Hot Rods & Horsepower taking over York Expo Center

Goodguys 1st Grundy Insurance Great American Nationals Debuts August 16-18

York, PA — York County is excited to welcome Goodguys 1st Grundy Insurance Great American Nationals when they roll into the York Expo Center August 16-18. This event, the 12th stop on an 18 national event series, brings over 2,000 hot rods, custom, and classic cars to the York area for a weekend full of fun.

Car enthusiasts from across the county and Canada will gather to show off their pride and joys, while also offering a great time for the public. The weekend schedule of events includes an indoor car show, exhibits, custom big rig tractor-trailers, a swap meet, food booths, live music, and much more. Kids will enjoy the model car program sponsored by Auto World Store. Little ones will go home with their very own model car kit forging big dreams to one day come back to the show with a life-sized version. The make n’ take model car sessions will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. and then again on Sunday at 11 a.m. For the gals, there is the Goodgals Arts & Crafts in the Old Main building with many crafters showing off their handmade goods.

Not only will you see lots of cool cars, but you’ll hear them too. Bring your earplugs and join Goodguys for the Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition on Friday and Saturday! Enjoy the sights and sounds of good ol’ vintage drag racing as they fire up some of the coolest vintage dragsters and race cars around. The Goodguys AutoCross racing provides thrill seekers with that true racing experience! The shrill sound of rubber meeting pavement will fill the air with excitement as competitors battle it out in a weekend long fastest-car-wins contest of speed & skill.

The Goodguys 1st Grundy Insurance Great American Nationals event gates are open Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $18 on Friday and Saturday, $15 on Sunday, kids 7-12 $8, 6 and under are free. There is a $5 spectator parking fee. Tickets can be purchased at the York Expo Center all three days of the event or online at

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