Grease was the Word for Goodguys Friday Night Drive-In

It’s amazing to see what the car community has done over the past nine months to find a sense of normalcy and get together with like-minded friends to enjoy their classic rides. The 2020 year has put a halt to the majority of large weekend-long car shows, but we’ve seen an increase in smaller get togethers across the country in the form of organized cruises or socially distanced Saturday morning meet ups.

goodguys driday night drive-in movie, specialty sales

goodguys driday night drive-in movie, specialty sales

For Goodguys, one thing we caught wind of in not only our hometown of Pleasanton, CA, but also around the country, is drive-in movies becoming more popular with families looking to get out of the house for a couple hours. Our local Alameda County Fairgrounds hosted drive-in movies for the local community throughout the summer and we reached out to them to inquire about a hot-rod-only drive-in while playing a 1950s-based classic movie to bring together the vintage vibe.


Everything came together and Specialty Sales Classics jumped on board to present the first-ever Goodguys Friday Night Drive-In featuring the 1978 hit film “Grease.” Even if it was only for a couple hours on a Friday evening, it felt good to get together with some local hot rods, talk shop, put on an event, and take our minds to simpler times.

goodguys driday night drive-in movie, specialty sales

The spaces were limited to 400 vehicles, which were staggered to allow for social distancing, our Goodguys Cares Health & Safety guidelines were in place, Specialty Sales brought some of their inventory to display, and food and beverage stands were open for those who didn’t pack their own tailgate supplies.

goodguys driday night drive-in movie, specialty sales

As with any Goodguys event, we couldn’t help but hand out some hardware and the team selected 10 awards prior to the beginning of the movie. Even with it being a limited-capacity gathering, the quality of rides was there!

Goodguys is looking forward to the 2021 season and is doing everything possible to bring America’s Favorite Car Shows back in full force. The Friday Night Drive-In allowed us to have a fun evening with some local Goodguys members as we work toward that goal. It was just what we needed to relax and renew our energy, and it served as a good reminder of what we do best – bring together Cool Cars, Cool People, and Good Times!

Friday Night Drive-In Photo Extra!

Photos by Steven Bunker, Mike Christensen, and Ally Ebel

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.