Goodguys Announces Schedule for Next Week’s ‘Hot Rod Week’

Aug 17, 2011

Goodguys has announced the schedule for the upcoming Hot Rod Week on its website. The four-day guided tour of shops and places of interests kicks off on Monday, Aug. 22, and runs through Thursday, Aug. 25, one day before the start of Goodguys’ 25th West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, California, which runs Friday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Aug. 28.

“Hot Rod Week serves as a fun activity for locals as well as out of town visitors attending the annual West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton,” representatives from Goodguys said on the association’s website.

The free tour requires no reservations. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the Pleasanton Hilton at 8 a.m. each morning to join up with the tour group. All tours will leave the back parking lot of the Hilton at 8:30 a.m. sharp, according to Goodguys.

On Monday, Aug. 22, the tour group will drive to the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, which is the site where the first helicopter was manufactured. The next stop on Monday’s tour will be Roy Brizio Street Rods , followed by a tour of the Sanderson Headers factory.

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the group will head to the Sacramento area, where it will stop at rod shops including American Past Times Hot Rod Shop, Rods R US, Blue Collar Customs and the Gearhead Garage. The final stop on Tuesday’s tour will be Roseville Rod & Custom.

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, the group will go to the Silicon Valley, where the first stop will be for a tour of Gambino Kustoms, followed by a stop at Speed Nymph Garage to see Dennis Varni’s record-setting Bonneville race cars, as well as his AMBR Award-winning 1929 roadster. The next stop on Wednesday’s tour will be to see Dick Deluna’s collection of vehicles, followed by a trip to Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage & Event Center to view Joe Bullock’s private collection.

On Thursday, Aug. 25, the group will start the day with a tour of the East Bay Muscle Cars facility, followed by a stop at Andy’s Tee Shirts. The day will finish with a tour of Randy Driskell’s Hot Rod Garage, which contains a large collection of old parts and neon signs. For more information on Hot Rod Week, click here.