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dontlifttoshift
10-22-2010, 06:08 AM
the new schedule is out. Autocross at Indy on the infield of the Brickyard! Full autocross schedule at Columbus!http://www.good-guys.com/images/spacer.gif




Exclusive First Look - Goodguys 2011 Event Schedule! Article Updated On: 10/21/2010 Mail this article to a friend (http://www.good-guys.com/news/mailNewsArticle.aspx?newsID=1631)
Pleasanton, Calif - The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage twenty-one dynamic events in 2011. The event lineup features eighteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage as well as three “Get-Together's” in Northern California which welcome all years, American made or powered specialty vehicles.

Anchored by the Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals, July 8-10 in Columbus, OH (the largest event of the year with over 6,000 cars and 500-plus vendors) the schedule features three brand new events led by the 1st Wix Filters Speedway Nationals, September 16-18 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The first event of its kind ever to be held on the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will feature over 3,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars, plus vendor exhibits, an AutoCross, swap meet, track cruise and much more! The 1st Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 18-20 at Texas Motor Speedway and the 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals, November 25-27 (Thanksgiving weekend) are brand new to the schedule as well.

Notable date changes include the 5th PEAK Chicagoland Nationals which will move from its traditional September date to August 12-14 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. The 10th Great Northwestern Nationals in Spokane, Washington has been moved back one week and will be held August 19-21 at the Spokane Co. Fair & Expo Center.

The West Coast Nationals, long considered the “crown jewel” of all Goodguys events due to the quality of vehicles in attendance celebrates its 25th anniversary August 26-28. Special silver anniversary activities will take place throughout the weekend in Pleasanton.

Two popular Friday Night Drag programs featuring sportsman and exhibition cars will be held July 8th at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH and on July 22nd and at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA. Goodguys AutoCross action will be held at fifteen of the twenty one events including a full program at the 14th PPG Nationals in Columbus. For more visit www.good-guys.com (http://www.good-guys.com/)




Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
2011 Event Schedule

2nd Spring Nationals
March 11, 12 & 13 - WestWorld, Scottsdale, AZ
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.southwestnats.com (http://www.southwestnats.com/)




1st Spring Lone Star Nationals
March 18, 19 & 20 – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft Worth, TX
Brand new event featuring rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.lonestarnats.com (http://www.lonestarnats.com/)




29th All American Get-Together
March 26 & 27 – Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
American powered rods, customs, classics and muscle cars of all years, makes & models. Indoor & outdoor car shows, giant swap meet, car corral, vendor exhibits, West Coast Custom of the Year award & much more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.allamericangettogether.com (http://www.allamericangettogether.com/)




11th Meguiars Del Mar Nationals
April 1, 2 & 3 – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross, Street Rod ‘Elegance award, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.delmarnationals.com (http://www.delmarnationals.com/)




6th Bridgestone Nashville Nationals
May 20, 21 & 22 – LP Field, Tennessee Titan Stadium,Nashville, TN
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.nashvillenats.com (http://www.nashvillenats.com/)




18th Summer Get-Together
June 4 & 5 – Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
American powered rods, customs, classics and muscle cars of all years, makes & models. Car show, giant swap meet, car corral, vendor exhibits, AutoCross & much more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.summergettogether.com (http://www.summergettogether.com/)




14th Colorado Nationals
June 3, 4 & 5 – The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, autocross, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.coloradonats.com (http://www.coloradonats.com/)




20th East Coast Nationals
June 24, 25 & 26 – Dutchess Co. Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.eastcoastnats.com (http://www.eastcoastnats.com/)




20th Heartland Nationals
July 1, 2 & 3 – Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross, live entertainment, fireworks & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.heartlandnats.com (http://www.heartlandnats.com/)




14th PPG Nationals
July 8, 9 & 10 – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH
The biggie! Over 6,000 1972 & earlier rods, customs, classics and muscle cars! Car show, Over 500 vendor exhibits, swap meet, Street Rod of the Year award, Street Machine of the Year award, live entertainment, AutoCross, Friday Nights Drags, seminars and much more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.goodguysnats.com (http://www.goodguysnats.com/)




24th Pacific Northwest Nationals
July 22, 23 & 24 – Puyallup Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, Friday Night Drags & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.pacificnorthwestnats.com (http://www.pacificnorthwestnats.com/)




5th PEAK Chicagoland Nationals
August 12, 13, & 14 – Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.chicagolandnats.com (http://www.chicagolandnats.com/)




