The Goodguys West Coast Nationals always has a great selection of early Fords, and this year was no exeption. From left to right we have Mitch Kim's smallblock-powered five-window, Don Waldron's supercharged Model A drag roadster (TRJ #76) and a chopped, baremetal five-window with a 2x4-fed 409.
Over the weekend, we made our way across the San Francisco Bay to Pleasanton, California, for the Goodguys West Coast Nationals. Now in its 32nd year, the event brings a wide variety of rods, customs and street machines to the Alameda County Fairgrounds for three exciting days of show and shine.
Just like in years past, we had our fully stocked Rodder’s Journal booth set up in the Young California building. We enjoyed catching up with old friends, making new ones and hearing about your latest projects. Throughout the weekend, we cruised around the fairgrounds checking out one of the best batches of cars we’ve seen in Pleasanton in quite some time. From pre-war hot rods to nose-up Gassers, there was a great mix of machines at the West Coast Nationals. In addition to the cars, we also enjoyed the swap meet, autocross competition, as well as the miniature engine display. (Click here to see a 1/4-scale supercharged smallblock Chevy roar to life!)
With warm weather and cool cars, this weekend was one for the books. If you weren’t able to stop by the booth, you can still swing by our online shop. To place an order, click here, or give us a call at (800) 750-9550 in the United States (877) 479-2627 in Canada or (650) 246-8920 internationally.
Keith Christopherson of Santa Rosa, California, nailed the early hot rod look with his A-V8. Highlights include Cyclone heads, Isky cam and a 3x2 intake.
There was no shortage of Gassers in Pleasanton, and Ray Fraschiari’s ‘55 Chevy was one of our favorites. The car was originally hot rodded and raced half a century ago, and it's recently been rebuilt into the straight-axle terror you see here.
It's hard to beat a modified, especially when they're as clean as Tim Watson's T. The little roadster was built by Grossi's Speed and Fab and features an abbreviated body, quickchange rear and smallblock Chevy power. Tim calls Fremont, California, home.