Top 5 Decided for Goodguys 2020 Custom, Hot Rod, and Street Rod d’Elegance of the Year!

Goodguys is using an online entry and evaluation process to determine four of its “Of The Year” awards in 2020, including Custom of the Year, Hot Rod of the Year, Street Rod d’Elegance, and America’s Most Beautiful. We put the word out in late August, the submissions came rolling in, and we’re now ready to announce the Top 5 for Custom, Hot Rod, and Street Rod d’Elegance!

The Top 5 for America’s Most Beautiful, as well as overall winners for Custom, Hot Rod and Street Rod d’Elegance, will be announced next Friday, October 16, 2020. The overall winner of BASF America’s Most Beautiful will be announced on Friday, October 23, 2020.

In no specific order, here are the Goodguys 2020 Top 5 for Custom, Hot Rod, and Street Rod d’Elegance!
All photos courtesy vehicle Owner and/or Builder


Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year Top 5

-Ray Dunham – 1939 Lincoln Zephyr – Built by Steve Wilk / Wilk Worx

Ray Dunham 1939 Lincoln Zephyr


-Fred DeFalco – 1954 Buick Century – Built by Church Rod and Relics

Fred DeFalco 1954 Buick Century


-Bob Cummings – 1955 Ford Custom Wagon – Built by Rockets Hot Rod Garage

Bob Cummings 1955 Ford Custom Wagon


-Jeffrey Hess – 1956 Oldsmobile 98 – Built by Pro Design

Jeffrey Hess 1956 Oldsmobile 98


-Jeff Boone – 1936 Ford Coupe – Built by Standley Bros.-

Jeff Boone 1936 Ford Coupe



Tanks, Inc. Hot Rod of the Year Top 5

-Shane Sonneveldt – 1930 Ford 5 Window Coupe – Built by Hilton Hot Rods

Shane Sonneveldt 1930 Ford 5 Window Coupe


-Norm Bradley – 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe – Built by Steadfast Hot Rods

Norm Bradley 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe


-Rich Stapf – 1932 Ford Roadster – Built by Fast Lane Hot Rod Shop

Rich Stapf 1932 Ford Roadster


-Scott Hawley – 1932 Ford Sedan – Built by Roy Brizio Street Rods

Scott Hawley 1932 Ford Sedan


-Ron Meis – 1941 Willys – Many helpers. Don Williams was the last to help-

Ron Meis 1941 Willys



March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance Top 5

-Brandi Laird – 1934 Ford Roadster – Built by Adams Hot Rod Shop

Brandie Laird 1934 Ford, chad adams, chad adams hot rods, hot rod, street rod, street rod of the year, v12


-Dave Gonzales – 1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe – Built by Lakeside Rods and Rides

Dave Gonzales 1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe


-Chris & Christine Hubble – 1937 Chevy Pick Up – Built by Goodfellows Classic Cars-

Chris & Christine Hubble 1937 Chevy Pick Up


-Carl Moyer – 1932 Chevy Sedan – Built by Karl’s Kustoms

Carl Moyer 1932 Chevy Sedan


-Randy Potter – 1932 Ford Roadster – Built by Streamline Custom Designs

Randy Potter 1932 Ford Roadster


Associate Editor

A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's 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.