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A-Mazing! A Closer Look at the Goodguys 2018 Street Rod of the Year

If you follow the rodding scene even casually, it’s likely you’ve already seen the Goodguys 2018 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year, crowned this past weekend at the PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Mark and Dennis Mariani’s radical ’29 Model A, built by Troy Trepanier’s Rad Rides team in Illinois, has been making a […]

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Columbus Update! GPT ’32 Ford Sedan Wins Street Rod of the Year!

Photos by Mike Harrington And the winner is…George Poteet’s GTP ’32 Ford Tudor, built by Alan Johnson and his team at Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop! This sleek, sinister and slippery sedan is your Goodguys 2017 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year. George Poteet is no stranger to game-changing, ground-breaking hot rods, customs and muscle […]

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Columbus Update! Meet the 2017 Street Rod of the Year Field!

Our 20th PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus is at full speed! As usual, the country’s top builders are here with both street rods and street machines for two of the biggest awards of the season! Here we will focus on the field of street rods. Our friends over at Fuel Curve […]

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Goodguys/Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year Competition

2016 Street Rod of the Year Competition Top 5 Finalists

Street rods have traditionally been defined as modified pre-1949 American cars. This is the ethos Goodguys utilizes to define the cars in competition for Street Rod the Year. Since 2000, the Street Rod of the Year has been selected in Columbus, Ohio. Over the past 16 years, the award criteria have remained the same since […]

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1939 Oldsmobile “Olds Cool” – Goodguys 2016 Street Rod of the Year

1939 Oldsmobile "Olds Cool" | Goodguys 2016 Street Rod of the Year

The 19th PPG Nationals just wrapped up in Columbus and the car that took home the Goodguys 2016 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award was Billy & Debby Thomas’ Ridler-winning ’39 Oldsmobile convertible. Built at Customs and Hot Rods of Andice, the landmark rod named “Olds Cool” was restyled, molded then coach built by […]

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1937 Chevy 5-Window Coupe: One Bad Bowtie Named Street Rod of the Year 2015

1937 chevy 5-window coupe - goodguys street rod of the year 2015

What separates Hot Rods from Street Rods? Depends on who you ask really. Hot Rods have been defined for decades as a car (usually before 1949) that has been stripped of its unnecessary bulk and modified for extreme performance. While more loosely defined, Street Rods are also pre-’49 but are more refined with superior build […]

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Breaking News! Goodguys Crowns Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year in Columbus!

Our 21st PPG Nationals hit a fever pitch Saturday evening as the Goodguys 2018  Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year and Goodguys 2018 PPG Street Machine of the Year winners were crowned. The special ceremony began by announcing the five finalists for each award. Finalists for the Street Rod of the Year were Bill […]

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Goodguys 2016 Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year Top 5 Finalists

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Photos by Mike Harrington In the winter of 1995, Goodguys extended the olive branch to the San Francisco Bay Area custom car community with the idea of creating a prestigious new award for custom cars and lead sleds at the All American Get-Together each spring. Originally called Goodguys Most Beautiful Custom, it morphed into the […]

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Competition for Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year Heats Up in Columbus

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2016 Street Rod and Muscle Machine of the Year to be Selected at Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus The Goodguys 19th PPG Nationals event taking place July 8 – 10 in Columbus, Ohio is one of the biggest car shows of the year that features over 6,000 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks […]

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Legends of Hot Rodding: Wally Parks – The Father of Modern Drag Racing

If there is a more legendary hot rod personality than Mr. Wally Parks, we’re not sure who that could possibly be. Who else’s resume includes being a founder of the SCTA, the first editor of Hot Rod magazine, the man who convinced the city of Salt Lake to open Bonneville to racers and, oh yeah, […]

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