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Goodguys 2019 Builders Choice Award Selectors Announced!

For the past several decades, the Goodguys Builders Choice awards have been a coveted and prestigious award at many of the Goodguys events. Those who are familiar with the awards program know that the coveted Goodguys red dot on a headlight signifies that you received a Builders Choice award at any given event.

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It’s even more special when the award is hand-picked by one of the top tier builders in our industry. Over the years, the Builders Choice awards program has expanded so that now participants at all National events have the chance to compete for these awards.

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These visionary builders turn out car after car that are amazing creations and a symbol of the best of our industry. Bringing these builders into the fold of the Goodguys events has continued to bring out the best cars and trucks in the country.

Performance, style and innovation are key in the selection process of these awards. The Goodguys Builders Choice awards program is proof of that!

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The Builders Choice awards are selected on Saturday at all National events from the Builders Choice specialty parking area. Once you are registered at the event, you can compete – it’s as simple as that.

At each of the 2019 National events, a special Builders Choice parking area will be staged on Saturday from 7am to 12pm and the builders who are selecting will be onsite going through the vehicles one by one selecting their Top 10. To be eligible for a Builders Choice Award you must park in the Builders Choice area – indoor show cars are also eligible at events where there is an indoor show.

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In 2019, fifteen of the Nation’s Top Hot Rod and Custom car builders will select Goodguys Builders Choice awards. These elite builders will create hand crafted, one off award to be presented to the Top 10 hot rods, customs, street machines and trucks of the event during Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Below is a list of the 2019 Goodguys National Events which will have Builders Choice awards:

9th Spring Lone Star Nationals – March 8-10 | Texas Motor Speedway
– Awards Selected by: KC’s Paint Shop (KC Mathieu)

10th Spring Nationals – March 15-17 | Westworld of Scottsdale
– Awards Selected by: All Ways Hot Rods (Mike & Randy Way)

19th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals – April 5-7 | Del Mar Fairgrounds
– Awards Selected by: Charley Hutton’s Color Studio (Charley Hutton)

5th North Carolina Nationals – April 26-28 | NC State Fairgrounds
– Awards Selected by: Goolsby Customs (Jonathan Goolsby)

14th Nashville Nationals – May 3-5 | Nissan Stadium
– Awards Selected by: Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop (Bobby Alloway)

28th Speedway Heartland Nationals – July 5-7 | Iowa State Fairgrounds
– Awards Selected by: Lakeside Rods & Rides (Roger Burman)

22nd PPG Nationals – July 12-14 | Ohio Expo Center/State Fairgrounds
*New for 2019* 20 total Awards Selected by: – (10) Detroit Speed, Inc. (Kyle Tucker) and (10) Roadster Shop (Jeremy & Phil Gerber)

32nd Pacific NW Nationals presented by Griot’s Garage – July 26-28 | Washington State Fair Events Center
– Awards Selected by: Art Morrison Enterprises (Art & Craig Morrison)

18th Great NW Nationals – August 9-11 | Spokane County & Expo Center
– Awards Selected by: JF Kustoms (JF Launier)

1st Grundy Insurance Great American Nationals – August 16-18 | York Expo Center
*New for 2019* – Awards Selected by: Creative Rod & Kustom (Mark Giambalvo)

33rd West Coast Nationals presented by BASF – August 23-25 | Pleasanton Fairgrounds
*Back in 2019* – Awards Selected by: Dominator Street Rods (Leonard Lopez)

22nd Colorado Nationals – September 6-8 | The Ranch at Larimer Co. Fairgrounds
– Awards Selected by: Pinkees Rod Shop (Eric Peratt)

27th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals – September 28-30 | Texas Motor Speedway
*New for 2019* – Awards Selected by: Customs & Hot Rods of Andice (Harold Chapman)

2nd Kentucky Nationals – October 11-13 | Kentucky Horse Park
– Awards Selected by: Greening Auto Company (Jesse Greening)

22nd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson – November 15-17 | Westworld of Scottsdale
– Awards Selected by: Hot Rods by Dean (Dean Livermore)

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Need more event details or info? Head to for a full run down of all events and information.

And lastly, take a look at all of the Builders Choice recipients from the 2018 Goodguys season – enjoy!