Goodguys selects Street Rod, Street Machine of the Year

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1929 Ford Model A Tudor (left) and 1969 Chevrolet Camaro win "of the Year" honors | Goodguys Rod & Custom Association photo

A 1929 Ford Model A Tudor and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro were selected as Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year at the recent Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s PPG Nationals held at Columbus, Ohio.

The winning Street Rod was built by Troy Trepanier and Adam Banks at Rad Rides by Troy for car owners Mark and Dennis Mariani. The car previously won the Battle of the Builders at the 2017 SEMA Show.

“The sleek hand-crafted sedan is a reimagining of a Model A that’s shorter, lower and much more stylized, with a distinctive wrap-under grille,” the Goodguys said in the announcement. 

“It rides on a one-off chassis with adjustable front and rear torsion bar suspensions and custom-machined 19- and 20-inch wheels. Power comes from an aluminum small-block Chevy backed by a five-speed.”

Runner-up for the award, presented by Classic Instruments, were Bill Allen’s ’32 Ford coupe, Dana Elrod’s ’36 Ford roadster, Robert Anderson’s ’36 Pontiac sedan, and Tim Devlin’s ’33 Ford coupe. 

The Street Machine-winning Camaro was built by Detroit Speed for owner Stuart Adams. The car was a Great 8 finalist in the running for the Ridler award at the Detroit Autorama. 

“The flawless black finish covers literally hundreds of subtle body modifications,” the Goodguys noted in the news release. “Naturally, it has a Detroit Speed front subframe and QuadraLink rear, with one off chrome-plated 19- and 20-inch Forgeline wheels. It’s powered by a Kurt Urban-built LS2 topped with a Harrop supercharger and backed by a Bowler-built Tremec six-speed.”

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Runner-up for the award presented by PPG were the Ringbrothers’ ’72 Javelin built for Preston, Vic Buraglio’s ’69 Charger, Mark Berger’s ’65 Mustang, and Jeremy Miranda’s ’69 Camaro. 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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