Goodguys 35th RaceDeck West Coast Nationals Shaping Up to be a Big One!

Known as the “Crown Jewel” event, the West Coast Nationals is everything great about Goodguys events; warm summer sun, some of the best rides in the West, and amazing crowds of families, fans, and true classic enthusiasts.


It’s safe to say that the 35th running of the RaceDeck West Coast Nationals is shaping up to be even bigger & better as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Ford, or simply, “The Deuce”. Well over 150 of the finest hot rodded and street rodded Deuce’s will be part of a special display inside building C and spill outside to an expanded Deuce Doins Saturday Specialty Parking Area. We also got a heads up that Brizio will be bringing a bunch as well!



Another great and unique part about the West Coast Nationals is it is a week-long event if you so wish. We will be kicking off Gary Meadors Memorial Hot Rod Week on Monday, August 22 and visiting different hot rod shops and stops throughout central California and the surrounding Bay Area through Thursday, August 25. Best of all it’s free to attend and no additional event registration is required. We just ask that you join us in your Hot Rod.

Each morning we will gather at the Double Tree hotel in Pleasanton starting at 8am before departing each day at 9am – coffee and donuts will be provided at the hotel. On Monday we will be making the trip to the Central Valley motoring towards Modesto. On Tuesday we’ll point our GPS’ south for some South Bay stops. And on Wednesday we’ll check out some North Bay locations.
Rounding out Hot Rod Week will be a Poker Run around the East Bay (Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, etc.) on Thursday. We dedicate this week to our founder Gary Meadors in the memory of his favorite saying “Ya Gotta Drive ‘Em” – so bring out those Hot Rods and hit the road with us!

Another big attraction for the West Coast Nationals is the at-event crowing of one of our Meguiar’s Top 12 awards – the BASF America’s Most Beautiful title. Since this award has opened to accept all styles of vehicles through 1997 vintage it has brought new life and excitement to the category. A slew of beautiful rides are headed to P-Town later this month with their eye on the prize. All candidates must park in the “Builders Choice” Parking Area on Saturday, August 27th from 7am-Noon. The Top 5 finalists will be chosen from this area only and announced on Saturday afternoon. The overall winner will be announced on Sunday following the awards ceremony.

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2021 BASF America’s Most Beautiful Winner – “Rhodium” 1968 Camaro by East Bay Muscle Cars

We will also be selecting Regional Finalists for the Snap-on Muscle Car of the Year, Scotts Hotrods Truck of the Year Early, and both Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year titles – GM Iron & GM Retro Iron, as well as the Top 10 Builders Choice picks by Dominator.

These are just some of the event highlights for 2022 but you will also be treated to all the usual Goodguys event happenings including over 3,500 pre-1997 classics on display, the Goodguys CPP AutoCross series racing featuring the “West Coast Shootout” on Saturday afternoon, industry-leading vendors and manufactures sprawled throughout the fairgrounds and filling indoor buildings, Nitro Thunderfest vintage dragster exhibitions, a Goodgals Gallery and fun kids zone featuring the Make & Take model car program, and much more!

For more information, to register a vehicle, or purchase spectator tickets visit good-guys.com/wcn.

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A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.