The Goodguys 27th All-American Get-Together is California’s largest two-day automotive event. The event features indoor and outdoor car shows with over 3,000 hot rods, custom cars, classics, trucks, muscle cars and street machines of all years, makes & models, a giant automotive swap meet, a cars for sale corral, vendor & manufacturer’s exhibits, kids play area, live entertainment & more! An exclusive appearance by the original George Barris-built “Batmobile” will be one of many show highlights. Competition for the Goodguys West Coast Custom of the Year Award is yet another featured attraction. Over 40 highly customized cars from the 1930s through the mid 1960s will be showcased inside the main building at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds competing for this prestigious award which includes a pewter statuette and $1,000 dollars to the winner.
Saturday, March 28th & Sunday, March 29th, 2009
Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Available at the event or online at www.good-guys.com . General Admission: $15, Kids (7-12): $6.00, Under 6: FREE, Fairgrounds Parking: $8.00
Goodguys (925) 838-9876, Alameda County Fairgrounds (925) 426-7600
INDOOR CAR SHOW:
Some of the world’s finest Custom cars (highly modified cars 1936 through 1964 vintage) will be on display under the lights in the main exhibit building as the leaders in the custom car world show off their automotive works of art. Automotive stylists from all over the western US will display their cars in hopes of winning the Goodguys West Coast Custom of the Year award.
Bay area car customizer’s who will display at the show include Robert Gallery of Dublin (’54 Cadillac), Gary and Joanne Levering (1950 Ford), John D’Agostino of Discovery Bay (1958 Oldsmobile), Eric Hansen of Discovery Bay (’52 Buick), Ted Stevens of Los Gatos (1949 Mercury) James Hetfield of Marin (’37 Ford), Bob Cecchini of Hayward (1956 Lincoln), Kimberly Mejia of San Francisco (1955 Lincoln), Brandon Penserini of Napa (1962 Thunderbird), Leonard Lopez of Brentwood (1956 Chevy Nomad), Richard Zocchi of Walnut Creek (’39 Dodge) and many others.
OUTDOOR CAR SHOW:
Over 3,000 American powered Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Street Machines, Muscle Cars and Trick Trucks of all years, makes & models will fill the beautiful acreage of the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Lil’ deuce coupes, hot rod roadsters, chopped Merc customs, Hemi Cuda’s, Six Pack Challengers, Boss 429 Mustangs, Pontiac GTO’s and other specialty vehicles of all years, makes & models will be on display. Thousands of the West Coast’s finest cars & trucks will be on display both days!
The original George Barris-built “Batmobile” will be on display throughout the weekend. A rolling piece of automotive history, the original Barris Batmobile was designed from scratch by Barris using a 1955 Lincoln Futura.
The car appeared in the original Batman TV series starring Adam West as Bruce Wayne on American Television in the 1960s. This car was one of two ever built by Barris for the show and this particular model was the Batmobile designed for both television and movie use.
Recently restored and updated by Advanced Restorations of Sacramento, the Batmobile has been on tour for the last 40 years!
Over 250 performance automotive companies will exhibit products and hold demonstrations throughout the show. Enthusiasts will get the chance to talk directly with manufacturer representatives, buy automotive related products at special prices and ask consumer related questions.
Thousands of vendors will be on hand in the swap meet selling rare and hard to find automotive equipment. The swap meet is a great place to get used or “experienced” impossible to find automotive stuff at rock bottom prices!
CARS FOR SALE CORRAL:
The Cars for Sale Corral is an outdoor sales arena featuring hundreds and hundreds of collector cars for sale. The cars for sale range from turn-key ready to drive beauties to “fixer uppers” and everything in between.