Held over the weekend of May 21-23, The Goodguys 5th Bridgestone Rod & Custom Nashville Nationals served as more than just another car show. The event also raised money for flooding victims in Tennessee.
In light of the recent flooding of the greater Nashville area, Goodguys partnered with Hands on Nashville to help raise money for the victims of the flood. Hands On Nashville is a local volunteer network that is helping organize relief efforts, according to a press release.
The 5th Bridgestone Nationals annually covers all of LP Field with more than 2,000 hot rods, custom cars, muscle cars and trucks.
“We’re going to do our best to offer whatever assistance we can to the city of Nashville,” said Goodguys event director Bill Goodwill before the event. “We saw the footage on TV. We know there are people here in town that lost everything. For every dollar raised at the event, Goodguys will match it dollar for dollar. Hot rodding has always been a family hobby and a fun hobby. We are a close-knit fraternity and we can make a difference. ”
Flood relief donation kiosks were set up at the ticket gates throughout LP Field all three event days to collect donations for the flood victims.