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Goodguys 1st Kentucky Nationals

October 12 – 14, 2018
Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511


General Information

Event Contact Information:

Event Hours:

  • Friday, October 12 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, October 13 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, October 14 - 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 - Sep. 30, 2018

Pre-Registration (no discount)

$55.00 Oct. 1 - Oct. 9, 2018
At-Event Registration $55.00 Oct. 11 - 13, 2018
Pre-Registration All American Sunday $30.00 Jan. 1 - Oct. 9, 2018
At-Event All American Sunday $30.00 Oct. 14, 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 Oct 11 - 13, 2018
At-Event All American Sunday $40.00 Oct 14, 2018


Spectator Admission & Pricing:

Spectator Pricing Online Pre-Sale* At The Gate
Goodguys Members General Admission (ages 13+) $15.00 (Before 10/12/18) $15.00
Non-Member General Admission (ages 13+) $17.00 (Before 10/12/18) $20.00
Kids (ages 7-12) $6.00 $6.00
Kids (ages 6 & under) N/A Free


Get Tickets


Parking $5.00 (charged by the Kentucky Horse Park)
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, October 11, 2018.


What's On Tap

Show Features
2018 Weekend Happenin's

Road Tours & Parties

11am - leaving from Registration
Local cruise of shops / distilleries / and Colonel Sanders original restaurant

Kick off party Shelby’s Speed & Kustom
845 Contract Street Lexington, KY 40505 Friday
TGIF party at host hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton - DJ spinning the tunes
1801 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 40511

Special Awards

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

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!
Goodguys AutoCross

Featuring 16 car "Southern Shootout" presented by Holley EFI

Participation Information

Show & Shine Pre-Registration


Pre-registration has ended for this event. Please see At Event registration below.


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 chance to participate in Goodguys AutoCross, win a Goodguys Award and more!

Goodguys Members
Pre-register up to three days prior to the show to display their vehicle in our Show & Shine for all three days of the show. Members pre-registering by September 30, 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 September 30, 2018.

Not a Goodguys Member?
No problem, you can register your vehicle for our Show & Shine at the At-Event Registration office 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 10/9/18. All Members/participants pre-registering their vehicle after 9/30/18 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 traditional 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, Octoer 14th 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 beginning 1/1/18 through 10/9/18, or you can register on the Sunday of the event at Kentucky Horse Park Registration Office between 7am-Noon for just $30.

Non-Members can only register their vehicle for our Spectre Performance All American Sunday on the Sunday of the event at Kentucky Horse Park 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 10/9/18.

At-Event Vehicle Registration
If you miss the pre-registration cut-off date for this event, which is 10/9/18, don't worry. You can still register your vehicle the weekend of the show at Kentucky Horsepark during the following hours:

  • Thursday 10/11 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday 10/12 - 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10/13 - 7:00am to 3:00pm
  • Sunday 10/14 - 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

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

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
Camping Info

RV camping available at Whispering Hills RV Park.  Call 502-863-2552 for reservations.
Back-in Sites:   $36.00 per night,  $216.00 per week
Pull-Thru Sites:  $41.00 per night,  $246.00 per week.
Premium Sites:   $46.00 per night,  $276.00 per week

Scooter Rentals
Event Scooters will provide the scooter rental service for this event. You can make reservations by calling (262) 677-2696 or on their website by clicking here
Facility Map

Media Inquiries

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


Media Credential Request Form

Important Reminders

Online pre-registration with discount closes at midnight on 9/30/18.
Online pre-registration without discount closes at midnight on 10/9/18.

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 at this event

Last modified on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:29


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