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Goodguys Names 2020 Street Rod of the Year and Street Machine of the Year at Heartland Nationals

Goodguys celebrated Independence Day with STYLE this evening at the 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF, the event had a special awards ceremony to crown the 2020 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year and PPG Street Machine of the Year winners! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thw awards were relocated to Des Moines this year and attracted an wide range of worthy candidates.

The 2020 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year wasNathan Powell’s ’32 Ford Tudor, finished late last year by Goolsby Customs, captured the Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year honor. Un-chopped with only subtle body mods, the Ford wears a distinctive pale green and black color combination done using Glasurit materials. The low-slung stance comes courtesy of a Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop chassis with a dropped front axle and wishbone-located rear suspension tucking the 15- and 17-inch inch billet artillery-style wheels high up into the fenders. The 383c.i. small-block Chevy engine is fed by FAST EFI and backed by a Bowler-built 4L60E automatic transmission. The American Speed and Design-stitched upholstery is simply incredible, combining vintage Lincoln fabric and leather in earthy green hues. Details include Classic Instruments gauges, a Lokar shifter, and Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop wheel.

The PPG Street Machine of the Year title was won by Chris McPhie in his breath taking ’69 Camaro built by Dutchboys Hot Rods. The Camaro’s body is enhanced with widened fenders and quarters, custom carbon fiber skirts and spoilers, laser-sharp lines and gaps, plus gorgeous custom-mixed BASF burgundy paint applied by the Dutchboys team. Underneath the channeled body you’ll find Detroit Speed suspension components, Brembo carbon disc brakes, and carbon-hoop Forgeline wheels wrapped in sticky Michelin rubber. Power comes from a Wegner Motorsports LS7 engine and a Bowler-prepped Tremec transmission. Inside, carbon fiber race seats and Impact harnesses are surrounded by custom-sculped paneling from Avant Garde, and a fabricated dash with Race Pack instrumentation and a race-style MPI steering wheel.