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The 2019 GoodGuys Hot Rod of the Year Winner

For the last few years the GoodGuys have held the Hot Rod of the Year contest during the Nashville Nationals. In addition to being a badass Hot Rod, entrants for the award must complete a 100 mile reliability run and make a pass down the 1/4 mile at Music City Dragway.

Amadeo Angelo made the 1,800 mile trip from Montana to Nashville, Tennessee in his '36 Ford coupe to compete in the event. The competition was close, but when the decision was made this little '36 Ford came out on top!

The flowing lines of the '36 Ford Coupe are truly beautiful!

For power a highly modified Flathead Ford V8 was used.

A vintage Ardun Overhead-Valve conversion was installed.

For induction they went with a S.C.o.T. (Superchargers of Turin) blower that is fed by electronic fuel injection.

With a mill like that, I don't blame them for leaving the hood off!

The GoodGuys Hot Rod of The Year Award is a highly sought after prize, that has grown in popularity over the last few years. Amadro Angelo can now take the award back to Big Sky Country with pride in one truly amazing Hot Rod!

Keep on Cruisin'!


Art by: Chris Breeden

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About the Author:

"Chris Breeden is a Social Media content creator for Custom & Hot Rod Life on DRIVETRIBE, YouTube and Facebook. After spending 5 years in Southern California, a.k.a. Hot Rod Heaven, while serving as a jet engine mechanic in the United States Marine Corps, he moved back home to Tennessee with an even greater love for Hot Rodded Vintage Tin. Since then he has worked in retail sales and the transportation and logistics industry. In 2018, seeing a gap in Hot Rod and Custom Car coverage on DRIVETRIBE, Chris began advocating for their inclusion on the platform. During the summer months, he can be found all over the Tennessee region covering car shows, meets, and cruise-ins. During the winter months, he can be found in the garage working on his custom 1949 Ford two-door sedan and 1954 F100 truck."