Goodguys Street Rod of the Year

Aug 13, 2012

Georgia’s Dave Walsh drove off with the Goodguys 2012 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award at the 15th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, with his jet-black 1932 Ford Victoria.

The ’32 Vicky is described as “a timeless beauty with a rich and smooth PPG Deltron black coat, sitting just right on an Alloway chassis.” The signature Alloway big and little polished wheels were cut by Billet Specialties and the car gets its rake courtesy of a Pete & Jake four-bar suspension with a 5-inch dropped axle.

The So Cal Speed Shop functional fakes offer a nostalgic flair, but there’s nothing vintage about the thumping 502-ci big-block mated to a Tremec 5-speed. Inside the cabin is a painted burl wood dash with garnish molding and a custom leather interior by Steve Holcomb’s Pro Auto.

Walsh received a customized toolbox from Snap-on as well as travel accommodations to the Goodguys 15th Southwest Nationals, Nov. 16-18, to exhibit in the “Champions Arena.”

The top five finalists for the Goodguys 2012 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award were Gary Crawford, El Dorado, Kan., (1940 Chevy); Pete Datino, Valhalla, N.Y., (1932 Ford Coupe); Joe Stuban, Naples, Fla., (1937 Ford Coupe); and William Shores, Concord, Ala., (1932 Ford Roadster).