The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association closed the 2011 season on a high note with the 1st annual Fall Del Mar Nationals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds north of San Diego over Thanksgiving weekend. The first time event attracted well over a thousand cars and a bustling holiday weekend crowd.

The Thanksgiving spirit was enhanced by a toy drive which produced over 2,000 toys for the needy children of San Diego County. In addition, over $2,500 was raised in support of the Camp Pendleton "Wounded Warriors" detachment. The nationwide Wounded Warriors Project is a program designed to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

"We couldn't be happier with our weekend in Del Mar. It went off great," said Mission Coordinator Virgil Whitehead. "We had a great spot at the event gates and the hot rodding family came together to support the kids and the Wounded Warriors."

The successful event looks to have established an annual tradition for Goodguys. "I think all of us at Goodguys are planning on spending many more Thanksgiving weekend's at the Del Mar Fairgrounds," said company President Marc Meadors. "You couldn't ask more from a first time event. The cars and crowds came out and the weather was spectacular. It was a perfect weekend to start a new tradition in Del Mar" he said.

The 2nd annual Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals is scheduled for November 23-25, 2012. For more visit www.good-guys.com