The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is thrilled to return to Del Mar Fairgrounds with the debut of the 1st Fall Del Mar Nationals giant car show on Thanksgiving weekend November 25-27! Featuring over 1,500 candy-colored vintage hot rods, muscle cars and trucks, the high-octane Goodguys Autocross, vendor exhibits, a mega-swap meet, live musical entertainment, interactive fun for the kids and more, it’s the perfect way to get-away from the frenzied holiday madness and enjoy a great day out with friends and family!
We’re also happy to announce that we’ve added a very special and historical “Surf Woodie” exhibit to the show in association with San Diego Woodies Car Club. The special exhibit will feature over 40 classic woodies, live retro surf music on Friday and Saturday, surfboard shaping demos and more!
What is a “Woodie” you ask? A Woodie is a vintage car body style, especially a station wagon, where the rear bodywork is constructed of wood framework with infill panels of wood or painted metal. In the 60’s, Surfers, especially in and around Southern California, began buying the disregarded Woodies for pennies on the dollar, using them to haul gear and surfboards, and some even took up residence in the wooden wagons in the quest for the perfect wave instead of working a 9-5 job. Today, Woodie wagons and surf culture are joined at the hip. Hundreds of Woodie car clubs are thriving in different regions of the United States and there are many great woodie-only events throughout the country including Woodies on the Wharf, Wavecrest, L.A. Wood and many others!
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