‘Magnatude’ Tabbed Goodguys’ Street Rod of the Year

Jul 21, 2010

“Magnatude,” Jerry Magnuson’s sleek and stylish 1932 Muroc roadster hand-formed by Marcel and designed by Chip Foose, was crowned Goodguys 2010 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year during the Goodguys 13th PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone.

Magnuson’s street rod also won the Street Rod d’Elegance Crown this spring at the Goodguys Del Mar Nationals, according to a press release.

Magnuson is well-known throughout the automotive aftermarket for his Magnacharger supercharger kits. “Magnatude” features an LS-1 Chevy with am intercooled Magnacharger Tremec 6-speed with polished Kugel 9-inch rear end with Kugel independent front and rear suspension, custom Kugel chassis, chopped Carson top, DuVall windshield,  hidden headlights, custom dash by Magnuson, Jim Griffin upholstery, tunneled seats and many other subtle tricks.

The paint is two-tone butterscotch pearl with champagne metallic. In traditional So-Cal hot rod fashion, the car features one-off Foose designed “bigs and little’s” wheels-”17-by-7-inch in front and 20-by-10-inch on the back, wrapped in Scorpion Zero rubber.

The other finalists for this year’s Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year included: Brent Scheider, Pleasanton, Calif., ’37 Ford Cabriolet; Harold Schrader, Franklin, N.J., 1935 Ford; Scott Burton, Draper, Utah, 1933 Ford; and Jim Eckford, Arroyo Grande, Calif., 1933 Ford.