Best New Product Winners From Goodguys 2019 PPG Nationals

The PPG Nationals attracts more vendors than any other Goodguys event – a massive presence that fills the expansive Bricker building and acres of space outside! It’s almost like a trade show where you can bring your shopping list and stock up on all the goodies you need for that next project.

There were literally hundreds of vendors and manufacturers set up for the event and each of them had the opportunity to enter the annual Goodguys Best New Products award showcase. From these entries, awards were selected in nine different product categories, as well as Best Indoor Exhibit Booth or Best Outdoor Exhibit Booth. Award winners announced during the Saturday afternoon awards gala. Congratulations go out to all the winning companies for continuing to create cool new parts that help us build great cars!


Garage, Shop and Tools

Woodward-Fab – Super Bead Roller

Woodward-Fab’s newest bead rolling machine has big features at a small price! The new “Super Bead” has all the upgrades, all the new features and includes popular die assortments.

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Interior Components

Classic Instruments – 1966-67 Chevelle Direct-fit Instrument Cluster

The new Classic Instruments 1966-67 Chevelle Direct-Fit Instrument cluster features six gauges placed cleanly into the confines of the factory bezel and maintains the stock vibes. The cluster is all electric, so late-model drivetrain swaps are easy. The cluster comes completely assembled and includes all the sending units needed for installation.

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Paint and Car Care Products

Griot’s Garage – BOSS™ Foaming System Starter Kit

The BOSS™ Foaming System deep cleans while avoiding wash-induced scratches, adds gloss and protection, and delivers a truly fun and engaging user experience. This kit includes all the essentials you need – you simply add a pressure washer and water.

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Suspension, Chassis and Brake Components

Speedtech Performance – Extreme IRS

The Speedtech Performance Extreme IRS has been meticulously CAD designed to provide the adjustment and performance required for racing and performance street hot rod uses. It provides the ability to do it all, from street cruising to all-out road racing!

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Body and Glass Components

BBT Fabrications – Modular Mirror System with Aero Housing

This mirror system fits first- and second-generation Camaros and Firebirds (1967-81) and bolts on in the factory location. It features CNC-machined, billet aluminum construction with stainless-steel hardware. Nylon pivot bushings offer smooth mirror adjustment and all internal parts are Cerakoted and anodized for durability.

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Engine and Transmission Components

Billet Specialties – LS Swap Motor Mounts

Billet Specialties LS Motor Swap Mounts make it easy to put a LS engine in your classic. Multiple mount points allow the bellhousing to be located in the same position as the small block in the frame or moved forward for more clearance. Precision machined from 6061-t6 aluminum for strength, the mounts are sold in pairs and available in machined or black anodized finishes.

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Tires and Wheels

Billet Specialties – Motor City Original Equipment Series Wheel

Billet Specialties’ new Original Equipment Series wheels mix classic O.E. wheel styles with modern sizes and profiles for contemporary customs and street machines. The wheels are available in standard rim versions in 18- and 20-inch diameters, and in 18- through 22-inch diameters in soft lip rim versions.

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Electrical Components

Detroit Speed – 1973-83 Square Body Selecta-Speed™ Wiper Kit

Detroit Speed has added to its Selecta-Speed™ wiper kit offerings with the new 1973-83 C10 square body kit. The kit contains a modern, low-profile, seven-speed wiper motor (five delays, low speed and high speed), rotary switch, and new wiring harness. It’s an easy-to-install improvement to the original wiper system!

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People’s Choice Award

Unisteer Performance – Electric Power Steering Column

New from Unisteer Performance is this ’69 Camaro Electric power steering column. A simple steering solution for both the street and strip, the column features a plug-and-play design with no altering to your car. It’s a must for an LS swap. It’s based on an award-winning ididit tilt column with a hidden under-dash Unisteer Performance 360-watt electric steering motor.

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Best Inside Booth

LS Classic

LS Classic offers just that – components that help give you modern LS performance with classic style. Their display engines could fool even the best of them and showcase how you can give your vintage ride updated power while retaining an OEM-style look.

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Best Outside Booth

Rabid Customs

Rabid Customs had a great outdoor space in the shade of an open-air canopy on the Ohio Expo Center grounds, and they took full advantage of it with a full selection of cool cars, select parts, and even a lounge area where customers and shop team members could hang out, chat, and discuss past and future projects.

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Editor, Goodguys Gazette

Damon Lee began snapping photos at car shows when he was 10, tagging along with his father to events throughout the Midwest. He has combined his passion for cars and knack for writing and imagery into a 20-year career in the automotive aftermarket, writing for titles like Super Chevy and Rod & Custom and, more recently, working for respected industry leaders Speedway Motors and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.

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