Dave Gonzales’ ’35 Ford crowned 2020 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance Winner!
Dave Gonzales’ ’35 Ford three-window coupe, built by Roger Burman with Lakeside Rods and Rides, has captured the Goodguys 2020 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance honor! This ’35 Ford showcases street rod styling with elegant enhancements, a combination that Burman has perfected over the years.
It’s hard to imagine this car was picked from a swap meet. After countless meticulous modifications, Burman chopped, stretched, wedge sectioned, and smoothed the body to make it sleek, sexy, and elegant. The low-down stance is acquired from a Pete & Jake’s chassis with TCI front suspension tucking the 18- and 20-inch Billet Specialties wheels neatly into the fenders. Power comes from a well-dressed 435hp LS3 backed with a 4L60E transmission.
Congratulations to Dave Gonzales and Roger Burman for winning the Goodguys 2020 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance title! Look for a more in-depth feature on Gonzales’ ’35 Ford in an upcoming Goodguys Gazette and be sure to come see the ride in person at the Goodguys 23rd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson November 20-22 at Westworld of Scottsdale.