10 Super Custom Muscle Cars In The Goodguys Winner’s Circle

Just a few weeks after their LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals in Texas and FiTech fuel injection Spring Nationals in Arizona, Goodguys Rod and custom associations – America’s favorite auto show – kicked off its first California event of 2022 with the 38th Annual All-American Meet.

A longtime favorite of car fans, the show features American-made or motorized hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all year round. Attendees found this year’s program to include AutoCross, Swap, Car Sale Corral, Lowrider Hop, Burnout Competition and acres of show vehicles.

The final day brought the best of the best customs and the judge’s picks to the Goodguys Winner’s Circle. And while there have been plenty that have won awards, here are 10 of our favorites.

ten Ford Muscle Pick: 1965 Mustang GT450 Fastback


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The Winner’s Circle presented the Ford Muscle Pick to this father-and-son-built 1965 Mustang GT450 Fastback. Custom mods ran the full length of the build, from wheels to glass.


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The trunk is finished with Mustang embossed leather and even the fuel tank filler neck has not been forgotten and hidden behind the driver’s side tail light. A 2012 Coyote 5.0 runs the ’65.

9 Might Muscle Award: 1965 GTO


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This year’s spring Goodguys event awarded the Mighty Muscle award to a Pontiac. He went to a 1965 GTO.


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A 389 with a trio of two-barrel carburetors lurks under the hood. All-new, the Tri-Power option was available from 1964 to 1966 and increased the price by $90 to $100, plus up to a $7 processing fee.

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8 Custom Chevelle Pick: 1966 Chevelle SS

Creative Rods and Restoration awarded the Custom Chevelle Pick to this 1966 rotisserie resto. The list of mods for this 1966 Chevelle is long, ranging from unique Billet wheels to fully custom interiors, including Challenger power seats wrapped in Italian leather with integrated mesh inserts in body color.


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A 427 cubic inch V8 that creates 850 horsepower powers this ’66.

7 Hot Hauler: 1958 GMC Pickup


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A 1958 GMC pickup won the show’s Hot Hauler award. The home-built custom was complete from the outside in with its custom interior, including a wrapped steering wheel, door panels and center console.


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No detail has been left out, both in the bed and under the hood. A super clean LS2 engine was highlighted with a thin OG stripe.

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6 Squarebody Truck Pick: 1978 Chevy C10


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The Square Body Truck Pick was brought to you by Scotts Hot Rods N Customs. This blue and white 1978 Chevy C10 rode with honor.


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The fully custom ’78 pickup is powered by a 350 with a 700R4 transmission. It is identified as 1L0 C10 on his vanity plate.

5 Chevrolet Muscle Pick: 1971 Camaro SS


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Bowler Transmission introduced the Chevy Muscle Pick. The prize went to this 1971 Camaro SS.


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The cherry red Camaro appeared with black rally stripes. It is powered by a 350 V8 mated to a five-speed transmission.

4 Meguiar’s Magnificent Masterpiece: 1957 Cameo Carrier

Meguiar presented their Magnificent Masterpiece award to this 1957 Cameo Carrier. A House of Kolor’s Custom Blend de Red and Candy Tangerine brilliantly finished the body of the ’57. The two-tone cream leather interior with wood inlays and Red/Candy Tangerine console was one of a kind.


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Custom woodwork continues into the bed. the Cameo uses a supercharged Whipple L73 with a six-speed automatic transmission.

3 Show of Excellence: 1956 Chevy Pickup

This 1956 Chevrolet Custom Pickup Achieved a Demonstration of Excellence in addition to qualifying as Fuel Curve 2022 Customization of the Year Finalist. A look at the ’56 highlights the quality of the bumper-to-bumper custom work.


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Billet “Hubcap” wheels stood out in a return to the 60s Coker Redlines. The power came from a Don Hardy LSA with a Phoenix 4L80 transmission.

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2 2022 Custom Finalist of the Year: 1964 Buick Riviera


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Another qualifier in the runner-up race for Fuel Curve’s 2022 Custom of the Year was this 1964 Buick Riviera.

This Rivi attended SEMA 2019 at the BASF booth showing off its Burgundy Pearl finish.

The ’64 was built on a Roaster Shop REVO chassis. A Don Hardy LS 376 creates the power.

Related: Here’s What A Modern Buick Riviera GS Could Look Like Today

1 2022 Custom of the Year Finalist: 1954 Buick Century


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This 1954 Buick Century completes a trio of 2022 Customization of the Year finalists. two-tone Glasurit green the exterior was beyond, and the monster grille was super sick; but the engine compartment of this ’54 was simply breathtaking.

The fully custom Century uses a ZZ6 with a 700R drivetrain. The stack of eights is the icing on the cake.


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