14th Annual Goodguys Spring Nationals Car Show in Del Mar, California


The 14th Annual Goodguys Spring Nationals Car Show in Del Mar, Californiawas beautiful. Goodguys Rod and Custom held the Goodguys Spring Nationals car show on Apr. 4-6, 2014. Over 2,000 cars and trucks came out over the three days allowing owners and spectators to enjoy the sun, look at some awesome cars and start up the San Diego car scene for another season.

Being in SoCal you would expect plenty of woodies on display and Goodguys set aside an outdoor plaza to showcase some of these special rides. They also invited a select number of low riders for the indoor car show to highlight these special cars and their workmanship.

Plus they still had room for an Auto Cross road course, vendors and children activities. Plus they hosted an engine building contest for high school teams, with Rancho Alamitos High School finishing first in 28:21; a full two minutes faster than the second place team. Can’t wait to see who wins the finals at the SEMA Show.

Goodguys gave out over 75 awards and selected some vehicles to be a finalist for nationwide awards to be issued later in the season at other Goodguys shows.

They selected the “Street Rod d’Elegance Award,” which is limited to those cars displaying at the indoor show and with a model year through 1948. The award was given to Wes Rydell’s 1935 Chevy Phaeton_which had previously won the “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award” at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. A classy owner with a classy ride.

After the awards were issued out on Sunday afternoon, everybody has plenty of opportunity to pack up and head home or enjoy the nearby tourist spots. Goodguys Spring Nationals will be back again at Del Mar in April, 2015 so make plans to attend next year in person or check out the balance of their 2014 season at www.good-guys.com.
©2014 Mark C. Bach