARTIES Thursday at 5pm and Friday at 6pm at the West Des Moines Marriott.

Thursday

  • POKER RUN Leaves Registration at Noon.

Friday

  • GOODGUYS AUTOCROSS 9am-Noon & 1pm-5pm. Hot Rods, Trick Trucks & Muscle Cars compete on a timed road course.

  • GOODGUYS NITRO THUNDERFEST Dragster Exhibition 1pm.

  • FAIRGROUNDS TWILIGHT CRUISE Cruise historic Grand Ave.

Saturday

  • GOODGUYS AUTOCROSS 8am-Noon & 1pm-5pm. Hot Rods, Trick Trucks & Muscle Cars compete on a timed road course. Featuring four 4 car “Duel in Des Moines” shootout presented by Speedway Motors 3:30pm-5pm.

  • LIVE NOSTALGIA ENTERTAINMENT 11am & 1pm at the Riley stage

  • GOODGUYS NITRO THUNDERFEST Dragster Exhibition 12pm, 2pm, & 9pm.

  • APPLE PIE BAKE-OFF- 11am in the Elwell Building

  • BURNOUT COMPETITION- Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em 12:30pm! Tech opens 1 hour before. Sign up at the DJ booth Friday or Saturday morning

  • SATURDAY SPECIALTY PARKING AREAS 7am-Noon. Each Participant will receive a custom dash. Parking areas include: Trick Truck Corral, Mighty Muscle, Camaro Corral, Ya Gotta Drive 'Em, Goodguys Builder's Choice, Youngguys, Homebuilt Heaven, Duece Doins, Tri-Five Chevy Corral, Wagons & Woodies.

Sunday

  • SPECTRE PERFORMANCE ALL AMERICAN SUNDAY All American made or powered cars and trucks are welcome all day long!

  • WINNERS CIRCLE 8am-1pm See Goodguys Awards Recipients including 2020 finalists for: Scotts Hot Rods Truck of the Year Early, LMC truck of the Year Late, Vintage Air Custom Rod of the Year, Muscle Car of the Year, Griots Garage Muscle Machine of the Year, Roger Burman’s Builder’s Choice Awards, Boyd Coddington Memorial Award and many more!

  • GOODGUYS AUTOCROSS 8am-1pm All vehicles 1988 and newer compete in a times road course.

  • CHURCH SERVICE 10am at the Riley stage.

  • GOODGUYS NITRO THUNDERFEST- 12pm

  • LIVE NOSTALGIA ENTERTAINMENT 1:20pm at the Riley stage with Rick K and the Allnighters

  • GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY TICKET 1:30pm Don’t forget to turn in your Grand Prize Giveaway Ticket today and attend the awards show at 2:22pm. You must be present to win the chance to be one of the finalists for the 2020 Grand Prize Giveaway!

  • AWARDS PROGRAM 2:22pm at the Goodguys stage presented by GC Cooling. The Goodguys award program is the highlight of each event. Various celebrities, industry and magazine representatives select over 100 award recipients. (Note: Awards time may be rescheduled due to weather)

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LIFE BETWEEN THE CONES

  • Friday: 9am to Noon & 1pm to 5pm
  • Saturday: 8am to Noon & 1pm to 3pm
  • Four 4 Car Shootouts Saturday: 3:30pm to 5pm
  • All American Sunday: 8am to 12:00pm & 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • One 8 Car Shootout Sunday: 1:30pm-2pm

FAQ's

Are golf carts or motorized conveyances allowed at the show?

No personal golf carts or motorized conveyances are permitted at any Goodguys event. Exceptions will be made for disabled individuals with ADA approved conveyances only. Any additional inquiries or questions, please email info@good-guys.com

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.

For any further questions or concerns, please call our customer service team at (925) 838-9876.

Vendors & Media

Media

For all media inquiries, please contact Betsy Bennett at (503) 246-0237 or e-mail her here.

For media credentials, please use the Media Credentials Request Form

 

Vendors

If you are interested in being a Commercial Vendor at this event click here for details.

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