Goodguys 27th Autumn Get-Together opens Saturday at Pleasanton fairgrounds

Horsepower, patriotism for Veterans Day weekend

The final Goodguys event in 2016 opens Saturday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for a two-day run with a special tribute to those in the military during this Veterans Day weekend.

The 27th Autumn Get-Together will bring together over 2,500 candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, trucks and American made and powered vehicles of all years.

The event officially ends the Goodguys car show season for hot rodders all over California and has become one of the "must attend" events on the Goodguys schedule.

Veterans Day weekend is a highlight of this year's event, with free admission for military on Sunday (active or retired), a Vettes for Vets parade and a pack out for the Pleasanton Military Families organization.

The Young American Patriots will perform at the show. The Get-Together will offer a special parking area and parade each day for veterans.

On both days of the show, Goodguys will team up with the Alameda County Food Bank for a special food drive promotion. Show-goers who bring two non-perishable food items to the event will receive a $3-off general admission discount.

In addition, members of the Pleasanton Military Families organization will hold a donation drive for their pack out program. They will be onsite both days at the Yellow Gate. Through this program, care packages are shipped to military troops overseas.

Highlighting the autumn show will be an indoor display of all types, makes, sizes and colors of trucks. Also, an exhibit in the Hall of Commerce will feature customized, convertible and "tricked out" low-riders. Also there will be Cruiser-Rama, a custom bicycle show dedicated to all things cool with handle bars.

New to the 2016 Autumn Get-Together is a Concours display provided by the Blackhawk Automotive Museum. The exhibit will be housed in the newly renovated Building Q and will showcase vehicles, including Packards, Cobras and other standout automotive creations, throughout the weekend.

At the show, 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 Nov. 19 at the 19th Southwest Nationals at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Goodguys 27th Autumn Get-Together gates are open both Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $20 and $6 for those 7-12. Alameda County Fairgrounds parking is $10.

General admission tickets for $17 are available online at until midnight Friday.

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