July 15, 2014
Goodguys events are always much more than a car show, and as usual, they pull out all the stops at their PPG event in Columbus, OH, their biggest and most prestigious of the year. For three days, Goodguys packs in activities non-stop, such as Autocross, hot rod seminars, kid’s make-n-take model, a model and pedal car show, a bicycle stunt show, and live musical entertainment. Of course, a car event wouldn’t be complete without a swap meet and for sale car corral. The vendors and individual sellers come out in force at Goodguys PPG Nationals, bringing a multitude of car parts, memorabilia items, and vehicles for your next restoration project. All these activities take place against the grounds of Ohio Expo Center, a perfect backdrop for the array of colorful hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks. Goodguys Events focus on 1972 and earlier vehicles, but on Super Sunday, the car show is open to vehicles of all years.
Here are some of the sights at the Goodguys PPG Nationals.
Two of the major awards of this event are the Street Rod of the Year and Street Machine of the Year. This year, they went to a 1932 Ford Fordor and a 1967 Chevy Nova, respectively.
For photos of the five finalists for Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year visit our gallery.
And, if you enjoy the action of the race track, you can stop by the National Trail Raceway, where there are plenty of eye-popping and eardrum-busting racing competitions.
Goodguys gave away their Tribute car this year at the PPG Nationals. This 1932 Ford Deuce Tudor, which was built by Kindig-it Design, was won by Terry Morgan of Chula Vista, CA. His son, Eric of San Diego, stood in for his father to receive this dream ride. He and his father built a 1957 Chevy Bel Air when he was 16. Now, they have a 1932 Ford to add to their stable of classic cars.
For a video of the announcement of the 1932 Ford winner, go to our video.