Seventy year old car salesman and lifelong hot rodder Frank Kallam of Greensboro, North Carolina has been selected as the Goodguys Super Nova Grand Prize Giveaway member qualifier. The computer generated random drawing which selected Kallam from 70,000 Goodguys members worldwide, was held Monday, June 22nd at Goodguys Headquarters in Pleasanton, CA.
Having just had to undergo rotator cuff surgery, Kallam will not be able to attend the event to try his own luck at the Giveaway Ceremony Sunday, July 12th in Columbus. Goodguys will provide a stand in for him. Contest rules state the final qualifiers do not need to be present to win but Columbus always draws a very healthy and enthusiastic group of qualifiers who come to try to start the car with the winning key each year.
An avid street rod and muscle car enthusiast, Kallam has been a Goodguys member since 2003. He regularly attends Columbus (when he’s not laid up with a bum shoulder!) as well as the Southeastern Nationals each October in Charlotte. He’s owned dozens of cars over the years including a 34 Chevy Coupe, ‘33 & ‘54 Buicks and a 62 Chevelle. He’s currently building his first G Machine –a 1969 Camaro. He indicated he purchased one of the limited edition ZL1 427 big blocks that GM produced as a special edition last year. He’ll mate the big block to a Tremec 5 speed.
Good luck to Frank and all final Supernova qualifiers!