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Full to Capacity!

"Full to Capacity" that's what Pete Christie proudly told me this past Wednesday night at the "Park on Park" show.  It was finally a beautiful night and the people were out in droves for the show.  By 7pm they were turning cars away, by the by the event starts at 6:30!  Not only were there over 550 amazing rides out for the monthly event, there was a celebrity in the house, and a sure fire A lister at that!  

It was none other than the GoodGuys Street Machine of the Year 2011 winner The Innovator proudly displayed by our friends at the Roadster Shop.  In addition, the beautiful '62 Corvette that was the GoodGuys 2009 Street Machine of the Year winner was also in attendance.  What a display.  As you can see by this first shot, these rides attracted A LOT of attention.  How lucky are we that we have a world class builder right in our backyard and how lucky are the Christies that the Roadster Shop is a sponsor of the Park on Park event and they bring their world famous rides for everyone to enjoy.

Enough from me, another phenomenal show put on by a great and dedicated group of people. 

 

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Here is this "full to capacity show"

 

Stay tuned, I just can't stay still.

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

GoodGuys Nationals Winners

Sunday was a day for awards; 100 of them to be exact!  There were the Builder's Choice Award winners, The 2011 Street Machine and Street Rod of the Year, the Street Rodder Top 100 picks, Classic Trucks Finest Five, the Late Model Truck and Muscle Machine of the Year Contenders, on top of the Sponsor and GoodGuys picks!  I'm getting tired just putting it all down.  It was an unbelievable display of the finest, customs, classics and hot rods around, how they choose these winners out of such a phenomenal crowd I'll never know.  

But, my words just wont do these rides justice you can see them for yourself.

Up close and personal with some of the winners.

The awards weren't the only thing happening at the GoodGuys Nats. Sunday.  The Sponsors of the show were able to put their products to the test and have some fun on the AutoCross.  Up for grabs, $5,000 but more importantly Bragging Rights!

There is still plenty more from the GoodGuys Nationals to come.  What a show!

'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Big Gets Bigger

When I say big, I am talking about nearly 6,000 hot rods, customs and classics that have descended on Columbus Ohio to mark a near record breaking GoodGuys Nationals.  Huge show, huge day, I had to really hustle to get it all in.  Two rides reigned supreme today, and the competition was tuff, it was the best of the best here today vying for the coveted titles of Street Machine of the Year and Street Rod of the Year

And the winners are....  

Street Machine of the Year 2011 - The Innovator, a '67 Nova created at the Roadster Shop right in our neck of the woods, Mundelein Il.  It is a progressive, futuristic styled ride.  Over 95% of this ride is scratch built.  It is certainly a one of a kind and well deserving of the title of Street Machine of the Year.

 

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The Street Rod of the Year 2011, the '32 Ford owned by Phil Beckett built out of the Fast Lane Rod Shop.  This was a labor of love and a joint creation Fast Lane building this '32 and Phil closely monitoring the progress.  Congrats Phil.

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Although there was a lot going on with the 2 big awards there were about 5,900 other rides out today that all were worth a second look.  Have a look at some of the "other Guys" out there today.

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On top of all that, if you can imagine, there was also AutoCross.

 

One more day here in Columbus with lots to see. 

'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Talk About A Double Header!

Going from the Heartland Nationals last week to the PPG Nats this week; I must say I feel like I have died and gone to Hot Rod heaven!  This show is fantastic.  Honestly, what else is there to say.  It is a one of a kind show and I am having the time of my life.  

Oh and a Happy Collector Car Appreciation Day to you all.  Yep today, the second Friday in July, is the second annual National Collector Car Appreciation Day and where better to celebrate than at the largest gathering of classics, customs and hot rods going on in the Nation this weekend, the Good Guys PPG Nationals.  This show just has to be seen to be believed.  

This is just the tip of the custom, hot rod and classic "iceberg".

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There are 2 huge awards given out this weekend above and beyond Builder's Choice and the GoodGuys and Sponsor awards.  The 2011 Street Machine of the Year and well as Street Rod of the Year will be crowned this weekend at the PPG Nats. So.......... there's a little something extra in the air here in Columbus. 

Here are a few of the contenders for "Street Machine of the Year".

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Have a look at some of the "Street Rod Of The Year" hopefuls.

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To qualify in the Street Machine of the Year, each car has to run the AutoCross three times.  Let's just say what these rides "lack" in speed around the course, they make up in their fit and finish.  These rides are some of the finest in the country and they are out on the track - they earn the name!

Now, you just saw these two next rides in action but, they are so different I thought they deserved a closer look.  Yes, that's a Chrysler Imperial Speedster.  Have you ever seen anything like it?

Stay tuned, it's only the first day of the PPG Nats. and there's tons more to come.  My coverage will be a little late tomorrow because I will be hanging around to hear who wins the Street Machine of the Year as well as Street Rod of 2011.  I think you know who I'm pulling for!

For more info on this event check out GoodGuys.com

'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Everyone Is A Winner In My Book

Winners are what you asked for and winners are what you are going to get.  How these guys comb through nearly 4,000 rides to pick just one trick truck or one cool convertible is beyond me.  But, they did pick 'em and I've got 'em for you to drool over.  I've got to be a bit short and sweet today cause I'm heading East my friends.  Columbus Ohio to be exact.  I am gearing up to bring you my special brand of coverage from the 14th GoodGuys PPG Nationals.

Until then take a gander at what the GoodGuys, sponsors, and host club thought were the cream of the crop at the Heartland Nats..  A tough, tough job. 

Last but not least, Roger Burman was on hand to give out the 10 Builder's Choice awards at this years Heartland Nats. Almost an even split between Ford and Chevy; 4 Fords and 5 Chevys and 1 lone Hupmobile Cabriolet.

See you in Columbus!

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

 

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