Competition at its Finest! – By Tony Huntimer The Goodguys 23rd Summer Get-Together car show in Pleasanton, CA was timed with many other California and Bay Area competitions. The day of the show, the San Jose Sharks were going for the Stanley Cup, the Golden State Warriors were in the Finals, and the California Primary Elections were coming up in days. So, the car … [Read more...]
The Goodguys 34th All American Get Together
By Tony Huntimer 3-25-16 Fun! Rain or Shine! Unlike the Goodguys Street Machine Nationals in Columbus, Sunday is always a good turnout in Pleasanton, CA…unless there’s rain in the forecast. I’ve been attending this event since the 1990s. It seems like the All American Get Together has been rained on more times than not. I know, all of you from the Midwest are laughing at the … [Read more...]
Goodguys 26th Autumn Get-Together in Pleasanton
What a difference a day makes! Especially when it rains at a car show. Apparently on Saturday, the Goodguys 26th Autumn Get-Together show was busy as usual. The same couldn't be said for Sunday, the only day I could make it to the show. I knew in advance that it was going to rain. The weather prognosticators were finally correct. It was raining when I got up. I packed my … [Read more...]
Goodguys 29th West Coast Nationals
Photos and Text by Tony Huntimer So it all started back in 2001… Not Goodguys. I’m talking about when I started writing my first book. The one titled, “How to Build & Modify GM Pro-Touring Street Machines.” While writing the book, I decided it wouldn’t be complete unless I included the Camaro that forever altered my thoughts of Camaros and cars as I knew them. … [Read more...]
Chance of a lifetime! The Part Deux!
Story by: Tony Huntimer First, with Big Red in Columbus and then with Adam Carolla! Somebody pinch me. I’ve been listening to Adam’s nasally drone since Loveline back in 1996! His drone is much like mine, but he’s funny. I personally enjoy Adam’s comedy. So much so, that I partake in his many different podcasts on a daily basis. Not only does he have an entertainment … [Read more...]
Goodguys Columbus: Chance of a lifetime!
Story and pictures by Tony Huntimer I was invited to attend the show with longtime friend RJ Gottlieb and his famous Camaro, none other than Big Red. I couldn't pass up the chance to tag along and help support his efforts to support his latest venture, the Big Red documentary series coming to NBCSN on July 27th at 9PM EST. I met a few fans from online forums that met me while … [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...]
Big News from Big Red! Coming to your TV!
Big Red Press Release Intro By Tony Huntimer For those of you who are familiar with the iconic 1969 Camaro named Big Red, when was the first time you saw Big Red? For me, it was as a teenager in the 1980s. It was the year 1988 to be exact. I watched Magnum PI on TV, blasted Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses on a Pioneer cassette tape player, and loved Pro-Street … [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...]