’67 Corvette, ’37 Chevy take Goodguys honors

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1967 Corvette, 1937 Chevy take Goodguys honors | Goodguys Photo

An Arctic White 1967 Chevrolet Corvette built by Mike Goldman Customs and owned by Sonny and Debbie Freeman of Lafayette, Louisiana, was awarded Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Street Machine of the Year at the 18th PPG Nationals Held in Columbus, Ohio, where the Street Rod of the Year crown went to Rowe’s Millington, Tennessee-based 1937 Chevy coupe.

The Corvette features many fabricated pieces showcasing the builders’ craftsmenship, such as rockers that sit a mere 3 inches off the ground on the Roadster Shop chassis. Other handmade panels include the rear pan, full belly pan, wiper grates, one-off grille, and one-off nickel bumpers as well as all nickel trim.

Powered by a Mast Motorsports 427-cid V8, the car puts out approximately 700 horsepower.

Inside, Paul Atkins stitched the rust-colored leather, wrapping both dash humps. The stock dash houses Classic Instruments gauges while the steering wheel is from Billet Specialties.

Street Machine of the Year finalists included Clayton Graham of Baker, Montana for a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro; Joel Shook of San Clemente, California, for a 1965 Ford Mustang; Willie Maise of Glenco, Alabama for a 1965 Dodge Dart, and Randy Wilcox of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, for a 1962 Chevy.

The Street Rod of the Year was built by Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop and coupe caught attention with its stance and Alloway-black PPG paint.

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This car features an all-aluminum McLaren Chevy big block that was recovered from Peter Revson’s 1971 championship-winning Chaparral Can-Am car.

Other notable features include suicide doors, countless other exterior mods, a Morrison chassis, Mike Long G-Force 6-speed transmission, one-off Alloway ET Wheels, red leather interior and Classic Instruments gauges.

 

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