The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association (GRCA) hosts events from one corner of the United States to the other and each of them attracts some outstanding vehicles. One of the cool things the GRCA does is crown multiple “Of The Year” winners each year. During the 17th BASF Nashville Nationals, the GGRC Tanks, Inc. Hot Rod of The Year was presented to Cody Gewertz’s and his radical 1934 Ford Coupe.
The GGRC Tanks, Inc. Hot Rod of The Year is more than just a beauty contest, any vehicle that’s entered needs to run and meet some specific criteria. Each vehicle must be older than 1948, and have at least 500 miles on the clock. The vehicle must then go on a nice 100-mile back road cruise, and make a few hits at the drag strip as well.
Gewertz calls his Ford “The Saint Christopher Coupe”, and he actually scored the shell from “American Pickers” star Mike Wolf. The Coupe was taken to South City Rod & Custom, a shop known for high-end hot rod builds, to be transformed into a show-stopping machine. The team at South City chopped the top, added louvers for a cool old-school look, bolted on a set of vintage magnesium wheels, and stuffed a nasty 331 cubic-inch Hemi under the hood. Compani Color created the unique paint scheme that features vertical stripes that are different colors.
Make sure you check out the gallery of photos courtesy of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. You’ll get to see The Saint Christopher Coupe’s details that helped it win the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Tanks, Inc. Hot Rod of The Year award.