-The Ives Brothers WALL of DEATH will be a featured exhibit in Charlotte this fall

-The Ives Brothers WALL of DEATH will be a featured exhibit in Charlotte this fall

The death-defying, high-flying, spine-tingling Ive’s Brothers WALL of DEATH motorcycle stunt show is coming to Goodguys 21st Southeastern Nationals Oct 24-26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

The WALL of DEATH is like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Navigating a vertical wooden wall on vintage Harley Davidson Motorcycles (and a go-kart and whatever else they can find), Cody and Kyle Ives have perfected the age-old practice of two-wheeled performance art! This specialty exhibit is the real deal – a throwback to the carnival atmosphere of the 1930 & 40s thrill shows. You’re gonna dig it!

No additional admission fee is required for viewing (although they do take tips!). They Ives Brothers will be performing all three event days. Show times will be announced soon so stay tuned and get ready to be thrilled! Bring the kids!

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    Were you at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals this year in Columbus? John Shapiro and the gang from Cruisin’ Times sure were! They put together an awesome look at the event as part of their Cruise-In TV show, available on Youtube! Shapiro and his team did a great job of capturing some of the folks with cars on display in Columbus. Give it a look!

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    -The Goodguys GOLD awards will be presented Wednesday, November 5th at the SEMA show in Las Vegas

    -The Goodguys GOLD awards will be presented Wednesday, November 5th at the SEMA show in Las Vegas

    The highly coveted Goodguys GOLD awards will be presented for the second consecutive year at the SEMA Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas! These exclusive awards will be presented to just 5 lucky winners. All cars on display at SEMA which have a Goodguys decal on their windshield will be eligible for a Goodguys GOLD award.

    Goodguys’ VP of Event Operations Harry Daviess will be on hand beginning Saturday, Nov 1st to make sure all exhibiting vehicles get handed a Goodguys decal upon move in. All American made or American powered exhibit vehicles, regardless of year, make or model will be eligible for a Goodguys GOLD award.

    The winners will be announced at the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association booth on Hot Rod Alley (booth #22375) Wednesday, November 4th at 2pm. All car owners, builders, exhibitors, fans and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the winner’s announcement ceremony Wednesday afternoon!

    Click here for a look at last year’s five Goodguys GOLD-winning vehicles!

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    -Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster was a dream weekend of amazing cars, sunny skies,happy faces and amazing exhibits!

    -Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster was a dream weekend of amazing cars, sunny skies,happy faces and amazing exhibits!

    Some call it the Crown Jewel, some call it the Hot Rod Homecoming, and some call it Perfection. Some just say Pleasanton. Whatever the name, the third week in August in the San Francisco Bay Area is a week-long hot rod happenin, culminating with Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals.

    Drenched in summer sun, this year’s event drew hot rodders from all corners of the world to the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Over 3,800 cars from 31 states covered every nook of the grounds, painting it in a kaleidoscope candy colors. The industry’s top manufactures stuffed the exhibit buildings and midway with new products, while the Bay Area Engine Modelers thrilled all comers with their amazing scale-model motors. There was also an outstanding display of Bonneville land speed cars, vintage Cushman’s, a full scale model car show, Tether car races, rockin live music with Lil Elmo and the Cosmos, nitro fireups and award ceremonies steeped in tradition.

    The legends also came out! We saw rock & roll hall of famer Neil Young in his battery powered “Linc-Volt” 1961 Lincoln, drag strip titans Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and engine guru Ed Pink, along with hot rod heroes Gary “Goodguy” Meadors, “The Rodfather” Andy Brizio and so many more. We saw hot rod journalists Pat Ganahl, Thom Taylor of Hot Rod Magazine, Steve Coonan of the Rodder’s Journal and Tim Bernsau of STREET RODDER. John Ray and his band of crazy Kiwis came by the bus load from New Zealand. Martin Lunqvist and his 5-Swedish hot rod brothers drove their cars across America to be here. You get the picture…it seemed as though EVERYONE was here!

    For the early-in-town arrivals, Fred Zimmerman Memorial Hot Rod Week provided four big days of country drives, shop tours, sightseeing and in some instances, free weenies! Thanks to the Danville Dukes for organizing it and putting in all those hours plotting the course! A big shout out to the host stops as well. It was a blast.

    It’s also here in Pleasanton that Goodguys honor so many special cars with historical awards. The Stroker McGurk (in honor of recently departed legend Tom Medley), the Jim Ewing Memorial, Billy B Memorial, Deuce Bruce Olson Memorial and others keep the hot rod spirit alive and flourishing. While hot rodding’s past is kept alive here in Pleasanton, the future of our hobby is celebrated as well. Kevin and Angie Bischoff’s ’36 Dodge is the perfect mogul for the youth movement of our hobby. The Bischoff’, who are in their 30s, were the lucky winners of the Goodguys 2014 Flowmaster America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award.

