Goodguys PPG Nationals @ Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, Columbus [from 7 to 9 July]

Goodguys PPG Nationals

7 - 9
08:00 - 15:00

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Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Rods, Customs, Classics and Musclecars Car Show, Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral. Plus, Friday Night Nostalgia Drag Racing at National Trail Raceway.

Special indoor race car display limited to 50 cars. We're looking for all types and vintages. Email [email protected] or [email protected] for consideration.

Attendance: 600 vendors and car corral. 7000 show cars.
Directions: Take I-71 just north of downtown Columbus to 11th Avenue, exit #110B and head west. Vendors must use Gate #9, the last gate before the train trestle. The swap area will be outdoors on asphalt, and in the Voinovich Building and the Denny Hales Pavilion.
Local Information: Call (614)644-4000.
Car Show Information: 1972-prior. Call (925)838-9876.
Friday Night Drags Information: Call (740)928-5706. National Trail Raceway, 1-70 exit #126, 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
Camping Information: Expo Center campgrounds, full hook-ups, $30.00 per night, no reservations, questions only call (614)294-9336. No overnight camping in your swap space.
New Parts/Commercial Vendors: All items sold in the swap meet area must be used automotive parts or memorabilia (please, no new or refurbished items, including discontinued Hot Wheels, die-cast or plastic models, NASCAR licensed merchandise, tools, apparel, car care products, crafts, or reconditioning services of any kind). To protect the integrity of our commercial vendors, Goodguys reserves the right to regulate and/or restrict the sale of all items in the swap area. Unfortunately, swappers selling unauthorized items may be asked to leave the event and forfeit the cost of their booth space. Don’t let this happen to you! New parts and services are always welcome in the Commercial Midway however reservations must be made in advance. For more commercial info please call (925)218-9151. For Arts & Crafts Gallery info please call (407) 957-1317 or [email protected]
Show Hours: Friday — Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm
Participant Check in: Thursday. Noon-5:00pm, Friday. 7:00am-5:00pm, Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm. Gates open for participants each morning at 7:00am (except Thursday). All vehicles and property must be removed from the facility by sunset on Sunday. All spaces are reserved and are yours for the duration of the event. As a matter of convenience be sure to reserve enough area, as all support vehicles must fit inside your space or park outside of the grounds.
Cars 4 Sale Corral: Cars, trucks and motorcycles offered for sale may be any year, make or model, running or not. Space size is as large as your vehicle. If you have additional parts to sell, vehicles are also allowed for sale in the swap meet. Vehicles may remain on open trailers and/or in their space overnight for the duration of the show. You must park in the same space each day, even if another spot appears to be empty. Tow vehicles and enclosed trailers will each require an additional space if you wish to leave them inside the grounds.
Security: Gates will be secured promptly at 6:00pm each evening. For the safety of our customers and their property, absolutely no one will be permitted to remain on the grounds overnight. Motor homes and RVs may enter the property during setup only and must be removed immediately after they are unloaded. Security personnel will be on site 24 hours per day for your benefit.
Spectator Admission: Adults $20.00/day. Kids (7-12) $6.00/day. Under 6 FREE.
Friday night drags at National Trail Raceway $15.00 advance/$20.00 at the gate.
Participant Admission: Car Corral: $55.00 per each vehicle in advance. $65.00 at the gate.
Swap Meet: $55.00 per 10’ wide x 12’ deep, in advance. $65.00 at the gate.
Pre registration CLOSES Friday, 5:00pm, two weeks before the event… Pre registration is not required.
Repeat vendor entries must be received 30 days in advance to retain your same spaces.
Each entry fee includes one weekend vehicle pass and one weekend adult admission.
There is no discount for Goodguys members. You are not required to be a Goodguys member to participate in the Swap Meet or Car Corral.
You are not obligated to participate all three days however there is no discount for single or two day spaces.
Pre-registered participants will receive email confirmation two weeks before the event.
Actual credentials will be distributed during check in hours.
Spaces and additional weekend passes may also be purchased at the gate.
Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available – same price.
Paypal: Send a payment to [email protected] Indicate event preference in the message box.
By Phone: Call 614-268-1181 Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm EST.
By Mail: Send check or money order to PO Box 21311, Columbus, OH 43221. Make checks payable to “Jeff Johnson Motorsports.” Be sure to include an email address, if you have one.
Prices are for the entire weekend.
Sorry, no refunds – exchange only.

Reminder: No golf carts or motorized scooters allowed. Single person conveyances are permitted, and are also available for rent, adjacent to the main spectator entrance. For their safety please leave your pets at home or in your campsite.
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