Goodguys Hosts 23rd Annual Summit Racing Nationals 2021
We sure missed Goodguys’ Nationals last year, but this three-day flagship event is back, full speed ahead. It’s the big one, where the Street Rod and Street Machine of the year will be chosen, the winner of the 2019/2021 Giveaway, a 1967 Nova, will be announced, and the 2022 Giveaway, a 1986 C10, will be unveiled.
Not only is this event big in terms of announcements and awards presented, but apparently, there are a lot of people ready to celebrate their newfound freedom and showcase their classic rides. Goodguys expects more than 5000 vehicles at this event, which begins on July 9 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, OH. There will something for everyone. Here’s some of the activities you can expect:
- Swap Meet and Cars 4 Sale Corral
- Nitro Thunderfest
- Burnout Competition
Goodguys presents awards in several categories, such as Cool Corvette, Best Wide Whites, Class Act, Cool Caddy, Period Perfect, Ford Muscle, and many more. Stay tuned to find what cars win in these special categories, as well the Street Rod and Street Machine winners.
2021 Street Machine of the Year Winner
Street Machine of the Year Runners-up
- 1959 Straight Axle Corvette, Owner: Travis & Viv Agresti
- 1967 Mustang, Owner: Pat Thomas
- 1979 Trans Am, Owner: Jeff Kountz
- 1968 Camaro, Owner: Dan Pearson
2021 Street Rod of the Year Winner
Street Rod of the Year Runners-up
- 1937 Chevy, Owner: Rod Chowausky
- 1934 Ford 5-Window, Owner: Bill Sather
- 1941 Willys, Owner: Lou Clouse
- 1932 Ford Tudor, Owner: Johnny Hall
Winner of 2021 Goodguys Giveaway Car
Eighteen people from Goodguys events across the country drew keys for the 2021 giveaway car, a 1967 Nova, and a matching guitar. Beginning with key #1, each contestant got their turn at the ignition until the person with the lucky key started the car. This year, the winning key, #7, was held by Hunter Deitrich of Louisville, KY. As you can see by the photos below, his father and wife were almost as excited as he was about his win. Congratulations, Hunter!