For the 21st consecutive year, the Goodguys Hot Rod Nationals will swing into O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, bringing over 4,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars into the vaunted facility. More than just a car show, this truly is the most spirited hot rod event on the annual Goodguys calendar and is the only event in the country of its size to include a car show and a drag race all wrapped up into one giant bundle of auto-utopia.
Of course manufacturer’s exhibits, an automotive swap meet, nightly parties at the Adam’s Mark Hotel and many more activities will be included in the three day festival of chrome and speed. Check out these highlights!
Builder’s Choice Awards:
Troy Trepanier and his father Jack of Rad Rides by Troy will be on hand throughout the weekend to select the Builder’s Choice awards. The Rad Rides Crew will hand pick ten of the event’s top cars and present them will special awards hand made by the Rad Rides shop. The special Builder’s Choice Parking area will be held Saturday, June 13th from 8am to 2pm inside the West side grandstand concourse.
Hot Rod of the Year Competition:
The annual Hot Rod of the Year competition will seek to crown this year’s baddest hot rod! The award is designed for a 1948 & earlier hot rods that are regularly street driven and have a mean attitude! The cars that enter the competition will take part in a special cruise Friday around the Indy 500 track then up to the “Summer Place” 50s Diner in Sharpsville, Indiana. Then its back to the event from an 1/8th mile Fun Run on the drag strip before the award finalists are chosen. The crowning ceremony will be held Saturday evening, June 13th at the Adams Mark Hotel! Do you have a bitchin’ Hot Rod?
Solid Gold Ground Poundin!
A full weekend of 250mph vintage drag racing excitement is planned for the Hot Rod Nationals including Nostalgia Funny Cars and Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters plus a very special Fuel Altered Match Race between Rich Guasco’s legendary “Pure Hell” and Dave Hough’s “Nanook.” Joining the huge contingent of nitro cars will be the popular index classes of Pro Comp, Nostalgia Gas and the always entertaining Nostalgia Super Stockers and Geezer Gassers!
Thursday Night Kickoff Party!
Start your 21st Hot Rod Nationals weekend at the official Kickoff Party at the Ray Skillman Museum Speed Shop! You will not believe how cool this sterling collection of classic cars and automobilia is! Take it all in and get some good eats and drinks while yer at it. Rockin’ Dave will be spinnin’ the tunes!
Get yer boogie shoes on a grab an adult beverage ‘cause its party time in Indy! Friday and Saturday night, June 12 & 13th the Adam’s Mark main ballroom will come alive with rock & roll, dancin’ and good times! Belting out the tunes on the stage will be Dangerous Jim and the Slims (Friday night) and the world famous Van Dells (Saturday night)
Sell Your Parts or your car!
The Indy swap meet is an event all its own! Hundreds of swap spaces offer all kinds of rare and hard to find parts and pieces while the cars for sale corral gives you the opportunity to buy & sell the car of your dreams!
It’s all here in Indy – the biggest Hot Rod event of the year! Get pre-registered today and save time and money!
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