Best of 2020 – Hot Rods and Street Rods

Rounding out this week’s Best Of 2020 galleries is Hot Rods and Street Rods – easily a cornerstone of our industry. Anyone who has ever driven one will tell you it doesn’t get much better than cruising a hot rod roadster down the open road. You get a sense of freedom, all cares in the world seem to disappear, thumbs up from fellow passersby are common. They are just so cool!



This gallery covers them all from Model T’s to the “Fat Attack” fat-fender rides. The notion that “nobody builds hot rods and street rods anymore” is simply untrue. And it’s not just a “old guys” car anymore. We’re seeing 20-, 30- and 40-year-olds roll out new hot rod and street rod builds every season.

In the 2020 season, Goodguys selected three pre-48 rides for their Top 7 “Of The Year” awards program – the Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year, Tanks Inc. Hot Rod of the Year, and the March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance.

If you want further proof that hot rods and street rods are still booming in popularity, just check out the gallery below.

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A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.