GOODGUYS CAR SHOW-JUNE 2016 OPENS WITH…DRAGSTERS!
The Goodguys Car Shows always open with the Star-Spangled Banner, and sometimes they throw in a little something extra. It’s a very patriotic moment, and it feels great to see everyone, thousands of people, stop in their tracks, put their hands over their heart to honor our National Anthem. But this time, they had four vintage dragsters parked on the grounds. And as the National Anthem finished and the crowd cheered, they started firing up those awesome dragsters. The ground literally shook as they fired up one at a time, let it warm up for a few minutes, then shut it down before it got hot. Then they’d fire up the next one and so on. It was quite impressive. Good thing they were handing out earplugs. Because those big blown hemis made a ground-shaking display of American might. Check out the video “Star-Spangled Dragsters” on our new YouTube Channel.
The Show, the Cars, the Day…
GOODGUYS CAR SHOW-JUNE 2016, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CARS
The appeal of Goodguys Car Shows for many people, particularly baby boomers like myself, is that the bulk of the cars on display are cars that normal people can aspire to. Heck, long before these were considered classics, they were inexpensive used cars for guys like me. Even today, with the rising prices of classic cars, it’s still possible for a normal everyday Joe to own one of these incredible pieces of rolling history. I’ve also attended high-end Concourse shows like Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week et al, and while impressive, many of those cars are not only beyond my reach, but beyond my understanding as well. And you’re not going to jump in your 1934 Delahaye and drive to the store for a gallon of milk, but you might in your ’69 Camaro.
GOODGUYS CAR SHOW-JUNE 2016 HAS IT ALL
If you like cars, they got ’em. Muscle cars, classic cars, custom cars, lowriders, lead sleds, race cars, historic cars, trucks, military vehicles, hot rods, street rods, rat rods, etc. etc.
ABOVE: The Corvette bunch always shows up in force.
BELOW: There is a whole section in the fairgrounds set aside for trucks, old and new.
ABOVE: The Car Corral had hundreds of great old cars for sale, and some not so old. There were some real deals out there.