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Turning the Spotlight on Goolsby Customs YoungGuys Winners

Hot rodding as we know it got its start with young guys modifying cars to make them faster and more distinctive. We’re happy to see that there are still many young enthusiasts drawn to making vintage machines better – they’re picking up the torch and carrying the tradition into the future.

Goodguys and Goolsby Customs celebrate this movement with the YoungGuys program, which recognizes enthusiasts 25 and younger and showcases their talents. At Goodguys events last season, two finalists were selected from a special parking area to be considered for the YoungGuys Award. A combination of social media voting and votes from Goodguys and Goolsby Customs determined the award winner, while a special panel evaluated the event winners to select a year-end winner, who was invited to display their car in the Goodguys booth at the SEMA Show.

A platinum Impala built by 23-year-old Justin Zimmerman was crowned as the yearend 2018/2019 Goolsby Customs YoungGuys winner, and we’ve got a special feature on his Impala that you can check out here!

We also wanted to put a spotlight on all the YoungGuys winners for the 2018/2019 running, so we thought we’d start with a recap from the season, which ran from September 2018 to August 2019. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the young guys and gals behind these cool rides. They’re the future of our hobby and we’re thrilled to have them be a part of Goodguys events across the country!

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.