As far as street rods go, 2010 will be remembered as the year of the Magnatude sweep, now that Jerry Magnuson’s custom-built roadster took all three of the major street rod awards handed out by Goodguys this year, becoming the first street rod ever to accomplish that feat.
Over the weekend, Magnatude won the America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod award at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, California, adding to the hardware it already took earlier this year from winning the Street Rod d’Elegance in April at the Del Mar Nationals and the Street Rod of the Year in July in Columbus, Ohio.
Magnuson had Chip Foose design Magnatude’s body, then trusted Marcel DeLay to build it. The car features a Magnacharged LS1 Chevrolet V-8, Tremec six-speed manual transmission, and Kugel front and rear independent suspensions on a custom Kugel chassis.
Magnatude beat out the 1937 Ford of Brent Scheider, the 1939 Ford of Cindy Warn, the 1939 La Salle of Bill West, and the 1937 Ford of John Delahunt to win this year’s America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod title.