Goodguys PPG Nationals 2017

Photos by: Scott Schwartz

The 20th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals Was a Big One!

Bringing in some of the finest examples of machinery anywhere in the Midwest, the 20th Annual PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio is one of the premier events of its type. Featuring hardware from the early days of hot-rodding, all the way up to the classic Detroit muscle cars of the early 1970s (1972, to be exact), any Goodguys event is the place to be!

We just so happen to be fortunate enough to live close to Columbus to experience it, firsthand.

This year brought out some particularly interesting entries, however, including an LS9 powered ’71 Camaro from GAP Racing, a ’69 Camaro from the Ringbrothers, track-ready autocross contenders from Detroit Speed and Speedway Motors, and the top echelon of the hottest builds out there.

A main attraction at the event is the Goodguys autocross course, which is open to late-model vehicles as well, including modern Camaro, Mustangs, Challengers and the like. We may have even see a newer C7 Corvette and a CTS-V out there as well. But it’s not jkust a car show with an autocross attached to it; there are over 100 top-quality vendors, a swap meet, a car corral, fun, food and an overall family-friendly atmosphere that will help ignite that spark in the next generation hot-rodder!

To add to the excitement, Goodguys has finally decided to extend the long-running 1972 model year cutoff for attendees, to 1987 — which is great news for those of us with the IROC-Z Camaro, 5.0 Mustangs and Buick Grand Nationals!

For the complete rundown on the results of the show, see the breakdown below, and for more info n Goodguys events in general, be sure to head over to their website, HERE. See you next year!

