Painless Performance Products presents the STREET RODDER Top 100 Visits Tennessee
IRVINE, Calif. (October 24, 2012) – Ten cars and their owners took top honors at the recent Shades of the Past Tour in Pigeon Forge, TN, September 7-8. The event was the eighth of 10 hot rod and custom car shows that a panel of STREET RODDER editors and experts from Painless Performance Products will visit this year in search of the hottest street rod in the country.
Over the course of the car show season, 100 street rods will be chosen to compete in the 2012 Painless Performance Products presents the STREET RODDER Top 100.
The winners from the Pigeon Forge event are:
- George Keel, Spotsylvania, VA – ’55 Chevy two-door sedan
- Tommy Kirby, Granite Falls, NC – ’55 Chevy two-door sedan
- Oscar Gamble, Paducah, KY – ’32 Ford highboy roadster
- Stan Springs, Charlotte, NC – ’32 Ford three-window coupe
- Brad Cline, White, GA – ’50 Ford coupe
- Stan Parker, Owings, MD – ’30 Ford highboy roadster pickup
- Dick Wesson, Marietta, GA – ’40 Ford Deluxe coupe
- Tim Kidd, Harrodsburg, KY – ’51 Nash two-door wagon
- Jeff Bennett, Roanoke, VA – ’29 Ford highboy Tudor sedan
- Kevin King, Loganville, VA – ’32 Ford highboy Victoria
By the end of November, 100 street rods will have been selected to compete for the coveted title of “Street Rod of the Year.” The winner will earn not only the respect and admiration of their peers, but photos of the vehicle will also be featured in the pages of STREET RODDER magazine, an honor every street rod enthusiast across the country aspires to achieve.
“The Painless Performance Products presents the STREET RODDER Top 100 has been spectacular thus far,” said Brian Brennan, Editorial Director of the Performance Group of Source Interlink Media. “We’ve seen some amazing and pristine street rods all season thus far, and the work each winner has put into their vehicle is truly exquisite. I know that when all is said and done, picking the ‘Street Rod of the Year’ is going to be a very difficult decision.”
Each of the 100 finalists will receive a custom-made jacket with the Top 100 logo and those of Painless Wiring and STREET RODDER magazine. The car owner that wins “Street Rod of the Year” will also receive a custom-made, leather-sleeved jacket and a one-of-a-kind trophy, featuring a billet aluminum air cleaner with the likeness of their car engraved on the top plate, from Eddie’s Motorsports.
The next group of 10 finalists will be selected at the Southeastern Nationals in Charlotte, NC, October 26-28.
About STREET RODDER:
STREET RODDER Magazine, part of Source Interlink Media, LLC, is “The World’s Street Rodding Authority” since 1972. With nearly 2 million readers, Street Rodder features the finest vintage street rods, event coverage, past and present trends, reader profiles and interviews with master fabrications.
About Source Interlink Media:
Source Interlink Media, LLC is the premier source of special interest media in the United States. With more than 75 publications, 100 Web sites, 800 branded products, 50+ events, and TV and radio programs, SIM is the largest provider of content to enthusiast communities interested in automotive, action sports, home theater and other niche activities. The division’s strategy is to wholly focus on targeted audiences by leveraging and expanding upon its core market-leading brands through a multiplatform media approach.