Goodguys PPG Nationals Returns to Columbus 2019

July, 2019

Goodguys Ppg Nationals

It’s heating up at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, and we’re not talking about the weather pattern. Actually, the next few days may not be quite as stifling, temperature-wise, but the 22nd Goodguys PPG Nationals, which opens on Friday, July 11, will be sizzling over the next 3 days. There’s never a shortage of revving engines at a Goodguys event, as the cars parade throughout the Fairgrounds during the day. And, of course, there’s always the excitement of the ever-popular Autocross, with the Street Rod and Street Machine Autocross competition being held on Friday. Of the 18 Goodguys events held each year, this is the “BIG ONE,” so strap on your seat belt, as we bring you the sights and sounds of this year’s PPG Nationals.

Highlights include:

  • 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 1969 Ford CTR-100
  • Unveiling of 2020 Giveaway Vehicle, a a 1967 Nova
  • Goodguys Specialty Awards Presentation
  • 1969 Camaro Birthday Party

2019 Street Machine Winner


Other Four Street Machine Finalists

  • 1965 Chevelle, Owner: Sonny & Debbie Freeman
  • 1970 Dodge Charger, Owner: Speedkore
  • 1972 Plymouth Cuda, Owner: Jason Johason
  • 1970 Camaro, Owner: Roadster Shop

2019 Street Machine Contenders


2019 Street Rod Winner

For more about this 1932 Ford Victoria, see our interview with Phil Becker, winner of one of the Great 8 awards at the 2019 Detroit Autorama.


Other Four Street Rod Finalists

  • 1932 Ford Roadster, Owner: Chad Adams
  • 1932 Ford Roadster, Owner: Randy Potter
  • 1932 Ford Roadster, Owner: Eric Morr
  • 1936 Ford Roadster, Owner: George Poteet

2019 Street Rod Contenders




Celebrating Five Generations of the Camaro

Celebrating Five Generations of the Camaro

Goodguys hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of the 1969 Camaro. A total of 127 ’69s were at the show, possibly setting a world record for the number of these iconic muscle cars altogether in one place.


Winner of 2019 Goodguys Giveaway Car

The winner of the 2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals giveaway truck, a 1969 Ford GRT-100, is Gene Moberly of Lexington, KY.


Unveiling of 2020 Goodguys Giveaway Car

The unveiling of the 2020 Giveaway car to be given away at the 2020 Goodguys PPG Nationals is a 1967 Nova built by Designer Street Rods.


Specialty Award Cars

The Goodguys staff and their sponsors have the unenviable task of selecting winners of their specialty awards. It is quite a challenge, considering the caliber of vehicles that continue to grace the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center. Here are a few of the award winners.


For more eye-catching cars at the Goodguys PPG Nationals, click on the below photo.

For an overview of Day 1 at Goodguys PPG Nationals, click on the below photo.

For More Goodguys Events:

For the North Carolina Nationals in Raleigh, click on the below photo.

For the Southeastern Nationals in Charlotte, click on the below photo.

For the 2018 Goodguys PPG Nationals, click on the below photo.