10th Great Northwest Nationals
August 19, 20 & 21 – Spokane Co. Fair & Expo Center, Spokane, WA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.greatnorthwestnats.com (http://www.greatnorthwestnats.com/)




25th West Coast Nationals
August 26, 27 & 28 – Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod award, live entertainment & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.ggwestcoastnats.com (http://www.ggwestcoastnats.com/)




10th Mid-Western Nationals
September 2, 3 & 4 – Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.midwesternnats.com (http://www.midwesternnats.com/)




1st Wix Filters Speedway Nationals
September 16, 17 & 18 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN
Brand new event featuring rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise, Hot Rod of the Year award & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.good-guys.com (http://www.good-guys.com/)




19th Lone Star Nationals
Sept 30, Oct. 1 & 2 – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.lonestarnats.com (http://www.lonestarnats.com/)




18th Southeastern Nationals
October 28, 29 & 30– Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, NC
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, live entertainment, AutoCross, track cruise & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.southeasternnats.com (http://www.southeasternnats.com/)




22nd Autumn Get-Together
November 12 & 13 – Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
American powered rods, customs, classics and muscle cars of all years, makes & models. Indoor & outdoor car show, giant swap meet, car corral, vendor exhibits, AutoCross & much more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.autumngettogether.com (http://www.autumngettogether.com/)




14th Southwest Nationals
November 18, 19 & 20 – WestWorld, Scottsdale, AZ
Rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.southwestnats.com (http://www.southwestnats.com/)




1st Fall Del Mar Nationals
November 25, 26 & 27 – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
Brand new event featuring rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. Car Show, vendor exhibits, swap meet, AutoCross & more! Info (925) 838-9876 www.delmarnats.com (http://www.delmarnats.com/)


To download a PDF listing of the schedule click here:

http://goodguysimages.com/pdf/2011_schedule.pdf

rrunner68
10-22-2010, 09:27 AM
Oh sweet, a Fall Del Mar event. Hopefully AutoX will be rain or shine!

Bryce
10-22-2010, 11:27 AM
Oh sweet, a Fall Del Mar event. Hopefully AutoX will be rain or shine!

Dan,

My goal is to make the april goodguys autoX. Check out my build thread I have made some good progress on the 3-link

sr73bu
10-24-2010, 05:25 AM
NO POCONO EVENT?!?! That sucks, I was looking forward to sneaking my car in and running the autocross. what a shame, there were some really nice cars there this year. Maybe they will consider Englishtown Raceway Park in the future, it seems like GoodGuys avoids the central eastcoast....I guess "The Jersey Shore" scared them off... haha

LUACE
10-24-2010, 07:56 PM
Am i blind or is Costa Mesa Ca no longer having this event?

wmhjr
10-25-2010, 08:32 AM
I'm not entire sure what "Goodguys AutoCross action will be held at fifteen of the twenty one events including a full program at the 14th PPG Nationals in Columbus" means. Kind of depends on what they consider a "full program".

66SuperSport
10-25-2010, 08:58 AM
I'm not entire sure what "Goodguys AutoCross action will be held at fifteen of the twenty one events including a full program at the 14th PPG Nationals in Columbus" means. Kind of depends on what they consider a "full program".

In the past the autocross at Columbus has only been for the Street Machine Of The Year contenders. Next year it will be open to everyone.

wmhjr
10-25-2010, 09:05 AM
I realize about the past. That's why I'm interested. It doesn't really come out and detail exactly what Columbus will include. Considering the space constraints I'm wondering what the plan might be. I'm hoping (pretty much everything crossed) that it really will be open to all.

dontlifttoshift
10-25-2010, 09:38 AM
What I was told is that they will be getting another lot on the fairgrounds to autocross in. The autocross in Columbus will be larger than in the past and will be at least Friday and Saturday and open to all participants.

At least that is what I was told.

wmhjr
10-25-2010, 09:54 AM
That would be great! I found it very interesting that may of the Goodguys people themselves this past year were completely unaware that the autocross was restricted to SMOTY entrants in Columbus. I made a point of providing feedback that we'd like the "regular" AutoX offering, and many GG associates were surprised when I mentioned it. For example, at Registration on Thursday nobody there knew that I could not run the AutoX. After I brought it up and they checked (they called around on their radios) they realized that what I was telling them was accurate. Until then, they all thought I was crazy. Hopefully this turns out to be true and they've adjusted.

