If you’re a fan of classic cars that have a knack for performance, then we have the event for you! The 2013 Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals comes to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, July 12th and it’s sure to be a blast. With everything from an auto cross to a swap meet, the PPG Nationals will cater to just about everyone.
The event will kick-off on Friday with over 6,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks thru 1972 joining together for an enormous car show. Day one of the events will feature the Goodguys 2013 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year and the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year.
The two Dave’s (Former Goodguys Trendsetter’s Dave Lane and Dave Kindig) will be on hand in Columbus to personally select a total of 20 Goodguys Builder’s Choice awards. Goodguys officials will also be searching for finalists for the Hemming’s Muscle Car of the Year, the Intro Wheels Muscle Machine of the Year and the LMC Truck of the Year. To sweeten the pot, Street Rodder Magazine will be on hand to select ten of their “Top 100” cars, Classics Trucks will select their “Finest Five” and the Barry Lobeck Memorial award will also be selected. Over 100 awards will be presented in total.
Following the first days activities, the Friday Nite Vintage Drags will take place at the National Trail Raceway. Following the race will be two Friday night parties – 6pm at the Hilton Polaris & the Columbus Crowne Plaza North.
Saturday, day 2, the car show will continue – bringing to life the Goodguys Autocross at the on-site track. Also taking place throughout the weekend will be the COMP Cams Builders Duel presented by Snap-on; a marketplace including more than 400 Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits; the Ahwooga.com Swap Meet; AutoTrader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral; a Model & Pedal Car Show; Live Music Entertainment featuring a rock & roll show; the Goodgals Arts & Crafts Gallery displaying 100’s of handcrafted items from local craftsmen; and Hot Rod Seminars on Saturday.
Sunday will feature a special, All American Sunday car show that encourages all makes, models, and years of American-built cars to be displayed. A Free Kids Entertainment REVELL Model Car Make n’ Take and PPG Kids Coloring Contest including the appearance of clowns will round out the weekend’s events.
Over 6,000 cars from 34 states and Canada have preregistered for this event. If you’re the type that loves cars, especially classic cars, than this is the place for you. We hope to see you out at the 2013 Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals; we’ll be there soaking up the fun this weekend.
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