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Goodguys Awards

At each of our events we crown several award winners in several categories such as Cool Corvette, Ford in a Ford, Hottest Hot Rod, Mighty Muscle, Trick Truck and more throughout each day of the event.

All registered participants are eligible to win an award. Different awards are chosen each day of the event. We try hard to find a diverse selection of cars at every event.


The award selection process involves a team of many people including Goodguys Staff, Rodders Reps, Professional Builders and Industry leaders.

Goodguys does not judge vehicles by a point system or grades. Instead, we pick vehicles by a thorough evaluation process including the following criteria: 

  • Does the vehicle fit the description of the award?
  • How is the stance of the vehicle and does it sit right?
  • Does the paint enhance or detract from the appearance?
  • Do wheels and tires look right for the vehicle?
  • Do body panels fit and are they correct, is the bodywork straight?
  • Does the interior go with the theme of the vehicle?
  • What are the custom improvements of the interior?
  • Factory chassis or custom?
  • Engine upgrades? Factory? Modified? Crate motor?
In this process we now looking at the whole package and how the quality of the build adds-up. Fit, Form and Function are very important along with overall attention to detail.
Goodguys Friday Awards

Friday Picks

Complete Awards List
  • Meguiar’s Magnificent Award
  • 40 Fords forever
  • Awesome Olds
  • Best Bitchin Award
  • Best Wide Whites
  • Bitchin Buick
  • Chopped and Dropped
  • Class Act
  • Cool Caddy
  • Cool Corvette
  • Cool Custom
  • Coolest 50’s
  • F body Pick
  • Ford Fox Body Pick
  • G Body Pick
  • Goodguys Staff Pick
  • Hottest Hot Rod Pick
  • Memory Lane
  • Period Perfect
  • Restored Award
  • So Low pick
  • Suede and Chrome
  • Timeless Traditional
  • Way Cool Award
  • Way Cool Wagon
  • Wild Card Just Cause It’s Neat
  • Wonderful Woodie  
Goodguys Saturday Awards

Saturday Picks

Complete Awards List
  • Top 12 Finalists
  • Gary’s Pick
  • Builders Choice Awards
  • Goodguys Real Hot Rod Award
  • Homebuilt Heaven
  • Traditional Homebuilt
  • Best Ride on Billet Specialties
  • Chevy Muscle Pick
  • Style and Engineering Pick
  • Young Guys / Best Ride on BFG’s
  • Chevy Truck Pick / Fast on Forgeline
  • Ford in a Ford
  • Ford Truck Pick
  • Innovation  Award
  • One Fine Deuce
  • PPG Dream Car Pick
  • Ya Gotta Drive 'Em
  • Chevelle Pick
  • Classic Chevy Pick
  • Cool Camaro
  • Deuce Doings Pick
  • Ford Muscle
  • GTO Pick
  • Hot Hauler
  • Long Distance Award

 At select events –

  •  Custom Lowrider
  • Custom Undercarriage
  • Cool Candy
  • Air-Cooled Corral
Goodguys All American Sunday

Saturday Special Parking Areas

If a person wants to compete in a Saturday Specialty Parking Area, we have the following Specialty parking areas at all National Events - 7am-12pm. We pick cars for awards in the Saturday Specialty areas from 8a-12p Saturday. All awards will be handed out on Sunday afternoon at 2:22 during our awards program.

Complete Awards List
  • Builders Choice - Top 10 of the Event
  • Mighty Muscle - Modified or Factory Stock
  • Trick Truck - All Trucks Welcome
  • Camaro Corral - All Camaro’s welcome
  • Homebuilt Heaven - Did you build it Yourself? Park here for recognition
  • Ya Gotta Drive’Em - If you drove over 300 miles
  • Young Guys/Gals - 25 or under
  • Deuce Doins - All 32’s welcome
  • Tri 5 Chevy Corral - All 55,56,57 Chevy’s welcome
Check your event schedule for the following:
  • Good Wood (all Woodies welcome)
  • Air Cooled Coral - All Air Cooled Cars welcome
  • Lowrider Showcase - Low and slow? Park here
  • Canadian Corral
  • Suede and Chrome
Goodguys All American Sunday Registration

All American Sunday Picks

In addition to all the great vehicles on Friday and Saturday we include All years of American made or powered cars. The awards include All American Chevy, Ford, Mopar and Truck plus 3 generic All American Sunday Awards

Goodguys Top 12

Goodguys Top 12 Awards

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is proud to present the 2019 "Top 12" awards! These special awards recognize the Nation's finest cars and trucks as well as the best AutoCross racer in the land.

Complete Awards List
  • Custom of the Year
  • Street Rod D'Elegance
  • Hot Rod of the Year
  • Street Rod of the Year
  • Street Machine of the Year
  • America's Most Beautiful Street Rod
  • AutoCrosser of the Year
  • Custom Rod of the Year
  • Muscle Car of the Year
  • Muscle Machine of the Year
  • Truck of the Year - Early
  • Truck of the Year - Late
Goodguys Long Distance Award

Long Distance Award

Eligibility for this award will measured by the one- way mileage distance from your home starting point to the event location you are attending. A sign- up board will be at registration for the event you are attending. The winner will be notified before the awards program so they may receive their award.

Goodguys Young Guys & Gals Award

Goodguys Young Guys/Gals Award

Is open to Young Guys & Gals under the age of 25 at the time of the event. Participants must have worked on the build process and have knowledge of the parts used. The winning votes are collected from our Goodguys social media network over the time of the event and announced prior to the awards program.

Goodguys Indoor

Indoor Participants

All indoor participants are eligible for awards. Vehicles owners picked from the indoor shows are asked to keep their vehicles indoors for the remainder of the event so we can provide a complete show for all attendees. Award winners will receive their award at their vehicle inside prior to the awards program.


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