Jerry Magnuson has it pretty well figured out. His day job is building super chargers for most anything that has wheels, but his passion these past few years has been building “Magnitude” – a sleek, stylish and oh-so elegant ’32 Muroc roadster hand formed by Marcel, designed by Chip Foose. The car was crowned the 2010 Goodguys Street Rod d’Elegance here at the 10th Del Mar Nationals presented by Meguiar’s.
Features include an LS-1 Chevy with a intercooled Magnacharger (of course!), Tremec 6 speed transmission w/ polished Kugel 9”, Kugel I.F.S & I.R.S., custom Kugel chassis, chopped Carson top, DuVall windshield, hidden headlights, custom dash by Magnuson, Jim Griffin upholstery, tunneled seats and countless other subtle tricks. The paint is two-tone butterscotch pearl with champagne metallic. In traditional So-Cal hot rod fashion, the car features one off Foose designed “bigs and littles” – 17x7” in front and 20x10” out back wrapped in Scorpion Zero rubber.
The field of street rods gathered here in Del Mar was the finest crop seen in years. It was a national lineup featuring a 5-pack of gorgeous, elegant ‘pre ’49 machines.
The top 5 finalists award included Brent Scheider, Pleasanton, CA (’37 Ford Cabriolet), Harold & Rhea Schrader, ’35 Ford (Franklin Lakes, NJ), Jerry Magnuson, Ventura, CA (’32 Ford roadster), Bill West, Terry, CA (’39 LaSalle) and Sean Wilson, Alpine, CA (’37 Ford).
In winning the Street Rod d’Elegance award, Magnuson will be presented with a custom toolbox from Snap On wrapped with a vinyl picture of the award winning car. He was also presented with a gorgeous billet aluminum plate designed and machined by Goodguys and Pleasanton Tool.
The car will be featured in full color in an upcoming issue of the Goodguys Gazette.