Goodguys 5th Spring Lone Star Nationals

Go ahead and mark your calendars for an awesome weekend of greatness. Photo Courtesy: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Go ahead and mark your calendars for an awesome weekend of greatness.
Photo Courtesy: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association

Ft. Worth, TX – The stage is set for the return of Full Throttle Fun Texas Style!! Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is poised to bring their American hot rodding fun to Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, March 20-22 bringing together over 2,000 candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks to the Great American Speedway. This event has become one of the “must attend” events on the Goodguys schedule and brings hot rodders from all over the US to the Lone Star state. Currently, the event showcases pre-registered participants Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Washington.

Goodguys events originate back to 1983, when official car nut Gary Meadors founded Goodguys back in the spring of ‘83 as a way to get car people and hot rod aficionados like him together to show off their cars, trade ideas, listen to some live music and have a little fun. The vision behind the Goodguys events was simple: to welcome all genres of American car enthusiasts with a lean towards V8 powered, low-to-the-ground eye catchers like hot rods from the 30s & 40s, lead sled customs from the 50s, Muscle Cars from the 70s as well as the new breed of American Muscle like 5.0 GT Mustangs, Z28 Camaros and more.  What stated over 30 years ago is now a strong, 21-event series that allows car guys to meet and hang out with car guys. The spirit of hot rodding is alive and well at the Goodguys events for sure in the generations of cars on display.

Photo Courtesy: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Photo Courtesy: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association

At the 5th Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 20-22 at the Texas Motor Speedway, fans will get a close up glimpse of just how eclectic the modern day hot rodding scene is though in spirit – the Goodguys core message is unchanged after over 30 years – having fun with cars. Acres of 1972 & earlier show cars glistening with candy colors will sprawl throughout the infield of TMS taking many on a trip back in time. The sight of all of those classic cars takes us back to a simpler time in our history.

For those who have the need for speed, the shrill sound of rubber meeting pavement will fill the air with excitement as competitors in the Goodguys AutoCross, a closed performance race course, vehicle speed & agility meet to battle it out in a weekend long fastest-car-wins contest of speed & skill. Again this year, the Goodguys event season will showcase the AutoCross Shootout Finals qualifying at each event. The Duel in the Desert, the Final Shootout will take place at the 18th Southwest Nationals, November 21 at WestWorld.

For those who need to do some shopping for a project, there’s the midway featuring multi-million dollar custom big rig tractor trailers (a show in and of themselves) offering high-performance parts and accessories to budding hot rodders and do-it-yourselfers. Having the chance to interact directly with manufacturers has long been an appealing aspect of Goodguys events. Throw in a giant used car parts swap meet and Auto Trader Classics car corral (world’s coolest used car gathering) and it’s literally auto-utopia for any red blooded American with motor oil in their veins.

Photo Courtesy: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Photo Courtesy: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association

There are fun things for the kids to do, too at the 5th Spring Lone Star Nationals. There’s even a model car program sponsored by Revell that sends the little one’s home with their very own model kit forging big dreams to one day come back to the show with a life sized version. Plus the PPG coloring contest and other kids games.

Goodguys All American Sunday on March 22 offers owners of American made or powered show cars and trucks of all years to come inside the event to show off next to the 1972 and earlier iron. All American Sunday participants are eligible for awards, and can join in the AutoCross on Sunday. Registration for All American Sunday takes place on site at the DFW Marriott and Golf Club across from the Texas Motor Speedway, beginning at 7 am.

What started over 30 years ago in March 1983 in Northern California is still true today. Goodguys events are all about cars…driving them, showing them, and hanging out with other car guys. Our company motto says it best…“Goodguys…Full Throttle Fun!”

The Goodguys 5th Spring Lone Star Nationals gates are open Friday and Saturday from 8am to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 3pm. General admission is $20, kids 7-12 $6. Spectator parking is free. Visit to purchase event tickets or to register a show car. Call Goodguys at (925) 838-9876 for more information. $17 general admission tickets are available at until midnight, 3/19 only.

About Goodguys
Based in Pleasanton, CA – Goodguys Rod & Custom Association promotes and produces the world’s most dynamic automotive events. Founded by lifelong hot rodder Gary Meadors and his wife, Marilyn in 1983, Goodguys is the world’s largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members worldwide. Goodguys events feature thousands of hot rods and customs, tricked out trucks, mighty muscle cars and classics sprawled throughout venues such as lush fairgrounds, super speedways and large outdoor stadiums. The cars, vendor exhibits, the Goodguys AutoCross, live entertainment and colorful people create a festive atmosphere charged with electricity.