    Although the big week and weekend have passed, and a relative calm has begun to settle in, it’s time to start daydreaming and look all the way forward to next August! The 29th West Coast Nationals will be held August 21-23, 2015 right back here at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. You owe it to yourself to be here!

    Click here if you’d like to see all of the 28th West Coast Nationals award winners

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    -Flowmaster Mufflers' Nate Shelton presents Kevin Bischoff with the America's Most Beautiful Street Rod award

    -Flowmaster Mufflers’ Nate Shelton presents Kevin Bischoff with the America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod award Saturday evening

    -Someone counted 480 '32's in Saturday's Deuce Doins. What a site!

    -Someone counted 480 ’32′s in Saturday’s Deuce Doins. What a site!

    -Blake Phipps was the proud recipient of the Stroker McGurk award. Tom Medley would have LOVED Phipps' home-built, regularly-driven '27 Ford roadster pickup!

    -Blake Phipps was the proud recipient of the Stroker McGurk award. Tom Medley would have LOVED Phipps’ home-built, regularly-driven ’27 Ford roadster pickup!

    -The Bay Area Engine Modelers did it again! Their model engine exhibit had folks mesmerized!

    -The Bay Area Engine Modelers did it again! Their model engine exhibit had folks mesmerized!

    -Steve Moal's Oakland, California shop was overflowing during a stop on Fred Zimmerman Memorial Hot Rod Week!

    -Steve Moal’s Oakland, California shop was overflowing during a stop on Fred Zimmerman Memorial Hot Rod Week!

    -Sweden's Martin Lunqvist was the proud recipient of Gary Meadors' Goodghuys Pick. He earned it! In all, his car traveled 9,000 miles from Stockholm to Pleasanton. 6,000 of those were road miles!

    -Sweden’s Martin Lunqvist was the proud recipient of Gary Meadors’ Goodguys Pick. He earned it! In all, his homebuilt ’32 5-window traveled 9,000 miles from Stockholm to Pleasanton. 6,000 of those were road miles!

    -Lil Elmo and the Cosmos had the joint jumpin!

    -Lil Elmo and the Cosmos had the joint jumpin!

    -Hot Rod Heaven!

    -Hot Rod Heaven!

    -Don Cleveland's '71 Mustang was chosen as the Muscle Car of the Year finalist. A 429 "drag pack" factory original, it's the only one in Acapulco Blue known to exist!

    -Don Cleveland’s ’71 Mustang was chosen as the Muscle Car of the Year finalist. A 429 “drag pack” factory original, it’s the only one in Acapulco Blue known to exist!

    -The Martin family loaded up for a morning fairgrounds cruise. That's the spirit!

    -The Martin family loaded up for a morning fairgrounds cruise. That’s the spirit!

    -The Bonneville land speed exhibit was a really cool sight! Five historic land speed cars on display! Don Warner, president of the 200mph club, came out on Saturday to educate folks on the club and what land speed racing is all about

    -The Bonneville land speed exhibit was a really cool sight! Five historic land speed cars on display! Don Warner, president of the 200mph club, came out on Saturday to educate folks on the club and what land speed racing is all about

    -Canadians Doug and Dan MacLanders have never missed a Goodguys West Coast Nationals! Twenty-eight years and counting!

    -Canadians Doug and Dan MacLanders have never missed a Goodguys West Coast Nationals! Twenty-eight years and counting!

    -The Tether car races were outstanding! Several records were set by the "spindizzies!"

    -The Tether car races were outstanding! Several records were set by the “spindizzies!”

    -Roger Lee's Masters & Richter top fuel dragster cackles on 100% nitro!

    -Roger Lee’s Masters & Richter top fuel dragster cackles on 100% nitro!

    -Huge crowds came out all weekend signaling hot rodding is as popular as ever!

    -Huge crowds came out all weekend signaling hot rodding is as popular as ever!

    -Little Owen Reed came out and cruised in his fully restored 1958 Mantz quarter midget! Bitchin ride lil' buddy!

    -Little Owen Reed came out and cruised in his fully restored 1958 Mantz quarter midget! Bitchin ride lil’ buddy!

    -Rock & Roll royalty was in attendance! Neil Young, the Crazy Horse himself, came out Friday to show off his Brizio-built, battery-powered 1961 Lincoln.

    -Rock & Roll royalty was in attendance! Neil Young, the Crazy Horse himself, came out Friday to show off his Brizio-built, battery-powered 1961 Lincoln.

    -Goodguys President Marc Meadors and our Founder & Chairman Gary "Goodguy" Meadors shared a laugh prior to Sunday's awards ceremony.

