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’33 Roadster Crowned ‘America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod’

Pretty Penny

Harold and Tracy Chapman’s 1933 Ford roadster from Andice, Texas won the Goodguys 2013 Flowmaster “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod” award at the 27th West Coast Nationals, Aug. 23-25 in Pleasanton, Calif.

Dubbed “Pretty Penny,” the coach-built, copper colored, full-fendered ’33 Ford roadster also was named “Best Rod” at the Detroit AutoRama and was a top five finalist for numerous other major awards this season, including Goodguys Street Rod d’Elegance and Street Rod of the Year.

Chapman of Customs & Hot Rods of Andice heavily modified the top in his in-house fabrication shop. The top was moved back 1.5 inches and more than 100 parts and pieces were custom machined for the project, according to Goodguys Rod & Custom.

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‘40 Ford and ‘69 Torino Grab Top Awards at PPG Nationals

1969 Torino

George Poteet’s vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Torino, named the “GPT” Special, won the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year.

1940 Ford

Ron Cizek’s ’40 Ford coupe, dubbed “Checkered Past,” collected the Goodguys 2013 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year title.

George Poteet of Tennessee and Ron Cizek of Nebraska collected the top two awards at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals, July 12-14 in Columbus, Ohio.

Poteet’s vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Torino, named the “GPT” Special, won the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year. Cizek’s popular Ridler Award-winning ’40 Ford coupe, dubbed “Checkered Past,” collected the Goodguys 2013 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year title, according to Goodguys.

Poteet’s Torino, a machine which would look right at home in the 1969 Talladega 500 or on today’s demanding  and twisty AutoCross tracks, was built by Troy Trepanier and his “Rad Rides” team in Manteno, Ill. Cizek’s cranberry red ’40 Ford, which represents  the time-tested appeal of a smoothed out flathead powered early Ford, was built by Andy Leach of Omaho, Neb.-based Cal Automotive Creations.

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‘Youth is Served’ at Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together

As many as 10 high school teams will battle it out in the Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge at this weekend’s Goodguys 20th  Summer Get-Together

As many as 10 high school teams will battle it out in the Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge at this weekend’s Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together

The Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together presented by Specialty Sales Classics will feature new event activities for youth. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1-2 at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif.

Headlining the activity is the new Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge event. Held for the first time ever at a Goodguys event, the challenge is a timed competition between two high school teams to see which one can tear down and rebuild a V-8 Chevy engine the fastest, according to Goodguys.

“Youth will be served indeed,” said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. “We’re excited to offer these new event activities for younger car enthusiasts at the Summer Get-Together. The beauty of a Goodguys Get-Together event format featuring all years, makes and models of show cars is it appeals to many different generations. You’ve got high school kids and grandpa’s showing off cars and enjoying the atmosphere together.”

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Goodguys Launches New Texas Road Tour

Goodguys Texas Road Tour 2013

Goodguys Rod & Customs will debut a new Texas Road Tour this fall that will take hot rodders from Goodguys headquarters in Pleasanton, Calif. to the 21st Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Only 50 spots are available for the seven-day tour set for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, according to Goodguys.

The 1,969-mile road tour will travel through California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and stop at all of the Southwest’s finest rod shops, car collections, museums and race shops.

The newly built, all-yellow 525-hp Goodguys G/RS 1969 Camaro will pace the tour.

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‘Checkered Past” 1940 Ford Takes Home Street Rod D’Elegance Crown at Goodguys’ Del Mar Nationals

2013 Ridler Winner

Ron Cizek’s “Checkered Past” 1940 Ford won the Goodguys 2013 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance Award at the 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, April 5-7 in Del Mar, Calif.

First introduced the hot rodding world in March when it won the Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama, the cranberry-hued 1940 Ford was originally a build started by Cizek as a weekend project. It was finished and coach-built by his partner Andy Leach and the talented team at Cal Automotive Creations in Omaha, Neb.

Leach apprenticed for six years under Troy Trepanier before joining forces with Cizek. “Checkered Past” is Cal Automotive Creations first completed concept-to-finished-show-car project, according to a Goodguys press release.

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Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

The annual Goodguys Del Mar Nationals takes place this weekend in Del Mar, California.

The annual Goodguys Del Mar Nationals takes place this weekend in Del Mar, California.

Spend this spring weekend at a car show, such as Goodguys’ Del Mar Nationals. Events like this, and the six others detailed below, provide great opportunities to show off your best work, meet new customers and support community organizations.

The first Twilight Cruise of 2013 will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. Hosted by Cal-Rods Car Club, the event will run from 4-8 p.m. and is open to all 1970-and-earlier rods, customs, classics and muscle cars. The event will include raffles, a 50/50 drawing, food and celebrity photo opportunities. All proceeds from the event will benefit the NHRA Motorsports Museum. For more information, click here.

A free NHRA driver autograph session and FanFest will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the New York New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event will kick off the NHRA Nationals weekend, which will take place at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event on Thursday will include autograph signings from 6-8 p.m., a driver question-and-answer session, music and door prizes. Drivers scheduled to participate include Antron Brown, Jack Beckman, Tony Schumacher, Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, Spencer Massey, Johnny Gray and more. For more information, go to www.lvms.com.

