Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has named the winners of its inaugural Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year awards, the organization announced. The two awards recognize the top performance-built GM and GM-powered vehicles from among the entries at 14 of the Goodguys events in 2021.
The winner of this year’s Chevrolet Performance GM Iron Builder of The Year award is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle built by Bobby Alloway and his shop, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop. It is powered by a Keith Dorton-built LSX topped with NASCAR SB2 valve covers that produces 720 horsepower and is mated to a Tremec TKO five-speed from American Powertrain. Along with the title, Alloway and his team won an LT5 Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system that includes an LT5 engine, eight-speed transmission, an LT5 engine controller kit, transmission installation kit and an eight-bolt flexplate kit, also courtesy of Chevrolet Performance.
The Chevrolet Performance GM Retro Iron Builder of The Year title recognized a non-GM bodied build with GM power. The winning 1935 Ford built by Roger Burman, owner of Lakeside Rods & Rides, is powered by 6.2-liter LS3 crate engine cranking out 425 horsepower mated to an automatic transmission controlled with a C6 Corvette shifter. Along with the title, Burman and his team also won an LS3 Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system that includes, an LS3 engine, a six-speed transmission, an LS3 engine controller kit and a transmission installation kit courtesy of Chevrolet Performance.
Both award-winning cars will be prominently displayed at the Goodguys 24th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals, presented by Barrett-Jackson, Nov. 19-21 in Scottsdale, Arizona.