Traditionally, Sundays were left to the family, to football, to gardening, visiting the relatives or even the occasional car show with traditional hot rods and early muscle cars. Up until recently, if you were a fan of late-model American muscle, well, you were out of luck. What if you’re a die-hard, late-model car guy who wants to get out of the house and smash on the loud-pedal?
As previously reported here, we were there at the Goodguys annual Spring Nationals event in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was there we witnessed a parade of fourth and fifth generation Camaros, a smattering of new Mustangs and even a handful of late-model Mopars. We even stumbled across some G-Bodies and a lone GXP Bonneville. This past weekend, however, we made our way to the sunny beach-side city of Del Mar, California for the Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals.
It was sun and fun for the entire weekend with all of the late-model vehicles allowed in to participate on Sunday. Much like the Scottsdale, Arizona Spring Nationals event, the Del Mar Super Sunday crowd was chalked full of some of our favorite late-models.
With cars like a Cadillac CTS-V, Ford Lightning pickup and even a bone stock convertible ‘Vette, there was plenty of modern eye candy around. It’s one thing to see these somewhat average cars during their daily drive to work and back, but its certainly more entertaining to see them hustling through the cones! We couldn’t of been more pleased, as we always are during the Goodguys events. With friendly staff, tons of action there’s almost nothing we weren’t interested in. We can’t thank Goodguys enough.
Thankfully, Goodguys has opened a new avenue for car guys and gals of all ages to get in on the fun of attending a Goodguys National Event in a late-model vehicle. The new Goodguys “All-American Super Sunday Get-Together” program welcomes American made or American powered cars and trucks of all years, makes and models to select events on Sunday only.
Their philosophy, as times change, and as their demographic grows and evolves, Goodguys is always reinventing themselves and adapting to new changes in the industry. By expanding the availability of entry for vehicles, Goodguys is able to capture an entirely new audience, which may have been lost in the crowd, literally.
Part of this involves creating a more modern approach to the traditional car show. Sure, there’s tons of late-model car events around your area and all year long, but what’s the fun in that?
Car guys know Goodguys puts on some of the best automotive fun you can have. The initial roll out of Super Sunday events have opened the doors for additional vehicles, mostly aimed towards the younger generations, however, also for the vehicle owner who doesn’t quite have the coin to fund a full, vintage or classic muscle car build.
Super Sunday Finish Results
NAME – YEAR – MAKE – MODEL – TIME
Joy Wheaton 2000 Ford Mustang 33.282
Tom Kamman 2000 Chevy Corvette 33.598
Matt Alcala 2012 Ford GT500 34.446
Peter Wityak 1992 Chevy Corvette 35.378
Jared Sweemey 2002 Ford Mustang 36.209
Josih Cox 2005 Caddy CTS-V 36.362
Steve Bandtlow 2008 Ford Mustang 36.461
Michael Bartelt 2005 Pontiac GTO 36.493
Justin Libby 2011 Dodge Challenger 36.357
Kyle Luker 2002 Ford Lightning 36.718
Ricardo Maggin 2001 Ford Mustang 37.25
David Land 2007 Ford Mustang 38.541
Joe Coy 1999 GMC PU NA
With events planned throughout the year, you’re bound to find an upcoming Super Sunday event in your area. If you’re not familiar with the Super Sunday events, in short, it allows American powered cars of all years, makes, and models to participate in Goodguys events. This means if you’ve got a ’98 LS1 powered Z28, 4.6L Mustang, or C4 Corvette like we witnessed over the weekend, which you’ve been itching to get out and show off, either at the show or on the autocross course, you’re good to go!
Currently, Goodguys is planning seventeen Super Sunday events through out the year at select Goodguys locations.
To sum it up, all car-minded folks want to hang out with other like-minded individuals. The Goodguys Super Sunday’s really push for the younger crowds, the clubs, and the forums to enter and enjoy the festivities.
Any late model American made or American powered show car can participate in all 2012 National events on Sunday excluding the 26th West Coast Nationals.
That’s 16 events which offer the Super Sunday program. Super Sunday participants are eligible for all show activities including the show & shine, Goodguys AutoCross and more! All Super Sunday participants will also be eligible for awards and participation in the event award ceremony Sunday afternoon! Don’t miss your chance to be part of a Goodguys show!
If you’ve always seen the autocross events and wanted to give it a try, what are you waiting for. It’s free as long as you’re a registered participant, loads of fun, and totally safe! Bring the whole family and take a spin around the track. Who knows, make one lap and you might be hooked for life. What are you waiting for? Find a Goodguys Super Sunday event in your area and bring your late-model, American powered car!