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Goodguys Car Show Coming to Alameda County

Goodguys Car Guys set to cruise to Pleasanton in August for 26th Annual West Coast Nationals Hot Rod Show.

Submitted by: Goodguys

Hot rods, customs, and muscle cars return to the east bay area for the 26 th
annual Goodguys West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster Mufflers. Yes, it’s been 26 straight years of automotive nirvana at the ; this year's event will rumble into Pleasanton on August 24-26, with more than 3,000 vintage show cars swarming the fairgrounds.

The Goodguys West Coast Nationals features a giant show 'n' shine, the west’s largest model engine exhibit, live music, hundreds of product vendors and a host of auto-themed activities. Overall, a wide-variety of cars will be on
display, including 1972 and earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and classics.

Here's a more detailed look:

The Goodguys West Coast Nationals is the west’s largest display of hot rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Lil’ deuce coupes, hot rod roadsters, chopped Mercury customs, fat fendered ‘40 Fords, BOSS 429 Mustangs, ’69 Camaros, Dodge Hemi Challengers and countless other varieties of classic American cars will sprawl throughout the beautiful acreage of the fairgrounds. Some of these artistic automotive creations can cost as much as $1 million dollars. Vintage cars from over 24 U.S. states will attend.

Model Engine Exhibit

The Bay Area Model Engine Club is holding a national gathering of model engines at this year’s West Coast Nationals! Over 50 exhibitors will display their miniature engines and works of art! Exhibitors are coming from all over the country and the world to exhibit their model engines and cars for this exhibit.

Johnny C. August 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM
One of the best car shows to ever attend ! Great place for Father & Son/ Daughter time too. Loads of fantastic cars cruising up/ down Pleasanton's Main Street also.
Sue August 27, 2012 at 09:58 PM
This years event turned out to be the WORST ever! Stayed at the Marriot in Pleasanton, no place to park a trailer as they threatened to tow it away. The only place to park a trailer at the fairgrounds was in the dust and dirt and with the paint job on my cars, there was NO WAY I was pulling my cars out on the dirt. Ended up parking my trailer at the Tri Valley Motel where my friends were staying and had to pay $18 a night to park it there. 10 minutes after parking the trailer someone tried breaking in with a crowbar! I've come to this event for many years and this is the last for me and all of my buddies. It's just not worth the headache and nobody did anything special to make us even think about wanting to come back. There are 10 of us that come from Reno and we won't be wasting out time or money again. Pleasanton could care less about welcoming anyone, they just want the $$.

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