The Goodguys Rod and Custom Schedule For 2017

As 2016 draws to a close and snow begins to accumulate, car guys and gals are left with a lot spare time on their hands. However, the Goodguys have released their 2017 event schedule, which gives rod enthusiasts just a few months to prepare for the Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Those of us in the Southwest do not have much to worry about in regard to weather, but it does provide us with the opportunity to make modifications or put the finishing touches on our rides. A trip to the warm desert climate might make for a nice mini vacation away from the snow and ice up north, but there are plenty of opportunities to take part in the fun across the US next year.

Looking through the event schedule, Columbus, Ohio hosts “The Big One” of Goodguys events on July 7-9, 2017. Columbus becomes the center for all things vintage, fast, and or custom for this show.

This event features nostalgia drag races at the renowned National Trail Raceway. For those who enjoy the flawless beauty of classics, muscle cars, customs, and trucks, there will be plenty to behold at the Ohio Expo Center.

These machines will be gleaming pinnacles of perfection as they are competing for various awards. For example, there is an award for “Ford in a Ford;” as many of the classic Fords have gone the way of Darth Vader and joined the dark side by stuffing a bowtie engine under the hood. Beyond the specialty awards, there are the big ones: the Street Rod of Year, Muscle Car of the Year Finalist, and Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist.

2017 Goodguys Rod & Custom Event Schedule:

  • March 10-12:         8th Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona (Autocross)
  • March 17-19:          7th Spring Lone Star Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas (Autocross)
  • March 25 & 26:     35th All American Get-Together in Pleasanton, California (Autocross)
  • March 31-April 2: 17th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals in Del Mar, California (Autocross)
  • April 28-30:           3rd North Carolina Nationals in Raleigh, North Carolina (Autocross)
  • May 19-21:              12th Nashville Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee (Autocross)
  • June 3 & 4:             24th Summer Get-Together in Pleasanton, California (Autocross)
  • June 9-11:               25th East Coast Nationals in Rhinebeck, NY
  • June 17:                   3rd Speedway Motors Day in Lincoln, Nebraska (Autocross)
  • June 30-July 2:      26th Heartland Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa (Autocross)
  • July 7-9:                   20th Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio (Autocross/Drags)
  • July 28-30:              30th Pac Northwest Nats in Puyallup, Washington (Autocross/Drags)
  • August 18-20:         16th Great Northwest Nats in Spokane, Washington (Autocross/Drags)
  • August 25-27:          31st West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, California
  • September 8-10:     20th Colorado Nationals in Loveland, Colorado (Autocross)
  • Sept 29-Oct 1:          25th Lone Star Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas (Autocross)
  • October 13-15:         6th Nostalgia Nats in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Autocross/Drags)
  • October 20-22:        24th Pennzoil Southeastern Nats in Charlotte, NC (Autocross)
  • November 11 & 12:  28th Autumn Get-Together in Pleasanton, California (Autocross)
  • November 17-19:     20th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona (Autocross)

Make sure to check out the Goodguys website for more information!

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About the author

Lauren Camille

Lauren is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, and has experience working for several enthusiast publications. She enjoys drag racing, classic Fords, and vintage Lincolns. She currently races a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, and has a soft spot for 1960’s Lincolns. Currently, her collection includes: ’04 Cobra Convertible, ’65 Mustang Fastback, ’04 F350 6.0 diesel, ’96 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a ’87 Jeep Wrangler. She provides insightful content as a freelance writer for Power Automedia.
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