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Though Goodguys still has four events left on its schedule, the street rodding organization has already announced the winners of several of its major categories, including Truck of the Year, Kustom of the Year, and Custom Rod of the Year.
Starting with the Early Truck of the Year award, prolific hot rod builder and financier George Poteet took this year’s award with his “Miller Hauler Special” Indy-inspired 1932 Ford pickup that debuted earlier this year at the Grand National Roadster Show. Brian Stinger designed the truck while the Rad Rides by Troy team assembled it. As Goodguys described it:
The truck has what seems to be a million thoughtfully placed louvers and mind boggling amounts of milled aluminum, chrome and custom fabbed parts and pieces. The focal point is the polished custom grill built by Steve Moal. The body features a wedge chop, stretched cowl, custom hood and hood sides by Stinger and a custom box out back. The engine is a 201 cubic inch Donavan 4 banger linked to a Tremec T5. The truck rolls on a genie deuce frame with custom front horns. A Magnum 5 inch drop tube axle insures a killer stance. The Brakes are 12-inch Bendix style with custom machined fins which stop the 19 inch gold Dayton wires. Sitting in the custom Stinger-built seats gives you a birds-eye view of the immaculate Diamond T dash featuring Classic Instruments gauges and MG steering wheel.
The Goodguys Kustom of the Year award for 2010 went to Hollywood tattoo artist Pascal “Bugs” Jarrion’s 1935 Ford built by Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods. From Goodguys:
The car originally started life as a humpback sedan but was meticulously transformed into a chopped 3 window coupe. All body panels were either handmade or modified to create a longer, “Zephyr” style Westergard-inspired kustom. In addition to the chopped top, the low and sleek look was achieved by the rear 8 inches and adding 10 inches to the handmade rear fenders. Fender skirts and running boards were also fabricated while a Bentley hood skin was used for the decklid area. The headlights are from a Chevy truck, and the distinctive grill came from a White truck. The car was finished off in a ruby brown metallic. It sits on a custom frame with Ridetech goodies, a 4-link rear suspension with a Ford 9-inch and a tried and true 350/350 combo.
As for this year’s Custom Rod of the Year award, that went to “Fastmad,” the 1955 Chevrolet Nomad owned by Kenneth Davis.
Smooth can only begin to describe this really red, really righteous ’55 Nomad. The laser-straight body remains mostly stock, save for the shaved emblems, tucked bumpers and billet grille. The custom engine bay features smoothed panels with a contrasting pewter color to showcase the rumpty-rump 454 big block Chevy mill. The saddle brown leather interior sports a custom console. The wagon rolls in style on 18 and 20-inch Legacy II wheels from Billet Specialties.
All three of the above cars, along with the rest of Goodguys’ annual category winners, will be present at the final Goodguys event of the season, the 13th annual Southwest Nationals November 19-21 in Scottsdale, Arizona.