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The 2011 Car Craft Summer Nationals

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The Competition

The QA1 autocross, the Mobil 1 Launch Box, and the Lucas Oil chassis dyno were open to all registered participants. It didn’t matter whether you were making more than 1,000 hp, like Wayne’s Elco, Andy Wickes and his crew would run your car and give you the good (or bad) news. Check out the footage on CarCraft.com.

The Pros

The Car Craft Pro Builder of the Year was the brainchild of our new publisher, Ed Zinke (Chicago native—Go Bears!). He sent invitations to the country’s top builders, and they answered the call, appearing at our show with their latest creations. The winner was selected not by us jaded staffers, but by public voting, both online and at the show in Pioneer’s display booth, who sponsored the event.

In attendance were:

  • Woody’s Hot Rodz
  • The Ring Brothers
  • The Roadster Shop
  • Schwartz Performance
  • Route 66 Motorsports
  • Rad Rides by Troy

The Seminars

A new feature this year was the Royal Purple DIY Garage. Reps from Tremec Transmissions, Pioneer, QA1, Miller Electric, Rust-Oleum, and Royal Purple gave seminars and answered questions about their product lines.

Child’s Play

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