Goodguys Terrific 12 Awards Honor Automotive Excellence

Goodguys are proud to present the 2012 “Terrific 12” awards. These special awards recognize the nation’s finest cars and trucks. A Terrific 12 award is the highest honor Goodguys offers to recognize automotive excellence.

Here’s an up close look at the awards, where they’re selected and how to get your car considered!

Goodguys 2012 Mother’s West Coast Custom of the Year
Selected at: 30th All American Get-Together, March 24 & 25 in Pleasanton, CA
Who’s eligible: Custom cars 1936 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter: You must have your custom entered in the indoor portion of the 30th All American Get-Together to be eligible for this award.
Basic Criteria: This award is designed to honor an exceptional custom car. The award is open to all styles and genres of customs (from traditional to modern).

Goodguys 2012 March Performance Street Rod d’ Elegance
Selected at: 12th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, March 30-April 1, Del Mar, CA
Who’s Eligible: Street Rods through 1948 vintage.
How to Enter: You must have your street rod entered in the indoor car show at the 12th Del Mar Nationals. Finalists will be selected from the indoor car show only.
Basic Criteria: Designed to honor a gorgeous, elegant street rod.

Goodguys 2012 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year
Selected at: 2nd WIX Speedway Nationals, Sept 21-23, Indianapolis, IN
Who’s Eligible: Hot Rods 1948 and earlier.
How to Enter: Cars interested in competing for this award need to enter the “Hot Rod of the Year” staging area, Friday, Sept. 21st at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (located on the track infield) at 10am sharp. The hot rods will then take a 100-mile (approx) road-trip cruise around Indianapolis including a lap around the Brickyard as well as a 1/8th mile dragstrip fun run (location to be determined). Times and speeds posted during the drag & brag will not determine the overall winner but style points do count. Following Friday’s road trip, track cruise and brag & drag – Five finalists will be selected and displayed together for the rest of the weekend. The overall winner will be announced Sunday the 23rd during the award ceremony.
Basic Criteria: It makes noise; it’s regularly street driven, has a mean attitude and screams the words “Hot Rod.” No cream puffs!

Goodguys 2012 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year
Selected at: 15th PPG Nationals, July 6-8, Columbus, OH
Who’s Eligible: Street Rods through 1948 vintage.
How to Enter: On Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th, all award candidates must park in the” Builders Choice” area at the Ohio Expo Center to be eligible for Street Rod of the Year award.
Basic Criteria: This award is designed for a true modern masterpiece. Quality of craftsmanship, body & paint, overall engineering, the three F’s (fit, form & functionality) stance and overall creativity in design and concept is what the selection committee will seek.

Goodguys 2012 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year
Selected at: 15th Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 8-10, Columbus, OH
Who’s Eligible: Street Machines 1954 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter: All award candidates must park in the “Builders Choice” Area Friday and Saturday July 6th & 7th as well as participate in a three-lap Street Challenge Auto Cross Friday afternoon, July 6th (exact times TBD) at the Ohio Expo Center. Autocross lap times will not determine the overall winner but style points do count!
Basic Criteria: This award is designed for a cutting edge Street Machine which combines masterful build quality with extreme performance. Quality of craftsmanship, body & paint, overall engineering, the three F’s (fit, form & functionality) stance and overall creativity in design and concept is what the selection committee will seek.

Goodguys 2012 Flowmaster America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod
Presented at: 26th West Coast Nationals, August 24-26, Pleasanton, CA
Who’s Eligible: Street Rods through 1948 vintage.
How to the Enter: On Saturday, August 25th all candidates must park in the “Builders Choice” Parking Area. Finalists will be chosen from this area only.
Basic Criteria: This is simply a beauty contest. The Most Beautiful car will be chosen.

Goodguys 2012 Grundy World Wide Insurance Kustom of the Year
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
12th Del Mar Nationals, March 30-April 1 – Del Mar, CA
21st East Coast Nationals, June 15-17, W. Springfield, MA
25th Pacific Northwest Nationals, July 27-29, Puyallup, WA
21st Heartland Nationals, June 30-July 1, Des Moines, IA
2nd Speedway Nationals, September 21-23, Indianapolis, IN
*19th Southeastern Nationals, October 26-28, Charlotte, NC
The winner will be selected from five finalists chosen at these events. *The Charlotte finalist will be carried over to the 2013 competition. The winner will be announced Friday, October 5th on http://www.good-guys.com!
Who’s Eligible: Traditional Kustoms 1936 through 1964 vintage.
How to Enter: Attend any of the six events listed above in your kustom. The award selection committee will find you! It’s that simple.
Basic Criteria: We’re looking for a traditional kustom. Paint & body modifications, traditional lines, low stance and all the trappings of a traditional kustom will be considered.

Goodguys 2012 Vintage Air Custom Rod of the Year
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
3rd Spring Nationals, March 9-11, Scottsdale, AZ
2nd Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 16-18, Ft Worth, TX
7th Nashville Nationals, May 18-20, Nashville, TN
15th Colorado Nationals, June 8-10, Loveland, CO
21st Heartland Nationals, June 29-July 1, Des Moines, IA
11th Midwestern Nationals, Aug 31-Sept 2, Kansas City
*The winner will be selected from the six finalists chosen at these events. The winner will be announced Friday, October 5th on http://www.good-guys.com!
Who’s Eligible: Custom Rods 1949 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter: Attend any of the six events listed above in your custom rod, park in the “Builders Choice” area and you’ll have a chance to be selected as a finalist! One finalist will be chosen from each of the six events listed.
Basic Criteria: A custom rod is defined as a custom car which tastefully blends customizing techniques or factory stock bodies with modern day performance, engineering, components and styling.

