Over the weekend, 3,300 hot rods, customs and street machines packed the Alameda County Fairgrounds for the 2016 Goodguys West Coast Nationals. Now in its 30th year, the three-day show has earned a reputation for drawing some of the country’s best cars and thousands of spectators to Pleasanton, California.
The West Coast Nationals always brings a variety of vehicles to Pleasanton. Steve and Cheryl Welsh drove their ’60s-style Deuce five-window to the show from their home in Folsom, California.
1954 Plymouth Belvedere, Grant Ragsdale, San Martin, California & 1950 Chevy, Johnny Cerros, Castro Valley, California
With temperatures in the 80s and hot rods as far as the eye could see, the fairgrounds were buzzing with activity all weekend. From the Fuelers firing up at the Nitro Thunderfest to the host of memorial awards, the Nats truly had something exciting for everyone.
Our booth was a hotbed of activity throughout the weekend, and here you can see the “Shelby Super Snake” cover banner for the upcoming issue #72.
Just like in years past, our fully stocked TRJ booth was positioned at the front of the Young California building. We thoroughly enjoyed catching up with those who stopped by, and we hope you liked the sneak peek at the all-new TRJ #72 that will be shipping to subscribers in a few short weeks.
It’s hard to believe another West Coast Nationals is in the books, but we’re already deep into the next issue. In the meantime, enjoy the photos and stay tuned to our Instagram, Facebook and newsletter for the latest Rodder’s Journal happenings.
1941 Willys, Ray Simpson, Whitefish, Montana
1927 Ford, Bill Spaulding, Walnut Creek, California
1964 Buick, Dan Ordonez, South San Francisco, California
1932 Ford, Richard Sides, Orangevale, California
1928 Ford, Marcus Edell, Castro Valley, California
1940 Ford, The Carroll Family, San Carlos, California
1928 Ford, Keith Christopherson, Santa Rosa, California
1934 Ford, Ron Gilliean, Livermore, California
1932 Ford, Jim Bringhurst, Nevada City, California
1934 Ford, Al von der Werth, Mill Valley, California
1927 Ford, Blake Phipps, Camino, California
1932 Ford, Bret Sukert, Montesano, Washington
It’s been another great Nationals in Pleasanton—we can’t wait for next year!