What is a classic car? What age makes a car a true classic?

For a time, the authorities at Goodguys Rod & Custom considered anything from 1972 and earlier to be a classic—or at least that was the requirement to get into one of its renowned Goodguys events. However, the times (or years) are changing for the 2018 Goodguys calendar of events.

The association has announced they have raised the cutoff year to participate in its events to 1987.

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The move opens the doors to early Fox-bodies, third-gen. Camaros, and Squarebody trucks. It’s a move that may torque off some of the old-school, die-hard rodders, but it also opens the door to a new generation of gearheads.

What are your thoughts? Good move? Bad move?

Check out Fuel Curve’s article on the news for more details on why it might a good thing.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.