Thousands of automotive masterpieces from outrageous hot rod roadsters to colorful chopped-top customs will fill the infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Oct. 24-26 Goodguys Southeastern Nationals.

The 15th annual California-based Goodguys car show is a giant outdoor event featuring more than 3,000 pre-1972 hot rods, custom cars, classics, muscle cars and trucks. Lil' deuce coupes, hot rod roadsters, chopped Merc customs, Hemi Cuda's, Six Pack Challengers, Boss 429 Mustangs, Pontiac GTO's and many other specialty vehicles will be on display at the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

"Goodguys is always a great show for the auto enthusiast as well as a great time for families to come out and see some awesome creations," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"Thousands of classic hot rods will be here, not only on display, but in action, making this truly a great automotive spectacle."

Also included in the national show are vendor exhibits, a swap meet, a car corral area with vehicles for sale, a model and pedal car display and a free model building area for kids. A street challenge autocross is also scheduled on the road course to test vehicle performance.

On Friday evening, the Richard Petty Driving Experience will offer the opportunity to purchase rides around the 1.5-mile oval at 150-plus miles per hour in the passenger seat of a NASCAR Sprint Cup car. Saturday night will see the return of the popular Cruise Under the Lights, where hundreds of hot rods and customs take to the superspeedway for several laps and spectators are invited to watch the cruise from the speedway's frontstretch grandstand.

Tickets for the Oct. 24-26 Goodguys Southeastern Nationals are available at the gate or online at www.good-guys.com. Adult tickets are $17 per day with children ages 7 to 12 admitted for $6 while kids 6 and under are free. Parking for the event is $5.

Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Information about the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals may be obtained by calling Goodguys at (925) 838-9876 or the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205 or online at www.good-guys.com or www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.