The Next Generation Award

Showcasing & Celebrating The Future Of Our Industry!

2021 Winner: Logan Adkins and his 1954 Ford F100
The Next Generation Award

Showcasing & Celebrating The Future Of Our Industry!

2021 Winner: Logan Adkins and his 1954 Ford F100

About The Goodguys


The Goodguys “Next Generation” Award presented by Goolsby Customs celebrates and showcases the accomplishments of car and truck builders 25 and under. 

Created to encourage young builders to continue in the industry and to foster a field of talent which will sustain the hobby, the overall year-end Grand Prize Winner will receive prime placement in the Goodguys booth on Hot Rod Alley at the upcoming 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals, November 18-20, 2022.

How To Enter

On the Saturday morning of the event you are attending, make sure to check-in and park in the “Next Generation” Special Area at the show.  Upon checking in, you will be provided a card to fill-out to help inform our award selectors on the specifics of your build.  Make sure to fill the card out completely and legibly and place on your dash for easy viewing.  You are now officially part of the competition.

How Event Finalists Are Selected

If your vehicle is selected as one of the two semi-finalists for the event you are participating in, a Goodguys representative will notify you either in-person or by cell phone and provide you instructions on the next step, which will be to relocate your vehicle to a high-traffic staging area of the show where people can vote for their favorite of the two semi-finalists on social media (Facebook & Instagram). 

Both semi-finalists will need to return to the event the next morning and park their vehicles in the same staging area that they parked in on Saturday afternoon.  Prior to the Goodguys Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, one “finalist” winner will be chosen based on a combination of social media voting and representatives from Goodguys & Goolsby Customs and they will be a part of the general Goodguys Awards Ceremony that same day.

From all (17) individual event “finalist” winners, one Grand Prize Winner will be chosen to bring their build to the 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals, November 18-20, 2022, where it will be showcased amongst the work of the top builders in the world.


Competition is open to the “Next Generation” of builders under the age of 25 at the time of the event. Participants must have worked directly and extensively on the build process and have intimate knowledge of the parts & accessories used.


Street Rods, Hot Rods, Trucks, Street Machines, Customs, Custom Rods and Muscle Cars through 1997 vintage at national events and through 2022 for Get-Together events.

What Does Each “Next Generation Award” Event Finalist Receive?

  1. “Next Generation Award” Custom Event Plaque.
  2. Photo in the Goodguys Gazette Magazine.
  3. A spot in the “Finalist” pool of individual event winners for a chance to be selected to display your vehicle at the 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals, November 18-20, 2022.

What Does The “Next Generation Award” Grand Prize Winner Receive?

  1. Your vehicle will be a prominently showcased in conjunction with our annual “Top 12 Cars & Trucks of the Year” display at the 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ the weekend of November 18-20, 2022
  2. Hotel Accommodations, travel allowance and weekend passes for the winner and a guest to the 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals
  3. Photos of you and your vehicle at the 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in the Goodguys Gazette Magazine.
  4. Goodguys Merchandise & Apparel Package

Qualifying Events

  1. 23rd Colorado Nationals presented by Griot's Garage (September 10-12, 2021)
  2. 28th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals (September 24-26, 2021)
  3. 20th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals (October 1-3, 2021)
  4. 31st Autumn Get-Together (November 13 & 14, 2021)
  5. 24th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson (November 19-21, 2021)
  6. 12th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals (March 11-13, 2022)
  7. 12th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals presented by Grundy Collector Car Insurance (March 18-20)
  8. 38th All American Get-Together (March 26 & 27)
  9. 21st Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals (April 1-3)
  10. 7th Griot's Garage North Carolina Nationals (April 22-24)
  11. 16th BASF Nashville Nationals (May 13-15)
  12. 27th Summer Get-Together (June 4 & 5)
  13. 20th Classic Performance Great Northwest Nationals (June 10-12)
  14. 31st Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF (July 1-3)
  15. 24th Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG (July 8-10)
  16. 34th Griot's Garage Pacific Northwest Nationals (July 22-24)
  17. 35th RaceDeck West Coast Nationals (August 26-28)


Current Qualifiers:

Logan Adkins 1965 Ford F100

2021 Colorado Nationals

Logan Adkins - 1965 Ford F100
2021 Lone Star Nationals

2021 Lone Star Nationals

Avery Albright - 1967 Ford F100
2021 Del Mar Nationals

2021 Del Mar Nationals

Juan Landin - 1964 Buick Riviera
2021 Autumn Get-Together

2021 Autumn Get-Together

Alvic Manzano - 1968 Ford Mustang
2021 Southwest Nationals

2021 Southwest Nationals

Tyler Adams - 1972 GMC C15
2022 Spring Lone Star Nationals

2022 Spring Lone Star Nationals

Alan Johnson - 1979 Chevy C10
2022 Spring Nationals

2022 Spring Nationals

Nate Collard - 1969 Chevy C10
2022 North Carolina Nationals

2022 North Carolina Nationals

Thomas Dickerson - 1967 Ford Mustang

2022 Nashville Nationals

2022 Nashville Nationals

Travis Wall - 1923 Ford T-Bucket

2022 Summer Get-Together

2022 Summer Get-Together

Danny De Mattie - 1972 Corvette

2022 Nashville Nationals

2022 Great Northwest Nationals

Derek Sanders - 1930 Apica Splinter

2022 Heartland Nationals

2022 Heartland Nationals

Mike Fiala - 1952 Ford F1

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