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Goodguys 2021 Best New Product Showcase Winners

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association recently announced the winners of its Best New Product Showcase at the Goodguys 23rd Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG in Columbus, Ohio. this past weekend.

During this event, manufacturers were able to show off their latest products and vie for a Best New Product title in a number of different classes, including engine and transmission components, electronics, tires and wheels and more.

See the full list of winners of the Best New Product Showcase for 2021 below!

Kicking Off The Year Of The Deuce At The 72nd Grand Nationals Roadster Show

The return of the Grand National Roadster Show is one sure sign that 2022 is destined be a better year for hot rodders than the past couple of trips around the sun. Canceled in 2021 due to California Covid restrictions, the show made a much-heralded comeback for its 72nd installment, reaffirming its place as the first big hot rod happening of the season, with national attention given to the many vehicle debuts and high-caliber award competitions. It was good to have this granddaddy event back!

The timing couldn’t have been better, because 2022 marks the 90th anniversary of the ’32 Ford – the quintessential American hot rod for generations of enthusiasts. This milestone was not lost on the Grand National Roadster Show organizers, who celebrated the Deuce with an exclusive parking area in the outdoor Grand Daddy Drive-In portion of the event. It was the first of what are certain to be many ’32 Ford celebrations happening across the country this year.

Potholes Pack a Punch as Drivers Pay $26.5 Billion in Related Vehicle Repairs

ORLANDO, Fla. (Mar. 1, 2022) — Americans battling the polar vortex will soon face a greater enemy—pothole season. A new survey from AAA found that last year 1 in 10 drivers sustained vehicle damage significant enough to warrant a repair after hitting a pothole. With an average price tag of almost $600 per repair, damage caused by potholes cost drivers a staggering $26.5 billion in 2021 alone.

To make matters worse, these same drivers often ended up with an average of two pothole-related repairs signaling that America’s roadways need immediate attention. As states receive an influx of funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, AAA urges government officials and departments of transportation to focus on improving road conditions, prioritizing those areas most in need of repair.

“In many parts of the country, winter roads will likely give way to pothole-laden obstacle courses,” said Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive engineering. “When a vehicle hits a pothole with any kind of force, the tires, wheels and suspension get the brunt of the impact and fixing any of those items is pricey.”

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Are you ready for some serious hot roddin' again? We can't express how excited we are to be back for the 12th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals in sunny Scottsdale, AZ! Kick off Spring in hot rod style and come check out thousands of hot rod beauties.


Goodguys 12th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals | WestWorld of ScottsdaleShow Hours:

Friday, March 18
8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, March 19
8:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, March 20
8:00am to 3:30pm


WestWorld of Scottsdale

16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Grab your keys and cruise on out to the Valley of the Sun for the Goodguys 12th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals! 180 Acres of Hot Roddin’ heaven awaits you as WestWorld provides the perfect backdrop for a car show that is truly out of this world, with over 2,500 1997 & older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and classics on display! This event features over 200 vendor exhibits, an impressive Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral, Goodguys AutoCross timed racing and AutoMeter “Spring Shootout” competition, Burnout Contest, Nitro Thunderfest Vintage Dragster Exhibition, FREE Kids Zone, Model Car Show, Live Entertainment— and so much more!

Toyota Commits Multimillion-Dollar Investment to Further Expand Production of Electrified Vehicles

BUFFALO, W.Va., Feb. 11, 2022 -- Before the ink dried on Toyota's November 2021 investment in hybrid transaxle production in West Virginia, the demand for the vehicle electrification market was already growing.

To help meet that demand, today Toyota announced an additional $90 million investment for two of its U.S. manufacturing facilities:

Toyota West Virginia (TMMWV) - $73 million
This investment comes on the heels of the $240 million investment announced in November and will increase hybrid transaxle production capacity to 600,000 units per year. With this funding, TMMWV will also begin assembling an estimated 120,000 rear motor stators per year, a key component in electric motors. Currently, a team of more than 2,000 build approximately one million engines and transmissions annually for many of Toyota's North American-assembled vehicles. With today's announcement, Toyota has invested more than $2 billion in its West Virginia plant.

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