Goodguys Prepares for 23rd Annual Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

The three-day event celebrates So-Cal hot rod culture with fun for the whole family...

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is bringing thousands of cool cars, cool people and good times to the southern California coast for the 23rd Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals presented by FiTech Fuel Injection. The event takes place over three days, April 5-7, at the scenic Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Thousands of customs, lowriders, street rods and classic trucks will fill the grounds to celebrate So-Cal’s diverse range of the automotive lifestyles and culture. There will be several special show areas including the PPG Lowrider Palace packed with chrome, brilliant paints, murals and detailed rides, plus a new Suede and Chrome hall bustling with traditional hot rods, lakesters and highboys that formed the earliest days of hot rodding in Southern California.

Goodguys Prepares for 23rd Annual Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals | THE SHOP

Street rods will converge on Del Mar with one earning the crown as the Goodguys 2024 Meguiar’s Street Rod d’Elegance, a coveted hot rodding award and a staple of the Goodguys Top 12 Awards. Goodguys will also be choosing finalists for its six regional Top 12 awards including Custom Rod, Truck Early and Late, Muscle Machine, Custom and Muscle Car plus a special Builder’s Choice Top 10 selected by Streamline Custom Designs.

Goodguys provides fun for the entire family starting with the free Family Fun Zone, a model car show including a Model Car Make and Take and live music entertainment. On Saturday there is a lowrider hopping contest to see which rides can hop the highest, plus the fury of the Nitro Thunderfest exhibition where vintage dragsters roar to life.

Racing takes place all three days as skilled autocross drivers rip through cones and corners to qualify for the CPP Duel in Del Mar Shootout going down Saturday afternoon. 

A swap meet and Cars 4-Sale Corral are also included, as well as a Manufacturer’s Midway featuring some of the nation’s biggest automotive companies.

On Sunday, American-made or powered vehicles of all years are welcome to join the fun for Meguiar’s All-American Sunday.

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