Goodguys West Coast Nationals to Welcome Muscle Cars Through 1972

Aug 4, 2010

Muscle cars will dot the landscape for the first time in the 24-year history of the West Coast Nationals as rods, customs, classics and muscle cars from over 15 states converge on Pleasanton, California on August 27-29.

In addition to celebrating the arrival of muscle cars, the Goodguys staff will be looking for a finalist for the 2010 Muscle Car of the Year award as well as winners of other awards such as “Mighty Muscle,” “Cool Camaro”, “Ford Muscle,” “Mopar Muscle,” “Chevy Muscle,” “Mighty Mustang,” and “Slick ’60s.”

“We know the event will be better than ever with more variety, more cars to see and new vendors to visit, thus enhancing the appeal of the show for all participants and spectators,” said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. “We have the room for another 500 cars. All muscle car and street machine guys have an open invitation to join us in Pleasanton.”

In addition, Goodguys has also extended the evening cruising hours for this year’s event, with gates open Friday and Saturday evening until 10pm. Several bands have been booked including “Night Shift” and the “Take 2 Party Band.” Live music and dance parties are scheduled for both Friday and Saturday evenings.

The event is also scheduled to feature hundreds of vendor exhibits, a swap meet, car corral, arts and crafts exhibit, model car and miniature engine exhibit and seminars, according to event organizers.

Goodguys will crown America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod (AMBR) on Saturday night and Tom Medley will personally attend the event to select the traditional “Stroker McGurk” award (which goes to a hot rod roadster) as well as the ’40 Fords Forever Pick. Other awards to be given out in Pleasanton include the Bill B Memorial, Jim Ewing Memorial and Bruce Olson Memorial awards. The Goodguys Builder’s Choice awards, Street Rodder Magazine Top100, Truck of the Year Early finalists and Muscle Car of the Year finalists will also be featured awards along with dozens of other picks.

The 24th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster Mufflers officially gets underway Thursday night August 26th with the kickoff party at the Pleasanton Marriott but there will be plenty of activity starting as early as Monday, August 23rd with Hot Rod Week.

For more visit the official event website