Del Mar Rewind – Sun and Fun Highlight Spectacular Weekend Run!

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When the sun is shining and the palms are swaying – there’s simply no better backdrop for a Goodguys event than Del Mar! That was this case this past weekend as the Goodguys 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals featured three full days of brilliant sunshine, mild temperatures and some hot, hot cars!

Right away, participants and fans noticed an all new event layout with the Goodguys AutoCross being held front and center in the fairgrounds west lot, making it a huge part of the event. Thousands of fans hung on the fence as the nation’s best AutoCrossers slugged it out on a challenging, twisty course! Even the nation’s magazine editor’s came out for the 6th annual Editor’s Shootout AutoCross – with Car Craft Magazine’s Jeff Smith taking the win in the special event.

-Car Craft Magazine's Jeff Smith is all smiles next to the Goodguys 2013 Ford Focus ST after winning the 6th annual Goodguys Editor's Shootout AutoCross

-Car Craft Magazine’s Jeff Smith is all smiles next to the Goodguys 2013 Ford Focus ST after winning the 6th annual Goodguys Editor’s Shootout AutoCross

“Fast” Mary Pozzi drove her way to the weekend’s fastest AutoCross lap (53.243) earning the coveted spot in November Goodguys AutoCross Finals Shootout presented by BFGoodrich. Greg Thurmond (Street Machine), Mike Hickman (Truck Class), Don Chemellow and Tom Kamman (All American Sunday) were also big class winners.

-"Fast" Mary Pozzi was indeed fastest in Del Mar, clicking off a last-lap 53.243 - the quickest of the weekend

-”Fast” Mary Pozzi was indeed fastest in Del Mar, clicking off a last-lap 53.243 – the quickest of the weekend

For complete Del Mar AutoCross results click here.

While the outdoor show filled every square inch of the fairgrounds (including rod & custom parking in all new areas never used at this event), the indoor show housed the top cars in the big show. The competition for the Goodguys 2013 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance award was the stiffest we’ve seen in years. Getting to the top 5 finalists was NOT easy. The finalists included Harold Chapman Jr (’33 Ford), Jerry Kjensrud (’39 Chevy), Ron Cizek (’40 Ford), George Sepulveda (’38 Ford) and Roger Hill (’39 Chevy).

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In the end when all votes were tallied, it was Cizek’s Ridler-winning ’40 Ford winning the Del Mar d’Elegance crown. Click here to read all about this superior street rod.

For the list of all Del Mar award winners, click here.

-The indoor car show housed all Street Rod d'Elegance competitors as well as hundreds of other fine rides

-The indoor car show housed all Street Rod d’Elegance competitors as well as hundreds of other fine rides

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals such a memorable weekend. We’ll be right back here in Del Mar November 22-24 for the 3rd Fall Del Mar Nationals (which is NOT on Thanksgiving weekednd this year). We hope to see you then!

-It wouldn't be Goodguys Del Mar without the Good Wood Woodie exhibit! This year's was the best yet!

-It wouldn’t be Goodguys Del Mar without the Good Wood Woodie exhibit! This year’s was the best yet!

-Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen (left) and Don "The Snake" Prudhomme came out Saturday to meet & greet fans and to promote their new movie which debuts September 6th nationwide

-Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (left) and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme came out Saturday to meet & greet fans and to promote their new movie which debuts September 6th nationwide

-The Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest dragsters got hearts racing Friday & Saturday

-The Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest dragsters got hearts racing Friday & Saturday

-It was a "Two Thumbs Up" kinda weekend in ol' Del Mar!

-It was a “Two Thumbs Up” kinda weekend in ol’ Del Mar!

 

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