-Artist Kenny Youngblood, pictured here with Don Garlits at the recent Intl Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on hand at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals in Columbus July 11-13 to do his FREE art for fans

-Artist Kenny Youngblood, pictured here with Don Garlits at the recent Intl Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, will be on hand at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio July 11-13 to do his FREE art for fans

Motorsports artist, publisher, public speaker and recent International Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Youngblood, will make an exclusive appearance at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals July 11-13 in Columbus, Ohio to illustrate and hand out FREE custom race car and hot rod drawings to event attendees. Youngblood will be on hand each of the 3 event days, splitting his time between the PPG Automotive Refinish booth and the Goodguys merchandise booth inside the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center.

The man behind the famous slogan “Blood Did It” and the “Father of modern day race car designs,” Youngblood brings over 4 decades of automotive and racing artistry to the table. He’s also played an integral role in hot rodding. Kenny was the graphic designer of ZZ Top’s “Eliminator Coupe” coming up with those famous interlocking Z’s on the side of the coupe as well as on the band’s “Eliminator” album.

In Columbus, he will do personalized, hand-drawn 11×17 color posters for fans, free of charge for anyone who wants one courtesy of Goodguys and PPG. “I’ve always wanted to come do a Goodguys event,” said Youngblood, now a Las Vegas area resident. “Hot rodding and vintage drag racing are my thing. From what I hear – this is the biggest Goodguys event of the year so it will be fun to be part of the action. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing the nation’s top show cars.”

Youngblood’s exact appearance times will be published in the weekend schedules handed out at the ticket gates in Columbus. To see Kenny’s extensive online collection of available art visit www.youngbloodart.com. For a complete look at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals, click here.

-Kenny will provide fans with FREE drawings in Columbus courtesy of Goodguys and PPG. He will split his time at the event between the PPG trailer and the Goodguys merchandise booth inside the Bricker Building. Get in line for the good stuff!

-Kenny will provide fans with FREE drawings in Columbus courtesy of Goodguys and PPG. Get in line for the good stuff!

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Looking for a picture of your car from a Goodguys event? You’re in luck!  Our staff photographers shoot thousands of hi-quality images at each event all weekend long and not all the pictures they take make the Goodtimes Gazette. Chances are – there’s a photo of your car. Now, through a partnership with photography website Shutterfly.com – they’re available for purchase!

In the weeks following each event, we will have high-resolution event photos posted to our event photo-purchase page. Photos available for purchase will be printed and shipped through Shutterfly.com. You can order various sizes and quantities of photos you’d like. Sizes range from a standard 4×6 all the way up to 20×30!  You can even put your car on a t-shirt, mug, mouse pad….you name it!

Shutterfly.com is easy to deal with and they ensure high quality prints and great customer service! You can click on the photo to enlarge it or click the checkbox under the photo and hit the button “Order Items” to choose your prints and quantities.

Click here to access our photo galleries and order your Shutterfly.com products today!


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-Goodguys Nashville Nationals event participants are being offered a special promotional package to the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball games Friday, May 16th & Saturday, May 17th

-Goodguys Nashville Nationals event participants are being offered a special promotional package to the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball games Friday, May 16th & Saturday, May 17th

Hey hot rodders and sports fans! Your 9th Nashville Nationals weekend just got a little more exciting! Goodguys is proud to offer Nashville Nationals event participants with special discount pricing and premier parking to the Nashville Sounds’ minor league baseball games against the Oklahoma City Redhawks Friday night, May 16th and Saturday night, May 17th! Not only that, but all Goodguys who purchase tickets get to sit together in the same section!

The Sounds are the farm squad to the Milwaukee Brewers and they mean business! Their brand of baseball is not only exciting, but fun! Make sure and take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy the games and power park your show car!

Click here to place your special ticket order (need hyperlink here). Be sure and enter the following username and password to order specific tickets for each day:
For Friday May 16:
Username= goodguys516
Password= baseball

For Saturday May 17:
Username= goodguys517
Password = baseball

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-Ashley Majeski Smissen (left), Todd Ryden (center) and photographer Henry DeKuyper have joined the Goodguys Gazette Team

-Ashley Majeski Smissen (left), Todd Ryden (center) and photographer Henry DeKuyper have joined the Goodguys Gazette Team

Pleasanton, CA – Goodguys Rod & Custom Association proudly welcomes three new members to its publication – the Goodguys Gazette. Joining the existing Gazette editorial team of Publisher Travis Weeks, Features Editor Brandon Flannery, Art Director Kevin Reynolds and Production Manager Gaea McLaughlin are industry veterans Ashley Majeski Smissen, Todd Ryden and Henry DeKuyper.

For Ashley Majeski Smissen, joining the Gazette team provides another chance to work in one of her favorite industries. As the former Senior Editor of Hotrod & Restoration magazine, she produced B2B content specific to helping hot rod shops grow and played an integral role in producing the annual Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show in Indianapolis. She is the author of two entertainment industry books: “Inside AGT: The Untold Stories of America’s Got Talent” and “Teen Mom Confidential,” and currently works as a contributing writer for Today.com Entertainment. In her new role as Media Editor, she will write features on rod and custom industry legends as well as company profiles, industry news and more.

Regularly published performance automotive journalist Todd Ryden joins the Gazette team as Tech & Product Editor. For decades, Ryden has written tech and “how-to” articles for magazines and some of the industry’s leading websites. Also a published author, Ryden is perhaps best known for his prowess with automotive wiring and ignition systems. His book “How to Build High-Performance Ignition Systems” is available through Amazon.com. In his new role as Tech & Product Editor, Ryden will cover a variety of topics and tech insights aimed at hot rod enthusiasts.

Award-winning photojournalist Henry DeKuyper has joined the Gazette as Feature Photographer. A 25-year veteran of performance automotive photography, DeKuyper cut his teeth at VW Trends magazine in the 1980s and 1990s. In the last 15 years, he’s served as one of the lead photographers covering all aspects of motorsports for Source Interlink Media – a position he recently departed. On the Gazette team, DeKuyper will focus mainly on cover shots, vehicle features and event coverage.

First published in 1989, the Goodguys Gazette is the definitive publication for the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and the premier publication of the hot rodding industry. Known for its large format the Gazette is published 12 times a year and features over 200 pages of wall-to-wall event coverage, renowned monthly columnists, industry legend profiles, shop tours, event previews, industry news and inside information on hot rodding’s newest and most innovative products.

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-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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Wiley X Logo_WileyX Eyewear

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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