SEMA 2013: Goodguys Rod & Custom Debuts Their ’69 Camaro
Gary Meadors, founder of Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, included his ’32 Ford Sedan into the company logo and is iconic to many hot rod enthusiasts to this very day. His son Marc Meadors, the company’s present-day President wanted to continue that legacy and expand on that tradition by building this Camaro that has become a part of the Goodguys brand and family.
Meadors shared, “My dad’s ’32 Ford Sedan is known throughout the world, his ’32 will be forever tied to Goodguys and all we do. We wanted to add to that legacy by building a musclecar and adding it to the Goodguys logo and company theme – something that represents the current landscape of hot rodding. Much like my father’s hot rod, this Goodguy-Yellow Camaro will be driven hard and shared with car guys and gals nationwide.”
We wanted to add to that legacy by building a musclecar and adding it to the Goodguys logo and company theme. -Marc Meadors
The folks at RideTech have had a long standing relationship with Goodguys, more than 15 years to be exact. In 2008 they built the ’70 Chevelle Goodguys giveaway car and again in 2010 they put their skills to work on the ’70 Nova giveaway car. This time around Goodguys wanted a build that would be all their own.
“The Goodguys ‘Project G/RS’ Camaro will be used to further promote the Goodguys brand throughout the country on the open road as well as on the Goodguys AutoCross course and other driving events.” Goodguys also plans on driving Project G/RS out to its remaining 2013 events and have it make appearances to as many of its national events from there on out as possible. Naturally, a car with a trip load such as that needs to be built and kitted out to withstand the wear and tear of the unforgiving road.
Seeing spy photos of the build throughout, we were eager to check out the unveiling here at SEMA. Just like the build photos, these photos here don’t even do the car justice compared to seeing all of the attention to detail in person. Every nut and bolt not only serves a purpose, but does so with stunning good looks. During the unveiling here’s what they had to say, “After 17 months, many 17 hour days and some serious painstaking attention to detail, the long awaited debut of the Goodguys Project G/RS ’69 Camaro is here,” and already making quite the statement.
The crew at Goodguys really knows how to keep the excitement rolling, so we’re quite sure that we’ll be seeing much more of this gorgeous Camaro along with many more future builds to come! Stay tuned.