Presented by Goodguys and Flowmaster Mufflers, this year's event was one of the biggest ever. John Drummond, communications director of the Pleasanton-based Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, said 3,700 show cars from 29 different states and Australia had their vehicles on display at the show.
Standing right alongside the Goodguys team as event organizers was the P-Town Pushrods car club. Founded locally by Rich Riley in 1994, the club has called Pleasanton home and served as host club for all Goodguys events at the Fairgrounds for the last 20 years. The club has more than 150 members based both in the Tri-Valley and abroad, including in Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to serving as host club for Goodguys, the P-Town Pushrods have their own activities. They escort Livermore Veterans Hospital patients to the Goodguys events and serve them lunch. Each spring, the Pushrods organize a mini car show and barbecue lunch at the hospital. In addition, the club donates funds to Hope Hospice, the National Cancer Society, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Center and other local Tri-Valley based charities.