Goodguys

New For 2021

Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards

Chevrolet Performance Award

New For 2021

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 2021 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

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

2021 GM Retro 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 1987 vintage for national events and 2021 vintage for Get-Together 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 8. The grand prize winner and their winning vehicle for each respective class will be showcased at the 24th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 19-21.

Custom of the Year Award

2021 Winner: Alloway's Hot Rod Shop - 1973 Chevelle

2021 Qualifiers:

2021 Spring Nationals

Weaver Customs - 1965 GMC - LT4 Engine

2021 North Carolina Nationals

Goolsby Customs - 1960 Chevy Impala - LS3 engine dressed to look like a 409ci V8

2021 Salt Lake Nationals

Kindig It Design - 1967 Chevy C10 - LS7 Engine

2021 Nashville Nationals

Alloway's Hot Rod Shop - 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle - LSX-Engine

2021 All-Star Get-Together

HammerFab - 1966 GMC C10 - LS3 Engine

2021 Heartland Nationals

Rad Rides By Troy - 1941 Chevy Lingenfelter LT1 Engine

2021 Goodguys Nationals

Big Oak Garage - 1957 Chevy - Supercharged 572ci BBC

2021 Pacific Northwest Nationals

Chris Holstrom Concepts - 1964 Corvette - LS3 Engine

2021 Great Northwest Nationals

Rivercity Speed & Kustom - 1952 Chevy Tri-Powered 350ci SBC

2021 West Coast Nationals

American Legends - 1957 Chevy - Turbocharged Duramax Diesel Engine

2021 Great American Nationals

Creative Rod and Kustom - Supercharged LS

2021 Colorado Nationals

Chris Carlson Hot-Rods - 1949-Cadillac - 8 stack LS3-engine

2021 Lone Star Nationals

Steve Cook Creations -1969 Camaro - LS3 engine

2021 Del Mar Nationals

J Rod & Custom - 1967 Chevy Suburban - LT4 Engine

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BUILDER OF THE YEAR (GM RETRO IRON)

Eligibility:  All GM powered vehicles 1987 vintage for national events and 2021 vintage for Get-Together 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 8. The grand prize winner and their winning vehicle for each respective class will be showcased at the 24th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 19-21.

STREET ROD D’ ELEGANCE

2021 Winner: Lakeside Rods & Rides - 1935 Ford

2021 Qualifiers:

2021 Spring Nationals

Hot Rods by Dean - 1935 Ford Pickup - 350ci SBC Engine

2021 North Carolina Nationals

Eddie's Rod & Custom - 1941 Willy's Supercharged 350ci SBC engine

2021 Salt Lake Nationals

HS Customs - 1939 Ford Tudor - LS3 Engine

2021 Nashville Nationals

Customs and Hot Rods of Andice - 1940 Willys - Supercharged SBC

2021 All-Star Get-Together

Riggs-Fabrication - 1929 Ford Model AA Pickup - 401ci Buick Nailhead engine

2021 Heartland Nationals

Fastlane Rod Shop - 1932 Ford Vicky - Small Block Chevy Engine

2021 Goodguys Nationals

Paul Atkins Hot Rods - 1952 Nash

2021 West Coast Nationals

Kenny's Rod Shop - 1962 Ford Unibody 8-stack Injected LS3 Engine

2021 Great American Nationals

Love Customs - 1932 Ford - LS3 Engine

2021 Colorado Nationals

Murray Kustom Rods - 1932 Ford Tri-powered 350ci SBC

2021 Lone Star Nationals

Martin Brothers Customs - 1936 Hudson - LS3 engine

2021 Del Mar Nationals

Lakeside Rods & Rides - 1935 Ford - LS3 Engine

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 1987 vintage at national events and through 2021 for Get-Together events.

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

  1. GM Iron Class - a Chevrolet Performance LT5 Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system:
    • LT5 crate engine
    • 8L90-E 8 speed automatic transmission
    • LT5/8L90 engine controller kit
    • Transmission installation kit
    • 8-bolt flexplate kit
    • Valued at $33,552
  1. Retro Iron Class - a Chevrolet Performance LS3 Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system:
  • LS3 crate engine
  • 6L80-E 6 speed automatic transmission
  • LS3 engine controller kit
  • Transmission installation kit
  • Valued at $16,199
  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 2022

Qualifying Events

  1. 11th FiTech Fuel Injection Springs Nationals (April 16-18, 2021)
  2. 6th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals (April 23-25, 2021)
  3. 2nd RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals (May 21-23, 2021)
  4. 15th BASF Nashville Nationals (May 28-30, 2021)
  5. 1st Meguiar’s All-Star Get-Together (June 4-6, 2021)
  6. 30th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals, presented by BASF (July 2-4, 2021)
  7. Summit Racing Nationals, presented by PPG (July 9-11, 2021)
  8. 33rd Griot’s Garage Northwest Nationals (July 23-25, 2021)
  9. 19th Classic Performance Products Great Northwest Nationals (August 13-15, 2021)
  10. 2nd Grundy Collector Car Insurance Great American Nationals (August 20-22, 2021)
  11. Goodguys 34th West Coast Nationals, presented by BASF (August 27-29, 2021)
  12. Goodguys 23rd Colorado Nationals, presented by Griot’s Garage (Sept 10-12, 2021)
  13. 28th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals (September 24-26, 2021)
  14. 20th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals (October 1-3, 2021)

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 24th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals (Nov 19-21)? 

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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