Crazy for Columbus! Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals Rewind

  Pictures and text courtesy of Goodguys Rod and Custom Deep into its second decade, the Goodguys PPG Nationals continues on its upward trajectory as hot rodding’s premier summertime summit. The cutting edge cars, our industry’s top manufacturers and brightest minds came together for 96-hours of Full Throttle Fun. Last weekend’s 18th annual Nationals was the best … [Read more...]

24th Heartland Nationals Rewind…American Hot Rodding at its Finest!

Pictures courtesy of Gordon Rojewski Text courtesy of Good-Guys. Booming 4th of July weekend crowds, spectacular weather, fireworks, patriotism and over 4,500 cars (a new event record) highlighted the Goodguys 24th Heartland Nationals last weekend in Des Moines! Amazing as it sounds, the Heartland Nationals keeps growing! Each year here at the Iowa State Fairgrounds we see … [Read more...]

Five of Stielows cars in one place? You must be going to the Goodguys Heartland Nationals

This years Goodguys 24th Heartland Nationals will be host to five of Mark Stielows Camaros. The Goodguys events are a lot of fun regardless, but the chance to see all five of Mark's cars at one event may never happen again. The cars will be displayed together at the foot of Grand Ave in front of the bright yellow Goodguys show rig. Be sure and make plans to be  in Des Moines … [Read more...]

Goodguys 22nd Summer Get-Together

It's time again for the Goodguys Summer Get-Together. Is it really Summer yet? This is the 22nd running of this particular Goodguys show. It seems like just the other day I was at a car show in Pleasanton. We sure get a lot of them out here due to the great climate most of the year. Sure, I love rubbing it in when I get the chance. But for the great weather, we pay an arm and … [Read more...]

Tmcp #241 Where Are They Now: The Ongoing Success Story Of Street Metal Concepts!

This weeks interview a “where are they now” show featuring the infamous Zip Simons and Don Endonino from Street Metal Concepts in Longwood, Florida. Zip and Don are the geniuses behind the incredible body and paint work on my Chevelle in 2013 and were one of the big reasons we made it to SEMA 2013 on time. Zip and Don both take the approach that “the art” of what they’re … [Read more...]

Mojave Magnum’s Standing-Start 1.5 Mile Race and Big Red!

Author: Tony Huntimer Event Date: 4/11/15 – 4/12/15 My weekend was spent at the MKM Racing Promotions Mojave Mile, now called the Mojave Magnum. The Mojave “Mile” was a mile long race that has a standing-start. The Mojave Magnum is the same race, but it’s 1.5 miles from start to finish. The main reason for my visit to the Mojave Magnum was to hang out with Big Red and be … [Read more...]

A Day at the Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together in Pleasanton

by Tony Huntimer It was Saturday March 28th at the Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. I had been hearing commercials on the radio. Somebody also told me that they had seen a Goodguys advertisement on TV. I don't know if this is normal, but something Goodguys did really worked. The turnout at the show was massive … [Read more...]

Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together at Pleasanton

Had a buddy ask me if I'd tow a car down to the Goodguys show this weekend in Pleasanton. He didn't have to ask me twice, I grabbed my wife and we headed out early Saturday morning for the two hour journey to the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. We arrived around 8 am and the place was PACKED! I was there a couple years ago and it was busy, but this year the word was out, … [Read more...]

NMCA Hotchkis Autocross at California Speedway

The season opener for the NMCA drag racing series kicked off this weekend at the California Speedway. Just behind the drag strip was a massive parking lot, that was transformed into the Hotchkis Autocross. California Speedway is a great venue for automotive enthusiasts. Just last weekend all the Cup boys were there, running 180+ miles per hour on the big oval. Fast forward a … [Read more...]

October ’14 Feature of the Month: Jeff and Cindy Carpenter’s 69 Camaro

Story by Jeff Carpenter This project came along fairly quickly with the unplanned sale of my 69 Camaro that I was just finishing up. I needed a new project so my best friend had this car that he and I had just started replacing every piece of sheetmetal on. It was a complete rust bucket. He had lost interest in it so I just bought it from him. Luckily I have a great wife who … [Read more...]