Today is last day for Goodguys summer get-together at Fairgrounds

2,500 hot rods, custom, classic cars on display

The 23rd annual Goodguys Summer Get-Together Summer Get-Together comes to a close today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

The two-day show features more than 2,500 candy-colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks of all years. All are American-made and powered.

The show also includes Goodguys AutoCross with competitors testing their speed skills on a closed performance race course. Again this year, the event will showcase the AutoCross Shootout Finals with the winner qualifying for the "Duel in the Desert" at the 19th Southwest Nationals at WestWorld Nov.19 in Las Vegas.

One of the main highlights of the weekend event is a display of 30 custom bicycles from Behind Bars, Inc out of San Jose. It features an array of custom, one-of-a-kind bicycles of all shapes, colors and sizes. The bikes are mostly handmade, custom painted and chrome plated.

For those who need to do some shopping, this weekend's midway offers high-performance parts and accessories to budding hot rodders and do-it-yourselfers. Show-goers have a chance to interact directly with manufacturers and also join in a used car parts swap meet and Auto Trader Classics car corral.

For children, the 22nd Summer Get-Together hosts a PPG coloring contest and other games. A program sponsored by Revell sends them home with their very own model car kit.

The Goodguys 23rd Summer Get-Together gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

General admission is $20 and $6 for youths 7 to 12 years old. Younger children accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

Parking at the Fairgrounds costs $10.

Based in Pleasanton, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is the world's largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members worldwide.

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