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Mothers® 9th Annual Shine Award
Honoring Excellence in Vehicle Design
Presented to 1932 Ford B-400 “Deucenberg”
Built by Johnson's Hot Rod Shop

In what has become a car builder's highest honor at the aftermarket industry event of the year, a panel of expert judges spent more than two full days considering hundreds of exceptional rides for the 9th annual Mothers® Shine Award. Held at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, the Shine Award honors uncompromising excellence in vehicle design and is decided upon by an international panel of respected members of the automotive industry, seasoned hobbyists and past winners. Judging is based on overall appearance, attention to detail, integration of custom and stock elements, quality of paint finish, creative vision and execution of concept.

Mothers® Shine Award winner: 1934 Ford B-400 "Deucenberg" built by Alan Johnson

For 2009, the Mothers® Shine Award was presented to "Deucenberg," a beautiful 1932 Ford B-400 built by Alan Johnson at Johnson's Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden, AL, and owned by Doug Cooper of Oyster Bay Cove, NY. Paint on this rare convertible sedan is BASF bordeaux, interior was done by Paul Atkins Interiors and plating by John Wright Custom Chrome. Originally a personal project of Alan Johnson's, there are an estimated 16,000 hours put into the build. Powertrain features a LS6 mated to a Bowler 4-speed overdrive transmission. A one-off stack fuel-injection air cleaner is just one of the many unique features of the "Deucenberg." The heads were re-flowed and it also has one-off valve covers, a one-piece engine and oil pan, additional sheet metal includes a one-off skin for the engine and transmission. This 1932 Ford also won the 2009 Ridler Award, 2009 Goodguys Street Rod of the Year, and "Best Street Rod" at Shades of the Past 2009. Located in the Bilstein Booth #23665.

Left to right: "Deucenberg" owner Doug Cooper, Jim Holloway of Mothers® Polish, builder Alan Johnson

In addition to the Shine, eleven Mothers® Choice Award trophies were presented to runners-up which excelled in their respective category:

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 1960 Peterbilt Model 351 "Pissed-Off-Pete" built by Randy Grubb

1960 Peterbilt Model 351, known as "Pissed-Off Pete," owned and built by Blastolene Brothers member and artist Randy Grubb of Grants Pass, OR. Features a unique aluminum finish. 3,000 man hours to build over 15 months. Powered by a Detroit Diesel 12V-71 two-stroke diesel, it is supercharged with two 671 blowers producing almost 500 hp and 1000 ft-lbs of torque. Power is transferred to an Allison 740 4-speed automatic and a Rockwell differential. Originally a semi-truck designed for hauling 80,000 pounds, it now weighs 7,800 lbs and gets 15 mpg. Super Signals are on the rear. Located in the Parking Lot Studio.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 2010 Pagani Zonda R

2010 Pagani Zonda R owned and built by Horatio Pagani of Pagani Automobili S.p.A. in Modena, Italy. Structure consists of central carbon-titanium chassis with the engine as a stressed member between chrome-moly front and rear space frames. Exterior styling sports dry carbon body work. A Mercedes V-12 by AMG provides 701 hp-per-ton to this mid-engined rear-drive two-seater which wears Pirelli P Zero tires. The Zonda R accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 2.7 seconds. Located in the Pirelli Booth #41027.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 2010 Lingenfelter T/A Concept

2010 Lingenfelter T/A Concept owned and built by Ken Lingenfelter and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Decatur, IN. This Camaro with custom-molded body styling emulates the muscle-heavy cars from the '70s. Trans Am-inspired, it features a White Diamond finish with blue center stripe, and a 455 CI LSX RHS aluminum block providing 655 hp to a 6-speed gearbox. Custom classic interior fully outfitted to resemble a 70-1/2 Trans Am and complement the exterior. Lingenfelter badges, custom honeycomb wheels, and custom Corsa stainless exhaust are finishing touches. Located in the Nitto Tire Booth #46115.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 2010 Scion tC built by Cartel Customs

2010 Scion tC built by Cartel Customs for Scion. This custom tC features a TRD Supercharger kit, side exit exhaust, full air bag system with relocated suspension points and 22" x 8" Cartel-designed billet wheels wearing Toyo Proxes 4 tires. A three-inch roof chop and custom metal fabrication are covered in a pearl white base with a two-tone finish. Alpine audio and embossed upholstery complement the interior. Located in the Scion Booth #20703.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 2006 Ford F-750 Luxury 4x4 built by Dunkel Industries

