Goodguys Names 2023 PPG Street Machine of the Year

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association picked a 1967 Ford Mustang to be its 2023 PPG Street Machine of the Year during the 25th Summit Racing Nationals, the organization announced.

Built by Ironworks Speed & Kustom of Bakersfield, California, Danny Shaffer’s Mustang retains its heritage, but its body, interior and underpinnings have all been extensively reworked, the shop said. Ironworks incorporated computer aided design technology, 3D printing and CNC machining throughout the build.

The Mustang body features widened fender flares, quarter panel scoops, custom fastback roof vents and 3D-printed rocker panel moldings. The rear bumper has been narrowed for a flush fit, the pot metal taillight housings replaced with machined examples, and there’s a custom billet lower valence framing the exhaust tips and finishing off the rear.

Under the hood is a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 driveline from a late model Ford GT500 Mustang and the interior follows suit with updated styling and function with CAD designed one-off components including the door pulls, center console pieces and the dash that is filled with advanced digital gauges.

Goodguys will be crowning eight more vehicles to complete their Top 12 program through the 2023 season which includes Muscle Car, Street Rod, Truck of the Year, and other top categories for classic vehicles, the event organizers said.

Goodguys Names 2023 PPG Street Machine of the Year | THE SHOP

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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