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2021 Spring Lone Star Nationals Builders Choice Top 10 from KC Mathieu

We were happy to have KC Mathieu back at the Spring Lone Star Nationals to select the Builder’s Choice Top 10. KC developed a strong reputation as a top-tier automotive painter even before his time on the Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” television show, and has spent the past several years crafting a steady stream of head-turning creations at his shop, KC’s Paint Shop: Hot Rods & Restorations.

Beyond great bodywork and paint and clean design, KC looks for top-quality execution and well-crafted details when choosing his Top 10 picks. You can see all of those qualities and more in the rides he selected, which ranged from old-school customs and street rods, to clean muscle machines and, of course, trick custom trucks. Let’s take a look.

Editor, Goodguys Gazette

Damon Lee began snapping photos at car shows when he was 10, tagging along with his father to events throughout the Midwest. He has combined his passion for cars and knack for writing and imagery into a 20-year career in the automotive aftermarket, writing for titles like Super Chevy and Rod & Custom and, more recently, working for respected industry leaders Speedway Motors and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.