Wednesday, August 19

Goodguys West Coast Nationals 2009

Long known as the “Crown Jewel” of Goodguys events, the 23rd annual West Coast Nationals returns home to the Pleasanton Fairgrounds this weekend bringing over 3,000 1957 rods, customs and classics from around the world! The West Coast Nationals is the largest participant automotive event in the Western United States and offers show goers the world’s finest American hot rods, customs and classics.

All of the event’s traditions are cherished. Starting on Monday, Hot Rod Week takes rodders on four days of guided tours in and around the Bay Area to various collections, hot rod shops, museums and other cool points of interest. Friday’s Shade Tree Social hosted by the Danville Dukes offers wieners and fellowship in the fairgrounds picnic area. A spectacular array of vendor exhibits, special parking areas, a giant Goodgals Gallery (arts & crafts), kids games, seminars, the crowning of America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod, and over one hundred other specialty awards like the Stroker McGurk, Billy B Memorial and Best Bitchin’ plus many others are offered.

A special “must-attend” seminar is scheduled for Friday, August 21st. The Association of California Car Clubs (ACCC) Legislative Seminar "Save Our Cars", led by ACCC Legislative Liaison/Analyst Bob Stearns will focus on educating hot rodders and classic car enthusiasts on current and upcoming California laws and policies regarding collector automobiles.

Topping the all star weekend is the Roy Brizio Street Rod Reunion. Brizio and his team have rounded up over 100 Brizio built street rods which represent over three decades of superior craftsmanship. All of the cars will be displayed together as one big group on the grass on the West Side of the fairgrounds near the Goodguys big rig. Brizio and his team will be on hand Saturday to chat with friends and fans, take photos and kick tires. Author Bo Bertillson will also be on hand with copies of his new coffee table book “Roy Brizio Street Rods.”

For a complete look at the West Coast Nationals visit

Event Hours:
Friday 8/21 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8/22 8am to 5pm
Sunday 8/23 8am to 3pm
General Admission: $17
Kids 7-12 $6
Fairgrounds Parking: $8
Registration Fees (Registration located at the Pleasanton Hilton. Registration is open to rods, customs and classics through 1957 vintage only).
Three day registration fee (includes car and 2 people): $70
Sunday only registration fee (includes the car & two people) $35. Please note that Sunday registration is located at the Fairgrounds and is open from 8am to NOON. Enter Rose Ave. Gate.

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