    -Goodguys President Marc Meadors and our Founder & Chairman Gary “Goodguy” Meadors shared a laugh prior to Sunday’s awards ceremony.

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    -America's Most Beautiful Street Rod - Kevin & Angie Bischoff's 1936 Dodge

    -America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod – Kevin & Angie Bischoff’s 1936 Dodge

    Thirteen years ago, Pacific Northwest rod builder Kevin Bischoff set out to “make an ugly car beautiful.” He conquered his mission and then some. He and wife Angie’s 1936 Dodge was crowned Goodguys 2014 Flowmaster America’s Most Beautiful street rod, beating out a national cast of finalists during last weekend’s Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton.

    Working out of his Vancouver, Washington Shop (Kevin’s Restoration), he and his team were able to turn a pre-war stocker into a sleek, elegant and beautiful millennial gem. The upright stance of the sedan was transformed by narrowing then laying the grill shell back one and a half inches and dropping it by one inch. They took two inches off the roof line, took five and a half inches out of the trunk back then laid it (along with the rear window) forward. They added five inches to the bottom of the doors and molded the fenders and running boards for cohesive, flowing lines. Once the gaps were perfect and all was massaged into place, Kevin sprayed it House of Kolor Apple Red, blending in some Brandywine for extra shine.

    Not only beautiful, the car runs comfortably down the road thanks to a Morrison air spring chassis outfitted with a Thunderbird steering rack, 9-inch rear end and Wilwood brakes. Te 5-spoke wheels are Billet Specialties “Magnitude” (18×7 front and 201×10 rears). Providing the get up and go is a heavily disguised GM 350 with custom made Chrysler hemi valve covers and Hedman headers. The delicious exhaust note is courtesy of custom two and a half inch exhaust with Flowmaster Hushpower mufflers.

    The cabin is just as beautiful as the heavily-reworked exterior. Full leather trimmed seats were stitched by B & R Auto Upholstery, while the modified stock dash houses Classic Instruments’ “BOG” package (Big Ol Gauge). A leather booted Lokar shifter and Billet Specialties steering wheel add sporty elegance.

    When the finished jewel, aptly named “Rampage” was displayed at the 2014 Portland Roadster Show this spring, it won the Rose Grand Cup Sweepstakes, signaling great things to come. With the America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod crown added to the mantle, it makes that thirteen year journey worth the effort and then some.

    For their win in Pleasanton, Kevin & Angie will receive travel accommodations to the Goodguys 17th Southwest Nationals, November 14-16 in Scottsdale, Arizona to be part of the Goodguys Top 12 cars of the year display. While in Scottsdale, they’ll also receive a custom toolbox from Snap-on and more.

    The top five finalists for the Goodguys 2014 America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod award included Janeen Drinkard, Leander, TX (1940 Chevy), Dave Hall, Phoenix, AZ (1939 Ford), Larry Carter, Los Gatos, CA (1933 Ford), Kevin & Angie Bischoff, Vancouver, WA (1936 Dodge) and Justin and Randy Semadini, Jordan, UT (1934 Dodge).
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    -Nothing but blue skies and good times on tap this weekend in Pleasanton!

    -Nothing but blue skies and good times on tap this weekend in Pleasanton!

    Car guys worry about a lot of things. Event promoters do too. Strike the weather forecast for this weekend’s 28th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster off your worry list! It’s going to be all good!

    As usual, the “Perfect Rod Run” will have the perfect weather! According to our friends at the National Weather Service, Friday will be the warmer of the three days coming in with a high of 84 under sunny skies. Saturday and Sunday will also be clear and sunny with a high temp of 82 both days!

    Pack up the sunscreen, gas up the hot rod, grab the kids (and the mother-in-law if you want) and join Goodguys for the Crown Jewel this weekend!

    For a thoroughly-detailed look at the complete weekend happening’s schedule, click here!

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    -Goodguys' official Youtube page has over 200 videos to browse!

    -Goodguys’ official Youtube page has over 200 videos to browse!

    Tired of browsing the same old websites? Need a little “escape” from your Tuesday blues? Fear not! We got ya covered! Since 2011, Goodguys has been actively uploading music videos, event recaps, TV commercials, event promos and more to our official Youtube channel!

    There are currently over 200 videos to browse taking you into hot rod heaven right at your desk! Or even on your phone! No matter where you are, the Goodguys Youtube channel is there for you, taking you on a trip back in time to your favorite event, a hi-speed trek around the Goodguys AutoCross, interviews with industry icons and more!

    Click here to start browsing and make sure you hit the “subscribe” button so you get the newest videos once they’re uploaded!

    Enjoy the ride!

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