Goodguys Event Announcement: The 36th All-American Get-Together

Each year for the last several decades, Goodguys has held a Get Together at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. What started as a one-day show with slightly more than 650 cars has evolved in an extravaganza. This year, the 36th All-American Get-Together will again be held in Pleasanton, on March 23, 24, and 25.

See cars like this chopped and dropped 1937 Chevy custom.

The Get-Together hosts all years of domestic automobiles, and even some import automobiles sporting domestic powertrains. This is one of the few events where the post-muscle car era and modern cars can attend a show of this stature. The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association is expecting more than 3,000 American made or powered hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks of all years.

2017’s Goodguys Gazette Pick was this 1969 Mercury Cougar owned by Gil Cuesta of Pacifica, CA.

Always a highlight, the Goodguys AutoCross will be active, and is an opportunity for registered participants to put their street rod, truck, or street machine through the paces to test their driving skills and see how their car handles in a performance situation. The Goodguys AutoCross course is situated inside the event venue and will have plenty of turns and curves to test even the best tuned suspension and driver skills.

All participants will have their laps timed, and at the end of the event, one winner from each of the street rod, truck and street machine classes will take home an award, and gift certificates from various sponsors. The prizes will be presented during the Sunday awards show. Seat belts and a valid driver’s license are required, and you must be 18 years or older to drive the course. Just bring your registered/street legal vehicle to the AutoCross tech area at the event to get inspected and you are ready to run.

For more information on this event or the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, visit them online at


Show Car Registration – Noon to 7:00 p.m. (Building R)

Car Corral Registration – Noon to 7:00 p.m. (Gate 12)

Swap Meet Registration – 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  (Gate 12)

Indoor Car Show Set Up – Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Gate 12)

Last year, the Homebuilt Heaven award, sponsored Speedway Motors, went to this 1964 Chevy Corvette, owned by Mike Srigley of Langley, BC.


Goodguys Autocross: 8:00 a.m.‐Noon and 1:00 p.m.‐5:00 p.m. hot rods, trick trucks, and muscle cars compete on a timed road course.

Kids Zone: Free arts and crafts, games, prizes and more! 10:00 a.m.‐3:00 p.m. In the Court of Four Seasons.

Kids Free Model Car Make‐N‐Take: 1:00 p.m. in Building C. Get your kids involved in model car building. Sponsored by Revell.

Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest: Dragster Exhibition 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Burnout Competition: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em! 12:30 p.m. Tech opens 1 hour before.

Live Nostalgia Entertainment: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Goodguys Stage with Public Eye.

Saturday Specialty Parking Areas: 7:00 a.m.‐Noon. Each Participant will receive a custom dash plaque. Trick Truck Corral, Mighty Muscle, Cool Camaro, Youngguys, Lowrider Showcase


Winners Circle: See Goodguys awards recipients including the five finalists for the 2018 Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year!

Goodguys Autocross: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. hot rods, trick trucks, and muscle cars compete on a timed road course. Featuring the 16-car “American Autocross Shootout” presented by MotoRad 1:00 p.m.‐3:00 p.m.

Church Service: 10:00 a.m. in the Court of Four Seasons.

Kids Free Model Car Make‐N‐Take: 11:00 a.m. in Building C. Get your kids involved in model car building. Sponsored by Revell.

Live Nostalgia Entertainment: 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. at the Goodguys stage with the Groove Doctors.

Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest: Dragster Exhibition 1:00 p.m.

Grand Prize Giveaway Ticket: 2:30 p.m. Don’t forget to turn in your Grand Prize Giveaway Ticket and attend the awards show at 3:33 p.m. You must be present to win the chance to be one of the finalists for the 2018 Grand Prize Giveaway 67 Camaro!

Awards Program: 3:33 p.m. at the Goodguys Stage. The Goodguys award program is the highlight of each event. Various celebrities, industry and magazine representatives select over 100 award recipients. Plus, the qualifying winners for the 2018 Grand Prize Giveaway! (Note: Awards time may be rescheduled due to weather)

What’s Happening:

  • 3,000 American-made or powered street rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks of all years
  • Indoor Car Show – Open to custom vehicles from 1936-1972 competing for Custom of the Year
  • Goodguys AutoCross – Featuring 16-car “American AutoCross Shootout” presented by MotoRad
  • Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition presented by
  • Vendor and manufacturer exhibits
  • Low rider display
  • Custom motorcycle display
  • Burn out competition
  • Swap Meet
  • Cars 4 Sale Corral
  • Live music with Public Eye and the Groove Doctors
  • Kids Zone – Free arts and crafts, games, prizes, and more!
  • Kids Free Revell Model Car Make-N-Take – Get your kids involved in model building.
  • Model and Pedal car show
  • Featured car club: Satan’s Angels

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