Goodguys 2014 Terrific 12 Award Format Announced

Goodguys are proud to present the 2014 “Terrific 12” awards. These special awards recognize the nation’s finest cars and trucks as well as the best AutoCross racer in the land. New this year – is a change to the selection process of the Truck of the Year Late category. The six regional finalists for the Truck of the Year Late award are now required to attend the 17th Southwest Nationals November 14-16 at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona where the overall winner will then be selected on Saturday, Nov 15th. The finalists for Truck of the Year late must be present in Scottsdale to be eligible to win.

The Street Rod of the Year, Street Machine of the Year, Hot Rod of the Year, Street Rod d’ Elegance, America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod and Custom of the Year will be selected at their traditional events. For these awards, the selection committee will be made up of industry experts and Goodguys Staff members. Each member of the selection committee places his picks in order of preference. His first choice will receive 5 points, second choice 4 points and so on. The winner is then determined by whoever receives the most total points. In the case of a tie, all committee members recast their votes for the two entrants involved in the tie.

The Truck of the Year (early – through ’52) Truck of the Year (late – ’53 through ’72), Custom of the Year, Muscle Car of the Year, and the Muscle Machine of the Year will be selected by using the regional “finalist” method. These awards will be selected by the Goodguys staff from a group of finalists chosen from various events in different regions of the US. This method benefits participants of all regions from across the country – east to west, north to south – instead of limiting the award to a certain region and certain event. Each “Terrific 12” award and how the winner is selected are explained in detail below:

All award winners will receive:
National bragging rights, a beautiful Billet aluminum award, a Custom Wrapped Snap-On Tool Box, a full color feature in the Goodguys Gazette and Yearbook, announcement on www.good-guys.com and an exclusive invitation and travel accommodations to the season-ending Goodguys 17th Southwest Nationals, November 14-16 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Event-Specific Terrific 12 Awards
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Goodguys 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year
Selected at:  32nd All American Get-Together, March 29 & 30 in Pleasanton, CA
Who’s eligible: Custom cars 1936 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter: You must have your custom entered in the indoor portion of the 32nd All American Get-Together to be eligible for this award.
Basic Criteria: This award is designed to honor an exceptional custom car. The award is open to all styles and genres of customs (from traditional to radical to modern).
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Goodguys 2014 March Performance Street Rod d’ Elegance:
Presented at: 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, April 4-6, Del Mar, CA
Who’s Eligible: Street Rods through 1948 vintage.
How to Enter the Competition: You must have your street rod entered in the indoor car show at the 14th Del Mar Nationals. Finalists will be selected from the indoor car show only.
Basic Criteria: Designed to honor a gorgeous, elegant street rod.
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Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year:
Presented at: Goodguys All American Nationals – INDY, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
Who’s Eligible: Hot Rods 1948 and earlier.
How to Enter the Competition: Cars interested in competing for this award need to enter the “Hot Rod of the Year” staging area, Friday, June 6th  at the Indiana State Fairgrounds at 10am sharp. The hot rods will then take a 100-mile (approx) road-trip cruise around Indianapolis including a lap around Indianapolis Motor Speedway as well as a 1/8th mile drag strip fun run at Lucas Oil Raceway @ Indianapolis. Times and speeds posted during the drag & brag will not determine the overall winner but style points do count.  Following Friday’s road trip, track cruise and brag & drag – Five finalists will be selected and displayed together for the rest of the weekend. The overall winner will be announced Sunday the 8th during the event award ceremony.
Basic Criteria: It makes noise; it’s regularly street driven, has a mean attitude and screams the words “Hot Rod.”  No cream puffs!
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Goodguys 2014 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year:
Presented at: 17th PPG Nationals, July 11-13, Columbus, OH
Who’s Eligible: Street Rods through 1948 vintage.
How to Enter the Competition: All award candidates must park in the” Builders Choice” area Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th, by 10am at the Ohio Expo Center to be eligible for Street Rod of the Year award.
Basic 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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Goodguys 2014 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year:
Presented at: 17th Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 11-13, Columbus, OH
Who’s Eligible: Street Machines 1954 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter the Competition: All award candidates must park in the “Builders Choice” Area Friday, July 11th and Saturday July 12th by 10am as well as participate in a three-lap Street Challenge Auto Cross Friday afternoon, July 11th (exact time TBD)  at the Ohio Expo Center. Autocross lap times will not determine the overall winner but style points do count!
Basic 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.
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Goodguys 2014 Flowmaster America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod:
Presented at: 28th West Coast Nationals, August 22-24, Pleasanton, CA
Who’s Eligible: Street Rods through 1948 vintage.
How to the Enter the Competition: All candidates must park in the “Builders Choice” Parking Area Saturday, August 24th from 7am-noon. Finalists will be chosen from this area only.
Basic Criteria: This is simply a beauty contest. The most beautiful car will be chosen.
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Goodguys 2014 Intro Wheels AutoCrosser of the Year Award
Presented at: 17th Southwest Nationals, Nov 14-16, Scottsdale
Award overview: The fastest car and driver at every 2014 Goodguys National Event AutoCross will be entered as a finalist for Goodguys 2014 AutoCross Finals Shootout. The Finals Shootout will be held Saturday, November 15th during the Goodguys 17th Southwest Nationals @ Westworld in Scottsdale. Saturday’s ‘Shootout winner will be crowned AutoCrosser of the Year.
Who’s Eligible: AutoCross entries 1972 & earlier from any one of the four Goodguys AutoCross classes (PRO Class, Street Machine ’55-’72, Hot Rod ’54 & older and Trucks through ’72).
How to Enter the Competition: Compete and log the fastest time of the event during any 2014 National event featuring a Goodguys AutoCross. Or, race your way into the ‘Shootout during a qualifying day Friday, Nov 15th in Scottsdale.
‘Shootout and AutoCross Rules: All cars must be 1972 & earlier. Goodguys 2014 AutoCross Finals Shootout Competition Rules can be found here.

