This just in: Chad Farischon’s 1969 Chevy Camaro was named Goodguys Street Machine of the Year, and Wes and Vivian Rydell’s 1941 Chevrolet was crowned Street Rod of the Year at the 23rd annual Summit Racing Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Just like in years past, the competition was fierce, and every car looked as if it could have been the winner.
On Saturday afternoon, five finalists from each category sat in front of the main stage at the Celeste Center. From there, the owners and builders shared the stories of their machines for the crowd. Soon thereafter, the winners’ names were pulled from envelopes. First it was Farischon’s RS/SS, which was built by Brett Schmenski and the team at Mountain Home Street Rods in Arkansas. Then it was Rydell’s four door-turned-two door, which was another masterpiece by Rad Rides by Troy in Manteno, Illinois.
Bravo to the winners for all their hard work, and congratulations to everyone who entered. We always enjoy checking out the contestants, and this year very well may have been the best to date. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2022!
Street Machine of the Year
Street Rod of the Year
A Closer Look at the Contenders
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