Goodguys G-10 Giveaway Truck – Back Home and Better than Ever
In 2012, the planning stages for the Goodguys G-10 Giveaway Truck got underway. Initial renderings and concepts of the 1967 Chevrolet C-10 were sketched by Oregon based artist E. Black Design and the truck was sculpted and finished by the summer of 2015 at Scott’s Hotrods in Oxnard, California. With extensive mods and a low-slung stance, it was a spectacular truck build. The fact that it was to serve as a promotional giveaway vehicle was quite stunning yet there it was.
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has a three decades- long tradition of doing Giveaway cars and trucks as an added bonus to the participants who enter vehicles in Goodguys events across the country. The program began with “raw assembled” hot rods back in the late 80s requiring the winner to finish it on their own. That all changed about 20 years ago with a long list of turnkey vehicles which have run the gamut from custom one-off rides and rods to brand new Ford, Chevy and Chrysler vehicles.
When the curtain went up on the Goodguys 2014 PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, Scott’s Hot Rods owner Justin Padfield drove the Goodguys G-10 truck out from behind a curtain then cruised it in front of the capacity crowd as its grand unveiling. From there, it was taken on a 12-month tour before winding its way back to Columbus where it was given away in July of 2015. The winner was Rick Lingen from Arizona. He leaped high into the air upon being called as the winner of the blue beauty with confetti falling from hi above.
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Truck enthusiasts will notice sheet metal restyling which includes a remade cab and smoothed drip rails, smoothed edges and flawless gaps all performed by the Scott’s team. In total, there are over 100 subtle tweaks to the outer skin, much of which was donated by LMC Truck. When it was prepped and ready, Palmer’s Customs shot the PPG Midnight Blue. Ron Mangus stitched up the soft basketball colored leather interior which features racing belts, square weave carpet, and a custom Scott’s CNC-machined gauge bezel housing Dakota Digital Gauges.
Other hot rodding industry contributors to the Goodguys G-10 included Ultimate Headers, TCI Transmissions, Billet Specialties Bonneville wheels (which have since been switched out for HRBB XR-3 20-inchers in smoked gray), Wilwood big brakes, RideTech Coilovers, Diamond Back Classic Tires, and chrome and other cool coatings by Advanced Plating.
With over 15,000 miles on the clock, the Goodguys G-10 has proven its mettle. It also represents the best of the aftermarket industry. Whether it’s on the highway, an AutoCross track or parked outside a restaurant, the G-10 turns heads in a big way. Rest assured it will keep on truckin’.