Saturday Scenes! Goodguys 39th Grundy Insurance All American Get-Together

It’s a magical recipe when it rains for weeks leading up to an outdoor event and come the event weekend the sun shines bright. That’s exactly what happened for Goodguys this weekend in Pleasanton, CA for the 39th Grundy Insurance All American Get-Together – Goodguys’ longest running event in their 40-year history – as California has been severely getting hammered with rain and snow this winter.

The California rodders have been waiting for weeks…some even months…for an opportunity to get their cars and trucks out of the garage, dusted off, fueled up, and on the road, and the Get-Together event this weekend was that opportunity they were looking for. In fact, a couple thousand American-made or American-powered rides of all years came together today and put on a heck of a show with something for everyone to enjoy.

Add in an impressive list of on-site industry vendors, a sold-out CPP AutoCross series event and a handful of sidebar events such as the Nitro Thunderfest, Burnout Competition, Lowrider Hopping exhibition, a “King of Sound” exhaust competition presented by Black Widow, the Goodgals Gallery, free kids zone, and a jam-packed Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale corral and the day seemed to be over as quickly as it began.

We still have Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! to keep the good times going, present the event winners with their awards, and take in the cool sights and scenes of the All American Get-Together event. Until then, here’s an opening-day gallery to get a peek at what we saw. Check back tomorrow for the full Weekend Rewind.

Photos by Todd Ryden, Terry Lysak & Steven Bunker

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.