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For the First Time Ever, Goodguys West Coast Nationals Welcomes Muscle Cars Through 1972

Jul 30, 2010
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Muscle Cars will dot the landscape for the first time in the 24 year history of the West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster Mufflers as rods, customs, classics, and muscle cars from over 15 states converge on Pleasanton August 27, 28 & 29. Muscle cars and street machines are a large part of all Goodguys events and with the welcome mat being extended to them for the first time at the West Coast Nationals, the event will take on a new and exciting look.

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In addition to celebrating the arrival of Muscle Cars, The Goodguys staff will be looking for a finalist for the 2010 Muscle Car of the Year award as well as other awards such as "Mighty Muscle," "Cool Camaro", "Ford Muscle," "Mopar Muscle," "Chevy Muscle," "Mighty Mustang," and "Slick 60s."

"We know the event will be better than ever with more variety, more cars to see and new vendors to visit, thus enhancing the appeal of the show for all participants and spectators," said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. "We have the room for another 500 cars. All Muscle Car and Street Machine guys have an open invitation to join us in Pleasanton August 27-29."

The event itself is shaping up to be a blockbuster. Goodguys have extended the popular evening cruising hours for this year's event keeping gates open Friday and Saturday evening until 10pm. Several bands have been booked including "Night Shift" and the "Take 2 Party Band." Live music and dance parties are scheduled for both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Hundreds of vendor exhibits, a swap meet & car corral, arts & crafts exhibit, kids games, the popular model car & miniature engine exhibit, seminars and special parking areas will make for a blockbuster event!

The West Coast Nationals also means awards - and lots of them! Goodguys will crown America's Most Beautiful Street Rod Saturday night August 28th. Tom Medley will personally attend the event to select the traditional "Stroker McGurk" award (which goes to a bitchin' hot rod roadster) as well as the '40 Fords Forever Pick. Other tradition-rich awards in Pleasanton include the Bill B. Memorial, Jim Ewing Memorial, and Bruce Olson Memorial awards. The Goodguys Builder's Choice awards, Street Rodder Magazine Top 100, Truck of the Year Early finalist and Muscle Car of the Year finalist will also be featured awards along with dozens of other picks.

The 24th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster Mufflers officially gets underway Thursday night August 26th with the kickoff party at the Pleasanton Marriott but there will be plenty of activity starting as early as Monday, August 23rd with Hot Rod Week!



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