When you think of Nashville, Tennessee, hot rods are probably not your first thought. But once again, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will take over the city’s Nissan Stadium. This year’s event will be a two-day festival of southern-style hot rodding at the 13th Nashville Nationals the weekend of May 11-12! This year’s event will also give participants more time each day by having extended show hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The awards will be given away on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. The AutoCross Shootout will run from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, and again from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to Noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Spectators and participants alike will enjoy roughly 2,500 of the finest 1972 and older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and classics this great country has to offer. Goodguys is not just about static displays, and you won’t want to miss the ultra-intense Goodguys AutoCross timed-racing competition, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, the more than 150 vendor exhibits, swap meet, car corral, and live music featuring some of the Music City’s best local artists. Since this is a true “family event,” there is also a free Kids Zone with arts and crafts, and model car contest.
This two-day extravaganza of automotive goodness will be jamb-packed with cruises and parties. Special Parking areas like Ya Gotta Drive Em’ presented by Goodyear, Homebuilt Heaven presented by Speedway Motors, Duece Doins, and the Trick Truck Corral are but a few.
The area is surrounded with great amenities, and you’ll be able to easily enjoy them each day via a shopper’s shuttle to downtown Nashville shopping areas. For more information on the 13th Annual Goodguys Nashville Nationals, and all of the Goodguys’ happenings, head over to Goodguys.com.
- Thursday Kick-Off Party at Advanced Plating 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – details & directions
- TGIF Party at the Nashville Airport Marriott
- Saturday Night Party at Nissan Stadium
- More than 2,500 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1987.
- Expanded Saturday hours until 8:00 p.m.
- Goodguys AutoCross featuring 16-car “Music City Mayhem” presented by Optima Batteries.
- Crowing of the Goodguys 2018 Tanks Hot Rod of the Year award
- Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition presented by FuelCurve.com
- Vendors and manufacturer exhibits
- Variety of food trucks and food court options.
- Swap Meet
- Cars 4 Sale Corral
- Live Music Entertainment with The Moonshine Band and JP Clardy
- Kids Zone – Free arts and crafts, games, prizes & more!
- Kids free Revell Model Car Make-N-Take. Get your kids involved in model building
- Complimentary Shopper Shuttle on Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To Opry Mills and Downtown Broadway.