Goodguys 2018 PPG Street Machine of the Year Contestants!
We are onsite at the Goodguys 2018 PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio – the epicenter of the hot rodding world as the month of July gets underway. It’s here in Columbus that the Goodguys 2018 PPG Street Machine of the Year is awarded. So is the Goodguys 2018 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year. Our focus today is the Street Machine competition and make no mistake, it truly is a competition.
At the bottom of this article, we have included portraits of every car in competition this year. You won’t be disappointed so keep scrolling!
The Goodguys PPG Nationals is one of our favorite Goodguys events of the year and its easy to see why. The best builders, the best cars and the latest trends are on display here. Plus, there are 6,000 vintage cars packing the Ohio Expo Center and nearly 500 vendors packing the halls and midway.
Here is a drilled down look at the essentials for winning Street machine of the Year here in Columbus.
The Street Machine of the Year Breakdown
Who’s Eligible: Street machines 1954 through 1987 vintage
The Entry Criteria: All award candidates parked in a special lot this morning, got checked in then ran the mandatory a two-lap Goodguys AutoCross Friday afternoon. The AutoCross lap times do not determine the overall winner, but style points do count! It’s very competitive and refreshing to see these non “Trailer Queens” put their super cars through their paces, stretching their legs and seeing how their suspension set ups work in a hi-performance setting.
What the Judging Committee Looks For: This award is designed for a cutting edge Street Machine which combines masterful build quality with extreme performance. Quality of craftsmanship, body & paint, overall engineering, the three F’s (fit, form & functionality) stance, and overall creativity in design and concept is what the selection committee will seek.
Winner Announcement! Be sure and check the Hot News section of good-guys.com Sunday evening to see the big winner!