Goodguys 2023 Best New Products from the 25th Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG
The Goodguys 25th Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG not only brings in the best new builds, it also gives manufacturers a chance to show off their latest, greatest products to display in the New Products Awards section. This area is featured inside the Bricker Building right in the mix of the top name vendors and companies so show attendees get to check out the latest product offerings – and get to choose their favorite new part!
There was plenty to check out this year with entries ranging from trick air cleaner assemblies to front suspension kits for classic Mustangs. There were plenty of electronics to take in, especially when it comes to gauge packages and wiring components. Wheels are always a sight to see along with garage tools and plenty of paint care products and tools.
Congratulations to the winners of eight different New Product categories along with the People’s Choice and Best Booth award.
Best New Engine and Transmission Component
LS Classic by Lokar – Finned LT4 Supercharger Lid
With its finned cast aluminum construction and polished highlights, this LT4 supercharger cover provides a vintage look for this popular high performance GM crate engine. The trick Lid is a direct replacement for the “too modern styling” of the factory supercharger top.
Best New Suspension, Chassis, Brake Component
Detroit Speed – 1964-1966 Mustang Front Speed Kit 2
The Detroit Speed Front Speed Kit 2 updates the look, handling, and performance of your classic Mustang to modern standards. The Speed Kit 2 lowers the ride height 1.5-3 inches with control arms, coilovers, sway bars, spindles and shock tower closeouts. Coilovers have been “Detroit Tuned” specifically for the suspension system. The included spindles use larger bearings as used on the Boss 302 in Trans-Am Racing.
Best New Tire & Wheel
Forgeline Wheels – HL3X Wheel
Forgeline’s new HL3X is a tribute to the original Halibrand wheels of the 1960s, but is machined from forged 6061-T6 aluminum for superior strength. The three-piece assembly is 100% manufactured in the USA.
Best New Body and Glass Component
BBT Fabrications – Classic Round Mirrors
Update your pitted and blemished side mirrors with a fresh set from BBT Fabrications. These polished aluminum mirrors feature modern functionality with a classic design and are supplied with stainless hardware to fit many applications.
Best New Interior Component
Ididit – Quick Release Steering Hub with Horn
Make it easy to get in and out of your vehicle or use as a theft deterrent! Ididit’s new Quick Release Steering Hub has a horn button and provides a push-to-connect rather than pull-the-ring. There is an audible click when properly seated and locked into position.
Best New Electrical Component
American Autowire – Banked Relay Systems
Available in a 4, 6 or 8-Position Banked Relay System, these useful panels come fully assembled and populated with relays, fuses and a 48-inch GXL wiring harness. Versatile relay operation offers either 12 volt or ground trigger operation and color coded labels help for an easy installation.
Best New Paint & Car Care Products
Griot’s Garage – Boss Micro Polisher
The Boss Hybrid Micro Polisher from Griot’s Garage is a useful tool for polishing and paint-correcting in difficult to reach spaces. Its pivoting head features four positions to reach tight spots and the variable speed motor provides a wide power band.
Best New Garage, Shop & Tool
Trick-Tools – Miter Saw
Outfit your garage or shop with S355MCS TCT Saw from Trick-Tools. The fixture allows you to cut angles without swinging the material all around the shop. The Dual Mitering TCT Chop Saw features a 4-3/4-inch round cutting capacity and features a powerful 2.4hp motor, left/right mitering and three quick release material clamps.
People’s Choice Award
New Vintage USA – Direct-Fit Gauge Sets
New Vintage USA introduced several different Direct-Fit Gauge Sets including ’70 – ’81 Trans Am, ’69 – ’70 Mustangs and even ’92 – ’96 Ford and ’81 – ’93 Dodge Trucks. These trick gauge sets, which are proudly handcrafted in Detroit, offer bold styles and are packed with modern features.
During the Summit Racing Nationals, we’re always on the look-out for a great looking and functional booth that highlight’s the manufacturers components. This year, the award went to Guniwheel for their bright display that was packed with details and interactive information about their useful shop wheels.