The Goodguys 31st All American Get-Together Presented by Specialty Sales Classics turned out to be an old school, sun-baked, bonafide Goodguys happenin’ last weekend in Pleasanton proving beyond a shadow of a doubt what we’ve known all along – Northern Californian’s are serious about rods, customs & classics! The two-day event, welcoming all years, makes & models of American made or American powered cars & trucks enjoyed sunny afternoon’s in the mid-70s, over 3,400 cars, tens of thousands of enthusiasts, hundreds of vendors and a springtime spirit that warmed the soul. What started in March of 1983 as a one day “Get-Together” for California hot rodders has blossomed into one of the most popular events on the annual Goodguys event schedule.
Northern California car nut Gary Meadors founded Goodguys back in the spring of ‘83 as a way to get car people and hot rod aficionados like him together to show off their cars, trade ideas, listen to some live music and have a little fun. Falling back on his early years as strictly a street rod show promoter (street rods are widely considered 1949 & earlier American cars) Meadors had the idea to welcome all genres of American car enthusiasts with a lean towards V8 powered, low-to-the-ground eye catchers like hot rods from the 30s & 40s, lead sled customs from the 50s, Muscle Cars from the 70s as well as the new breed of American Muscle like 5.0 GT Mustangs, Z28 Camaros and more. 500 show cars came to that first event, proving just how popular classic cars and hot rods are in the San Francisco Bay Area (and still are!). And here we all were on a sunny weekend in 2013 celebrating 30 years of “getting-together” with cool cars, cool people and good times!
Thanks to everyone who came and supported Goodguys last weekend. If you somehow missed it, don’t worry – the Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together presented by Specialty Sales Classics is just nine weeks away (June 1 & 2), right back here at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds! Click here for full info.
To see the complete list of award winning cars from the All American Get-Together, click here