Shine Award Winner
Fairlane Also Won Ridler in 2011
Larry Jewett - November 09, 2011 09:47 AM
In what has become a car builder's highest honor at the aftermarket industry event of the year, hundreds of exceptional rides were considered for the 11th annual Mothers® Shine Award. Held at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Shine Award honors uncompromising excellence in vehicle design. The winner is decided upon by an international panel of respected members of the automotive industry, including journalists, seasoned hobbyists and past winners. Judging is based on overall appearance, fit and finish, attention to detail, integration of custom and stock elements, creative vision and execution of concept.
The 2011 Shine Award was presented to Bruce and Judy Ricks of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, for their 1956 Ford convertible "Suncammer." This beautiful build is named for its 1967 Ford 427 cubic-inch SOHC engine under the hood. It features countless details including fully tuned suspension and a modification to every body panel. Built by Steve Cook Creations, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, over a period of more than five years, the "Suncammer" is located in Meguiar's booth #22643. This car won the 2011 Ridler Award.
In addition to the Shine, eleven Mothers® Choice Award trophies were also presented:
2011 Ford Mustang "Last Ride"
Owner: Sal Valdez, Corona, CA
Builder: Matt Bernal, lead designer and builder, owner of Bernal Auto Style, Orange County, CA
2012 Cadillac CTS-V
Owner/Builder/location: James Gill, D3 Group, Signal Hill, CA
1939 Buick Special
Builder: Dave Kindig, Kindig-it, Salt Lake City, UT
Owner: Harold Wiley, Salt Lake City, UT
1944 Mack Fire Truck
Owner: Roger ad Rhonda Brown, and sons Aaron Payne and Adam Payne
Builder: Precisions Designs, Henderson, CO
1962 Chevrolet Corvette
Owner: Bruce Milyard, Grand Junction, CO
Builder: John Martin, Johnny's Rod Shop, Alamosa, CO
1973 Pontiac Trans Am
Owner: SW, Austin, TX
Builder: Detroit Speed, Mooresville, NC
1969 Plymouth Barracuda "Blowfish"
Owner: George Poteet, Nashville, TN
Builder: Rad Rides by Troy, Manteno, IL
1963 Chevrolet Impala "El Rey"
Owner/Builder: Albert De Alba, Mario's Autoworks, Montclair, CA and Calblast, Upland, CA
1967 Chevrolet Nova "Innovator"
Owner: Alex Covington, Clover, SC
Builder: Roadster Shop, Mundelein, IL
1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Owners: Phil and Deb Becker, Dwight, IL
Builder: Fast Lane Rod Shop, Donahue, IA
1959 Imperial Speedster
Owner/Builder: Pfaff Designs, Royal Oak, MI