-Our Goodguys Rod & Custom Association booth (#22375) is in its usual spot on Hot Rod Alley!

-Our Goodguys Rod & Custom Association booth (#22375) is in its usual spot on Hot Rod Alley!

We’re locked and loaded for the 2014 SEMA Show November 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center! You’ll be able to find the Goodguys Gang at our booth on Hot Rod Alley (booth #22375) where you’ll get a chance to meet the team, pick up a 2015 event schedule, pick up vendor applications and entry forms, and see the Goodguys G-10 Giveaway Truck built by Scott’s Hot Rods!

Wednesday, November 5th will be an incredibly busy SEMA day. The announcement of the Goodguys GOLD awards is set for 2pm on 11/5, then later that evening the Goodguys Trendsetter will be announced at the annual HRIA awards banquet!

It promises to be an exciting week on the show floor! Hot Rod Alley is where the action is! To see this year’s show floor layout and plan your SEMA getaway, visit the show’s official website here. Looking forward to seeing you all in Vegas baby!

-See the Goodguys G-10 Giveaway Truck!

-See the Goodguys G-10 Giveaway Truck!

-Who will be named this year's Goodguys Trendsetter award winner? We'll find Out Wednesday eve 11/5 at the HRIA Awards Banquet. Pictured are last year's Trendsetters Jonathan Goolsby and Josh Henning of Goolsby Customs

-Who will be named this year’s Goodguys Trendsetter award winner? We’ll find Out Wednesday eve 11/5 at the HRIA Awards Banquet. Pictured are last year’s Trendsetters Jonathan Goolsby and Josh Henning of Goolsby Customs

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    -Goodguys 2014 Hall of Fame Road Tour leaves Pleasanton Thursday, Sept 25th!

    -Goodguys 2014 Hall of Fame Road Tour leaves Pleasanton Thursday, Sept 25th!

    Goodguys 2014 Hall of Fame Road Tour presented by Meguiar’s and Barrett Jackson departs Goodguys Rod & Custom Association headquarters this Thursday, September 25th traveling 2,400 miles and 7 days ending at the Goodguys 22nd Lone Star Nationals October 3-5 at Texas Motor Speedway! The tour is dedicated to the memory of Jack Trepanier.

    Goodguys own Ed Capen will lead the tour in our Ridetech-built G/RS ’69 Camaro. George Poteet, fresh of a 300-mph crash at Bonneville will be on the tour driving his ’48 Ford convertible. Troy Trepanier will team with Brian Ferguson to drive Glenn Grozich’s “Chicayne” twin-turbo ’62 Chevy and Ridetech’s Bret Voelkel will team with Kurt Blackgrove in a ’67 Camaro. Last year’s Custom Rod of the Year winner Mark Willman also returns in his stunning gray ’56 Buick by Rad Rides. Harold and Tracy Chapman as well as Jeff and Janeen Drinkard will represent Texas on the tour. In all, over 35 cars are joining the fun.

    Road Tour stops will include Speedway Motors (host stop), Steve Cook Creations, Lucky 7 Speed Shop, Pinkee’s Rod Shop, Kindig-It Design, Miller Motorsports Park, the historic Stanley Hotel in Colorado, Racedeck, Kicker Car Audio, Multiple private collections and an exclusive tour on the Nevada Northern Railway plus some other neat surprises!

    Make sure and follow the tour on our Goodguys Facebook page, Hot Rod Magazine’s blog as well as on StangTV.com!

    The official event hashtag is #GGTOUR

    -Goodguys' Ed Capen will lead the tour in the G/RS '69 Camaro

    -Goodguys’ Ed Capen will lead the tour in the G/RS ’69 Camaro

    -Troy Trepanier will drive "Chicayne" on the tour, a '62 Chevy he built for Glenn Grozich over a decade ago

    -Troy Trepanier will drive “Chicayne” on the tour, a ’62 Chevy he built for Glenn Grozich over a decade ago

    -Tennessee gentleman George Poteet, fresh off a 300mph crash at Bonneville will drive his '48 Ford convertible.

    -Tennessee gentleman George Poteet, fresh off a 300mph crash at Bonneville will drive his ’48 Ford convertible.

    -Janine and Jeff Drinkard will drive their popular '40 Chevy

    -Janine and Jeff Drinkard will drive their popular ’40 Chevy

    -Mark Willman's '56 Buick, Goodguys 2013 Vintage Air Custom Rod of the Year returns  for this year's tour

    -Mark Willman’s ’56 Buick, Goodguys 2013 Vintage Air Custom Rod of the Year returns for this year’s tour

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    A Goodguys national event AND a movie? That’s right, it’s happening at Goodguys 21st Southeastern Nationals at Charlotte Motor Speedway October 24-26! Event attendees will be treated to FREE screenings of Breaking Barriers, a Pennzoil® powered documentary hosted by Tim McGraw which chronicles man’s pursuit of speed.  Breaking Barriers focuses on the unconventional stories of the brethren of racers and speed demons who chased their dreams and shaped the automobile community in the process with their tireless pursuit for innovation and speed. Men like Craig Breedlove, Thrust SSC’s Andy Green and other legends as well as modern day American speed practitioners like Houston’s John Hennessey, creator of the 205mph Venom GT American supercar.

