Parts n’ Prizes in Pleasanton at the West Coast Nationals

Not only is the upcoming Goodguys 36th West Coast Nationals the biggest hot roddin’ party of the summer on the West Coast, it’s also a great place to search out parts or even a new project to take home! The show, which takes place August 25 – 27 at the Alameda State Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, features a massive Cars 4-Sale Corral and a huge swap meet filled with old school race parts, rust-free sheet metal, chrome bits, rows of wheels, automobilia and more.

Actually, if you combine the swap meet with all of the parts manufacturers that are at the show with their latest wares, you could pretty much build yourself a fresh hot rod over the weekend! Manufacturers and vendors pull out all the stops at the West Coast Nationals as this is the Goodguy’s Crown Jewell of the season pulling in well over 3,000 of the region’s best customs, hot rods, lowriders, muscle cars and of course, classic trucks.

For anyone that registers a vehicle, make sure to check in at the Choice Product Giveaway booth each day of the event to see if you’ve won a prize! The hard-working volunteer Rodders Reps draw tickets for awesome prizes from over 30 hot rod companies such as a coupon worth 50%-off products from March Performance, All American Billet and Koul Tools. Prizes are drawn and posted in the booth at 10am, noon and 2pm on Friday and Saturday, followed by 10am and 1:00pm on Sunday.

Goodguys Rodders Reps

Take a look at what companies will be on display during the 36th West Coast Nationals, August 25th–27th, HERE!


Todd Ryden is first and foremost a car guy and admits to how lucky he is to have been able to build a career out of a hobby that he enjoys so much. He’s owned muscle cars and classics, raced a bit and has cruised across the country. With over 25 years in the industry from the manufacturing and marketing side to writing books and articles, he just gets it.