Goodguys Trendsetters to Select Builder’s Choice Winners in Columbus

Jun 20, 2011

Goodguys has announced that two former Goodguys “Trendsetter Award” winners, Alan Johnson and Curt Ukasik, will be on hand at this year’s 14th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, to select the winners of the coveted Builder’s Choice awards.

Johnson and Ukasik will hand-pick 10 awards each for a total of 20 Builder’s Choice awards at the event, which takes place July 8-10.

Johnson, the 2000 Goodguys Trendsetter, currently runs Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden, Alabama, and is known for notable rods, customs and muscle cars including the “G Force Cuda” and Doug Cooper’s “Deucenberg B400.”

Ukasik, the 2010 Goodguys Trendsetter, burst onto the scene several years back when his company RPM Hot Rods built the 2009 Hot Rod of the Year. Ukasik and his team then built the “Boss Snake” Goodguys Giveaway car in 2010.

The 14th PPG Nationals Builder’s Choice special parking area will be open for participants Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9. All cars considering a run for the Goodguys 2011 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year and the Goodguys 2011 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year are required to park in the Builder’s Choice area both Friday and Saturday.

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