Missouri Hot Rodder Tom Ramsey wins BOSS SNAKE

November 22, 2010

The 2010 Grand Prize Giveaway Car, the BOSS SNAKE was won by Hazelwood, Missouri’s Tom Ramsey here at the 13th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ramsey qualified as a finalist at the 5th Nashville Nationals in May. He first joined Goodguys when he and his wife Linda went to the Hot Rod Nationals in Indianapolis back in 2006. The BOSS SNAKE will join the couple’s Speedway Motors ’32 Ford roadster lowboy in their garage. They’re also building a ’29 Ford Tudor which they hope to complete next spring.

When he was in his 20’s Ramsey was a big Muscle Car enthusiast owning such classics as a ’66 Chevy II Super Sport, ’70 Dodge Charger, ’69 Corvette, as well as 1976 & 1979 Trans Am’s. He now has the ultimate muscle car in which to relive his youth!

One of the first words out his mouth after his lucky key fired the ‘SNAKE was “Yippeeeee! I’m drivin’ it back to St Louis!” He planned to start his journey the day after he won the car.

Built completely in house by RPM and designed by Kaucher Kustoms, The BOSS SNAKE features a 770 horsepower Jon Kaase built 520 cubic inch Boss Hemi, Ride Tech suspension featuring Chris Alston components, PPG Goodguys Yellow Paint, Custom one off Intro Wheels, Baer 6 piston brakes with 14 inch rotors, Classic Instruments Gauges, Custom Interior by RPM, Custom exhaust by RPM and Stainless Works, Custom Flowmaster stainless exhaust, a Tremec Magnum 6 speed transmission, Centerforce clutch and hundreds of intricately fabricated parts and pieces by RPM.

The BOSS SNAKE is a replica of the ultra rare “QuarterHorse” Mustang of which there were only two known to exist.


’68 Firebird won by Tucson couple

November 22, 2010

Matthew Kaiser of Tucson, Arizona was the lucky winner of the ’68 Firebird here at the 13th Southwest Nationals. A power plant operator by day and car enthusiast on the weekends, Kaiser and his wife Margarett went wild when Matthew’s key started the bright yellow bird. “This is the first time I’ve ever won anything he said.”

The Firebird went to a true car enthusiast. Kaiser drives his 1970 Chevy C-10 pickup to work every day and also has a ’39 Ford sedan as well as a ’64 Karmann Ghia convertible. He plans to drive as well as show off his new ‘Bird. He qualified as a finalist to win the car at the 1st Spring Nationals here in March. Ironically, he drew key #9 during the giveaway ceremony. His son Benjamin just turned nine years old on November 6th and instead of asking for presents, Benjamin went out on a fundraising mission to raise money for juvenile diabetes as a friend of his suffers from that ailment.

The ’68 ‘Bird is a real beauty featuring Goodguy Yellow paint , a potent 400 c.i. Chevy small block with a 4 speed manual transmission and an all original black interior, Intro Rally five-spokes (18” and 20”) wrapped in BF Goodrich G Force KDW tires and accessories by Fesler Built.

A special thank you to KOOL 94.5FM and KPHO CBS 5 here in Phoenix who partnered with Goodguys on this special giveaway car!

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Giveaway Car Bonanza this weekend in Scottsdale!

November 17, 2010

A big weekend is on tap in Scottsdale starting Friday but things really heat up Sunday the 21st when Goodguys will give away two cars! The BOSS SNAKE and the ’68 Firebird will both go to new homes Sunday evening!

The cars will be given away at the conclusion of Sunday’s 13th Southwest Nationals awards ceremony which officially closes the 2010 event season. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 2:22pm.

The BOSS SNAKE, built by 2010 Trendsetter Curt Ukasik and the team at RPM Hot Rods has been on a yearlong giveaway promotion tour since making its debut right here in Scottsdale in March. Finalists have been qualified throughout the year via the Sunday lucky ticket program and through a random membership pull. Allen Chernik, a Goodguys member from Freeland, Michigan was drawn as the member qualifier. Chernik will join all of the Sunday lucky ticket finalists at the ceremony for a shot to win the high performance G-Machine.

