Saturday Scenes! Goodguys 40th All American Get-Together

Goodguys is continuing the Good Times this weekend as the party rolled up to Cali after kicking off the 2024 season last weekend in Scottsdale. If we learned anything today, it’s that the California Love to get the car show season kicked off is in full force! The Bay Area crowd rolled deep into the Alameda County Fairgrounds for the 40th All American Get-Together despite a questionable weather forecast and stuck around into the late afternoon hours. No amount of rain was going to ruin this parade.

But giving credit where credit is due, Goodguys worked with organizations like Deadend Magazine and the Bay Area Mustang Association to put on two great indoor car show displays to keep the crowd entertained while waiting out the passing showers. The Deadend Lowrider building was joined with the Behind Bars custom cruiser bicycles, a pin stripers Brush Bash, and the Goodguys model car show. The Bay Area Mustang’s rolled in and filled Building B with fine examples of each generation of Ford Mustang to celebrate 60 years of the iconic Pony Car. And the main building hosted an array of various show cars and industry vendor booths highlighted by the Goodguys Fuel Curve Custom of the Year contenders vying for a finalist spot in the Goodguys 2024 BASF Top 12 program.

We weren’t able to turn any tires on the AutoCross track today, but the Nitro Thunderfest exhibition fired off twice during the day echoing the fairgrounds with some high RPMs and the sweet smell of nitromethane fuel!

The forecast is looking MUCH better for tomorrow so we’re planning on a full day celebrating Cool Cars, Cool People, and Good Times in P-Town. AutoCross racing should be on track first thing in the morning, the outdoor show should fill up nicely, the swap meet will be jumpin’, and there’s plenty of indoor attractions to check out as evident of the images below that we saw today.

Photos by Todd Ryden

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.