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Goodguys open 2022 shows to more vehicles with new 25-year rule

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has announced its 2022 show schedule and announced a 25-year rolling rule that opens those events to more vehicles. 

For 2021 events, only vehicles produced before 1988 have been eligible to participate in Goodguys events. But beginning with the new year, the 25-year-rule will mean that vehicles produced before 1998 are eligible.

“Our goal with the new 25-year rolling eligibility requirement is to continue opening our gates to the massive community of collector cars from the late 1980s and 1990s,” Goodguys chief operating officer Andrew Ebel is quoted in the announcement.“We believe this is just one of the next steps in the evolution of our events that will help highlight new trends and attract a new generation of builders and enthusiasts to our shows.”

The association also noted that it will continue to feature “all years of American made or powered vehicles” at its “Get-Together” events and at its All American Sundays at all of its shows.

The 2022 car show schedule including 17 events:

12th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals

March 11-13, 2022

Texas Motor Speedway — Fort Worth, Texas

12th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals presented by Grundy Collector Car Insurance

March 18-20, 2022

WestWorld of Scottsdale — Scottsdale, Arizona

38th All American Get-Together

March 26 & 27, 2022

Alameda County Fairgrounds — Pleasanton, California

21st Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

April 1-3, 2022

Del Mar Fairgrounds — Del Mar, California

7th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals

April 22-24, 2022

North Carolina State Fairgrounds — Raleigh, North Carolina

16th BASF Nashville Nationals

May 13-15, 2022

Nashville Superspeedway — Lebanon, Tennessee

27th Summer Get-Together

June 4 & 5, 2022

Alameda County Fairgrounds — Pleasanton, California

20th Classic Performance Products Great Northwest Nationals

June 10-12, 2022

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center — Spokane, Washington

31st Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

July 1-3, 2022

Iowa State Fairgrounds — Des Moines, Iowa

24th Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG The Big One

July 8-10, 2022

Ohio Expo Center — Columbus, Ohio

34th Griot’s Garage Pacific Northwest Nationals

July 22-24, 2022

Washington State Fair Events Center — Puyallup, Washington

35th RaceDeck West Coast Nationals presented by BASF

August 26-28, 2022

Alameda County Fairgrounds — Pleasanton, California

24th Grundy Collector Car Insurance Colorado Nationals presented by Griot’s Garage

September 9-11, 2022

The Ranch Events Complex — Loveland, Colorado

29th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals

September 16-18, 2022

Texas Motor Speedway — Fort Worth, Texas

1st Meguiar’s So-Cal Nationals presented by BASF

September 30 – October 2, 2022

Del Mar Fairgrounds — Del Mar, California

32nd Autumn Get-Together

November 12-13, 2022

Alameda County Fairgrounds — Pleasanton, California

25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson

November 18-20, 2022

WestWorld of Scottsdale — Scottsdale, Arizona

AACA drives into warmer weather

Winter weather may be heading toward the AACA headquarters in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but that won’t stop the Antique Automobile Club of America’s members from driving their vintage vehicles.

The Special Western Nationals & Tour runs November 11-17 in the Phoenix area. The Winter Nationals 2022 are scheduled for February 24-26 at Melbourne, Florida. Next up: the 2022 Western Spring Nationals, March 10-12 at Las Vegas.

The Founders Tour 2022 runs March 20-26 at Mobile, Alabama, and the Southeastern Spring Nationals are April 9 at Concord, North Carolina.

Supercar Sunday returns

Supercar Sunday returns from hiatus November 7 with Porsche as the featured marque at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Supercar Sunday was established in 2000 as a weekly event by Dustin Troyan and his Motor4toys charity and drivenworld.com website and magazine. Despite its name, the show is not limited to modern supercars but to all collector vehicles.

Starbird set for 58th annual showcase

The 58th annual Darryl Starbird National rod and custom car show is scheduled for February 18-20, 2022, at the SageNet Center/Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Billed as the largest indoor car show in the country, the event also features the outdoor Cool Car Corral and Rockin’ Billy Bash. 

Quail motorcycle event returns in 2022

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering sets 2022 schedule | Peninsula Signature Events photo

After a virus-mandated postponement in 2021, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering returns, announcing a May 14, 2022 date for the event in Carmel Valley on the Monterey Peninsula.

Featured classes for 2022 are Harley-Davidson XR-750, BMW 5 Series, Two Strokes “Braaap,” mini bikes/Big Fun, and Hot Rods & Classic Cars. Also featured, as the “Legend of the Sport,” will be motorcycle designer/builder Roland Sands.

The weekend gets a “kick start” on May 13 with The Quail Ride, a 100-mile backroads event that includes laps around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

M1 Concourse announces 2022 dates

The M1 Concourse, the car show and events venue in Pontiac, Michigan, has announced dates for its big events in 2022. The Woodward Dream Show is scheduled for August 19 and the American Speed Festival for September 29 to October 2.

Tim McGrane, M1 chief executive, added that the Dream Show will feature the ’32 Ford Deuce, the Lincoln centennial, and the 55th birthday of the Pontiac Firebird. Also to be featured is the 60th anniversary of the Shelby brand.

‘Bimmers in Bluffton’

In conjunction with the Hilton Head Island concours, the BMW Car Club of America will host a gathering of more than 150 enthusiast-owned BMWs as part of its annual O’Fest Forever event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. November 5 at the Tanger Outlets in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Penske headlines PRI trade show

Roger Penske
Roger Penske (left) and Douglas Boles | PRI photo

Roger Penske and Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Douglas Boles will be featured speakers at the grand opening breakfast of the Performance Racing Industry trade show, which runs December 9-11 in downtown Indianapolis.

“Penske and Boles will underscore the importance of innovation and technology in racing,” PRI said in its announcement.

“As the motorsports world moves forward into 2022 and beyond, it’s more important than ever to work together across the industry,” Penske is quoted, adding that the PRI event “is the perfect setting to connect with race leaders and innovators and collaborate on issues such as technology, advocacy, and opportunities.”

Drive Toward a Cure sets February event

Drive Toward a Cure, the collector car-celebrating charity fighting Parkinson’s Disease, hosts an Alisal Ranch Weekend Getaway, scheduled for February 25-27, 2022. The event includes various ranch activities and a drive through the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country on the California coast.

2021 car show and concours calendar

The following are dates currently set (but subject to change) for a variety of concours d’elegance, car shows and driving tours scheduled during 2021:


2-5 – SEMA Show, Las Vegas; 5-7 — Hilton Head Island Concours, South Carolina; 7 – Exotics on Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Supercar Sunday, Woodland Hills, California; Simply Smart, Beaulieu, UK; 11-15, AACA Southeastern Fall Tour, North Carolina; 11-13 – AACA Special Western Nationals, Phoenix; 12-13 — Carlisle Events at Lakeland, Florida; 13-14, RADwood Sonoma; 14-17 – AACA Western Divisional Tour, Arizona; 15-17,  RADwood, Honda campus, American Torrance, California; 19-21 – Goodguys Southwest Nationals, Scottsdale;28 – VW Santa Run, Beaulieu, UK

Have an event to add? Email details to journal@classiccars.com.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.



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