45 year old Scott Gifford of Valley Head, Alabama has won the 1955 Chevy “Project CleanAir ‘55” grand prize giveaway car. The car was given away this afternoon at the Goodguys 14th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Gifford was unable to attend the event but taking his place in the ceremony was Roger Lee of Ironworks Speed & Kustom – builder’s of the car.
Gifford was one of 19 finalists with a chance to win the car. He was the lone member qualifier, randomly drawn by a computer from over 70,000 current Goodguys members worldwide. There was one online qualifier and the other 17 were finalists from events throughout the 2011 season. As the ceremony unfolded, Lee, who had drawn key #14 on behalf of Gifford stepped forward and his key was the only one that started the clean red ’55 Chevy convertible.
Reached at his home in Alabama, Gifford was beyond ecstatic. Huddled around the phone with his wife Suzan and their 3 children, they hooted and hollered as they received the good news. “Goodguys is the best,” he said. “I’ve wanted to set up my ’67 F 100 Ford truck for Autocross and I will but I’ll also be out Autocrossing the ’55 Chevy. I’ve read up on the car. It’s a really nice machine. I can’t believe I won it!”
Gifford has been a Goodguys member for just over a year. In addition to his F-100 Ford show truck he owns a ’67 Mustang as well as a ’31 Ford Tudor. Add to that the CleanAir ’55 Chevy!
Designed by Hermance and built by Ironworks Speed & Kustom with paint & body by Kenny Davis Hot Rods, Project CleanAir ’55 is powered by an emissions-legal 433 horsepower LS 3 E-Rod motor, rides on an Ironworks ’55 Chassis and features a Recovery Room stitched brown leather interior with a Kicker audio system. The vibrant red paint is courtesy of PPG.
Congratulations to the Gifford family on their new classic Chevy!