Monday, 23 November 2020 16:51

NABC Announces Category Winners of Rides for a Reason Virtual Car Show Presented by LKQ


The National Auto Body Council announced Nov. 20 the category winners in the NABC Rides for a Reason Virtual Car Show Presented by LKQ

In the virtual show, members, their company employees and auto enthusiasts put their passion and pride on display.
This inaugural virtual car show featured top cars, truck and motorcycles from NABC members, virtual car clubs, featured car corral, automotive stars and celebrity judges. Proceeds support the NABC mission of Changing and Saving Lives through initiatives like the NABC Recycled Rides program, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.) program and NABC Distracted Driving Initiative.
The categories of competition were judged by some of the top names in vehicle design, restoration, preservation and performance. The category winners take home a custom framed certificate of their achievement presented by CARSTAR, bragging rights and a chance to vie for the Best of Show Award.


The Best of Show Award, presented by AkzoNobel, will be judged by Dave Kindig, president of Kindig It Design, and is to be announced Nov. 23.


Antiques/Vintage, judged by Walt Hollifield, classic car expert and restorer: 1930s Ford Five-Window Coupe, owned by Dave Tate, owner of Tate Tire in Oak Ridge, TN. Tate has wanted the Ford Coupe since seeing “American Graffiti” and finally found his dream car at an auction several years ago. He has spent the last few years restoring and updating the vehicle. 

Hot Rods, Rat Rods and Customs, judged by Doug Rice, president and lead broadcaster for the Performance Racing Network: 1941 Willys, owned by Frank Rinudo of Slidell, LA, who owns Frank’s Body Shop. He restored and customized the Willys, and named it “Overkill” because it is loud, obnoxious and a handful to drive.


Classics: Best of the '50s, '60s and '70s, judged by Ray Evernham, Axalta global ambassador and NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner: 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible, owned by Darren Huggins, collision director for...

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