The pre-’48 Street Rod of the Year category started the festivities. With the lone Chevy of Chuck Rowe surrounded by 4 spectacular Fords, the final 5 represented the pinnacle of contemporary street rodding. Fending off the 4-pack of Fords for the Street Rod of the Year title was Rowe’s Millington, Tennessee based ’37 Chevy. A fresh build from Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop, Rowe’s in-the-weeds Chevy coupe turned plenty of heads for its perfect Alloway stance, bigs and littes and that mile-deep Alloway black PPG paint. Behind the handmade aluminum grill lies perhaps the rarest hot rod motor ever assembled. It’s an all-aluminum McLaren Chevy big block recovered from Peter Revson’s 1971 Championship-winning Chaparral Can Am car! Other notable features include suicide doors, countless other exterior mods, a Morrison chassis, Mike Long G-Force 6-speed transmission, one-off Alloway ET Wheels, red leather interior and Classic Instruments gauges.
Fellow Street Rod of the Year Finalists included Diane Clise, Queenstown, MD (1936 Ford Roadster)
Jesse Greening, Nashville, TN (1927 Ford Roadster), Al Nagele, Willmite, IL (1932 Ford), and
Mike Terzich, Gibsonia, PA (1937 Ford Woody).