Painless Performance Products presents The STREET RODDER Top 100 Visits the Bluegrass State
Ten Street Rods Selected to Enter Finals
IRVINE, Calif. (June 27, 2012) – Ten cars and their owners took top honors at the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, KY, June 16-17. The event was the fourth of ten 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 Bowling Green event were:
- Jean & Kert Lancaster, Warner Robins, GA – 1930 Model A Coupe
- Jack Ostrander, Waterford, MI – 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
- Dave Pennington, Germantown, OH – 1933 Ford Tudor
- James Reading, Shepherdsville, KY – 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline
- Rick Duffin, Mansfield, TX – 1961 Impala SS
- Jason Graham, Portland, TN – 1930 Model A Coupe
- Carolyn Smith, Mansfield, TX – 1947 Ford Woodie
- Bill Kuntz, Salem, IN – 1933 Ford 3W Coupe
- Oscar & Jane Gamble, Paducah, KY – 1932 Ford Roadster
- Tom Venezia, Dayton, MD – 1941 Willys Coupe
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 their 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 this season, and the work each winner has put in to their vehicle is truly exquisite. I know that when all is said and done, picking the ‘Street Rodder 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 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH, July 6-8.
STREET RODDER is part of Source Interlink Media’s Performance Automotive Group, which includes HOT ROD, Super Chevy and Car Craft. HOT ROD, one of the most iconic titles in the world, is re-launching its entire brand across all media channels including print, online, video and social media platforms. The brand re-vitalization began on May 1st with the launch of an all new website, HOTROD.com, and will conclude in the fall. This new website was just the first step in creating HOT ROD’s new identity while emphasizing its focus on multimedia content delivery with brand extensions that include HOTROD.com, a mobile version of HOTROD.com, the “HOT ROD Then & Now” App for iPad, HOT ROD Live Radio, and HOT ROD TV, the oldest automotive show on the air and the one that started the genre, on SPEED.
Founded in 1948 HOT ROD, the largest and oldest performance car magazine, is out to redefine the industry by doing things bigger, better, faster, louder. As HOT ROD builds up to its 65th anniversary in 2013, the editorial staff is pushing the envelope to reinvigorate readers by providing content that makes them say, “I can’t believe they did that!”
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.