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Goodguys’ New BASF “America’s Most Beautiful” Top 12 Award to be Selected This Weekend at the 34th West Coast Nationals

It’s not just for street rods anymore! The newly restructured BASF America’s Most Beautiful Top 12 title award is now open to all Street Rods, Hot Rods, Trick Trucks, Street Machines, Customs, Custom Rods and Muscle Cars through 1987 vintage. This is now simply a beauty contest. The most beautiful vehicle will be chosen and awarded with a 2021 Goodguys Top 12 title!

The first year of the newly restructured award being handed out was in 2020 and went to Bob Matranda’s “Brute Force” ’55 Chevy, but it was selected virtually due the West Coast Nationals event not taking place. This year it is happening in-person at the 34th West Coast Nationals in Goodguys’ hometown of Pleasanton, California. All candidates vying for this Top 12 Title must park in the “Builders Choice” Parking Area Saturday, Aug. 28th from 7am-Noon. The Top 5 Finalists will be chosen from this area only and the winner will be announced during a special awards presentation ceremony Saturday evening.



What does the winner receive for having the Most Beautiful vehicle in America?

Associate Editor

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.