The biggest Goodguys show of the year is always chock-full of cool rides and neat things. And the 2018 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, did not disappoint!
After sorting through our photos from the event, we are happy to share some of the coolest cars and trucks we saw!
We are proud that the 2018 Street Machine of the Year that was built by Detroit Speed was #TREMECequipped.
2018 Street Machine of the Year
Competition for the Street Machine of the Year award is always fierce. The quality and design of all the competitors is inspiring. In 2018, the judges felt that the 1969 Camaro Tux built by Detroit Speed set itself apart from the other amazing builds. Enjoying the Camaro’s combination of subtle design mods and cues is similar to that of a fine wine, where full appreciation comes slowly and meticulously as you’re sampling. To read more about this fantastic #TREMECequipped build, visit https://www.good-guys.com/hotnews/goodguys-2018-ppg-street-machine-of-the-year/
Brent Elsen – 1968 Ford Mustang
In addition to the quality of work and the design choices, Brent Elsen’s 1968 Ford Mustang stood apart from just about everything else because of what was under its hood. Taking a pass on the traditional V-8 choices for restomod classic Mustangs, Brent decided to throw everyone a curve by installing a 2.3L EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder, backed by a TREMEC Magnum 6-speed. The car uses a Detroit Speed front suspension and a RideTech four-link rear suspension.
Bowler Performance GMC Square-Body
TREMEC Elite Distributor Bowler Performance brought a real treat to the show: its freshly built GMC square-body pickup. The truck is equipped with a Magnum 6-speed and LS engine. The popularity of trucks is growing, as is the desire to equip them with a modern manual transmission in place of the old “granny gear” manual that they came with from the factory.
Vic Bruaglio – 1969 Dodge Charger
A finalist for Street Machine of the Year, the BBT Fabrication–built 1969 Charger showcased a very creative mindset and build skill. Its exterior design cues and ideas improved upon an already great factory design. The turquoise/aqua interior stood out amongst a sea of black/gray/red interiors. And it features a fantastically accessorized Hemi under its hood. This car is a treat to examine and look at.
Creative Rod & Custom – 1968 Chevrolet C-10
This impressive 1968 C-10 built by Creative Rod & Custom is equipped with a TREMEC 6-speed and supercharged LS engine. Short-wheelbase classic trucks are particularly popular, and with the growing aftermarket supply of parts to make them handle like a sports car, half-ton haulers like this can easily be made to behave more like their Corvette brothers.