What a weekend it was in Columbus at our 20th PPG Nationals! All of those beautiful machines couldn’t run or look as good as they do without the performance parts produced by our thriving automotive aftermarket.
At this year’s Goodguys Nationals, over 440 manufacturers and vendors set up inside the exhibit buildings and out on the midway marking the largest turnout in the event’s 20 year history! In addition to connecting face-to-face with their clients and end-users, the manufacturer’s had a competition of their own with the 10th annual Goodguys Best New Product awards showcase. Over 100 fresh and innovative new products were on exhibit inside the showcase, attracting huge throngs of gearheads eager to see the latest goodies for their rides.
Not only that, there were also awards up for grabs for the Best Indoor Exhibit Booth, Best Outdoor Exhibit Booth and Best Non-Automotive Booth.
The winners were announced with great fanfare in front of a massive crowd during the Saturday night awards gala here in Columbus. Not only do we congratulate the winners, we are thankful to each and every one of them for making this competition the best we have ever seen! Here they are – the Best New Product Winners from the Goodguys 20th PPG Nationals:
Best Electrical Components & Accessories: Dakota Digital
HDX Instrument Systems for `64-`72 Chevelle/El Camino – The Direct Fit instrument system features 30 plus lighting colors, capacitive-touch buttons, hidden dash indicators, and a turn signal reminder tone. Installation is made simple via a Bluetooth app available for Apple, and Android platforms.
Best Body, Glass, and Interior Components: Ididit
40’s Style Steering Column – Vintage style meets modern conveniences in Ididiit’s 1940’s style steering column. This brushed stainless steel column features a classic look with brass knobs, vintage style indicator, locking detent, self-canceling turn signals, GM style wire harness, and an exposed shift tube to complete the look.
Best Suspension, Tires, Wheel and Brake Components: RideTech
RideTech Instinct Electronic Shock System
The Instinct Electronic shock system allows shock tuning for every track and road condition. Using a complete sensor set to dertermine what the car is doing, this system allows the driver to tune their suspension just like they would an EFI ENGINE.
Best Engine and Transmission Components: Lokar Performance Products
Automatic Electronic Sport Mode Shifter – With its integrated Sport Mode, Lokar’s Automatic Electronic Sport Mode Shifter not only provides standard automatic operation, but also allows drivers to move the lever from “Overdrive” to “Sport” mode for manual control of their electronic transmission.
People’s Choice: No Limit Engineering
Retro 8 Chassis – Designed for stock body classic trucks like the 1947-59 Chevy, and 1948-1960 Ford Trucks, the Retro 8 chassis offers an IFS front end, 4 link rear suspension, RideTech shocks, and a complete brake system. It’s the perfect way to update your classic truck with a modern suspension system.
Best Paint & Car Care Products: Griot’s Garage
Best of Show Detailer – Griots leading edge detailer boosts color, depth, and clarity, while improving paint gloss and slickness. Blended with sophisticated polymers, this product can be used in the morning, and even in direct sunlight, to keep your paint looking fresh and give it that added pop on the show grounds.
Best Indoor Exhibit Booth – TCI
Best Outdoor Exhibit Booth – Jeg’s
Best Non-Automotive Booth – Neon Warehouse