Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Goodguys Top 12 Cars of the Year Headed to Scottsdale

The Goodguys Top 12 cars and trucks from the 2018 event season are all headed to the season-ending 21st Southwest Nationals, November 16-18 at Westworld of Scottsdale. The Twelve winners will be displayed together as a group showcasing the finest vintage iron America has to offer. This is your exclusive chance to see the cars displayed together as a group – one of the rarest sights in hot rodding!

The Cars: As you will see in this gallery – the current state of hot rodding and what’s trending is represented here. From radical to traditional, each one of these vehicles has been crafted to perfection. The lone stocker, our 2018 Muscle Car of the Year isn’t modified but it was treated to the best restoration possible. Some of these are million dollar babies! Let’s have a look!

Goodguys 2018 Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year – Bruce and Cheryl Conwell, 1949 Cadillac

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Known as “Wickcad”, the Conwell’s ’49 Caddy by Chris Carlson features literally hundreds of body mods, LS3 power, a Roadster Shop chassis and Circle Racing Wheels with custom Caddy centers.

Goodguys 2018 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance – Skip and Debbie Walls, 1940 Ford Convertible

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Known as “Lucille,” – the Walls’ 1940 Ford convertible by Goolsby Customs is a traditionally inspired street rod featuring a custom chopped canvas lid, stack-injected small block Chevy and a Roadster Shop chassis.

Goodguys 2018 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year – David Martin, Los Angeles, CA, 1932 Ford Roadster

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Fresh off winning America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, David Martin’s redone deuce hair blower by Hot Rods and Hobbies stormed the field with its Ed Pink all-aluminum small block, Moal coachworks front suspension and custom shot-peened EVOD wheels!

Goodguys 2018 PPG Street Machine of the Year – Stuart Adams, Lake Havasu, 1969 Camaro

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Known as “Tux,” Stuart Adams’ ’69 Camaro by Detroit Speed is a masterful yet subtle redesign of America’s most famous muscle car. Featuring a complete DSE suspension, a supercharged LS3 and rich black paint, it rolls on chrome Forgeline wheels.

Goodguys 2018 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year – Dennis and Mark Mariani, 1929 Ford Sedan

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Built from scratch at Rad Rides by Troy, this Amazing A is a showcase of old world coachbuilding with a radically reproportioned body and chassis, custom RRBT interior, crazy cool suspension, a potent small block by Bob Panella and one-off custom machined wheels.

Goodguys 2018 BASF America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod – Robert Anderson, 1936 Pontiac

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Known as “Pindian,” this 1936 Pontiac is the latest full-custom build to come from Steve Legens and his talented team at Legens Hot Rods. Major metal mods, pearl white paint, and a trick interior highlighted by a an incredible center-mounted spherical gauge cluster make this beauty tick.

Goodguys 2018 Scott’s Hot Rods Truck of the Year Early – Danielle Lutz, 1934 Ford Pickup

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

A trick lil’ pickup by Jason Graham Hot Rods, Danielle’s Fab Ford pickup features a radically lowered bed with above-bed rear suspension, a neat small block with extra trick valve covers and house-designed wheels cut by Neely Precision.

Goodguys 2018 Vintage Air Custom Rod of the Year – Greg Hrehovcsik, Alamosa, CO, 1957 Chevy

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

This year’s Ridler winner by Johnny’s Auto Trim and Rod Shop features massive metal mods, a twin turbo big block, custom tube chassis, and one-off EVOD Wheels

Goodguys 2018 Griot’s Garage Muscle Machine of the Year – Vic Buraglio, 1969 Dodge Charger

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

White hot and down low, Vic Buraglio’s ’69 Charger by BBT Fab is a modern take on his honeymoon car. Custom body mods, a trick green interior, a 426c.i. Gen III Hemi by Indy Cylinder Heads, Greening Auto Company wheels and a Roadster Shop chassis make this one go.

Goodguys 2018 LMC Truck Parts Truck of the Year Late – Alex Short, 1968 Chevrolet C10

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Short’s stylish and powerful ’68 Chevy C10 by DeCol’s Speed Shop is laid out courtesy of a Porterbuilt Extreme kit with AccuAir ride control, paint by Bodie Stroud Industries, a Magnuson-supercharged LS3 and Billet Specialties wheels.

Goodguys 2018 MSD Muscle Car of the Year – Brandie Broomhall, 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

A period correct and perfect restoration at Classic Performance, Brandie Broomhall’s Canadian based ’69 GTO in Carousel Red is a Ram Air III car with the 400c.i. RA III engine. Everything was returned to factory specs with no detail left untouched!

Goodguys 2018 F.A.S.T. AutoCross of the Year – Who Will it Be?

Goodguys 2018 Top 12, Fuel Curve

Join us at the 21st Southwest Nationals at Westworld of Scottsdale November 16-18 as we crown this year’s AutoCrosser of the Year during the Duel in the Desert. The winner of that 32-car race will become the final Goodguys 2018 Top 12 award winner. Can Speedway Motors driver Robbie Unser defend his title?

Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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