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Funeral arrangements pending for Goodguys founder Gary Meadors

Original post made on Dec 28, 2015

Gary Meadors, founder and chairman of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, died Sunday of natural causes. He was 76.

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Posted by Dwayne Harrold
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 28, 2015 at 5:21 pm

You have been a long time friend and you encouraged many in your passion. Your legacy will live on I'm sure.

God Bless you and your family,

Dwayne and Gail Harrold

Posted by Gary Waugh
a resident of another community
on Dec 29, 2015 at 6:10 am

I met Gary in Pomona.
We have a mutual friend and car builder.
Gary was very nice and I felt honored to meet him.
He is already missed.

Gary Waugh
Fountain Hills, AZ

Posted by Hank Miller
a resident of another community
on Dec 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

I never met the man, but I have enjoyed the Goodguys shows in Dallas for years. His reputation and the excitement of attending the events speak loudly for his dedication, organizational skills and passion. Thanks for memories. RIP

Hank Milier

Posted by Tania
a resident of another community
on Dec 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

I used to work next to the Good Guys building and he let my coworker and I come "play" in his was so cool in there! such a sweet man!

Posted by Bill Sears
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

What a " GREAT GUY "! You will be truly missed by the many guys and gals that loved hot rodding and just hangin' out with different rides.

a resident of Livermore
on Dec 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Truely a GEM. Every encounter with Gary was always so pleasant. We Worked on several of Gary's Hot Rod's to get his tunes up and running. My favorite saying when I would see Gary. "The life of Gary Meadors" I would always get a big smile!

Posted by rosalindr
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm

rosalindr is a registered user.

When I bought my 1973 Maverick Grabber in July of 2005 the first auto show I took it to was the Autumn Get-Together in Pleasanton. The nice thing about the Goodguys shows, was that you could enter any car, new, old, original, or chopped. It didn't have to be a hotrod or a ground-up restoration or anything fancy. So my car fit in before and after I had it restored.

All of the Goodguys shows are great family events whether exhibiting a vehicle or just viewing them. Thank you Gary Meadors for creating such a fun family show. May you RIP.


Posted by Carter89
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Jan 4, 2016 at 9:04 pm

he was very good person who help to others R.I.P ....

Posted by Ron and Deanna Hulse
a resident of Danville
on Jan 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Me, just a lowly wanna be guy with the "Dukes" in Danville, was treated with the utmost respect by Gary. I will never forget the way he called me hulse, as if I was in the same class as these other guys with their expensive cars. I was a low budget rodder but had a lot of fun at the car events and Saturday morning breakfast meetings.

Our deepest sympathy to the Meadors family.

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