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How do you measure hot rod ingenuity?
It’s hard to say, but ever since someone stripped the fenders and muffler from their Model T, hot rodders, tinkerers, and the mechanically-inclined have gotten together to compare notes.
Today, we’re getting together a few thousand cars at meetups across the US, instead of a few buddies at the local soda joint.
With a hundred years of hot rodding behind us, today’s scene is wildly different, while also reaching back to maintain some of that original spirit.
In episode three of What Moves You, Joe McCollough talks with Damon Lee, editor of the Goodguys Gazette about just that. Damon’s back from the 29th Speedway Motors Goodguys Heartland Nationals, where they awarded the “2020 Street Rod of the Year,” “2020 Street Machine of the Year,” and the regional finalist for five other Goodguys Top 12 awards.
They talk about how hot rods have changed, the emergence of supercar-like street machines, and how good home builders have become.
They also talk about how Gary Meadors started Good Guys Rod & Custom Association and decided on the name Good Guys.
Times are a changin’ and Goodguys recently expanded their year cutoff to 1985. It’s brought cross-pollination and opened the door to some new members young and old.