Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie presented Goodguys with a Certificate of Special Recognition Thursday evening, June 30th in honor of the 20th Anniversary Goodguys Heartland Nationals. The event, held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds is one of the largest Goodguys produces annually with over 3,500 participant cars.
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie (right) and “Goodguy” Gary Meadors share a laugh at the 20th Heartland Nationals kick off party
Mayor Cownie read the certificate to Goodguys founder and chairman Gary Meadors in front of an enthusiastic crowd of hot rodders during the weekend’s official kickoff party. “The Goodguys Heartland Nationals brings 2.5 million dollars to the city of Des Moines,” the Mayor said. The Mayor also spoke of a classic Chevy he once owned and candidly explained how a connecting rod went through the oil pan one night! Our kind of guy!
Greg Edwards of the Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau presented Goodguys a plaque in honor of the 20th anniversary Heartland Nationals
The Goodguys Heartland Nationals serves as the largest participant automotive event in the state of Iowa. It is the 3rd oldest event on the Goodguys event schedule begind the West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, California and the Pacific Northwest Nationals in Puyallup, Washington.