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Goodguys Announces 2002 Season Schedule

By John Drummond

Alamo, CA - The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has released its 2002 event schedule, which will be presented nationally by K & N Engineering Inc. Manufacturer of the world's best filters for automotive, motorcycle and marine applications. The 2002 Goodguys lineup features 20 events from coast to coast and includes 14 National events for rods, customs & classics, three West Coast Championship Series vintage drag races, and three regional "Get-Togethers" at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds which welcome all years, makes & models of cars & trucks.

New to the national event lineup in 2002 is the Goodguys Midwestern Nationals, October 11, 12 & 13 at the sparkling new Kansas Speedway facility in Kansas City, Kansas. The traditional season-opening March Meet, which this year turns 43 years old starts off the Goodguys Goodtimes March 8, 9 & 10 at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield and the season rolls right through mid-Fall with the season-ending Goodguys 5th Southwest Nationals, November 16 & 17 at WestWorld in Scottsdale.

Goodguys and K & N Filters will present the brand new "Goodguys Goodtimes TV" show, which will feature event coverage, shop visits, hot rodding legend profiles, and a potpourri of exciting features on the world of hot rods & customs as well as vintage drag racing. The television show will air on Speedvision Network starting in April and run through June - something Goodguys President Gary Meadors is very excited about. "For years we've wanted to show the television audience just how diverse and exciting our events are," he said. "Thanks to K & N Filters, we now have that opportunity."

For more, visit www.good-guys.com. For a printed version of the schedule, which appears below, call Goodguys (925) 838-9876.

2002 Goodguys Event Schedule

March

March 8, 9 & 10 - Bakersfield, CA, 43rd March Meet - Famoso Raceway. Race Cars, Rods, Customs & Classics through '72. Drags, Show 'n Shine, Exhibits & Swap Meet.

March 23 & 24 - Pleasanton, CA, 20th All-American Get-Together - Pleasanton Fairgrounds. All years, American Cars & Trucks. Huge Swap Meet, Car Corral & Exhibits & Mecum Collector Car Auction.

April 

April 5, 6 & 7 - Del Mar, CA, 2nd Del Mar Eagle One Rod & Custom Nationals presented by Motorsports Direct. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars & Trucks through '64. Swap Meet, Car Corral, Exhibits & Mecum Collector Car Auction.

April 20 & 21 - Sonoma, CA, 14th Nitro Nationals Nostalgia Drags - Sears Point Raceway. Race Cars, Rods, Customs & Classics through '72. Drags, Show 'n Shine & Exhibits.

April 27 & 28 - Orlando, FL, 4th Spring Nationals - Central Florida Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars through '72. Swap Meet, Car Corral, Exhibits & Mecum Collector Car Auction.

May 

May 17, 18 & 19 - Berrien Springs, MI, 13th Great Lakes Nationals - Berrien Youth Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars through '72. Swap Meet, Car Corral & Exhibits.

June
June 1 & 2 - Pleasanton, CA, 9th Summer Get-Together - Pleasanton Fairgrounds. All Years, Cars & Trucks. Swap Meet, Car Corral & Exhibits.

June 7, 8 & 9 - Indianapolis, IN, 14th Hot Rod Nationals - Indianapolis Raceway Park. Rods, Customs & Classics through '64, Race Cars through '72. Drags, Show 'n Shine, Exhibits, Swap Meet & Car Corral.

July

July 5, 6 & 7 - Des Moines, IA, 11th Heartland Nationals - Iowa State Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs & Classics through '64. Swap Meet, Car Corral, Exhibits & Mecum Collector Car Auction.

July 12, 13 & 14 - Columbus, OH, 5th Goodguys PPG Nationals presented by Advance Auto Parts. Ohio Expo Center. Rods, Customs & Classics through '72. Friday Night Drags. Swap Meet, Car Corral & Exhibits.

July 19, 20 & 21 - Puyallup, WA, 15th Pacific Northwest Nationals - Western Washington Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs & Classics through '64. Friday Night Drags.

August

August 23, 24 & 25 - Pleasanton, CA, 16th West Coast Nationals - Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs & Classics through '54. Swap Meet, Car Corral, Exhibits & Mecum Collector Car Auction.

September

September 6, 7 & 8 - Colorado Springs, CO, 5th Colorado Classic - Pikes Peak Int'l Raceway Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars through '72. Swap Meet & Car Corral.

September 13, 14 & 15 - Rhinebeck, NY, 11th East Coast Nationals - Duchess County Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs & Classics through '64. Swap Meet, Car Corral & Exhibits.

October

October 4, 5 & 6 - Ft. Worth, TX, 10th Lone Star Nationals - Texas Motor Speedway. Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars & Trucks through '72. Swap Meet, Car Corral & Exhibits.

October 11, 12 & 13 - Kansas City, KS, 1st Midwestern Nationals - Kansas Speedway. Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars & Trucks through '72. Swap Meet, Car Corral, Exhibits & Mecum Collector Car Auction.

October 25, 26 & 27 - Charlotte, NC, 9th Southeastern Nationals - Lowes Motor Speedway. Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars through '72. Swap Meet, Car Corral, Exhibits & Mecum Collector Car Auction.

November

November 1, 2 & 3 - Bakersfield, CA, 4th Fuel & Gas Finals - Famoso Raceway. Race Cars, Rods, Customs & Classics through '72. Drags, Show 'n Shine & Exhibits.

November 9 & 10 - Pleasanton, CA, 13th Autumn Get-Together - Pleasanton Fairgrounds All years Cars & Trucks. Swap Meet, Car Corral & Exhibits.

November 16 & 17 - Scottsdale, AZ, 5th Southwest Nationals - West World of Scottsdale. Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars through '72. Swap Meet, Car Corral, Exhibits & Mecum Collector Car Auction.

John Drummond
(925) 838-9876 Ext. 129
johnd@goodguysgoodtimes.com

 

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