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Goodguys Car Show 2024

Goodguys Car Show 2024 in Raleigh.

Apr 19, 2024 → Apr 21, 2024

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Rated 4.9 by 452,832+ people

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Your Ultimate Guide to Goodguys Car Show 2024

For those who breathe gasoline and dream in horsepower, the Goodguys 9th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals, presented by TREMEC, is not just an event; it's a pilgrimage. From April 19-21, 2024, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh transforms into a paradise for car enthusiasts. Imagine over 1,500 of the southeast’s finest pre-1999 hot rods, trucks, customs, muscle cars, and classics sprawled across the historic grounds. This guide is your insider pass to navigating the show like a pro, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere, and exploring Raleigh's hidden gems.

A Memorable Travel Experience

The Goodguys Car Show is an annual event that has been thrilling car enthusiasts for decades. The 2024 edition, taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina, promises to be an unforgettable experience. This event is not just about the cars; it's about the history, the culture, and the camaraderie that comes with being a part of the Goodguys community.

From the "Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals" to the "Spring Lone Star Nationals", Goodguys Car Show has a rich history of bringing together the best of the best in the automotive world.

City & Venue Insights

Raleigh, the "City of Oaks", is a vibrant city known for its Southern charm and innovative spirit. It's the perfect backdrop for the Goodguys Car Show 2024, with its mix of historic landmarks and modern attractions. The event venue, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, is a spacious and well-equipped location that has hosted many successful events in the past.

Events and Schedule

The weekend kicks off bright and early at 8:00 AM each day, wrapping up on Friday and Saturday by 5:00 PM, and winding down earlier on Sunday at 3:00 PM. Each day is packed with action, from live music and demolition derby action starting at 5 PM on Saturday to the Meguiar’s All American Sunday, welcoming American-made or powered show cars of all years.

Featured Attractions: Not Just a Car Show

  • Shop Till You Drop: The Swap Meet and Cars 4 Sale Corral are treasure troves for parts hunters and those looking to buy or sell a classic.
  • Awards and Competitions: From the Builder’s Choice Awards by Goolsby Customs to the “Top 12” of the Year Finalist Competitions, the show is a battleground where the best of the best vie for top honors.
  • Family Fun: The Kids Zone and Model Car Make-N-Take ensure there's something for everyone, making this a family-friendly affair.

The Atmosphere and Activities

The atmosphere is casual and friendly, with excitement in the air as enthusiasts of all ages share their passion for classic automotive beauty. The sound of engines revving, the sight of gleaming chrome, and the smell of fresh polish create a sensory experience unlike any other. There's also plenty of music, with live bands playing everything from classic rock to country.

Food and Drinks

While outside food and drink are a no-go, worry not. The fairgrounds are peppered with a variety of food vendors serving up everything from classic American comfort food to more adventurous fare. Whether you're craving a quick snack or a full meal, your taste buds are in for a treat.

Dress Code

In terms of outfits, casual attire is the norm. Whether you're in a classic car tee and jeans or something a bit more polished, you'll fit right in. However, don't be surprised to see attendees sporting vintage clothing or costumes inspired by their favorite car era. 

Activities Outside the Event

Beyond the car show, Raleigh offers a variety of activities. From exploring the "North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences" to taking a stroll in the "Pullen Park", there's something for everyone in this city.

Bag Policy: Pack Light

To ensure a smooth experience for everyone, large bags and backpacks are typically discouraged. Essentials like a small purse or a camera bag are fine, but it's always a good idea to check the event's official website for the latest guidelines.

Why Bounce Luggage Storage is Convenient at Goodguys Car Show 2024

At Bounce, we understand the importance of enjoying your travel experience without the burden of luggage. That's why we offer a convenient and affordable luggage storage solution for travelers attending events like the Goodguys Car Show 2024. With our secure storage facilities located throughout Raleigh, you can drop off your bags and enjoy the car show without any worries.

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Our mission is simple: we keep your stuff safe, you get your day back. We partner with local businesses in Raleigh, creating secure storage areas that are easily accessible. Plus, every item stored through our platform comes with $10,000 in BounceShield™ Protection. So, whether you're a local or a visitor, Bounce is here to make your Goodguys Car Show experience even better.

Things to Do in Raleigh

Exploring the City of Oaks

While in Raleigh for the Goodguys Car Show, make sure to explore the city's many attractions. Raleigh is a city of hidden gems, and the Goodguys Car Show weekend is the perfect opportunity to explore.

  • Historic Sites and Museums: Dive into North Carolina’s rich history or explore the many museums the city has to offer. Visit the "North Carolina Museum of Art" or the "Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden" for a dose of culture.
  • Natural Wonders: For nature lovers, the "Umstead State Park" and the "JC Raulston Arboretum" are must-visit spots.
  • Gastronomy and Nightlife: From Southern cuisine to international dishes, Raleigh's food scene is buzzing. Post-show evenings are a great time to explore the city's vibrant nightlife. Foodies should not miss the "Morgan Street Food Hall" for a taste of Raleigh's culinary scene.

See You in Raleigh?

As you can see, the Goodguys Car Show 2024 in Raleigh is more than just a car show. It's an experience filled with history, culture, camaraderie, and of course, amazing cars. Whether you're a seasoned attendee or a first-timer, this guide is your key to making the most of your visit to the 9th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals. And with Bounce, you can enjoy this experience to the fullest, without the burden of luggage. So, pack your bags, book your Bounce storage, and we'll see you in Raleigh! Happy motoring!

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All you need to know

  • When is the Goodguys Car Show in Raleigh?

    The Goodguys Car Show in Raleigh, the 9th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals presented by TREMEC, is scheduled for the weekend of April 19-21, 2024.

  • How much is the ticket for the Goodguys 9th Griot's Garage North Carolina?

    For Goodguys Members: Friday & Saturday: General Admission (ages 13+) is $20.00, plus ticket partner service fees and local sales tax. At the gate, tickets are $22, including local sales tax. Sunday: General Admission (ages 13+) is $15.00, plus ticket partner service fees and local sales tax. At the gate, tickets are $17, including local sales tax. For Non-Goodguys Members: Friday & Saturday: General Admission (ages 13+) is $25.00, plus ticket partner service fees and local sales tax. At the gate, tickets are $28, including local sales tax. Sunday: General Admission (ages 13+) is $20.00, plus ticket partner service fees and local sales tax. At the gate, tickets are $22, including local sales tax.

  • Is there security on site?

    Yes, there is security on-site at the Goodguys Car Show events, including the 9th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals. Security measures can include bag checks at entry points to enforce the event's bag policy, and security personnel may also be present throughout the venue to address any concerns or issues that arise during the event.

  • Where is the Goodguys 9th Griot's Garage North Carolina?

    The Goodguys 9th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals is held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, located at 4285 Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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