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Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards

Chevrolet Performance Award

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Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards

Chevrolet Performance Award

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CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BUILDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Goodguys “Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year” are new awards for 2024 sponsored by Chevrolet Performance to recognize two professional builders for crafting an exceptional car or truck.  Two skilled Builders will walk away with bragging rights and the ultimate trophy - a Chevrolet Performance Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system to start their next build.  Are you built for this?

 

There will be two winners of this award:

  1. “Chevrolet GM Iron” Builder of the Year - awarded to a Chevrolet or GM vehicle build
  2. “Chevrolet Retro Iron” Builder of the Year - awarded to a non-GM vehicle build, powered by a GM powertrain
2022 GM Iron Builder of the Year
Big Oak Garage
1961 Chevrolet Impala
2022 GM Retro Iron Builder of the Year
Hollywood Hot Rods
1932 Ford Coupe

2021 GM Iron Builder of the Year
Alloway's Hot Rod Shop
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

2021 GM Retro Iron Builder of the Year
Lakeside Rods & Rides
1935 Ford

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BUILDER OF THE YEAR (GM IRON)

Eligibility:  All GM body made and powered vehicles 1998 vintage for national events.

Basic Criteria: This award is designed to honor a GM powered and bodied car and its professional builder. The award is open to all GM made and powered styles and genres of cars and trucks from traditional to radical to modern.

How to Enter: Builders will need to register for the "Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards" when they check-in for each event and must park their vehicle in the Chevrolet Performance Builders Choice Special Parking Area on the Saturday of each event between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Click here for complete eligibility and entry details.

One vehicle and its builder will be chosen as a “finalist” for each class by the Goodguys Awards Selection Committee. The “Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year” winners will be officially selected from the field of “finalists” by the Goodguys Awards Selection Committee on Friday, October 6. The grand prize winner and their winning vehicle for each respective class will be showcased at the 26th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 17-19.

Custom of the Year Award

2023 Winner: Hot Rod Garage - 1963 Corvette

2024 Qualifiers:

Southwest Nationals

Fat Fender Garage - 1985 Chevy C10

Del Mar Nationals

Steve Cook Creations - 1959 Chevy Impala

Mid-Atlantic Nationals

Korek Designs - 1958 Chevy Impala

Spring Nationals

Roadster Shop - 1960 Chevy El Camino

Spring Lone Star Nationals

Hill's Hot Rods - 1984 Chevy K10

North Carolina Nationals

Rutterz Rodz - 1979 Chevy C10 Crew Cab

Nashville Nationals

Mike Goldman Customs - 1957 Cadillac

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BUILDER OF THE YEAR (GM RETRO IRON)

Eligibility:  All GM powered vehicles 1998 vintage for national events.

Basic Criteria: This award is designed to honor a GM powered car and its professional builder. The award is open to all non-GM makes, models styles and genres of cars and trucks from traditional to radical to modern.

How to Enter: Builders will need to register for the "Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards" when they check-in for each event and must park their vehicle in the Chevrolet Performance Builders Choice Special Parking Area on the Saturday of each event between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Click here for complete eligibility and entry details.

One vehicle and its builder will be chosen as a “finalist” for each class by the Goodguys Awards Selection Committee. The “Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year” winners will be officially selected from the field of “finalists” by the Goodguys Awards Selection Committee on Friday, October 6. The grand prize winner and their winning vehicle for each respective class will be showcased at the 26th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 17-19.

2023 Winner: Rutterz Rodz - 1941 Willy's

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2024 Qualifiers:

Southwest Nationals

Bob Griffin - 1965 International Scout 80

Spring Lone Star Nationals

Nobody Customs - 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

Spring Nationals

American Legends Hot Rods and Muscle Cars - 1972 Datsun 240Z

Nashville Nationals

Johnson's Hot Rod Shop - 1932 Ford Roadster

North Carolina Nationals

Adams Hot Rod Shop - 1932 Ford 5W Coupe

Mid-Atlantic Nationals

Ludwig's Custom Auto - 1932 Ford 3W Coupe

Qualifications and Registration Criteria

There are two categories within the Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards:  “GM Iron”, open to all show eligible GM made and powered vehicles and “Retro Iron”, open to show eligible GM powered vehicles of all makes.

Qualifications

The Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards winners will showcase their craftsmanship and skills through an exceptionally built car or truck.  There are no boundaries, no limitations.  From period correct attention-to-detail to unique customization with modern performance, engineering, and styling, this coveted award will find its way to the right car, the right builder.  The build will speak to the passion for power, performance, and beauty.

Basic Criteria

This award is designed to honor two exceptional builds; a GM bodied car and a non-GM bodied car. All entrants must be GM powered.  The award is open to all styles and genres of cars and trucks from traditional to radical to modern.

Eligibility

Street Rods, Hot Rods, Trucks, Street Machines, Customs, Custom Rods and Muscle Cars through 1999 model years.

What Does The Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder Of The Year Win?

  1. GM Iron Class - a Chevrolet Performance LT4 Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system:
    • LT4 crate engine
    • 8L90-E automatic transmission
    • LT4/8L90 engine controller kit
    • Transmission installation kit
    • Valued at $31,218
  1. Retro Iron Class - a Chevrolet Performance ZZ6 Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system:
    • ZZ6 EFI crate engine
    • 4L65-E automatic transmission
    • ZZ6 engine controller kit
    • Transmission installation kit
    • Valued at $21,349
  1. Both class winners will also receive:
    • Future promotional exposure in Goodguys media
    • Congratulatory ad in the Goodguys Gazette Magazine
    • Vehicle featured on an exclusive Goodguys T-shirt in 2023

Qualifying Events

  1. 23rd Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals (April 5-7, 2024)
  2. 9th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals (April 19-21, 2024)
  3. 14th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals (April 26-28, 2024)
  4. 18th BASF Nashville Nationals (May 17-19, 2024)
  5. 33rd Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals (July 5-7, 2024)
  6. 26th Summit Racing Nationals, presented by PPG (July12-14, 2024)
  7. 36th Griot’s Garage Northwest Nationals (July 26-28, 2024)
  8. 37th West Coast Nationals (August 23-25, 2024)
  9. 26th Colorado Nationals, presented by Griot’s Garage (Sept 6-8, 2024)
  10. 31st Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals presented by BASF (September 27-29, 2024
2024 Events for 2025 Finalist Qualifiers
  1. 27th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals (Nov 22-24, 2024)

FAQ's

Q: Can the car owner win this award?

A: No. This award is giving credit and recognition to a professional builder and shop that built the vehicle.

Q: Can I run for a Meguiar’s Top-12 Award and Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year?

A: Yes.  Entrants can qualify a vehicle for a Top-12 category and builder of the year.

Q: What if I can’t commit to having the car on display at the 27th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals (Nov 22-24, 2024)? 

A: The winning builder and vehicle must be on display at this year-end event.  If the builder and the car cannot be there, the award will go to a runner-up.

Q: If I enter at an event and don’t win a finalist qualifying pick, can I enter the same build at another event?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I enter two vehicles, one for each class? 

A: Yes, however winners will be eligible for (one) connect & cruise package only.  If you entered multiple vehicles and both are selected as a finalist pick, you will have to determine which class you want to be considered for builder of the year.

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