Saturday Scenes – Goodguys 27th Summer Get Together

Goodguys is kicking off the summertime vibes with an action-packed weekend of Good Times at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA with the 27th running of the Summer Get Together. It’s been three years since a Summer Get Together has been held in Pleasanton and we were quickly reminded how much the event has been missed in the Bay Area car enthusiasts.

On the heels of most local public schools’ graduation, the Summer Get Together provided the perfect “staycation” for those wanting to get the summer break activities kicked off ASAP. And the activities on tap this weekend fulfilled those desires. American made and powered rides of all years filled the spacious fairgrounds and were joined with three amazing indoor car displays – the main building focusing on Mopar Muscle cars highlighted by an unheard of eight winged Mopar’s showcased together under the same roof, a second building featuring late-model “DUB” highly customized vehicles, and a third building with more hot rods, muscle cars, customs, and classic trucks on display.

The outside activities were also firing on all eight with Goodguys CPP AutoCross action squealing the tires and revving the RPMs all day, a tire smoking burnout contest, vendors sprawled throughout the grounds, an impressive Swap Meet and Cars 4 Sale corral, and three ground-pounding Nitro Thunderfest vintage dragsters sounding off multiple times throughout the day.

There’s another full day of Good Times on tap this weekend in Pleasanton where two more Meguiar’s Top 12 regional finalists’ will be added to the list for the Muscle Car and Muscle Machine categories, the Speedtech Muscle Car AutoCross shootout, and a rockin’ awards ceremony showcasing all the big winners over the weekend. Be sure to check back tomorrow for part 2 of this summertime kickoff event with the full Weekend Rewind gallery.

Photos by Steven Bunker & Terry Lysak

Director of Media & Marketing

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.