The show is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar, CA.
Boasting more than 70,000 active members worldwide, The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is the largest association catering to street rods, show cars and custom cars in the United States. The association organizes 20 annual rod and custom car show events throughout the country.
The Goodguys mission statement is “to produce the finest automotive events and publish credible and entertaining media content that celebrates our passion for the great American car culture, bringing together cool cars, cool people and good times!”
This is the 19th year that the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has held the Del Mar Nationals car show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Autobody News will be covering the event today, with more information, photos and videos to be released next week.
Friday, April 5
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 6
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 7
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The show features:
• More than 2,500 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through '87
• Indoor car show - including Street Rod d'Elegance Competition
• Spectre Performance All-American Sunday welcoming American-made or powered vehicles of all years
• Goodguys AutoCross - Featuring 16 car "Duel in Del Mar"
• Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition
• Burnout competition
• Vendor & manufacturer exhibits
• Swap meet
• Cars 4 Sale Corral
• Live music entertainment
• Model & Pedal Car Show
• Kids Zone - free arts and crafts, games, prizes and more!
• Complimentary guest shuttles provided from spectator parking
The PPG show truck will make an appearance at the car show. PPG's popular show truck is a bold red, white and blue tractor-trailer rig. PPG describes the truck as a rolling exhibit of premium PPG products. The truck gives show attendees a chance to see PPG’s innovative products, hottest colors and dazzling special effects. So far this year, tour stops included car shows and events sponsored by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and other major auto groups.
At the truck’s large pop-up display, PPG representatives will welcome the public and answer any questions visitors have about any of PPG’s brands including Deltron®, the Vibrance Collection®, Global Refinish System®, Envirobase® High Performance and Aquabase® Plus.
For the second year, this year’s show features the PPG Lowrider Palace. It is a lowrider exhibit sponsored by PPG, the official paint supplier of the Goodguys shows, and is the brainchild of Ray Garcia, PPG territory manager. Garcia is a member of lowrider car club Switch San Diego.
"I thought lowriders deserved to be recognized and have their own category at Del Mar. Goodguys agreed, and together we created the PPG Lowrider Palace," said Garcia. "Lowriders are an important part of the California car culture. The owners take great pride in their cars and put a lot of time and money into them to make them unique. As a PPG rep, I especially love the cars' awesome colors and finishes — a lot of VIBRANCE COLLECTION® effects — they're unbelievable."