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70,000 here for 27th annual Goodguys car show at Fairgrounds

Original post made on Aug 26, 2013

An estimated 70,000 classic and hot rod car aficionados attended the 27th annual Goodguys car show that ended its three-day run at the Alameda County Fairgrounds yesterday.

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Posted by Just Curious
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

What, if anything, does our city (and community) get out of these events at the Fairgounds other than increased traffic and use of our public safety resources?

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Posted by $$$$$
a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Aug 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

drive through the hotel parking lots for the week leading up to a goodguys show. the goodguys shows generate a lot of money for pleasanton, from hotel tax to restaurant tax.

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Posted by Right
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Just curious, or just clueless? Honestly, you don't see the benefit of an event at the Fairgrounds that draws over 70,000 people? In addition to the major sources of income that $$$$$ cited, there's tax from sales at the fairgrounds, permits for just about everything involving sales, food concession and supply profits, income for part time workers, etc, etc.
Let me guess, you live downtown and drive a Prius and don't know the difference between carburetor and a camshaft.......

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Posted by Mr Cheney
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Mr. Just Curious,
You must not have ever worked for yourself or thought much about economics. The increased traffic and use of our public safety resources are paid for 10 fold ++++ by the extra dollars spent in our community by people who would have never come here without the show. From the little kid selling canned drinks and lemonade on the corner to the auto part store that sells extra parts to someone that has brokedown and needs it fixed now. All of these people would not have the extra money coming to them without the show being in town. All of which funds extra money to our city through taxes and jobs created for others to work and support the extra people all the way down the line.

It's worth every dollar spent.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Just Curious obviously doesn't have even the most basic understanding of economics.

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Posted by barnstormer
a resident of Danbury Park
on Aug 27, 2013 at 8:52 am

Just curious, does any know the number of classic, custom, and hot rod cars at the event?

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Posted by Karla
a resident of Danbury Park
on Aug 27, 2013 at 9:00 am

To Barnstormer - My husband and I were in the show and I heard it was just over 3700 enteries from 27 states. Not as big as last years event, but a fun weekend with great weather and lots of nice people. Thanks for asking!

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Posted by San Ramon Observer
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm

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Aw I really wanted to bring my 1973 Maverick Grabber but the August show only goes up to 1972. I missed the June show because my Mav was being painted. It looks brand new now. I will try to bring it in November!


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Posted by Don Clark
a resident of Old Towne
on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:18 am

I'm from the East Coast on a trip to visit my son and family in San Jose. We decided to take in the show at the fairgrounds. We walked through the gate and directly in front was a "64" Ford Falcon. We walked over and in talking to the owner, we discovered this car was owned by my son in Cohasset, Mass. about 25 years ago. What a thrill. You just can't make this stuff up. Don Clark Bradenton, Fl.

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