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Goodguys West Coast hot rod & custom car event heading to Fairgrounds next weekend

Original post made on Aug 15, 2012

The west's largest hot rod & custom car event features over 3,000 vintage hot rods, custom cars and classics sprawled throughout the entire Pleasanton Fairgrounds. The event is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 24-Aug. 26 at the Alameda County Fair Grounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Plus vendor exhibits, arts & crafts fair, how-to seminars, live music, kids activities and more family fun! Cost $18 for adults, $6 for children ages 7-12. Call 838-9876 or visit

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Posted by Kristina
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Time for the jerks to come into town and block peoples driveways in the downtown area. when will the city not allow street parking when the Good Guys are here? Streets such as W. Angela@Harrison and Augustine are so narrow already but get a few hundred cars on these streets and it's almost impossible to drive safely since these people park illegally (too close to fire hydrants, corners etc) I have no idea how a large fire truck can maneuver the corner at W. angela@Augustine will the cars parked on the corner, at the corner heck probably on the sidewalk too. Come on Mike T with the city of P-town street division-come out during the Good Guys with a fire truck and you try it, There's no parking during the fair so why is there parking during the Good Guys? Please explain. I just pray none of my neighbors has an medical emergency and needs the trucks at their home on these weekends.

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 16, 2012 at 9:15 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Some cheese with your whine? When you moved there, did you not know you were near facilities that hold events for large crowds of people? Do you whine as loudly when the labor day events are held and the dems are pandering to their union masters and occupying the fairgrounds and surrounding areas?
Or do you just not like cars?

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

Hey Whiner aka Kristina, do you not have a half bit of common sense? Do you not realize how much money this event brings into the town of Pleasanton? Save yourself some grief and leave town while this event is taking place. Pleasanton will be a much happier place while you're gone. Adios~

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:46 am

Kristina is just kidding...she's my date for the event!

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Posted by Kristina
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

hey all you morons calling me a whiner-I have no problem with the events that go on at the fairgrounds-WHAT I am wishing is that the city should put up no parking for these streets-why don't your two jerks come drive this way during the height of the good guys and try to maneuver a fire truck on these narrow streets. heck just try pulling out of your driveway or hell just a normal size car--There is no parking during the fair. Hey and guess what It's not just me and many others too. and Cholo-thanks for the laugh

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

That cholo is a hoot.

Kristina, you are to whining, otherwise, you'd be taking your issue straight to the city instead of airing your greivance (whining) in this public forum. What were you trying to accomplish here---getting sympathy or do you really want your problem resolved.
If it's the latter, call this number: 931-5669. It's the parking enforcement hotline.

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Posted by Ernest
a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Kristina I appreciate your frustration about parking, but calling people jerks.
Come on, that's rude!

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Posted by Penelope
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

Parking is no fun during any of these events when living down town. You get over it tho. Nothings going to change.
What I don't get is why anyone would want to pay $18 to see the same cars every year. Or the same cars at every Good-Guys show through out the year.
Plus side of living down town you don't need to pay $18 to go into the Good-Guys show cus you can just sit outside and watch them drive by while drinking a 12 pack for $10 dollars instead of one beer for $8.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

I'm getting a bit tired of these Goodguys car shows, too, because of all of the traffic and congestion they cause. Having the car show once per year would be OK, but how many of these giant Goodguys car shows are there each year at the Pleasanton fairgrounds? Three? Four? They're really pushing the patience of people who would otherwise be supportive of having an annual car show at the fairgrounds.

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Posted by joanna
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I agree--there are two many Good Guys shows! It seems like they're there every couple months. I do like to see the beautiful cars around town, but once a year is plenty, I think!

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Posted by George
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I agree with kristina, Joanna, and Sam.
Yes I understand the money this show brings in but HEY-shut off the paring on the neighboring streets and then they will have to pay for parking or walk a bit longer. some people are just too damn lazy. I have come home several years after the goods guys and have found ... and such on my lawn. I don't have this problem with the fair since their is no parking at all during the day time.
And to the jerk who said maybe we should leave town when this event is going on--I will be sure to park, my RV in front of your house that weekend.

and to Cholo-I will be happy to be your date--just pay for parking that's all I ask.

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Posted by CraigLinda
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Aug 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm

CraigLinda is a registered user.

This concept pf pay and park is increasing day by day,and its all this all events and all have just become and money area to collect money,and that too with the stupid way of collecting money through parking charges.
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