Only weeks after their LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals in Texas and FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals in Arizona, Goodguys Rod and Custom Associations – America’s favorite car show – kicked off their first California event of 2022 with the 38th Annual All-American Get-Together.
A long-standing car-fan-favorite, the show features all years of American-made or powered hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks. Attendees found this year’s schedule to include AutoCross, Swap, Car Sale Corral, Lowrider Hop, Burnout Competition, and acres of show vehicles.
The final day brought the best of the best customs and the judge’s picks to the Goodguys Winner’s Circle. And while there were many that earned awards, here are 10 of our favorites.
10 Ford Muscle Pick: 1965 Mustang GT450 Fastback
The Winner’s Circle handed the Ford Muscle Pick to this father/son-built 1965 Mustang GT450 Fastback. The custom mods ran the length of the build from the wheels to the glass.
The trunk is finished with a leather embossed Mustang and even the fuel tank filler neck was not forgotten and hidden behind the driver’s side taillight. A 2012 5.0 Coyote runs the ‘65.
9 Might Muscle Award: 1965 GTO
This year’s springtime Goodguys event bestowed the Mighty Muscle award to a Pontiac. It went to a 1965 GTO.
A 389 with a trio of two-barrel carbs hides under the hood. Brand-new, the Tri-Power option was available from ’64 to ’66 and raised the price by $90 to $100, plus up to a $7 handling fee.
8 Custom Chevelle Pick: 1966 Chevelle SS
Creative Rods and Restoration awarded the Custom Chevelle Pick to this 1966 rotisserie resto. The mod list on this ’66 Chevelle is extensive, running from the one-off Billet wheels to the completely custom interior, including powered Challenger seats wrapped in Italian leather with integrated body-match color mesh inserts.
A 427-cubic-inch V8 that creates 850 horsepower powers this ’66.
7 Hot Hauler: 1958 GMC Pickup
A 1958 GMC pickup truck towed away the Hot Hauler award of the show. The home-built custom was complete from the outside in with its custom interior, including a wrapped steering wheel, door panels, and center console.
No detail was left undone, both in the bed and under the hood. A super-clean LS2 engine was highlighted with an OG pinstripe.
6 Squarebody Truck Pick: 1978 Chevy C10
The Square Body Truck Pick was presented by Scotts Hot Rods N Customs. This blue and white 1978 Chevy C10 rolled away with the honor.
The full-custom ’78 pickup is powered by a 350 with a 700R4 transmission. It is identified as 1L0 C10 on its vanity plate.
5 Chevy Muscle Pick: 1971 Camaro SS
Bowler Transmission presented the Chevy Muscle Pick. The award went to this 1971 Camaro SS.
The cherry-red Camaro showed out with black rally stripes. This one is driven by a 350 V8 mated to a five-speed transmission.
4 Meguiar’s Magnificent Masterpiece: 1957 Cameo Carrier
Meguiar presented their Magnificent Masterpiece award to this 1957 Cameo Carrier. A House of Kolor’s custom blend of Red and Candy Tangerine brilliantly finished the body on the ’57. The two-tone cream leather interior with wood inlay and Red/Candy Tangerine console was one-of-a-kind.
The custom woodwork extended into the bed. The Cameo runs a Whipple-supercharged L73 with a six-speed automatic.
3 Display of Excellence: 1956 Chevy Pickup
This 1956 Chevrolet Custom Pickup earned a Display of Excellence in addition to qualifying as a Fuel Curve’s 2022 Custom of the Year Finalist. One look at the ’56 underlines the quality custom work bumper to bumper.
2 2022 Custom Of The Year Finalist: 1964 Buick Riviera
Another qualifier in the finalist race for Fuel Curve’s 2022 Custom of the Year was this 1964 Buick Riviera.
This Rivi attended SEMA 2019 in the BASF booth showing off its Burgundy Pearl finish.
The ’64 was built on a Roaster Shop REVO chassis. A Don Hardy LS 376 creates the power.
1 2022 Custom of the Year Finalist: 1954 Buick Century
Rounding out a trio of 2022 Custom of the Year Finalists is this 1954 Buick Century. The two-tone green Glasurit exterior was beyond, and the monster grille was super sick; but the engine bay on this ’54 was nothing short of breathtaking.
The full-custom Century runs a ZZ6 with a 700R transmission. The eight-stack is the cherry on top.
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