Where the Muscle Cars Meet the Surf

September 30th, 2011

Text and Photos by Courtney Halowell

Springtime in San Diego can Only Mean one Thing—Goodguys Del Mar!

April 1-3, 2011, brought the Goodguys to Del Mar, California, for the 11th annual Del Mar Nationals. When I received the Goodguys’ show schedule in the mail, I marked my calendar for the Del Mar show so that I wouldn’t accidentally book anything else. I’d guess by the number of cars in attendance that a lot of people did the same thing I did.

Personally, the Del Mar show is my favorite Goodguys event for a lot of reasons. First is the weather, granted it never gets too hot right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, but for some reason the month of April is extra perfect. Second, the fairground itself, the City of San Diego makes sure that the fairground is a picturesque background for any event—even a fair—go figure. Third, the proximity of the fairground to both Interstate 5 and Pacific Coast Highway is ideal. It is so close, in fact, that the grounds can easily be seen from either location. Some of the other reasons include the fact that the Del Mar Fairground is pretty close to my favorite Mexican food restaurant on the planet, and you can take the coast route in your hot rod to get there.

Then there are the cars. People come from all over the country, and even as far as Canada, to attend the Del Mar Nationals—that is a heck of a weekend road trip!

We suggest you log on to the Goodguys website at Good-guys.com (http://www NULL.Good-guys NULL.com) to check out the entire schedule of events for 2011, and make plans to be at the Del Mar Nationals in 2012. We know that we’ll be there!

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