Big Guns Coming To Columbus

Two of the year’s biggest awards will be presented at the Goodguys 12th PPG Nationals July 10, 11 & 12 in Columbus, Ohio! The Goodguys/Air Ride Technologies 2009 Street Machine of the Year and the Goodguys/Classic Instruments 2009 Street Rod of the Year will both be crowned Saturday night, July 11th during a special awards reception. The awards ceremony, scheduled for 5:30pm will take place inside the air conditioned Celeste Building.

Several new cars will be making their event debut in Columbus along with some pristine hot rods and street machines that debuted earlier this year.

The Street Machine of the Year category will be perhaps the strongest we’ve seen. The Roadster Shop ’62 ‘Vette, a ’65 Mustang fastback and ’67 Camaro by Roger Burman, two G-Machines from Time Machines Inc including a convertible ‘Cuda and a Boss Mustang, a ’69 Firebird and a ’72 Chevelle from RPM Motorsports, a ’70 Cuda from privateer Brett Hunter, Roger Ritzow’s ’56 Chrysler from the Rad Rides stable and many more are expected!

The Street Rod of the Year competition will be equally as impressive. Featured rods include Doug Cooper’s Ridler Winning ’32 B400 (built by Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop), The antifreeze green “Hemrod” from Pinkee’s Rod Shop, Chuck Rowe’s ’36 Ford from Alloway’s Hot Rods, a fresh ’39 Ford deluxe convertible by Lobeck’s for George Poteet and many other fantastic street rods. STREET RODDER’S Brian Brennan called the other day indicating that some other top secret projects would be unveiled in Columbus as well. You’ll just have to show up and see who’s in contention!

It’s going to be a banner year in Columbus with cars coming from all over the country to enjoy the biggest and best Goodguys event on the calendar! Below is a complete breakdown of the specific criteria for both Street Machine and Street Rod of the Year awards.

Goodguys/Air Ride Technologies Street Machine of the Year:
Presented at: 12th Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 10, 11 & 12, Columbus, OH
Who’s Eligible: Street Machines 1954 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter the Competition: All award candidates must park in the Builder’s Choice Area Friday and Saturday July 10th & 11th as well as participate in a three-lap Street Challenge Auto Cross Friday afternoon, July 10th at the Ohio Expo Center. Autocross lap times will not determine the overall winner but style points do count!
Criteria: This award is designed for a cutting edge Street Machine which combines masterful build quality with extreme performance. Quality of craftsmanship, body & paint, overall engineering, the three F’s (fit, form & functionality) stance and overall creativity in design and concept is what the selection committee will seek.

Goodguys/Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year:
Presented at: 12th Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 10, 11 & 12, Columbus, OH
Who’s Eligible: Street rods through 1948 vintage.
How To Enter the Competition: On Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th, all award candidates must park in the Pro’s Pick area at the Ohio Expo Center to be eligible for the 2009 Street Rod of the Year award.
Award Criteria: This award is designed for a true modern masterpiece. Quality of craftsmanship, body & paint, overall engineering, the three F’s (fit, form & functionality) stance and overall creativity in design and concept is what the selection committee will seek.


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