Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Announces Return Of Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals

Goodguys Southwest

PLEASANTON, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2020) – Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, organizer of America’s premier hot rod and custom car events, announced its return to Scottsdale, Arizona, November 20-22, 2020, for the 23rd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson. The event has been planned in conjunction with local police and fire departments, as well as health and safety officials, to be clean and safe while maintaining the fun and family-friendly atmosphere expected at Goodguys events.

Each year the event displays over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks, drawing nearly 10,000 attendees to WestWorld of Scottsdale. The facility sits on 270 acres of property and has over 120,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, which leaves plenty of room for guests to be socially distanced. In accordance with the “Goodguys Cares” health and safety guidelines, face coverings will also be mandatory for all registered participants, spectators, vendors, and staff attending the event, and sanitation stations will be dispersed across the grounds. Additional staff and resources will also be allocated for more frequent cleaning throughout the grounds, particularly in high traffic areas like restrooms, entrances, and merchandise booths.

In addition to the thousands of automobiles on display, guests can also enjoy a swap meet, autocross racing, food vendors, and manufacturer displays. Goodguys will be handing out hardware in the form of the “Top 7” awards, presented by Meguiars. These awards represent the nation’s finest cars and trucks and will be presented in several categories including the Street Rod Headquarters “Custom of the Year,” March Performance “Street Rod D’ Elegance,” Tanks Inc “Hot Rod of the Year,” Classic Instruments “Street Rod of the Year,” PPG “Street Machine of the Year,” and the BASF “America’s Most Beautiful.” The FAST® “AutoCrosser” of the Year title will be up for grabs in the Duel in the Desert. This year’s format will be a race-in of the 32 fastest cars on the grounds. Qualifying begins Friday and runs through 1:30pm on Saturday, followed by eliminations beginning at 2pm.

“We are thrilled to gather again with our many friends and fellow enthusiasts in Arizona,” said Goodguys President and CEO Marc Meaders. “With the help of local authorities, dedicated volunteers, and a passionate local fanbase, Goodguys is excited to return with a fun, family-friendly event. Our increased sanitation and safety measures are designed so that everyone leaves as healthy as they arrived, while also allowing guests to relax and enjoy the cars and company without worry.”

Enthusiasts can also enter their cars for display in the Show and Shine display here.

On Sunday, November 22, Goodguys will be hosting All American Sunday, welcoming all years of American Made or powered show cars and trucks in the Show & Shine and on the AutoCross track. Learn more about All American Sunday here.

The event schedule is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. General admission tickets are $20 per day on Friday and Saturday and $15 Sunday if purchased online before Nov. 19, 2020. Discounts are available for Goodguys members and children ages 7–12, while children six and under receive free admission.

Goodguys also recently announced their 2021 return to the greater Phoenix area set to take place March 19–21,2021, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. For more information on this event, click here.


Founded in 1983, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association produces the finest automotive events and publishes credible and entertaining media content that celebrates the passion for the great American car culture, bringing together Cool Cars, Cool People and Good Times! With over 70,000 active members worldwide, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is the world’s largest hot-rodding association. Their events feature thousands of hot rods and customs, tricked-out trucks, muscle cars, and classics sprawled throughout venues such as fairgrounds, super speedways, and large outdoor stadiums.