The yellow ’68 Pontiac Firebird has been part of a year and a half long promotion between Goodguys and Phoenix based 94.5 KOOL FM radio. The station has been qualifying finalists since last year’s Southwest Nationals when the car made its debut.

Time still remains to win both cars! This weekend’s Southwest Nationals participants can qualify as a finalist for the BOSS SNAKE by having their Sunday Lucky ticket drawn at Sunday’s awards ceremony. For a shot at winning the ’68 Firebird, stop by the KOOL FM booth and fill out an enter to win ticket! Good luck to all! We’ll announce both winner right here on Hot News Monday morning!

For a complete look at this weekend’s event visit www.southwestnats.com

Dream Come True for ’65 Mustang Winner

November 17, 2010

San Francisco’s Cassandra Anderson won herself a custom 1965 Mustang at today’s 21st Autumn Get-Together at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. The bright red Mustang served as a special year-long promotion between Goodguys, CBS5 and San Francisco based radio station Live 105.

For Anderson, a project manager at a bay area based biotech firm, winning the Mustang was a dream come true, literally. She told the assembled crowd after winning the car how she and her family drove from Washington D.C. to their new home in San Francisco in beige on beige ‘65 Mustang in the 70s. Ever since that cross country trip she’d wanted one saying it was “her dream to own a ’65 Mustang.”

An automotive enthusiast for years and a regular at bay area hot rod events like the Goodguys shows, Billetproof and Jimmy’s old car Picnic, Anderson first learned of the Mustang giveaway when she attended the West Coast Nationals in August. “After filling out an entry form at the August show, I went to the Live 105 website and entered the contest every single day for over a month,” she said with a smile. “The radio station finally called me just this week to tell me I was a finalist. When I drew the 15th key in today’s contest, I was pretty sure I was going to win it. Ever since I was a kid, 15 has been my lucky number!”

And just like that, the pretty girl with the pink flower in her hair drove off with the car she’d always dreamed of.

2010 Season Ends this weekend in Scottsdale! Be there!

November 17, 2010

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The 2010 event season comes to a climactic close this weekend as the 13th Southwest Nationals cruises into West World of Scottsdale! The popular event features close to 3,000 1972 & earlier rods, customs & classics, indoor and outdoor vendor exhibits, a great swap meet and cars for sale corral, model car show, special exhibits, kick off parties and everything else the hot rod lover could want!

The 2010 “Terrific 12” award winners presented by Street Rod Headquarters will be on display at the event all weekend (as well as their custom Snap-on toolboxes!) highlighting a fantastic year of the country’s top rods, customs, muscle cars and trucks. DO NOT miss the chance to see America’s finest automobiles up close!

The Southwestern climate is PERFECT in mid-November! The weekend activities get started early beginning with Thursday’s Hot Rod Cruise. Hosted by the Over the Hill Gang, the Hot Rod Cruise visits several rod shops and collections around the Phoenix area then its on to Squeeg’s in Chandler for the Thursday evening kick off party! Hot Rods by Dean and founder Dean Livermore will then host the 4th annual Goodguys Southwest Nationals TGIG party on Friday starting at 5pm.

The weekend festivities really accelerate Saturday and Sunday as the event gets into full swing on the grass at Westworld. Please come early as traffic tends to be on the heavy side with thousands of revelers coming to see the show! Close out 2009 with Goodguys in Scottsdale! We’ll see you there!

Event Hours:
Fri 8-5
Sat 8-5
Sun 8-3
General Admission: $18
Kids 7-12: $6
Participant weekend registration fee: $75 (includes the car and two people)
Sunday only fee: $40 (includes the car and two people)
Swap Meet & Car Corral spaces: $75 (limited availability) call 480-488-3607 for info.
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