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’51 Merc Custom Wins Goodguys 2013 Mother’s Custom of the Year Award

1951 Mercury custom wins the Goodguys 2013 Mother’s Custom of the Year award

Nick Rogers’ radical 1951 Mercury custom won the Goodguys 2013 Mother’s Custom of the Year award at the Goodguys 31st All American Get-Together presented by Specialty Sales Classics March 23-24 in Pleasanton, Calif.

Rogers’ candy-blue Merc beat out a stellar national field of customs, collecting its second major award this spring. The car also won the coveted Custom d’Elegance crown at February’s Sacramento AutoRama, according to a Goodguys press release.

The ’51 Merc was finished and produced for the show season by Bill Ganahl’s South City Rod & Custom and started with “humble beginnings.”

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Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

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Events are taking place all over the country and Canada this weekend that allow you to show off your shop’s latest project car, honor industry legends and network with other builders, including the Goodguys’ 31st All-American Get Together and the Hot Rod Magazine Homecoming. Information on these, as well as five other events, is listed here.

The Megaspeed Custom Car and Truck Show takes place Friday, March 22- Sunday, March 24 at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada. The event will feature pro wrestler Bill Goldberg as the Grand Marshall, and will include appearances by Chip Foose (in the BASF booth on Saturday), Candy Clark from “American Graffiti,” Playboy model Rachelle Wilde and more. Event highlights will include display vehicles by Rad Rides by Troy, NHL star Rick Nash and Kreater Custom Motorcycles, a bikini contest, vendors and live music.  Zoo to You will be presenting a display of exotic animals for kids. Admission is $20 a day for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-13 and free to those 5 and under. For more information, go to www.megaspeedcarshow.com.

The Riverside International Automotive Museum will host its annual Legends of Riverside Racing Film Festival and Gala on Saturday, March 23, plus a “Meet and Greet” on the evening of Friday, March 22 for all ticket holders. The event, which will take place at the Museum in Riverside, California, will honor racing legend Bob Bondurant. Event highlights will include a presentation of special awards, a silent auction of racing memorabilia, an autograph signing by drivers and VIPs, cocktail party, live auction, dinner and more. Only 150 tickets are available to the public, with all proceeds going to The Boys Republic charity. For more information, go to www.riversideinternational.org.

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Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

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The 2013 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show takes place Thursday, March 14- Saturday, March 16 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The only business-to-business trade show for the hot rod and restoration industry, the HRR Trade Show features a full Education & Training Program, in which industry manufacturers will present seminars on their products and provide valuable tech and installation tips. The 15th Annual Industry Reception & Anniversary Celebration will take place on Friday night at 5 p.m. and will feature  music, food, drinks and raffles. The coveted Golden Builder Award will be presented at the Grand Opening Breakfast on Friday morning, as will the Innovation Awards, which go to the New Product Showcase winners. Trade show hours will be 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday. The cost to register on-site to attend the show is $10. For more information, go to www.hotrodshow.com.

The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing will host the induction of nine new members into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, located in Gainesville, Florida, on Thursday, March 14, during a star-studded induction dinner and ceremony at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites. The event will be presented by the NHRA and Summit Racing Equipment. The nine new inductees will be Dave Boertman, Wally Booth, Bernie Fedderly, Harry Hibler, race team Hirata, Hobbs & Vodnik, K.S. Pittman, Dick Rosberg and Louis Senter. The Founders Award will be presented to Dr. Robert Post, PhD. NHRA announcer Bob Frey will serve as Master of Ceremonies. For more information, click here.

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Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Spring NationalsThis weekend is filled with some of the season’s biggest car shows and events including the Goodguy’s Spring Nationals, which kick-starts the association’s 2013 event schedule, and the Detroit Autorama. Here’s information on these events, as well as five other events taking place around the country this weekend.

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association kicks off its 30th Anniversary season this weekend with the 4th Spring Nationals, taking place Friday, March 8- Sunday, March 10 at the Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Event organizers are expecting thousands of 1972-and-earlier show cars to be on display. Other event highlights include the Goodguys AutoCross, which is an electronically timed vehicle speed and agility course; a midway of big rig tractor trailers, high-performance parts and accessory vendors, a used car parts swap meet, car corral and a model car program sponsored by Revell. The event will also feature the first All American Sunday of 2013, in which owners of American-powered show cars and trucks of all years, makes and models will be put on display. Admission to the event is $18 for adults, $6 for kids 7-12 and free to those under 7. For more information, click here.

The 61st Annual Detroit Autorama takes place Friday, March 8- Sunday, March 10 at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan. Billed as “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show,” the event will feature the 50th Anniversary Ridler’s Ball on Friday from 6- 9 p.m., which will include the announcement of the “Great 8” contenders.  Other event highlights will include a “Ridler’s Row” display, which will feature over 25 past Ridler Award winners; a Toy-o-Rama collectible toy display, Gene Winfield’s Chop Shop exhibit, the Cavalcade of Customs car display, a tribute to 1955-1957 Thunderbirds, a display of musician Kid Rock’s personal vehicles, the “Nitro” Vintage Dragster and Funny Car Cacklefest, the Auto Art Panel Jam & Charity Auction, the “Miss Autorama” Pinup Contest on Saturday, live bands, celebrity guests and more. Admission to the event is $18 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free to those 5 and under. For more information, click here.

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