‘Magnatude’ Sweeps All Three Major Street Rod Awards With AMBSR Award Win

Sep 1, 2010

Jerry Magnuson‘s “Magnatude,” a sleek 1932 Muroc roadster, was named America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod at the 24th West Coast Nationals held last week in Pleasanton, California.

With the win, Magnatude made it a clean sweep this year winning all three major street rod awards offered by Goodguys.

In April the car won the Goodguys Street Rod d’Elegance crown, and then was named the Goodguys/Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year at the PPG Nationals in July.

This marked the first time a car has swept all three coveted awards in the same calendar year.

“Magnatude” was hand-formed by Marcel and designed by Chip Foose.

The roadster features an LS-1 Chevy engine with a intercooled Magnacharger, Tremec six-speed transmission, a  polished Kugel 9-inch rear, a custom Kugel chassis, chopped Carson top, DuVall windshield,  hidden headlights, a custom dash by Magnuson, Jim Griffin upholstery, tunneled seats and countless other subtle tricks.

The car is painted using a two-tone butterscotch pearl with champagne metallic. The car also features one-off Foose-designed “bigs and little’s” (17 x 7 inches in front and 20 x 10 inches out back), and Scorpion Zero rubber tires.

Well-known throughout the automotive aftermarket for his “Magnacharger” super charger kits, Magnuson was humbled by his third major award this season.

“We’ve had a lot of fun with the car this year,” he said. “Receiving an award like this here in Pleasanton competing against the best cars is as good as it gets.”

Brent Scheider’s 1937 Ford Cabriolet, Cindy Warn’s 1939 Ford, Bill West’s 1939 LaSalle, and John Delahunt’s 1937 Ford Woodie rounded out the top five finalists for the AMBSR award.