The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association closes its 33rd All American Get-Together today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
The two-day show is bringing together more than 3,000 candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, trucks of all years and American-made and powered vehicles.
The spring event officially ends the "off season" for hot rodders all over California and has become one of the "must attend" events on the Goodguys schedule, said Goodguys representative Betsy Bennett.
At the weekend event, fans are getting a close up glimpse of just how eclectic the modern day hot rodding scene is with acres of vehicles on display. Highlights of the event include an indoor display and competition for the Custom of the Year award. That competition is open to vehicles from 1936 to 1972.
John D'Agostino, a famous designer and American car builder from Discovery Bay, will showcase two entries: Pantheon, a 1968 Buick Riviera Coupe Resto Mod, and Elvis III, a 1959 Cadillac built by Italian builders, Celebrity Customs.
There will also be competition in the Goodguys AutoCross, a closed performance race course on the Fairgrounds paved parking lot, where speed and agility meet to battle it out in a weekend long fastest-car-wins contest of speed and skill. Two-ti