Goodguys PPG Nationals Returns to Columbus 2018

July, 2018

Goodguys  PPG Columbus

Your Independence Day celebrations didn’t have to end on July 4th – not if you decided to extend your festivities by attending the 21st Annual Goodguys’ PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH. After all, what could be more American than celebrating the automobile? As many as 6,000 American made or powered Rods, Classics, Customs, Muscle Cars, and Trucks were on display at the Ohio State Expo Center. And, this year, Goodguys made the party even bigger, by including ’87 and older models on Friday and Saturday, but their All-American Sunday welcomed all years, as in the past.

  • Crowning of the Goodguys 2018 Street Machine of the Year
  • Crowning of the Goodguys 2018 Street Rod of the Year
  • Autocross Competition
  • Winner of Goodguys 2018 Giveaway Car, a 1967 Camaro
  • Unveiling of 2019 Giveaway Vehicle, a 1969 Ford CTR-100
  • Goodguys Specialty Awards Presentation
  • Indoor Car Show

Street Machine of the Year Winner

Also, see video of Kyle Tucker, Detroit Speed, describe this build.

Other Four Street Machine Finalists

  • 1965 Mustang, Owner: Mark Berger
  • 1972 AMC Javelin AMX, Owner: RingBrothers
  • 1969 Dodge Charger, Owner: Vic Buraglio
  • 1969 Camaro, Owner: Jeremy Miranda

Street Machine Contenders

From the following contenders, five finalists were selected.


Street Rod of the Year Winner


Other Four Street Rod Finalists

  • 1933 Ford, Owner: Tom Devlin
  • 1936 Pontiac, Owner: Robert Anderson
  • 1936 Ford, Owner: Dana Elrod
  • 1932 Ford 3-Window, Owner: Bill Allen

Street Rod Contenders

From the following contenders, five finalists were selected.


Autocross Competition

Robby Unser, in his “Hot Wheels” Camaro, was the racer that clocked the fasted time around the cones all weekend.  He won a pair of “Shootout” contests, and had the lowest E.T. recorded overall.  In a close second place, Ryan Mathews in his red, white, and blue Corvette, was only a split second behind Robby in the Pro Class.  In the Street Machine class, the always competitive Danny Popp took home the winning hardware, while Jason Brady, in his Chevy Blazer, won the Truck Class.


Winner of 2018 Giveaway Car


Unveiling of 2019 Giveaway Vehicle


Specialty Award Winners


Indoor Car Show


Other Eye-Catching Cars