The week before he passed away, I heard someone briefly mention that “Low Fat” Larry Westervelt was dealing with a health issue. Less than a week later came the dreaded call that we all get at some point in our lives. It’s shocking. You wish
When a movement begins, be it in sports, politics, music, community, or otherwise, a lot of moving parts have to come together to create synergistic momentum.
Hot rodding has seen its share of major movements. Postwar dry lakes racing was hot rodding’s first signature movement. Young
If you ever had the chance to hang out with San Diego’s Bob McCoy, you were richer for the experience. You would be hard pressed to find a man with a deeper tapestry of life experiences. Throughout his life, McCoy had that rare ability to
When it came to Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing in the ’90s, Sears Point Raceway and Bakersfield were the two anchor facilities. It just so happens today’s rumbling is about one fall morning at Sears Point (now Sonoma Raceway) outside Sonoma, California.
In addition to our full
It looks like the annual SEMA Show is all systems go this fall. Being the show will go on after being parked for the first time in its history last year, it jogged some good memories. Old-school memories.
My first trip to SEMA with the Goodguys
When he was a kid, Vinny Skandunas' grandfather would regale him with stories of when the family migrated from Milwaukee to California in the 1920s in their brand-new Model T Ford. Vinny was mesmerized when grandpa would tell him about rattling along plank roads and
Goodguys works with our fair share of police departments across America. Communication with the local police is vital. Road closures and traffic flow are the main areas of focus. Our alliances with the police departments are 99-percent seamless and fruitful. In rare cases, a few
Although they have been in the scene for decades, hot rodding’s next generation are still connected to a youth movement that got going around the turn of the Millennium. The staff here at Goodguys has taken great pride in watching hot rodding’s youthful torch bearers
It’s not surprising Goodguys President Marc Meadors found drag racing as a primary hobby. He grew up riding in his father Gary’s ’23 T-bucket while going to racing events throughout the West. Dragstrips like Fremont, Bakersfield, Sacramento and even down to Pomona were a regular
It’s almost spring. When we all get vaccinated, road trips are going to happen soon. When doing Dave Schaub’s Miles for Smiles article a few months back I mentioned other famous road trips that litter the historic landscape of hot rodding. There was Andy Brizio’s