Marc Meadors, President of Goodguys described the spirit of the award in a nutshell, “The new awards are the first of their kind for Goodguys at SEMA…We wanted to do something exclusive and special at the SEMA Show in recognition of today’s top builders. SEMA has become one of the top car shows in the world and it only makes sense for Goodguys to honor what we feel are the top five cars on display.” Well folks, without further ado, here are the winners:
Recipients Of The 2013 Gold Award
Owners: Steve And Dawn Smith of York, Pennsylvania
Automobile: 1958 Corvette
Owner: Jerry Logan of Portland, Oregon
Automobile: 1932 Ford Coupe
This was one of the first builds that caught Rod Authority’s eye when we first touched down at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Let’s just say that in terms of cool, at the end of every day during the convention, we had to stop, stare, and snap a few camera phone shots to save for later.
Owner: Mr. Gasket Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Automobile: 1966 Chevrolet Suburban
Owner: Phil Mitchell of Puyallup, Washington
Automobile: 1967 Chevrolet Nova
Owners: Randy and Tobie Johnson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin
Automobile: 1972 Chevrolet Camaro
From these five picks we can say that the debut of the Goodguys SEMA Gold award was a success. The recipients were a nice mix of automobiles from all across the board exhibiting a couple of things in common – dedication to fine craftsmanship, aesthetic prowess, and timelessness. Congratulations to this year’s set of winners. Even more so for being the very first, a truly historic event in the classic car industry.
Article courtesy of The Rod Authority. By Andrew Almazan, posted yesterday in Event News.