GOODGUYS HOT ROD OF THE YEAR: SUPERCHARGED!

Stunning blown Model A wins Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year Award.   Tony Lombardi’s supercharged ‘30 Model A Ford from Niles, OH won the Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award last weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The criteria is unique in that it’s the only major Goodguys Top 12 award which requires participants to drive on a 100-mile reliability run as well as blast down a 1/8-mile drag strip. Lombardi’s A-Bone, built by Hilton’s Hot Rods, was more than up to the task...
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JAMES HETFIELD’S BLACK PEARL: CUSTOM OF THE YEAR!

Metallica rocker James Hetfield’s scratch-built coupe is Goodguys’ 2014 Mother’s  Custom of the Year. Rock & roll music and custom cars have a lot in common. A creative spirit, immense talent and uncompromising dedication are required to create and reveal the inner soul of a song or a car. James Hetfield has mastered both. His band Metallica sits in the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while serving as the face of heavy metal music for decades. His ever-growing stable of ...
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’34 FORD COUPE: HOT ROD OF THE YEAR!

George Poteet’s ’34 Ford is Goodguys 2013 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year. It’s been quite a summer for Memphis-based hot rodder and Bonneville racer, George Poteet. For the second time this season, one of his cars has won a signature award from the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. George’s “Hugger Orange” ‘34 Ford, built by Dave Lane of Fastlane Rod Shop, captured the 2013 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award at last weekend’s Speedway Nationals at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Earlier this s...
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’33 FORD ROADSTER: AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL STREET ROD!

Harold & Tracy Chapman's ‘Pretty Penny’ ‘33 Ford roadster  - a coachbuilt, copper-colored full-fendered masterpiece – named Goodguys 2013 ‘America's Most Beautiful Street Rod.' The Chapmans accepted the prestigious award in front of a packed house during the Goodguys 27th annual Flowmaster West Coast Nationals - the largest gathering of rods & customs in the West. The win capped off a big year for the roadster that has been shown at all the nation’s biggest events this s...
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BOSS 429 GPT-SPECIAL TORINO: POTEET POWER!

 Bonneville racer George Poteet nails Street Machine of the Year honors. Under brilliant sunshine and in front of record crowds, Tennessee’s George Poteet collected the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award for his vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Ford Torino at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH. Poteet’s Torino captures the essence of hot rodding’s current trend of blending retro styling cues from bygone eras with modern technology and masterful bui...
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