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Goodguys’ 2020 Muscle Car of the Year Competition Heating Up!

Goodguys 2019 Muscle Car of the Year shown above – Charles Donaldson’s 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator – Restored by KTL Restorations

racedeck, race deck, mucsle car of the year, muscle car, numbers matching, all original, classic muscle carThat’s right! Each year, Goodguys heads out on the road in search of America’s finest 1960-1987 all-original, numbers matching, off-the-showroom-floor Muscle Car! And when we find it, we crown it, honor it and give it the title of Goodguys’ 2020 RaceDeck Muscle Car of the Year! It’s all part of our annual Goodguys “Top 12” cars and trucks of the year campaign and it’s one of the hottest awards programs in the country!

So how can you get involved and get your mighty Muscle Car on the radar for this prestigious award? Well here’s the lowdown…

1. First off, your car has to meet the following criteria to be considered for the award:

  • Muscle Cars of all makes 1960 through 1987
  • Designed to honor an original factory stock or original fully restored Muscle Car of superb quality.
  • The car must attend a minimum of (1) of the remaining (12) “Regional Finalist” events in 2020 listed below and park in either the Mighty Muscle special parking area on the Saturday of the event or in the Indoor car show display area throughout the weekend (when applicable) to have a chance to be selected as a “Regional Finalist”

2. So how are “Regional Finalists” selected?

  • (1) “Regional Finalist” that fits the award criteria will be selected from each of the events listed below will be selected by the Goodguys awards staff. This method benefits participants from all regions of the country – east to west, north to south – instead of limiting the award to a certain region and certain event.


3. What events can I compete to be a “Regional Finalist” at in 2020?

*Finalist Chosen at this show will be added to the list of 2021 Muscle Car of the Year Regional finalists

4. And how about the overall winner? How is it selected?

  • Once all (14) “Regional Finalists” are selected, a team of Goodguys staff and select non-partisan builders and manufacturers from across the country will vote on and select the overall winner of the award.
  • Overall Winner will be announced on Friday, October 9th, 2020

5. What does the winner receive for having the mightiest Muscle Car in the country?

  • National bragging rights
  • Beautiful billet aluminum award from Goodguys
  • Custom-wrapped Snap-on Tool Box
  • RaceDeck garage flooring
  • Display Stanchion from Hot Rod Halo
  • Car Care products from Meguiar’s
  • Full color feature in the Goodguys Magazine and Yearbook
  • Special feature on FuelCurve.com
  • Exclusive invitation and travel accommodations to the season-ending Goodguys 23rd Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ where all of the “Top 12” cars and trucks of the year will be on display
Associate Editor

Steven is the grandson to the legendary Bob Bunker who piloted the green "Folsom Flash" 1955 Chevy from the 70's through the 90's. As a dragstrip kid, Steven started his automotive journalism path by photographing drag racing events and also building drag cars while working in his fathers shop. Since joining our team, Steven has grown leaps and bounds journalistically. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When Steven 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.

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