Goodguys 2021 Best New Product Showcase Winners
Cool cars and trucks weren’t the only things winning awards during the Goodguys 23rd Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. During this event, Goodguys also host’s a Best New Product Showcase for manufacturers to show-off their latest, greatest products and vie for a Best New Product title in a number of different classes.
Even while facing over a year of manufacturing challenges, hot rod companies did not disappoint! There was a solid gathering of innovative and slick new parts for our industry on display in the main Bricker building. Check out the winners of the Best New Product Showcase for 2021 below!
Best New Engine and Transmission Component: Billet Specialties LT5 Tru-Trac Front Drive System
Billet Specialties has introduced a new Tru-Trac accessory drive system to help ease the installation of GM’s supercharged LT5 engine into a vintage ride. The kit is supplied complete with a power steering pump (with the pulley installed), high output alternator and A/C compressor with all of the brackets and hardware in a compact, great looking system.
Best New Suspension, Chassis, & Brake Component: Wilwood Dynalite Rear Electric Parking Brake System
Wilwood’s new Electronic Parking Brake Kit provides a strong static holding power giving you peace of mind when you’re parked on an incline. The system fits many different applications and is supplied with the harness, controller, switch and compact electronic parking brake.
Tires & Wheels: Billet Specialties Geometric Extreme Wheel
Billet Specialties doubled up on new product awards with their Geometric Extreme Wheel design. With an aggressive, yet smooth appearance combined with intricate details throughout the machine work. Available in 17” and up diameters in different widths with clearance planned to accept most brake calipers.
Best New Interior Components: Sparc Industries Righteous Deep Steering Wheel
The Righteous Deep billet steering wheel is part of Sparc’s Muscle Series line and is CNC machined from a billet of 6061-T6 aluminum. The unique wheel has an integrated column adapter and the three spokes feature a deep concave form complemented with a hand stitched leather wrap.
Best New Electrical Components: VAIS Technology: SEER – Smart Entry/Exit Recognition
VAIS Technology brings modern controls to your classic with their advanced keyless entry system. VAIS uses proximity sensors to lock or unlock your doors and activate the headlights, dome lights or other electronic function.
Best New Paint & Car Care Products: Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wash & Wax
Meguiar’s makes cleaning and protecting your paint easy with their new Hybrid Ceramic Wash & Wax. The Ceramic wash is blended with slick surfactants to lift and wash away grim while the wax additive delivers instant water beading protection giving you a slick and clean surface in one wash.
Best New Garage & Shop Tools and People’s Choice New Product: Trick Tools Portaband Pro Band Saw Systems
Congrats to the team at Trick Tools for doubling up with the Best Garage Tool and People’s Choice New Product awards! Their new Portaband Pro Band Saw System is versatile and useful tool for any garage or shop. A gas shock holds the saw upright or can be used horizontal to cut straight and adjustable angle down to 30-degrees plus the saw can easily be moved from one project area to the next.
Best Exhibitor Display: Chevrolet Performance
There were a lot of great displays throughout the fairgrounds, but who didn’t want to hang out in the Chevrolet Performance booth for a while? With crate engines ranging from classic small-blocks up to the extreme power of their supercharged LT5, along with other high-tech components for hot rods of all sorts, the booth was the place to go to chat with Chevy Performance experts about your next drivetrain system.