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Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards

Chevrolet Performance Award

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Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards

Chevrolet Performance Award

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CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BUILDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Goodguys “Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year” are new awards for 2022 sponsored by Chevrolet Performance to recognize two professional builders for crafting an exceptional car or truck.  Two skilled Builders will walk away with bragging rights and the ultimate trophy - a Chevrolet Performance Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system to start their next build.  Are you built for this?

 

There will be two winners of this award:

  1. “Chevrolet GM Iron” Builder of the Year - awarded to a Chevrolet or GM vehicle build
  2. “Chevrolet Retro Iron” Builder of the Year - awarded to a non-GM vehicle build, powered by a GM powertrain

2021 GM Iron Builder of the Year
Alloway's Hot Rod Shop
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

2021 GM Retro Builder of the Year
Lakeside Rods & Rides
1935 Ford

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BUILDER OF THE YEAR (GM IRON)

Eligibility:  All GM body made and powered vehicles 1997 vintage for national events and 2022 vintage for Get-Together events.

Basic Criteria: This award is designed to honor a GM powered and bodied car and its professional builder. The award is open to all GM made and powered styles and genres of cars and trucks from traditional to radical to modern.

How to Enter: Builders will need to register for the "Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards" when they check-in for each event and must park their vehicle in the Chevrolet Performance Builders Choice Special Parking Area on the Saturday of each event between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Click here for complete eligibility and entry details.

One vehicle and its builder will be chosen as a “finalist” for each class by the Goodguys Awards Selection Committee. The “Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year” winners will be officially selected from the field of “finalists” by the Goodguys Awards Selection Committee on Friday, October 7. The grand prize winner and their winning vehicle for each respective class will be showcased at the 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 18-20.

Custom of the Year Award

2021 Winner: Alloway's Hot Rod Shop - 1970 Chevelle

2022 Qualifiers:

2022 Del Mar Nationals
Roseville Rod & Custom - 1940 Chevy Suburban - LT4 engine with one-off Custom Intake

2022 Great Northwest Nationals

Whipple Motor Sports - 1939 Chevy Coupe - 5.7L LS engine

2022 North Carolina Nationals

Hat Creek Customs - 1954 Chevy 210 - ZZ430 engine

2022 Heartland Nationals

Karl Kustoms - 1954 Chevy - 416ci LS 8-stack Injected engine

2022 Nashville Nationals

L&S Customs - 1968 Chevy C10 - LS3 engine

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE BUILDER OF THE YEAR (GM RETRO IRON)

Eligibility:  All GM powered vehicles 1997 vintage for national events and 2022 vintage for Get-Together events.

Basic Criteria: This award is designed to honor a GM powered car and its professional builder. The award is open to all non-GM makes, models styles and genres of cars and trucks from traditional to radical to modern.

How to Enter: Builders will need to register for the "Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards" when they check-in for each event and must park their vehicle in the Chevrolet Performance Builders Choice Special Parking Area on the Saturday of each event between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Click here for complete eligibility and entry details.

One vehicle and its builder will be chosen as a “finalist” for each class by the Goodguys Awards Selection Committee. The “Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year” winners will be officially selected from the field of “finalists” by the Goodguys Awards Selection Committee on Friday, October 7. The grand prize winner and their winning vehicle for each respective class will be showcased at the 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 18-20.

STREET ROD D’ ELEGANCE

2021 Winner: Lakeside Rods & Rides - 1935 Ford

2022 Qualifiers:

2022 Del Mar Nationals

Hollywood Hot Rods - 1932 Ford Coupe - 331ci Cadillac engine with dual Strombergs

2022 Heartland Nationals

Carnock Creations - 1950 Studebaker Pickup - Paxton-supercharged 5.3 LS engine

2022 North Carolina Nationals

Creative Rod & Kustom - 1930 Model A Sedan - Vintage Cadillac engine

2022 Nashville Nationals

Garrets Rod Shop - 1933 Ford Roadster - LS3 engine

Qualifications and Registration Criteria

There are two categories within the Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards:  “GM Iron”, open to all show eligible GM made and powered vehicles and “Retro Iron”, open to show eligible GM powered vehicles of all makes.

Qualifications

The Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards winners will showcase their craftsmanship and skills through an exceptionally built car or truck.  There are no boundaries, no limitations.  From period correct attention-to-detail to unique customization with modern performance, engineering, and styling, this coveted award will find its way to the right car, the right builder.  The build will speak to the passion for power, performance, and beauty.

Basic Criteria

This award is designed to honor two exceptional builds; a GM bodied car and a non-GM bodied car. All entrants must be GM powered.  The award is open to all styles and genres of cars and trucks from traditional to radical to modern.

Eligibility

Street Rods, Hot Rods, Trucks, Street Machines, Customs, Custom Rods and Muscle Cars through 1997 model years.

What Does The Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder Of The Year Win?

  1. GM Iron Class - a Chevrolet Performance LT4 Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system:
    • LT4 crate engine
    • 8L90-E automatic transmission
    • LT4/8L90 engine controller kit
    • Transmission installation kit
    • Valued at $31,218
  1. Retro Iron Class - a Chevrolet Performance ZZ6 Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system:
    • ZZ6 EFI crate engine
    • 4L65-E automatic transmission
    • ZZ6 engine controller kit
    • Transmission installation kit
    • Valued at $21,349
  1. Both class winners will also receive:
    • Future promotional exposure in Goodguys media
    • Congratulatory ad in the Goodguys Gazette Magazine
    • Vehicle featured on an exclusive Goodguys T-shirt in 2023

Qualifying Events

  1. 21st Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals (April 1-3, 2022)
  2. 7th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals (April 22-24, 2022)
  3. 16th BASF Nashville Nationals presented by Blueprint Engines (May 13-15, 2022)
  4. 20th Classic Performance Products Great Northwest Nationals (June 10-12, 2022)
  5. 31st Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals, presented by BASF (July 1-3, 2022)
  6. 24th Summit Racing Nationals, presented by PPG (July 8-10, 2022)
  7. 34th Griot’s Garage Northwest Nationals (July 22-24, 2022)
  8. 35th RaceDeck West Coast Nationals (August 26-28, 2022)
  9. 24th Grundy Collector Car Insurance Colorado Nationals, presented by Griot’s Garage (Sept 9-11, 2022)
  10. 29th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals (September 16-18, 2022)
  11. Meguiar's 1st So-Cal Nationals, presented by BASF (Sept 30 - Oct 2)
2022 Events for 2023 Finalist Qualifiers
  1. 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals (Nov 18-20)

FAQ's

Q: Can the car owner win this award?

A: No. This award is giving credit and recognition to a professional builder and shop that built the vehicle.

Q: Can I run for a Meguiar’s Top-12 Award and Goodguys Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year?

A: Yes.  Entrants can qualify a vehicle for a Top-12 category and builder of the year.

Q: What if I can’t commit to having the car on display at the 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals (Nov 18-20)? 

A: The winning builder and vehicle must be on display at this year-end event.  If the builder and the car cannot be there, the award will go to a runner-up.

Q: If I enter at an event and don’t win a finalist qualifying pick, can I enter the same build at another event?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I enter two vehicles, one for each class? 

A: Yes, however winners will be eligible for (one) connect & cruise package only.  If you entered multiple vehicles and both are selected as a finalist pick, you will have to determine which class you want to be considered for builder of the year.

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