Later-A-body
10-26-2010, 08:40 PM
I dont seem to understand the logic behind some of these Goodguys events not allowing vehicles newer than 1972? I became a member this year and plan to attend the Del Mar events with my 1973 PT Grand Am, but as it states, I am not included in the year cutoff. I feel as though my car is nice enough to attend, as are many other vehicles newer than 1972. As an example, will they say no to Mary Pozzi and her 1973 Camaro?

rrunner68
10-27-2010, 06:40 AM
You mean Mary's "72" Camaro? LOL.

Bryce
10-27-2010, 06:45 AM
You mean Mary's "72" Camaro? LOL.

HAHA, just fake it! no one will ever know.

Zanie
10-27-2010, 06:58 AM
they all thought I was crazy. Hopefully this turns out to be true and they've adjusted.

really?

Zanie
10-27-2010, 07:12 AM
.August 12, 13, & 14 for the Joliet show?
Yikes! That blacktop gets warm in September. It's gonna be hot in the middle of that bowl of a racetrack.
No Friday night drags in Joliet for 2011? bummer.
I'll still be there!

September 16, 17, 18 is usually the weekend of the Four Wheel and Off Road Jamboree at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. If the two events end up there on the same weekend, I'd imagine that town will be pretty crazy.

wmhjr
10-27-2010, 07:18 AM
I dont seem to understand the logic behind some of these Goodguys events not allowing vehicles newer than 1972? I became a member this year and plan to attend the Del Mar events with my 1973 PT Grand Am, but as it states, I am not included in the year cutoff. I feel as though my car is nice enough to attend, as are many other vehicles newer than 1972. As an example, will they say no to Mary Pozzi and her 1973 Camaro?

It can kind of suck, but they have to have some sort of cutoff. If you've been to some of the events you know that they are jam packed. They need some way to establish the "core" group. I think they should just increase every year by one year but that's me. I honestly have no interest whatsoever in seeing a 2009 (or frankly even a 1997 or so) mustang, camaro or corvette at these kind of events. Nothing whatsoever against them at all but that's not what the event and the organization is all about.

wmhjr
10-27-2010, 07:24 AM
Yes, really. At the registration area I asked just to make sure that nothing had changed. Everyone I asked said that the AutoX was always open to anyone. I pointed out that for the other venues that was true, but not at Columbus. They had to get on their radios to verify that yes, AutoX at Columbus was only open to SMOTY. They were all surprised.

I guess I should have been more specific, though. While I've been considered mentally challenged in the past, I meant that maybe they have adjusted to all the requests to open up the AutoX at Columbus to more than just the SMOTY cars.

69MSA
10-27-2010, 01:24 PM
Am i blind or is Costa Mesa Ca no longer having this event?

Yeah, Costa Mesa is no more. I liked the event, and the venue, but from what I've heard, the turnout wasn't great enough to schedule an event there for 2011, which isn't surprising. It was like a ghost town there on Sunday this past year.

We do get another event in Del Mar though :)

Matt

79-TA
10-27-2010, 04:15 PM
Awww, that's so sad about Costa Mesa. At least we still have the Labor Day event. I guess I'll have to make a road trip up to one of the Del Mar events sometime.

sr73bu
10-27-2010, 07:01 PM
I dont seem to understand the logic behind some of these Goodguys events not allowing vehicles newer than 1972? I became a member this year and plan to attend the Del Mar events with my 1973 PT Grand Am, but as it states, I am not included in the year cutoff. I feel as though my car is nice enough to attend, as are many other vehicles newer than 1972. As an example, will they say no to Mary Pozzi and her 1973 Camaro?

Can't agree more!

Its time to open up to a few more years! maybe every 5-10 years of the show they allow 2-3 more model years to attend... I understand they have limited space but there are alot of hot rodders that have 73+ cars that are very, very nice... how do you expect to keep the hobby going or expect new creative ideas when you have allowed the same model years for so long? So you mean to tell me a fully restored 1973 Grand AM or Chevelle can't get in, but a 1972 Chevelle with primer spots and rot holes is acceptable (nothing wrong with that, i love rat rods too)? Bump it up to 1975, see what happens... they are missing out on some truely awesome cars. You may even get more attendence at venues.... C'mon I wan't to drive my 73 out to Columbus next year... dont they want my money????!!!

