Dave Walsh, hailing from Macon, Georgia received the coveted Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year title at this year’s Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio for his amazing jet black 1932 Ford Victoria build.
Braving the record hi temperatures in Ohio, Walsh’s insanely detailed and gorgeous ’32 Ford Victoria reigned as Street Rod supreme and had him smiling ear to ear. Walsh’s Victoria, built by Bobby Alloway at Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop represents the time-tested appeal of a smoothed out early Ford with all the right details.
The signature Alloway big & little polished wheels were cut by Billet Specialties and the car gets its perfect rake and stance courtesy of Pete & Jake 4-bar suspension with a 5-inch dropped axle.
The So Cal Speed Shop functional fake’s offer a nostalgic flare but there’s nothing vintage about the thumping 502-inch big block mated to the Tremec 5-speed. Inside the cabin is a painted burl wood dash with garnish molding and a custom leather interior by Steve Holcomb’s Pro Auto.
For his victory in Columbus, Walsh will receive customized toolboxes from Snap-on as well as travel accommodations to the Goodguys 15th Southwest Nationals November 16-18 to exhibit in the “Champions Arena.”
This year the competition was stiff – the top five finalists for the Goodguys 2012 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award were Gary Crawford, El Dorado, KS (1940 Chevy), Pete Datino, Valhalla, NY (1932 Ford Coupe), Joe Stuban, Naples, FL (1937 Ford Coupe), William Shores, Concord, AL (1932 Ford Roadster) and winner – Dave Walsh, Macon, GA (1932 Ford Victoria).
For more information on the winners or the next event check out, Good-Guys.com.