The Goodguys 28th All-American Get-Together continues today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alameda County Fairgrounds with more than 3,000 hot rods, custom cars, classics, trucks, muscle cars and street machines of all years on display.
"This is our biggest show spectator-wise because it's the first show of the year," said John Drummond of the Goodguys organization. "It's bright and sunny weekend and we're getting huge crowds."
Also pleased are downtown restaurants and merchants that saw streets jammed as Goodguys show spectators and exhibitors took breaks during the show Saturday or last night to spend time downtown.
The event includes an automotive swap meet, a cars for sale corral, vendor and manufacturer's exhibits, kids' play area, live entertainment and more.
Competition for the Goodguys West Coast Custom of the Year Award is another featured attraction with more than 40 highly customized cars from the 1930s through 1972 vintage vehicles to be showcased inside the main building at the fairgrounds. The prestigious award of $1,000 to the winner includes a pewter statuette.
Among the exhibitors are be Josiah Coy, 22, of Pleasanton and Corey Perin, 34, of Livermore. The two have opened a new custom car business -- Coy & Perin Speed Industries -- in Pleasanton based on what they have seen and learned over the last 15 years attending Goodguys shows at the fairgrounds.
Coy is showing his highly acclaimed 1965 Pontiac GTO, which received widespread praise at last year's SEMA convention in Las Vegas.
More than 250 performance automotive companies are exhibiting products and holding demonstrations throughout the show. Enthusiasts get the chance to talk directly with manufacturer representatives, buy automotive related products at special prices and ask consumer related questions.
In addition, several thousand vendors are on hand in the swap meet selling rare and hard to find automotive equipment. Also at the show is the Cars for Sale Corral, an outdoor sales arena featuring hundreds of collector cars for sale.
"These range from turn-key ready to drive beauties to "fixer uppers" and everything in between," Drummond said.
General Admission to the Goodguys 28th All-American Get-Together is $17 and $6 for those from 7 to 12 years old. Children under 6 years old or under are admitted free. Parking at the fairgrounds lots is $8.
For more information, go to www.good-guys.com or www.alamedacountyfair.com.