Car lovers and casual fans be advised -- the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association is bringing horsepower and patriotism to the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Veterans Day weekend for its 30th annual Autumn Get-Together.
Set to be Goodguys' last Bay Area car show of 2019, Pleasanton will play host to more than 2,500 American made or powered candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks of all years for two days of American car show fun next Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 9-10).
The event will officially end California's car show season for hot-rodders, and Goodguys officials promise it is a "must attend" event for hardcore car lovers as well as the casual fan looking for a fun weekend activity.
"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 36 years -- having fun with cars," Goodguys officials said in a statement.
"Acres of American-made and 'powered hot rods, customs, classics, trucks, g-machines and more glistening with candy colors will sprawl through the scenic Alameda County Fairgrounds," they added. "The sight of all those cars in one place is a car lover's utopia."
In honor of Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the Get-Together will feature a variety of military-themed events and special deals including a special parking area and parade for veterans, a special performance by the Young American Patriots, presentation of the colorguard and more.
Plus, all active and retired military personnel will receive free general admission to the event all weekend.
Pleasanton Military Families will also be onsite next Saturday holding a donation drive at the fairgrounds' Yellow Gate. The drive will be raising funds for the group's pack-out program, which sends care packages to military service members stationed overseas.
Gates are open to the Goodguys 30th Autumn Get-Together Nov. 9-10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
General admission tickets are $25, kids 7-12 are $10, active and retired military members can enter for free with valid ID. Fairgrounds parking is $10. Call Goodguys at 838-9876 or visit www.good-guys.com for more information.