Street Machine Of The Year
Every year at the Columbus Goodguys Nationals, the coveted RideTech Street Machine of the Year award is bestowed on the nicest Pro Touring car in the land. The field of competition was tough this year, with many stand-out competitors vying for the top honor. When the dust settled, Karen Leisinger's radical first-gen '67 Camaro, built by Lakeside Rods & Rides in Rockwell City, Iowa, took home the bacon.
Leisinger, a self-proclaimed first-gen Camaro lover, wanted a '67 Camaro that featured wicked performance while combining some of the design and style elements of the new '10 Camaro. Roger Burman and his Lakeside Rods crew did yeoman's work on the Hyper Orange PPG-colored Camaro, dropping in a 600hp LSX mill, Lakeside chassis with Detroit Speed components, and a lot of body mods, hence the car's nickname "Scar." This is the first major award Leisinger has won in hot rodding, but the fourth time Lakeside Rods & Rides has built a Goodguys Terrific 12 award winner.