Autograph seekers will get an exclusive chance to meet drag racing legends Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (a San Diego area resident) and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen Saturday, April 6th at 12:30pm during a special meet & greet held at the Clocktower. Both Prudhomme and McEwen will sign autographs for fans. Vintage top fuel dragsters will also be part of the display.
And this, all of it, started on a spring day in March 1983 in Northern California. The American Dream personified in a simple company slogan. “Goodguys…Cool Cars, Cool People, Goodtimes!”
The Goodguys 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals event gates are open Friday from 8am to 5pm, Saturday from 8am to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 3pm. General admission is $18, kids 7-12 $6. Fairgrounds parking is $10. Visit www.good-guys.com to purchase event tickets or to register a show car. Call Goodguys @ (925) 838-9876 for more information.
By the numbers – Three decades of Goodguys:
600 – The number of Goodguys Rod & Custom Association events produced since 1983.
2.5 million – The cumulative total of hot rods and classic cars (1972 & older) which have attended a Goodguys event since 1983.
$250,000 million – the estimated revenue generated in local cities (hotel rooms, restaurants, gas stations, markets etc) hosting Goodguys events since 1983
25 million – the estimated total attendance of Goodguys events since 1983
10,000 – The number of companies who’ve exhibited on the midway at a Goodguys events since 1983
290 – The number of Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette magazines printed since first published in 1989
75 – Number of completed, ready-to-drive-away Giveaway Cars Goodguys has produced since 1983
30 – Number of states Goodguys events have been held in since 1983
45,000 – Number of miles the Goodguys big rig travels annually bringing supplies to events
79,000lbs – The Goodguys big rig carries between 75,000 and 79,000lbs worth of equipment to each show.