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14th PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone Takes Center Stage in Columbus!

Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals Presented by Bridgestone
July 8, 9 & 10
Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH

This is it! The big one for Goodguys! The PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone has become the summertime gathering for the entire hot rodding industry. The 14th edition this weekend, July 8, 9 & 10 promises to be a weekend full of awesome hot rodding action! Over 6,000 1972 & earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked out trucks and street machines make the event a must-attend for any car enthusiast.

Annual event traditions include the crowning of the Goodguys/Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year, the Goodguys/Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year (including the exciting Goodguys Autocross from SMOY participants & vendors on Friday), Builder’s Choice awards selected by Alan Johnson and Curt Ukasik, the 1st annual Barry Lobeck Memorial award, the 2011 Woman of the Year, Best New Product awards plus the Nationals is home to over 400 vendor exhibits, Saturday night nostalgia stage show featuring “Phil Dirt & the Dozers”, a model car show, arts & crafts, swap meet and cars for sale corral and so much more! Friday night, July 8th is the annual Hot Rod Drags at National Trail Raceway featuring a special Nitro Funny Car match race between Justin Grant’s “Stardust” Cuda and Troy Martin’s “Chi Town Hustler and On Sunday, the biggest awards ceremony of the year takes place at 2:22pm!

Detroit based artists Dan and Ashley Webb will be on hand throughout the weekend exhibiting several cars and other way cool art. Don’t miss your chance to meet two of the most creative folks in our industry! And don’t forget – Friday, July 8th is National Collector Car Appreciation Day!

It’s all here at the 14th PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone. Don’t miss it!

Event Hours:
Friday 7/8 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 7/9 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 7/10 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
General Admission: $18
Kids 7-12 $6
Vehicle Registration (Registration is at the Fairgrounds):
3 days – $75 (includes car & driver)
Sunday only – $40 (includes car & driver)
Swap Meet & Car Corral Info:
Both car corral spaces and swap meet spaces are $65 at the event. For more information, visit:


Friday Night Drags!
Located at: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, OH
Event Hours: Gates Open 2pm, Tech at 3pm, Time Runs 4pm, Eliminations 7pm
Admission: $20 Adults, Kids 7-12 $6
Race Fee: $35 (includes car & driver)

For a look at the complete weekend schedule and more click here:

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