Special Awards First Last City, State Car
2017 Street Rod of the Year (Sponsored by Classic Instrument) George Poteet Memphis, TN 1932 Ford Sedan
2017 Street Machine of the Year (Sponsored by PPG) John Wilkus Lakeville, MN 1969 Camaro
2017 Street Rod of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by Classic Instrument) Tim & Kim Wilson Poteau, OK 1932 Ford
2017 Street Rod of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by Classic Instrument) Sonny Freeman Lafayette, LA 1933 Ford 3 Window
2017 Street Rod of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by Classic Instrument) Mike & Pat Markin Ean Claire, WI 1938 Graham
2017 Street Rod of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by Classic Instrument) David & Deana Thomas West Chester, PA 1935 Chevy Coupe
2017 Street Machine of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by PPG) Rob Roberts Houston, TX 1971 Camaro
2017 Street Machine of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by PPG) Don Atkinson Onolaska, WI 1969 Camaro
2017 Street Machine of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by PPG) Casey Hornik Lemont, IL 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
2017 Street Machine of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by PPG) Dennis Johnson South Hero, VT 1966 Corvette
2017 Muscle Car of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by MSD) Steve Chopko Newark, DE 1967 Chevelle Malibu
2017 Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist (Sponsored by Griot’s Garage) Jay & Amy Deluca Westerville, OH 1972 Trans am
2017 Truck of the Year Late Finalist (Sponsored by LMC Truck) Randy Marston Parksville, BC 1966 Chevrolet C-10
2017 Goodguys AutoCross 1st Place Pro Class Detroit Speed Ryan Mathews Morseville, NC 1972 Corvette
Barry Lobeck Memorial Award Oscar Gamble Paduch, KY 1932 Ford
Boyd Coddington Memorial Award Barry Penfound Elyria, OH 1961 T-bird
2017 Sponsor Shootout Winner Danny Popp Cincinnati, OH 1967 Camaro
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Chris Carlson Bruce Conwell Mulvane, KS 1949 Cadillac Sedanette
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Chad Adams Calhoun, GA 1932 Ford Roadster
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Jeff Perkins Greenfield, TN 1960 Ford P/U
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Russ & Ruth Moen Port Alberni, BC 1954 COE Tourliner
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Larry Gayhart San Antonio, TX 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Larry & Rubbie Griffey Powell, OH 1954 Corvette
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Robby Collins Mt. Vernon, TX 1949 Chevrolet Pick Up
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Gene Svelzle St. Amant, LA 1955 Plymouth
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Rich & Cindy Purdie Melbourne, FL 1968 Dodge Charger
Eric Brockmeyer’s Builder’s Choice Award Rob Freeman Watertown, NY 1956 Volkwagen Bug
General Awards First Last City, State Car
40 Fords Forever Carl “Punch” Morganton, NC 1940 Ford
All American Sunday Award Brandon Chance Ashland, OH 1987 Buick Type T
All American Sunday Award Kirk McHugh Columbus, OH 1974 Pontiac Transam
All American Sunday Award Tim & Kimberly Miles Marysville, OH 2006 Saleen Mustang
All American Ford Pick (Sponsored by BASF) Garry Matson South Park, PA 2007 Ford Mustang
All American Mopar Pick (Sponsored by BASF) Chris Matson Bethel, PA 2010 Dodge Challenger
All American Chevy Pick (Sponsored by BASF) Jeff Irwin Canal Winchester, OH 2015 Corvette
All American Truck Pick Scott Ward Ashland, OH 1985 C 10 Truck
Autocross- Truck Winner Aarik Gault Greensburg, IN 1966 GMC
Autocross- Street Machine Tony Grzelakowski Mathew Braun Northville, MI 1970 Chevelle
Bitchin’ Buick Chuck Stika Prspect, IL 1940 Buick Coupe
Cool Corvette Larry & Robbie Griffey Powell, OH 1954 Corvette
Awesome Olds Steve Schmidt Kingsville, MD 1970 Olds 442
Cool Caddy Rick Little Cosmocton, OH 1974 Caddillac Convert.
American Thunder Award (Sponsored by Flowmaster) Dale Petty Fairview, TN 1969 Ford Mustang
Best Bitchin’ Rich Zavarella Buffalo, NY 1932 Ford Roadster
Best Ride on BFG’s (Sponsored by BFGoodrich) Jason Mitchell Caledonia, MI 1969 Camaro
Best Wide Whites (Sponsored by Coker Tire) Matt Hayes Dundas, Ont 1936 Ford
Chevelle Pick Lou Charobee Dublin, OH 1968 Chevelle
Chevy Muscle Pick Todd Rogers Washington, DC 1966 Chevelle SS
Chevy Truck Pick (Sponsored by LMC Truck) Kevin Arrington Rocky Mt., VA 1972 Chevy C-10
Chopped and Dropped Ted Wierzbicki Flushing, OH 1932 Ford Coupe
Class Act Eddie & Bilinda Waples Milton, DE 1952 Chevrolet
Classic Chevy Pick Wayne Roley Hamilton, Oh 1957 Chevy 150
Cool Camaro Tony DiAngelus Broomall, PA 1967 Camaro
Cool Custom Bill Whetstone 1960 Ford Starliner
Coolest 50’s Becky & Dennis Guither Princton, IL 1958 Chevy Belair
Deuce Doins Pick Carl Booth Rochster, MI 1932 Ford Roadster
Ford in a Ford Pick (Sponsored by Ford Performance) Craig Boesch Lincoln, NE 1968 Mercury Cougar
Ford Muscle Pick Mike Salter Livonia, NY 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500
Ford Truck Pick (Sponsored by LMC Truck) Zack Banth Georgetown, PA 1948 Ford F-1 Pickup
Goodguys Staff Pick Ray Thenot Hamilton, OH 1955 Chevy Gasser
Goodguys Staff Pick Don & Karen Greenlee The Villages, FL 1929 Ford Roadster
GTO Pick Todd Collins Greenville, TX 1967 GTO
Hot Hauler Scott Bonnell Fairview, PA 1953 Chevrolet Panel
Hottest Hot Rod Mike Ricotta Fords, NJ 1933 Chevrolet Coupe
Innovation Award (Sponsored by Snap-on) Todd Collins Greenville, TN 1932 Ford 5 window
Long Distance Award Russ & Ruth Moen Port Alberni, BC 1954 COE Tourliner
Meguiar’s Magnificent Masterpiece Mike Young Derby, KS 1949 Buick Sedanette
Meguiar’s Magnificent Masterpiece Denny Poffenberger Lodi, WI 1967 Chevelle SS
Memory Lane John Lenback Pebkasie 1947 Ford F1 Pick up
Mighty Muscle Award Harold & Tracy Chapman Andice, TX 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500
Mighty Mustang Dale Petty Nashville, TN 1969 Ford Mustang
Modern Muscle Award (Sponsored by Hurst Shifters) Pat Jackson Johnston, OH 1976 Corvette
Mopar Muscle Pick Bill Watkins Mogador, OH 1969 Plymouth Barracuda
One Fine Deuce (Sponsored by Lokar) Ted Wierzbicki Flushing, OH 1932 Ford Coupe
Period Perfect Veva & Dave Gray Midland, MI 1932 Ford 2 door Sedan
PPG Dream Pick Bruce Leven Auburn, WA 1951 Ford
PPG Dream Pick Jennifer & Steve Ketteler Spring,TX 1962 Corvette
Restored Award Mark & Wendy Pecikonis Powell, OH 1962 Studebaker Pickup
Rodders Rep Pick Bob Merckle Akron, OH 1937 Cord Westchester
Rodders Rep Pick John Neighbors Westerville, OH 1961 Chevrolet Wagon
Suede & Chrome Charles Mounce Covington, KY 1932 Ford Pickup
Timeless Traditional Jerry Campbell Wilmington, DE 1932 Ford Roadster
Tri – Five Chevy Pick Rollan Williams Urbana, OH 1955 Chevy Hardtop
Trick Truck Corral Pick Nelson Trushel Fairview, PA 1950 Ford F-1 Truck
Way Cool Award (Sponsored by Accel / Mr. Gasket) Jason Owens Limerrick, PA 1968 Chevrolet C-10
Way Cool Wagon Brent & Lori Clark Coshoston, OH 1956 Chevy
Wildcard Just Cause It’s Neat Jim Muncy Port Clinton, OH 1940 Dodge Truck
Wonderful Woodie Bob Oney Lebanon, OH 1932 Ford Woodie
Ya Gotta Drive `Em (Sponsored by Sprayway) Isaac & Mona Guidemond Westholme, BC 1954 Chevy
Goodguys Pick Ted Wierzbicki Flushing, OH 1932 Ford Coupe
Goodguys Real Hot Rod Award Roger Vagg Tweed Australia 1932 Ford 5 window
Homebuilt Heaven (Sponsored by Speedway Motors) Timothy Kelley Ewing, IL 1971 Plymouth Barracuda
TraditionalHomebuilt Heaven(Sponsored by Speedway Motors) Don Moyer Mentor, OH 1930 Ford
Best Ride on Billet Specialties (Sponsored by Billet Specialties) Brian & Linda Carder Stow, OH 1962 Chevy Impala
Style & Engineering (Sponsored by The Roadster Shop) Jeff & Lisa Mumford Taylorsville, KY 1970 Camaro
YoungGuys (Sponsored by Goolsby) Vince Goddard Lordstown, OH 1942 International
Classic Instruments Trophy Dash Dale & Joan Boesch Humphrey, NE 1934 Ford
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Being infatuated with cars since he was a toddler, Timeless Muscle Founder and Editor, Rick Seitz, has a true love and passion for classic American musclecars. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.
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