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'69 Torino, '40 Ford Coupe Earn Top Awards at Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals

Tennessee’s George Poteet and Nebraska’s Ron Cizek earned the top two awards at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio on July 14, 2013. With a perfect summer day and amongst record crowds, Poteet’s vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Torino won the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year title while Cizek’s popular Ridler award-winning ’40 Ford coupe earned the Goodguys 2013 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year title.

Both cars really captured the essence of today’s hot rodding trend of blending retro styling cues with modern technology and masterful build quality.

Poteet’s Torino was built by Troy Trepanier and his talented “Rad Rides” team in Manteno, Illinois. Cizek’s cranberry red ’40 Ford was built by Andy Leach of Cal Automotive Creations.

You can catch these two awesome machines next at the Goodguys 16th Southwest Nationals, November 15-17, in Scottsdale, Arizona where they will appear in the “Champion’s Arena” along with the other Goodguys award winners.