We're wrapping up our live three day coverage from the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals. The show ends early at 12 noon today but that doesn't mean the fun is ending early. We still have tons of participants cruising the fairgrounds in their home- and pro-built rides.
Most of the manufacturers midway is still packed with industry favorites including Detroit Speed and Engineering, Roadster Shop, Ridetech, Billet Specialites and Speedway Motors. Rad Rides by Troy even had a pretty cool item to showcase. Participants are lining up to get in one last look for their new products before they head out. More on that below, along with some overall coverage of the participant awards going on from the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals.
The Speedway Motors booth caught our eye this year. Out front, two buckets were on display showcasing much of the Speedway Motors lineup. Both were powered by Blueprint engines, one with a 383 and the other with a Ford 302. The Blueprint 383 pumps out 430 hp and 450 pounds of twist while the smaller cubic-inch produces a very respectable 300 hp and just over 320 lb/ft. Speedway also had a variety of speed parts on hand like headers, steering wheels, parts, components, wiring and accessories. All in an effort to get your rod or custom out on the road.
We also had an opportunity to drop by Detroit Speed and Engineering (DSE) who were on display this year. DSE made sure to bring Goodguys an entire army of new suspension components and parts, and full chassis for your favorite late-model OEM or classic musclecar. DSE is now producing 1964.5-1970 Ford Mustang suspension components. DSE also put their 1962-1967 Chevy II suspension and second-generation Camaro components on display as well.
Roadster Shop wasn't left out either. We made sure to stop by and check out their all-new REVO IFS system, available for early Chevy and Ford Truck as well as early Chevrolet passenger cars as well. This new IFS system is available in both the full chassis or just the front crossmember. Also on hand were their full chassis systems for 1968-1982 Corvette and 1964-1972 Chevelle.
Equally impressive were the B&M, Billet Specialties and Ridetech booths. B&M put their Hurst manual shifter for 2011-2012 Ford Mustang GT on display as well as the 2010-2012 Chevrolet Camaro manual shifter. Both feature a CNC-machined stainless steel stick assembly, and a PTFE lined spherical pivot bearing.
Billet Specialties had a full line of wheels, steering wheels and front drive assemblies. Ridetech upped the ante and was offering the opportunity to have your very own project vehicle, four-corner scaled. This Firebird turned out to be heavier than expected at a portly 3,729lbs with the driver in the car. Best part, Ridetech even prints out the stats for you to take home!
Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals Awards
Finally, to end out this terrific weekend, Goodguys handed out awards to all the participant winners. Each winner selected was allowed a final drive by to receive their award from a member of the Goodguys staff. Since it'll take a couple days to receive the compolete list of award winners, we've dedicated a small section of images in teh gallery below to help satisfy your appetite. Once we receive the final list of winners, you'll find that list of the group winners right here.
In the meantime, check out the stats on this years show!
Official Goodguys Event Numbers
Car Count – 6,200 cars over three days
Attendance – We had over 100,000 people on hand (3 day total event attendance)
Vendor Count – 430 vendor booths total
Facility Name: Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio
Next Year’s Event Dates: July 11, 12 & 13, 2014