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Everything You Need to Know About the All New Goodguys Salt Lake Nationals

Every year Goodguys always keeps an open mind for new event locations and one city that checked all the boxes last year was Salt Lake City, Utah. The first Goodguys Salt Lake Nationals sponsored by RaceDeck scheduled for July 17-19 at the Utah State Fairpark will be the first time Goodguys has visited this picturesque venue and anticipation is high for a power-packed weekend – needless to say, we’re excited about this new addition!

“After being the preferred flooring of the GoodGuys for over a decade, our team is so excited to have the GoodGuys Rod & Custom Association 1st annual RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals event in our hometown, RaceDeck owner Jorgen Moller said. “Salt Lake has such a strong custom car community, we know it will be a huge success!”

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Due to Utah’s COVID-19 restrictions, only 1,000 vehicle registrations will be sold and it’s important to purchase through the online pre-registration process. To claim one of those spots and get registered for this inaugural event CLICK HERE. Other Health & Safety measures that will be in effect over the weekend are as follows:

  • Social Distancing – We ask all attendees to exercise personal responsibility and do their best to maintain a 6 ft. distance between themselves and other non-immediate-household members of their family at all times. Goodguys and the Utah State Fairpark will provide social distancing markers in high traffic areas including building and restroom entrances, shopping and food vendor zones and other applicable areas of the show.  Additionally, certain indoor areas of the show will have capacity limits to allow for proper social distancing, so please be patient and understanding, as there may be short waiting times in order to enter a building.  Lastly, we ask all registered participants to keep a minimum distance of 10 ft. between your vehicle and the next parked vehicle in the general Show & Shine areas of the show.
  • Face Coverings – For anyone entering or working any indoor or outdoor portion of the show, face coverings will be mandatory and strictly enforced for the duration of your visit. Goodguys will have a limited amount of facemasks available for sale for anyone who is not prepared with their own.
  • Personal Hygiene – Goodguys and the Utah State Fairpark will be working overtime to ensure that restrooms and food areas of the show are cleaned maintained on an hourly basis.  Again, we also ask all attendees to exercise personal responsibility wash their hands often throughout the day and to carry and use personal hand sanitizer as necessary.
  • Contactless Payment Methods – We all know that “cash is king”, but to help reduce contact between attendees and vendors, we encourage all attendees and vendors to be prepared and use contactless payment methods (credit/debit cards, paypal, venmo, etc.) whenever possible for payments made at the show.

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Ground-pounding action over the weekend includes Goodguys AutoCross racing including the Great Salt Shootout held Saturday evening with four 4-car fields (PRO-X, PRO, Street Machine & Hot Rod/Truck) as well as the Nitro Thunderfest exhibition and live bands on Saturday on the Goodguys stage!


We’re also planning on filling the buildings at the Utah State Fairpark with a jammed-packed Indoor Car Show, plenty of industry vendors on display, and fun activities for the kids including the Model Take & Make program. In an exciting partnership with the local Utah Valley University, they will be running the Swap Meet over the weekend and we’re confident they will organize a huge Swap Meet & Cars for Sale Corral for those who want to search for those hidden gems!

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Saturday’s Special Parking Areas will be a main attraction and will include the Trick Truck Corral, Mighty Muscle, Camaro Corral, Ya Gotta Drive ‘Em, Youngguys Homebuilt Heaven, Deuce Doins, Tri Five Chevy Corral, and Goodguys Builder’s Choice. We’re excited to announce Dave Kindig with Kindig-It Designs will be selecting the Top 10 Builders Choice picks in Salt Lake!

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The Goodguys staff will also be selecting finalists for the RaceDeck Muscle Car of the Year title and the LMC Truck of the Year Late title. The Goodguys media team will also be selecting the Goodguys Feature Pick as well as the Fuel Curve Pick.

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The event will continue through Sunday with the Spectre Performance All American Sunday program where any year American-made OR American-powered vehicle is welcome to attend for the car show portion or All American Sunday AutoCross racing. The Rodders Church Service will be held at 10am and all Award-Winning cars over the weekend will be on display in the winner’s circle from 8am-2pm with the Awards Ceremony kicking off at 2:22.

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The buzz circling around this new event has all of us at Goodguys excited and the feedback from rodders around the area have us thinking it will be a hit on the 2020 schedule! For more information on the 1st Goodguys Salt Lake Nationals CLICK HERE. To get pre-registered for this new event CLICK HERE. We can’t wait to see you all in Salt Lake!

Associate Editor

Steven is the grandson to the legendary Bob Bunker who piloted the green "Folsom Flash" 1955 Chevy from the 70's through the 90's. As a dragstrip kid, Steven started his automotive journalism path by photographing drag racing events and also building drag cars while working in his fathers shop. Since joining our team, Steven has grown leaps and bounds journalistically. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When Steven is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.