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Columbus Update! GPT ’32 Ford Sedan Wins Street Rod of the Year!

Photos by Mike Harrington And the winner is…George Poteet’s GTP ’32 Ford Tudor, built by Alan Johnson and his team at Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop! This sleek, sinister and slippery sedan is your Goodguys 2017 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year. George Poteet is no stranger to game-changing, ground-breaking hot rods, customs and muscle […]

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Columbus Update! Meet the 2017 Street Rod of the Year Field!

Our 20th PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus is at full speed! As usual, the country’s top builders are here with both street rods and street machines for two of the biggest awards of the season! Here we will focus on the field of street rods. Our friends over at Fuel Curve […]

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Goodguys/Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year Competition

2016 Street Rod of the Year Competition Top 5 Finalists

Street rods have traditionally been defined as modified pre-1949 American cars. This is the ethos Goodguys utilizes to define the cars in competition for Street Rod the Year. Since 2000, the Street Rod of the Year has been selected in Columbus, Ohio. Over the past 16 years, the award criteria have remained the same since […]

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1939 Oldsmobile “Olds Cool” – Goodguys 2016 Street Rod of the Year

1939 Oldsmobile "Olds Cool" | Goodguys 2016 Street Rod of the Year

The 19th PPG Nationals just wrapped up in Columbus and the car that took home the Goodguys 2016 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award was Billy & Debby Thomas’ Ridler-winning ’39 Oldsmobile convertible. Built at Customs and Hot Rods of Andice, the landmark rod named “Olds Cool” was restyled, molded then coach built by […]

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1937 Chevy 5-Window Coupe: One Bad Bowtie Named Street Rod of the Year 2015

1937 chevy 5-window coupe - goodguys street rod of the year 2015

What separates Hot Rods from Street Rods? Depends on who you ask really. Hot Rods have been defined for decades as a car (usually before 1949) that has been stripped of its unnecessary bulk and modified for extreme performance. While more loosely defined, Street Rods are also pre-’49 but are more refined with superior build […]

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Street Rod of the Year Headed to 22nd Lone Star Nationals!

Don Smith’s amazing 1932 Ford Fordor, your Goodguys 2014 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year winner is coming to the Goodguys 22nd Lone Star Nationals October 3-5 at Texas Motor Speedway! Fans will get an up close look at one of the finest street rods ever produced! Built by Hot Rods by JSK in […]

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Street Machine and Street Rod of the Year Winners Crowned in Columbus

Columbus, OH – Florida’s Steve Tornari and Texas’ Don Smith went home with the top two awards at last weekend’s Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals in Columbus. Tornari’s radical Mirandabuilt ’67 Nova was crowned Goodguys 2014 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year while Smith’s stunning ’32 Ford Fordor captured the Goodguys 2014 Classic Instruments Street […]

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Fastlane Rod Shop Builds the Goodguys 2011 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year

Columbus, OH – Finding an original steel ’32 Ford 3-window coupe is not an easy task in the new millennium. Turning one of Henry’s deuce survivors into award-winning rolling art is just as challenging. For Phil and Debbie Becker of Dwight, Illinois both herculean tasks were made easier when they turned to Dave Lane of […]

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Goodguys 2010 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year Winner!

Columbus, OH – “Magnitude” – Jerry Magnuson’s sleek and stylish’32 Muroc roadster hand formed by Marcel and designed by Chip Foose was crowned Goodguys 2010 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year during the Goodguys 13th PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone. It’s been a great season for Jerry and his street rod on the Goodguys […]

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Street Rod of the Year Headed West

Doug Cooper’s 1932 B-400 – winner of the Goodguys/Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year and the Ridler award is coming West for the month of August. Together with builder’s Alan and Angie Johnson of Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop – the car and crew will visit Speedweek at Bonneville Speedway then head to Monterey, California […]

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