    The film will be screened throughout the weekend at the “Pennzoil Theatre” located on the Speedway’s infield.

    Breaking Barriers show times are:
    Friday 10/24 & Saturday 10/25
    •    10:00 am
    •    11:30 am
    •    1:00 pm
    •    2:30 pm
    •    3:30 pm

    Sunday 10/26
    •    10:00 am
    •    12:00 pm
    •    2:00 pm

    Breaking Barriers was inspired by the launch of Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra™ Platinum with PurePlus™ Technology, the new line of synthetic motor oils made from natural gas. For additional information, please visit www.MotorOilReimagined.com

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    -Rob Kinnan

    -Rob Kinnan

    BIG NEWS has broken for next week’s tour! The Goodguys Hall of Fame Tour presented by Meguiar’s and Barrett-Jackson and dedicated to Jack Trepanier will feature daily coverage from Hotrod.com and StangTV.com!

    Veteran Hot Rod Magazine journalist Rob Kinnan will ride along on the tour capturing the sights and sounds of over 35 of the country’s top hot rods, customs and muscle cars for the Hotrod.com blog as well as run 3-4 pages of post-tour coverage in Hot Rod Magazine!

    -Team Mustang Girl Courtney Barber (right)

    -Team Mustang Girl Courtney Barber (right)

    In addition, Courtney Barber of Team Mustang Girls will join the tour in her blue ’65 Pony Car to cover all the action for StangTV.com!

    With these two veteran journalists along for the ride, you won’t miss a minute of the action! Also – don’t forget to visit our Goodguys Facebook page for our own nightly tour recap!

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    -The Reality Rides Cast!

    -The Reality Rides Cast!

    Carl Meredith and the cast of Velocity Channel’s “Reality Rides” will be on hand to meet with fans, sign autographs and show off their sensational show cars October 3-5 at Texas Motor Speedway during the Goodguys 22nd Lone Star Nationals!

    Stop by Reality Rides booth on the midway and check out their ’55 Buick Special (which debuted on the first episode of Reality Rides!) as well as the spectacular 1940 Lincoln Zephyr the shop built and maybe a few other surprises!

    Carl, Brad, and Kenny will be on hand to sign autographs and mingle with fans the following hours:

    Friday – 3:00p – 5:00p
    Saturday – 10:00a – 1:00p
    Sunday – 1:00p – 3:00p

    Reality Rides, a huge TV hit, follows Carl’s Custom Cars in Red Oak, Texas, as the crew takes on a new build every season. The show’s new season airs January 3rd 2015 @10:00am Eastern Time on Velocity.

    Check out Reality Rides Facebook page here.

    -See their 1955 Buick Special!

    -See their 1955 Buick Special!

    -See their gorgeous 1940 Lincoln Zephyr!

    -See their gorgeous 1940 Lincoln Zephyr!

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    -Custom semi's and big rig tractors wanted!

    -Custom semi’s and big rig tractors wanted!

    The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is lookin’ for a few good trucks! A special indoor truck exhibit will one of many highlights at the 25th Autumn Get-Together November 8 & 9 in Pleasanton, CA. The special exhibit will feature trucks of all years, makes, models and styles – from street trucks to semi trucks, dump trucks, fire trucks and any kind of truck you can imagine.

    There is room for 50 trucks in the exhibit which will be located inside the Young California building at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. “We’re looking for any custom semi-trucks or big rig tractors we can get,” said Harry Daviess of Goodguys. “We’re also on the lookout for off road trucks, custom trucks, hot rod trucks – whatever kind of customized show trucks we can get to make this exhibit special!”

    All trucks will receive an award of excellence, dash plaque, special show card and complimentary event parking.

    To have your truck considered for the exhibit, please e-mail a hi-res jpeg picture and a description of the vehicle along with your contact information and a daytime phone number to:

    Harry Daviess/Goodguys
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    Let’s see those trucks!

    -Street trucks!

    -Street trucks!

    -Hot rod trucks!

    -Hot rod trucks!

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    -Mike Goldman Customs of Mississippi will build this 1932 Ford roadster which will be given away in 2016

    -Mike Goldman Customs of Mississippi will build this 1932 Ford roadster which will be given away in 2016

    A timeless hot rod roadster has been chosen as Goodguys 2015 Grand Prize Giveaway Car. It will debut at Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals July 10-12, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio then be toured for a year before being given away at the 2016 PPG Nationals. Goodguys event participants, online entrants and current members will all be eligible to win the hot hi-boy.

    Mike Goldman Customs of Meridian, Mississippi will steward the build. The Brookville Roadster-bodied ’32 Ford hi-boy roadster will ride on a TCI Chassis with a 4” dropped axle and 4-link rear. Get-up and go will be provided by an Edelbrock Performer 310 Triple Deuce crate engine. It will be cloaked in PPG white with red & black graphics, with a black chopped canvas top and white steel wheels. It’s gonna look hot!

    “We wanted to do something timeless and traditional,” said Ed Capen of Goodguys. “We’ve done some spectacular muscle cars and trucks in the past few years, so we wanted to reach back into the roots of hot rodding and create a bitchin’ deuce roadster. With Mike Goldman’s impeccable build qualities and the industry’s top suppliers donating products, we know this car will not only be top notch, it will stand the test of time upholding our long standing hot rod roots.”

    The build is scheduled to get underway later this fall.

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