For the 7th consecutive year, Goodguys awarded the Best New Products at the 17th PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. This year’s exhibit nearly doubled in size indicating our industry’s rise back to health and prosperity across the board….a GREAT sign!
Over 40 manufacturers displayed new and exciting products ranging from complete suspension systems, rear end assemblies, electrical components, body & paint care and more. In total, 6 product categories were offered. In addition, Goodguys awards vendors and manufacturers for their exhibit booths here as well. A total of 9 awards were handed out during the ceremonies on Saturday evening.
While the Best New Products exhibit was flourishing, so was the midway and exhibit building known as the Bricker. Over 400 performance automotive companies (as well as a few non-automotive ones) brought their A-game making the 17th PPG Nationals one for the ages. Thanks to all who participated!
Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals Best New Product Winners:
Best Paint & Car Care Products
Winner: PPG – Crystallance – a brilliant collection of glass flakes that create unique finishes with intense sparkle and flare. The new Crystallance line includes 16 tricoat and basecoat colors plus six special selections for use over black. Available exclusively from PPG’s Vibrance Collection, The Art of Originality. www.ppgrefinish.com
Best Electrical Components & Accessories
Winner: Auto Meter – Street Rod GPS Speedometer – A true, native GPS Speedometer, requiring no separate expensive, bulky add-on module. These highly adbanced speedometers require no connection to your transmission. The multifunction display also shows heading data, compass, hour meter, peak speed, time and date, and multiple odometers. www.autometer.com
Best Body, Glass and Interior Components
Winner: Billet Specialties – G Spec Pro Touring Wheel – From classic to modern muscle, the Pro Touring Series is bred for high performance. Forged 6061-T6 centers allow ample caliper clearance for today’s performance brake systems while retaining the adjustability of a two-piece wheel. Select from the industry’s best polished finish or select powder coat colors. Available in 18, 19 and 20 inch diameters and popular bolt patterns. www.billetspecialties.com
Best Suspension, Tires, Wheel and Brake Components
Winner: JRi Shocks – Ride Height System – Jri’s new hydraulic Ride Height System provides the outstanding performance and ride quality of a traditional coilover shock, while giving you the added bonus of 3 inches of ridfe height adjustment. The system eliminates all of the common definencies of a traditional air suspension system. www.JRishocks.com
Best Engine and Transmission Components
Winner: Eight Stack Injection – Individual Throttle Body – This brand new product is an EFI induction system with the fuel rails and injectors external to the throttle bodies, giving the unit a more modern and sleek look at a reduced price. It is available for Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Ford engines. www.eightstack.com
Winner: Redline Lumtronix, Inc – Diamond Series Round Halo Headlights with Turn Signals – Easy to install, these new headlights fit vintage vehicles from the 1930s to 1979. Available in 5 ¾” and 7” sizes, the headlights come in single white as well as multi colors with wireless remote. Includes standard sized H4 ultra-white bulbs which are 50% brighter than OEM headlights. www.haloheadlights.co/
Best Exhibit Booths:
Best Indoor Display – Total Cost Involved www.totalcostinvolved.com
Best Outdoor Disoplay – Scoggin Dickey Parts www.scoggindickey.com
Best Non-Automotive Exhibit – Speed Freaks www.speedfreak.com