Columbus, OH – “Magnitude” – Jerry Magnuson’s sleek and stylish’32 Muroc roadster hand formed by Marcel and designed by Chip Foose was crowned Goodguys 2010 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year during the Goodguys 13th PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone. It’s been a great season for Jerry and his street rod on the Goodguys event tour having won the Street Rod d’Elegance Crown this spring at the Goodguys Del Mar Nationals.
Magnuson is well known throughout the automotive aftermarket for his “Magnacharger” super charger kits. “Magnatude” features an LS-1 Chevy with a intercooled Magnacharger (of course!), Tremec 6 speed 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 little’s” – 17x7” in front and 20x10” out back wrapped in Scorpion Zero rubber.
The top 5 finalists for this year’s Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year included Brent Scheider, Pleasanton, CA (’37 Ford Cabriolet), Jerry Magnuson, Ventura, CA (’32 Ford roadster), Harold Schrader, Franklin, NJ, (1935 Ford), Scott Burton, Draper, UT, (1933 Ford) and Jim Eckford, Arroyo Grande, CA (1933 Ford).