Goodguys cars of the year featured at Southwest Nationals – The Journal

The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association opened the final leg of its 2020 national tour this past weekend at WestWorld of Scottsdale with a 3-day gathering.

The 23rd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson welcomed thousands of hot rod enthusiasts in masks to marvel at the top street rods, muscle cars, trucks, and customs from around the country.

With COVID guidelines in place, Goodguys hosted a fun yet safe event.

As the last show of the year, the event featured an impressive lineup of the Top 7 Cars of the Year. These stunning cars were put on show outside the gigantic WestWorld tent for spectators to enjoy:

Street Machine of the Year

1969 Chevy Camaro owned by Chris McPhie and built by Dutchboys Hot Rods of Akron, Ohio. 

Goodguys Street Machine of the Year

Street Rod of the Year

1932 Ford Tutor owned by Nathan Powell and built by Goolsby Customs of Columbiana, Alabama.

Goodguys Street Rod of the Year

America’s Most Beautiful

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air owned by Bob and Elaine Matranga and built by Matranga Hot Rods of Newport Coast, California.

Goodguys America's Most Beautiful

Street Rod D’Elegance

1935 Ford Coupe owned by Dave Gonzales and built by Lakeside Rods & Rides of Temecula, California.

Goodguys Street Rod D'Elegance

Hot Rod of the Year

1932 Ford 5-Window owned by Norman Bradley and built by Steadfast Hot Rods of Wellington, Ohio.

Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year

Custom of the Year

1956 Oldsmobile 98 owned by Jeff Hess and built by Pro Design Hot Rods of Woodland Hills, California.

Goodguys Custom of the Year

AutoCrosser of the Year

1966 427 Cobra driven by Scott Fraser and owned by Bruce Cambern. This was Fraser’s third AutoCrosser of the Year title.

Goodguys AutoCrosser of the Year

Just a few steps away from the Top 7 Cars of the Year, the Builder’s Choice award winners were parked: 

1971 Mercury Cyclone

Owned by Charlie Lillard of Woodland, California.

1955 Ford Wagon

Owned by Bob Cummings of West Richland, Washington.

1959 Chevy Biscayne

Owned by Keith Hickman of Gonter, Texas.

1929 Ford Roadster

Owned by Heart Cumpton of West Des Moines, Iowa.

1955 Chevy

Owned by Jerry Kennedy of Phoenix, Arizona.

1967 Mercury Cougar

Owned by Phil Camp of Gold Canyon, Arizona.

1932 Ford Roadster

Owned by Mark Westrick of Castle Rock, Washington.

1972 Ford F-100

Owned by Fred Bishop of Grand Junction, Colorado.

1967 Camaro RS SS

Owned by Curtis Osgood of Las Vegas, Nevada.

1968 Mustang

Owned by Tony Arme of Glendale, Arizona.

Goodguys opens its 2021 schedule with the 11th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals on March 12-14 in Fort Worth, Texas. To see the full 2021 Goodguys event schedule, visit the organization’s website.

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