Over two decades ago, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association set a hard stop at 1972 for vehicle eligibility in its legendary car show series. Then a few years back, it bumped that eligibility year to 1987.
Now, Goodguys has just announced a rolling 25 year window for anyone looking to enter a vehicle in a Goodguys National event in 2022 and beyond.
Goodguys also revealed the new 2022 car show schedule—check it out here.
*checks watch* That means right now, any car made on or before the 1997 model year can participate.
…And like that, thousands of fourth-gen Camaro owners began leaping for joy.
But we’re not just looking forward to F-bodies here. The ENTIRE Fox Body Mustang family can now join the party. Same with the entire third-gen GM C/K/R/V-series truck crowd. Let’s not forget about the Dodge Viper either—it’s 1991 birthday is enough to punch a ticket too.
Heck, even early Plymouth Prowlers can get in (which, admittedly, makes our brains hurt a little bit).
And think of the imports!
The Acura NSX, Nissan 300ZX z32, Toyota Supra Mark IV, VW Corrado, Mitsubishi 3000GT—many of these drool-worthy performance cars are now welcome to roll up alongside classic Detroit steel, adding a ton of diversity to the Goodguys show car field.
You know what else? This also means the LS engine can come too, as the 5.7L LS1 debuted in the then-new 1997 C5 Corvette.
And since it’s a rolling window and not a hard cap on a specific year, it means Goodguys eligibility expands with every new year.
So we applaud Goodguys for the move because, when we’re talking about car shows, the more the merrier!
87 and back was good for now….getting greedy!! Now imports,my last renewal!!!!
I was watching the Goodguys, Arizona video, thought I saw a C6 Corvette, and a Chevrolet SSR, do you allow unique or specialty cars?