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- November 8, 2013

Goodguys back for final show in 2013

Special events planned for veterans

A colorful weekend of American cars and patriotism are on tap tomorrow and Sunday as the Goodguys stage the 24th Autumn Get-Together at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

More than 2,500 classic hot rods, custom cars, and muscle cars will be at the fairgrounds in the final Goodguys show of the year.

The show, presented by Specialty Sales Classics, will have a patriotic feel, with the two-day event just ahead of Monday's Veterans Day holiday. Goodguys will offer free admission on Sunday to all active and retired service men and women upon presentation of their military photo I.D. at the ticket gates.

Also featured at the event will be a special vintage military vehicle exhibit with a wide variety of military machines from decades past. At noon tomorrow and again on Sunday, special Veterans Day ceremonies will be held at the main stage featuring color guards, brigadier generals and retired veterans from local hospitals.

"All of us at Goodguys salute our military servicemen and women," said Goodguys president Marc Meadors. "Goodguys has always supported our military and veterans since the beginning. My father Gary, our founder, served our country in the 1960s."

"We offer military discounts at all of our events around the country but right here in our backyard we've always tried to reach out to local military and veterans to get them out to the show, enjoy the cars and pay our respects," he added.

Pleasanton-based Safeway has also gotten into the act and will feed a select group of veterans with a special luncheon tomorrow with help of the event host club, the P-Town Pushrods.

Other event features throughout the weekend include a special art exhibit with local Bay Area artists specializing in automotive art, a Lowrider car exhibit, a large swap meet with over 1,200 sellers offering vintage clothing, collectibles and vintage auto parts.

Free activities for children and festive music and culinary delights will be part of the weekend show.

The Goodguys AutoCross course will be active all weekend featuring hundreds of cars racing around the course in five categories going for the quickest lap time.

The Goodguys Autumn Get-Together will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.

General admission is $17 with youths from 7-12 charged $6 and those 6 and under free. Fairgrounds parking costs $8.

For additional information, contact the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association at (925) 838-9876 or visit


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