Regional “Terrific 12” Awards:
*All Regional Terrific 12 award winners will be announced Friday, October 10th on www.good-guys.com If selected as the Terrific 12 Winner you must be able to attend and show your car in the “Champion’s Arena” at the 17th Southwest Nationals Nov 14-16 in Scottsdale, AZ. If a potential winner is not eligible to attend Scottsdale, the second choice in that category will be declared the winner.

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Goodguys 2014 Vintage Air Custom Rod of the Year:
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
5th Spring Nationals, March 7-9, Scottsdale, AZ
4th Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 14-16, Ft Worth, TX
9th Nashville Nationals, May 16-18, Nashville, TN
Goodguys All American Nationals – INDY, June 6-8, Indianapolis, IN
17th Colorado Nationals, June 6-8, Loveland, CO
23rd Heartland Nationals, July 4-6, Des Moines, IA
Who’s Eligible: Custom Rods 1949 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter the Competition: Attend any of the six events listed above in your custom rod, park in the “Builders Choice” area and you’ll have a chance to be selected as a finalist! One finalist will be chosen from each of the six events listed.
Basic Criteria: A custom rod is defined as a custom car which tastefully blends customizing techniques or factory stock bodies with modern day performance, engineering, components and styling.

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Goodguys 2014 Hemmings Muscle Car of the Year:
A finalist will be selected at each 2014 Goodguys National event from the 5th Spring Nationals in Scottsdale through the 22nd Lone Star Nationals in Ft Worth, as well as the 21st Summer Get-Together in Pleasanton. The winner will be selected from all fourteen finalists at these events. *The Charlotte, Scottsdale Fall and Del Mar Fall finalists will be added to the list of 2015 MCOY finalists.
Who’s Eligible: Muscle Cars of all makes 1960 through 1972.
How to Enter the Competition: Park in the “Mighty Muscle” area at any Goodguys 2014 National event from the Spring Nationals in Scottsdale through the Lone Star Nationals in Ft Worth, TX (through ’72) as well as the 20th Summer Get-Together in Pleasanton.
Basic Criteria: Designed to honor an original factory stock or original fully restored Muscle Car of superb quality.
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Goodguys 2014 Grundy Worldwide Insurance Muscle Machine of the Year
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
5th Spring Nationals, March 7-9, Scottsdale, AZ
14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, April 4-6, Del Mar
9th Nashville Nationals, May 16-18, Nashville, TN
Goodguys All American Nationals – INDY, June 6-8, Indianapolis, IN
23rd Heartland Nationals, July 4-6, Des Moines, IA
22nd Lonestar Nationals, Oct 3-5, Ft Worth, TX

The winner will be selected from the six finalists chosen at these events.
Who’s Eligible: Muscle Machines 1960 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter: Attend one of the events listed above and park in the Autocross pit area Saturday between 11am to 2pm. You must also run at least three laps in the Street Challenge Autocross. Autocross lap times will not determine the overall winner but style points do count!
Only cars parked in the Autocross pit area and cars that have completed the three-lap autocross minimum will be eligible for this award.
Basic Criteria: A Muscle Machine is defined by Goodguys as a Muscle Car that has been modified to perform at a high level including handling, stance, body & paint and engineering.
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Goodguys 2014 Street Rod HQ Truck of the Year (Early – through ‘52)
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, April 4-6, Del Mar, CA
17th Colorado Nationals, June 6-8, Loveland, CO
9th Nashville Nationals, May 16-18, Nashville, TN
23rd Heartland Nationals, July 4-6, Des Moines, IA
28th West Coast Nationals, August 22-24, Pleasanton, CA
22nd Lone Star Nationals, Oct 3-5, Ft Worth, TX

The winner will be selected from all six finalists chosen at these events.
Who’s Eligible: Trick trucks through 1952 vintage.
How to Enter the Competition: Attend any of the five events listed above and park in the Trick Truck corral or the Builder’s Choice area to have a chance to be selected as a finalist!
Basic Criteria: Designed to honor an outstanding pre’-’53 tricked out truck.
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Goodguys 2014 LMC Trucks Parts Truck of the Year (Late – ’53 through ‘72)
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
5th Spring Nationals, March 7-9, Scottsdale, AZ
14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, April 4-6, Del Mar
23rd Heartland Nationals, July 4-6, Des Moines, IA
17th PPG Nationals, July 11-13, Columbus, OH
Goodguys All American Nationals – INDY, June 6-8, Indianapolis, IN
22nd Lonestar Nationals, Oct 3-5, Ft Worth, TX
*21st Southeastern Nationals, Oct 24-26, Charlotte, NC (*The Charlotte finalist will be carried over to the 2015 competition.

The winner will be selected from the six finalists chosen at these events. The six regional finalists for the Truck of the Year Late award must attend the 17th Southwest Nationals November 14-16 at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona where the overall winner will then be selected on Saturday, Nov 15th.
Who’s Eligible: Trick trucks 1953 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter the Competition: Attend any of the six events listed above and park in the Trick Truck corral or the Builder’s Choice area to have a chance to be selected as a finalist! Trucks entered in the indoor car shows at the 13th Del Mar Nationals will also be eligible as a finalist. One finalist will be chosen from each of the six events listed.
Basic Criteria: Designed to honor an outstanding ’53 through ’72 vintage tricked out truck.

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