Goodguys honored at Pleasanton Chamber awards ceremonyThe Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce honored the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association last Friday with its Excellence in Business Award.
Organization cited for making a positive impact in the Pleasanton community
The award, which annually recognizes "businesses that have made a positive impact in the Pleasanton community," was presented to Goodguys president Marc Meadors at the Chamber's 49th annual Community Service Awards ceremony, held at the Firehouse Arts Center.
It also came as the Goodguys was readying its 30th anniversary annual All American Get-Together car show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, which drew thousands to the show last weekend despite heavy rains on Saturday.
In accepting the award, Meadors, son of Goodguys founder Gary Meadors, said that since 1983, Goodguys events have brought more than $539 million in economic impact to the Tri-Valley region.
"Pleasanton is a premier destination for car people all over the world who come to Goodguys events at the Fairgrounds," Meadors said.
"Those who come always say what a special place Pleasanton is and how they look forward to returning each year," he said. "We'd like to thank the city for treating our out of town guests so warmly with your great restaurants, comfortable hotels, hospitality and a sparkling clean city."
"We'd also like to thank the Police Department for 'going easy on our guys' and the road crews for keeping the streets so smooth," he added to resounding chuckles and applause from the audience.
Goodguys will hold three additional events at the Fairgrounds this year: the 19th Summer Get-Together on June 2-3, the 26th West Coast Nationals on Aug. 24-26, and the 23rd Autumn Get-Together on Nov. 10-11.