Goodguys 2012 Hemming’s Muscle Machines Muscle Car of the Year
A finalist will be selected at each 2012 Goodguys National event from the Spring Nationals in Scottsdale through the Lone Star Nationals in Ft Worth, as well as the 19th Summer Get-Together in Pleasanton. The Charlotte, Scottsdale Fall and Del Mar Fall finalists will be added to the list of 2013 MCOY finalists.
*The 2012 winner will be selected from all sixteen finalists at these events. The winner will be announced Friday, October 12th on http://www.good-guys.com!
Who’s Eligible: Muscle Cars of all makes 1960 through 1972.
How to Enter: Attend any of 2012 Goodguys National events from the Spring Nationals in Scottsdale through the Lone Star Nationals in Ft Worth, TX (through ’72) as well as the 19th Summer Get-Together in Pleasanton. Park in the “Mighty Muscle” area and your car will be eligible to be selected as a finalist.
Basic Criteria: Designed to honor an original factory stock or original fully restored Muscle Car of superb quality.

Goodguys 2012 Intro Wheels Muscle Machine of the Year
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
3rd Spring Nationals, March 9-11, Scottsdale, AZ
2nd Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 16-18, Ft Worth, TX
12th Del Mar Nationals, March 30-April 1, Del Mar, CA
7th Nashville Nationals, May 18-20, Nashville, TN
15th Colorado Nationals, June 8-10, Loveland, CO
21st Heartland Nationals, June 30-July 1, Des Moines, IA
15th PPG Nationals, July 6-8, Columbus, OH
11th Midwestern Nationals, Aug 31-Sept. 2, Kansas City, KS
2nd Speedway Nationals, Sept 21-23, Indianapolis, IN
20th Lone Star Nationals, Oct 5-7, Ft Worth, TX
*19th Southeastern Nationals, Oct. 26-28, Charlotte, NC
*2nd Del Mar Fall Nationals, Nov. 23-25, Del Mar, CA
The winner will be selected from the ten finalists chosen at these events. *The Southeastern Nationals and Del Mar Fall finalists will be carried over to the 2013 competition. The winner will be announced Friday, October 12th on http://www.good-guys.com!
Who’s Eligible: Muscle Machines 1960 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter: Attend one of the events listed above and park in the Autocross pit area Saturday between 11am to 2pm. You must also run at least three laps in the Street Challenge Autocross. Autocross lap times will not determine the overall winner but style points do count!
Only cars parked in the Autocross pit area and cars that have completed the three-lap autocross minimum will be eligible for this award.
Basic Criteria: A Muscle Machine is defined by Goodguys as a Muscle Car that has been modified to perform at a high level including handling, stance, body & paint and engineering.

Goodguys 2012 Street Rod Headquarters Truck of the Year (Early – through ‘52)
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
15th Colorado Nationals, June 8-10 Loveland, CO
7th Nashville Nationals, May 18-20, Nashville, TN
21st Heartland Nationals, June 29-July 1, Des Moines, IA
26th West Coast Nationals, August 24-26, Pleasanton, CA
20th Lone Star Nationals, Oct 5-7, Ft Worth, TX
*2nd Del Mar Fall Nationals, Nov 23-25, Del Mar, CA
The winner will be selected from all five finalists chosen at these events. *The Del Mar Fall finalist will carry over to the 2012 competition. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 12th on http://www.good-guys.com
Who’s Eligible: Trick trucks through 1952 vintage.
How to Enter: Attend any of the six events listed above in your truck and park in the “Trick Truck” area to have a chance to be selected as a finalist! One finalist will be chosen from each of the six events listed.
Basic Criteria: Designed to honor an outstanding pre’-’53 tricked out truck.

Goodguys 2012 LMC Trucks Parts Truck of the Year (Late – ’53 through ‘72)
A finalist will be selected at each of the following events:
3rd Spring Nationals, March 9-11, Scottsdale, AZ
12th Del Mar Nationals, March 30-April 1, Del Mar, CA
21st Heartland Nationals, June 29-July 1, Des Moines, IA
15th PPG Nationals, July 6-8, Columbus, OH
11th Midwestern Nationals, Aug 31-Sept. 2, Kansas City, KS
20th Lone Star Nationals, Oct 5-7, Ft Worth, TX
*19th Southeastern Nationals, Oct 26-28, Charlotte, NC
The winner will be selected from the five finalists chosen at these events. *The Charlotte finalist will be carried over to the 2013 competition. The winner will be announced Friday, October 12th on http://www.good-guys.com!
Who’s Eligible: Trick trucks 1953 through 1972 vintage.
How to Enter: Attend any of the six events listed above in your truck, and park in the “Trick Truck” area to have a chance to be selected as a finalist! One finalist will be chosen from each of the six events listed.
Basic Criteria: Designed to honor an outstanding ’53 through ’72 vintage tricked out truck.

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