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70,000 attend 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals car show that closed yesterday

Original post made on Aug 25, 2009

More than 70,000 car enthusiasts attended the 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals at the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend, where 3,200 cars were on display.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 21, 2009, 7:52 AM

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Posted by Ghetto Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 1:41 pm

As I drive through Pleasanton every August, I realize how lucky I am to live in this town. I LOVE GOOD GUYS!!!! What I don't love is that the city has driven these beautiful cars and wonderful people out of our town on Friday nights, for the residents to enjoy. Not long ago, Main Street would shut down and so many beautiful cars would cruise & park for all to enjoy! Then the city complained that it cost too much money for security and such - so they wanted to charge these guys to park down town on Friday night. What I don't get is if they are bringing into our community an estimated 16 million dollars is that not good enough to allow this fine group to invade our streets???? I say YES!!! BRING BACK THE FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE ON MAIN STREET!!!

Now, if I am way off base here on facts, please someone let me know....but I enjoyed the time walking Main Street and marveling at the beauty of the old AMERICAN made classics and want my kids to be able to have memories of the same experience!

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Posted by Rodder Guy
a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm

The local car club, P Town Pushrods provided most of the work for this event. They parked cars, they directed traffic and anything else that needed to be done. When they didn't want to do it anymore was when it all stopped. The city was going to have to pay someone to do all the work for this event that the car club had been doing for free.
I guess it just wasn't in the budget.
If I remember right it was George Withers that got this all started. He was a member of the club.
I'm sure there is a whole lot more to the story.
With the amount of money the hotrods bring into this town one would think the city could spring for the expense of putting on the Friday night cruise.

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Posted by Mr. Cheney
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:57 am

I too loved to walk with my family , kids & friends to see all the great cars that would come into the downtown on cruse nights. I reminisce of the nights I spent with my friends in Pleasanton and Livermore a long, long, long time ago hanging out showing off our cars to whom ever would come by to look and see what was new. It would be nice to see our city support a one time a year event like this in our downtown. I think our city became over conservative on things like this. They looked at costs not the total value that it brought for the downtown and the rest of the community.
Owner of a 70 GTO that I bought in 82 in high school and still have today. This would give me a good reason to pull it out more often and show it off.
Food for thought!
Mike Cheney
Valley Plumbing / C.E.O.
Amador Grad. of 84

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Posted by Fred
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Aug 29, 2009 at 9:54 am

I thought the Goodguys went bankrupt?

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