-Sean

DynoDon
10-28-2010, 12:16 PM
Really hate seeing Costa Mesa go away. Lots closer than Del Mar for the "real" So Cal guys, but I guesss Del Mar is better for the San Diego and Arizona fellas.

lower90xcab
10-28-2010, 12:30 PM
cant believe they moved indy from the dragstrip, but cuising the speedway will be really cool...

PCHRODS
11-10-2010, 02:57 PM
Really bummed about the Costa Mesa Event being put to pasture............At least they added a 2nd Del Mar Event. I just really loved Costa M cause it was in our backyard. Well what can ya do right? Just keep attending ALL the events, if we "car Owners" keep showing up they'll keep having the shows, we don't show up, you know what happens, we start losing shows!! So get up off your butts, wipe the dust of your cars, and start taking them to the shows, especially the good guys shows!!

Jim Nilsen
11-27-2010, 08:55 AM
cant believe they moved indy from the dragstrip, but cuising the speedway will be really cool...


If they do it right you will really like the track and the facilities, the museum is right there too and more room than you can imagine. Going around the track is what I will be there for unless there is a date with a trackday going on.

Goodguy Ed
02-16-2011, 11:32 AM
Wanted to give you guys a little update from Goodguys on the Goodguys AutoCross at 15 of our 21 events.

First off we will be having AutoCross at both the spring and Fall Del Mar events, sorry that Costa Mesa is not on the schedule as we did not see a good return on the event with car count and spectator count being less than projected.

At Columbus we will have the regular AutoCross for participants running Friday until noon. We will then run through the Street Machine of the Year contenders and go back to regular running after that. We will have a full day Saturday of running participants and Vendors. Susnday will be a sponsor only shoot out to determine the best of the best for 2011. We will do this on a qualifing and ladder runoff to determine the winner.

Some of our events will have competition on Sunday like Nashville, Joliet, Kansas and the two get-togethers in Pleasanton.

Also the new event in Indy at the Indy 500 track will have an AutoCross. This will be huge as the area is nice with really good pavement and the viewing will be great. Hope to see all of you at the Brickyard for the WIX Filters Speedway Nationals.

We are still limiting the events to 72 and older except for the two in Pleasanton that are all years. We are discussing an all years on the East coast or mid-west for 2012 but nothing is confirmed.

As far as the size of the AutoCross it is determined by the space that we have and the insurance regulations to have this competition inside the event. Size is to keep the speeds down and to keep it safe. Some events like Texas and Des Moines we open it up a little to give it a little more speed but we have to always think of safety of both the cars and the spectators.

Goodguys will once again be having the Editors Shootout. This year it will be held at Del mar Spring and we will be using three sponsor cars to make the competition fair to all editors. The three cars are: The Optima 68 Camaro, The RideTech 69 Mustang and the Hotchkis 71 Challenger. This should be a real cool show to watch and be a part of.

Goodguys will also list your top times on our web site for each event. www.goodguysautocross.com

I hope this helps with some of your questions.

Thanks Goodguy Ed

johnny68
03-03-2011, 09:31 PM
im thinking the fall del mar event will be like the costa mesa event who will go on thanksgiving to a car show just my 2 cents but ill be there all 3 days for the april event
john

Goodguy Ed
03-04-2011, 07:38 AM
John,
Goodguys looked at other events on that weekend and how they do before we decided on this. Turkey Rod Run in Daytona is huge and the Houston AutoRama is also very large. We looked at what do you do after Thrusday and decided it would be great to be able to go to an event during Black Friday and for the weekend.

I hope you decide to come and join us over the weekend and run the AutoCross in the Fall.

RobNoLimit
05-13-2011, 11:04 AM
Well, I don't like to bitch much, but i want GoodGuys and the competitors to know this one. Today I recieved my "prize package" from Bridgestone. Since Scottsdale, they coud not tell me what the deal was, so after Del-Mar, I contacted the rep, who said that it was a 'Surprise', and mailed in my three winning coupons. What did they send back? ..... wait for it....... 1-a small Leatherman knock-off, 2-an L.E.D. flashlight, that doesn't work, and 3-a small plug in travel cooler. OK, I win a lot of these, and thats not why I compete, but it seams to me, that compared to companies like BFG, Ridetech, Optima, ....... that acually support these events, this is a jip. It just feels like there ripping off Goodguys and the competitors, and riding along with the other sponsors that do support us. No Bridgestone's for me. Anybody need a broken flashlight?