Hot Rods, Custom cars and Horsepower set to take over for the Goodguys 10th Nashville Nationals
Pre-registered cars and trucks from 23 US states and Canada making the trek to Nashville
(Nashville, TN)- Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is poised to bring their Full Throttle Family fun to the grounds of LP Field in Nashville bringing together over 2,500 candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 to the 10th anniversary of the Goodguys event in Nashville! This event, one of the “must attend’ events on the Full Throttle Fun schedule produced by Northern, CA based Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, brings hot rodders from all over the US and Alberta Canada to the Volunteer State to enjoy three days American automotive fun. Throw in some great musical entertainment all weekend long, food booths, tunes filling the air and you have a great automotive festival! Currently, the event showcases pre-registered vehicles from 23 US States including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Goodguys events originate back to 1983, when official car nut Gary Meadors founded Goodguys back in the spring of ‘83 as a way to get car people and hot rod aficionados like him together to show off their cars, trade ideas, listen to some live music and have a little fun. The vision behind the Goodguys events was simple: to welcome all genres of American car enthusiasts with a lean towards V8 powered, low-to-the-ground eye catchers like hot rods from the 30s & 40s, lead sled customs from the 50s, Muscle Cars from the 70s as well as the new breed of American Muscle like 5.0 GT Mustangs, Z28 Camaros and more. What stated over 30 years ago is now a strong, 22-event series that allows car guys to meet and hang out with car guys. The spirit of hot rodding is alive and well at the Goodguys events for sure in the generations of cars on display.
At the 10th Nashville Nationals at LP Field in downtown Nashville fans will get a close up glimpse of just how eclectic the modern day hot rodding scene is though in spirit – the Goodguys core message is unchanged after over 30 years – having fun with cars. Acres of 1972 & earlier show cars glistening with candy colors will sprawl throughout the scenic fairgrounds. It is a trip back in time for many. The sight of all of those classic cars takes many of us back to a simpler time in our history.
On Sunday, May 17, the K&N Filters All American Sunday will open the event up to all years American made or powered cars and trucks. There will be a special parking area for those that want to join in the All American celebration. In addition, All American Sunday participants can run the AutoCross course and are also eligible for awards.
For those who have the need for speed, the shrill sound of rubber meeting pavement will fill the air with excitement as competitors in the Goodguys AutoCross, a closed performance race course, vehicle speed & agility meet to battle it out in a weekend long fastest-car-wins contest of speed & skill. Cars registered in the show are eligible to compete in the AutoCross and it is include in their registration. There are 5 classes of competition in the AutoCross and it is a great three day spectator thrill to watch the cars compete on this tightly designed course. Again this year, the Goodguys event season will showcase the AutoCross Shootout Finals qualifying at each event. The Duel in the Desert, the Final Shootout will take place at the 18th Southwest Nationals, November 21 at WestWorld.
The Goodguys AutoCross for Kids benefitting the Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer will be held at the 10th Nashville Nationals, offering attendees the chance to take a ride with a Pro Driver on the AutoCross course for a suggested donation of $20. The AutoCross for Kids rides will be held on Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17 during the Pro class at the top of the hour. The program, a yearlong initiative with Goodguys and the Austin Hatcher Foundations offers the hot rodding community the chance to be involved and turn their passion into compassion. “Goodguys events are family events,” said Marc Meadors, President, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. “The hot rod/car community is a huge family and bringing the Austin Hatcher Foundation into the fold is a win-win for everyone.” We hope to do great things for them this year through the AutoCross for Kids promotion in raising awareness and funds in the fight against pediatric cancer.”
For those who need to do some shopping for a project, there’s the midway featuring multi-million dollar custom big rig tractor trailers (a show in and of themselves) offering high-performance parts and accessories to budding hot rodders and do-it-yourselfers. Having the chance to interact directly with manufacturers has long been an appealing aspect of Goodguys events. Throw in a giant used car parts swap meet and Auto Trader Classics car corral (world’s coolest used car gathering) and it’s literally auto-utopia for any red blooded American with motor oil in their veins.
There are fun things for the kids to do, too at the 10th Nashville Nationals. There’s even a model car program sponsored by Revell that sends the little one’s home with their very own model kit forging big dreams to one day come back to the show with a life sized version. Plus the PPG coloring contest and other kids games.
What started over 30 years ago in March 1983 in Northern California Is still true today. Goodguys events are all about cars…driving them, showing them, and hanging out with other car guys. Our company motto says it best….“Goodguys…Full Throttle Fun!”
The Goodguys 10th Nashville Nationals gates are open Friday and Saturday from 8am to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 3pm. General admission is $20, kids 7-12 $6. There is a $5 spectator parking fee charged by LP Field. Visit www.good-guys.com to purchase event tickets or to register a show car. Call Goodguys at (925) 838-9876 for more information. $17 general admission tickets are available at good-guys.com until 11:59 pm up until 5/14 only.
Based in Pleasanton, CA - Goodguys Rod & Custom Association promotes and produces the world’s most dynamic automotive events. Founded by lifelong hot rodder Gary Meadors and his wife, Marilyn in 1983, Goodguys is the world’s largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members worldwide. Goodguys events feature thousands of hot rods and customs, tricked out trucks, mighty muscle cars and classics sprawled throughout venues such as lush fairgrounds, super speedways and large outdoor stadiums. The cars, vendor exhibits, the Goodguys AutoCross, live entertainment and colorful people create a festive atmosphere charged with electricity.