It seems everybody has resorted to hosting virtual car shows as COVID-19 hampers efforts to get out and about. The SEMA Show went to the virtual SEMA360 and plenty of places including the Petersen Museum have held “virtual” drive-ins. Recently the National Auto Body Council held their version “Rides for a Reason”.
The Rides for a Reason featured cars, trucks, and motorcycles judged through submitted photographs by some impressive judges, including the Ring Brothers, Dave Kindig, and Ray Everham.
The show featured nine categories and had some impressive rides to pick from. The entry fee proceeds went to the impressive charity works of the National Auto Body Council; assisting the needy, first responders, and efforts to eliminate distracted driving.
Let’s get to the picks- Check out the gallery below for more photos
A 1930 five window Ford coupe took the honors.
Hot Rods/Rat Rods and Customs
1941 Willys fits the bill to win in this category
Classics – 50′, 60’s and 70’s
Yes, that was the classic car time as proven by this 1973 Karmann Ghia.
Old School Muscle cars- 60’s and 70’s
This 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass looks perfect for this category. Ring Brothers must have had a hard choice to make.
Modern Muscle 80’s to current
A teacher from a tech college took the honors with his 2015 Mustang GT
How about a 2005 Avalanche for an unconventional decision.
Hard to argue with the 2007 Suzuki 450, Ricky Carmichael edition that is still mint and has never been ridden.
Well in a COVID-19 world why not have a wild card category, especially if this 2006 Charger took the honors?
This 2015 Mustang was a double winner with the black and candy apple red hues.
The nine finalists now vie for the Best of Show. Which one would you pick?
Photos courtesy NABC