2006 Ford F-750 Luxury 4x4 owned and built by Peter & Daniel Dunkel of Dunkel Industries, La Mirada, CA. Paint is PPG Ford black. Engine has a Cat 300-horsepower turbo upgrade, and is mated to an Allison 3000 6-speed transmission and Fabco military-grade 4x4 system. It has a 266-inch wheelbase, its cab is widened 22 inches and lengthened 104 inches, and the bed is large enough to carry a full-size car. The interior fits 10 passengers, is able to sleep six, and also features hand-laminated cabinetry, twin refrigerators, microwave, cooktop, shower and toilet. Located in the Parking Lot Studio.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 built by BTB Products Inc.

1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 owned by Richard Remington of Wooster, OH, and built by Brian Schreiber of BTB Products Inc., Las Vegas, NV. The four-year build was painted in DuPont Audi Brilliant Red by B&R Custom, Henderson, NV. Powertrain is a 6.2L GM Escalade engine with GM 4L80E transmission and Dana high-pinion axles. Power is transferred with an Advanced Adapter Atlas 2-speed case and ARB Air Locker. Also features a suspension by BTB Products and climate control by Vintage Air. Powder coating done by Ram Proline. Upholstery was stitched by Jim's Customs. Located near the North Entrance.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 1932 Ford Sedan "Hemi-Rod" built by Pinkee's Rod Shop

1932 Ford Sedan "Hemi-Rod" owned by Don Smith, Mansfield, TX, and built by Pinkee's Rod Shop, Windsor, CO. Wearing PPG Candy Green paint, the build time was two years. Features a 392 Chrysler Hemi, TKO 600 transmission and a Winters quick-change rear end. Custom Halibrand-style 18-inch wheels by Mike Curtis are on all four corners. Mechanicals include cantilever brakes with hydraulics in the glove box and a 1.5-inch Schroeder steering gear box. Body has been shortened, has a wedge-chop to the floor, and is sitting on a new Pinkee's sectioned chassis. Metal treatment is natural nickel stainless. Interior features aluminum frame with brown leather trim, billet dash, custom steering wheel, and custom billet window slides. Billet components were created by Mike Curtis. The "Hemi-Rod" was also a top five finalist for Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year, and won the Mothers® Pick, beating out the competition among 12 Goodguys National events in 2009. Located in the Parking Lot Studio.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS built by Lakeside Rods & Rides

1962 Chevrolet Impala SS owned by Florinda Hoppe of Sioux Center, IA, this Impala SS was built by Lakeside Rods & Rides of Rockwell City, IA, and was a gift from husband Doug Hoppe. Florinda is a cancer survivor and feels "touched by an angel," thus reflecting the car's theme. Painted with DuPont by Roger Burman of Lakeside Rods & Rides, and upholstered by Paul Atkins Interiors, it features a GM LS2 motor and GM 4L60E transmission. Sherm's Custom Plating and B&B Fabrications also contributed to the one-year build. The Hoppes won a Mothers® Choice Award in 2007 with their 1935 Ford 3-Window, and also brought home the Shine Award in 2006 with their 1967 Mustang "Reactor." Located outside the North Entrance.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 2010 Devon GTX

2010 Devon GTX built by Devon Motor Works, the powertrain features a V-10 deep skirted aluminum block producing 650 hp, and is mated to a 6-speed Tremec transmission. The creation of the vehicle has been a longtime dream for Scott Devon. Build time for these limited production vehicles is two months. The Devon GTX weighs 3,000 pounds and holds the record for the fastest production car to lap Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Located in the HRE Wheels Booth #41019.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi built by Delaney Auto Design

1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi owned and built by Matt Delaney of Delaney Auto Design, Shreveport, LA. Painted in QQ1 Blue, build time was one year. Powertrain features a 426 Street Hemi with 425 hp and 425 ft-lbs of torque, mated to an 833 4-speed transmission and Dana 3.54:1 Track Pack rear. Located in the Mopar Booth #43127.

Mothers® Choice Award winner: 1964 Ford Fairlane "Afterburner" built by Ringbrothers

1964 Ford Fairlane "Afterburner" was built by Ringbrothers for Kenneth Smith of S&S Cycle. Powertrain features a Roush 427 IR crate engine, Bowler AODE automatic transmission and Flowmaster exhaust, running on Forgeline 3-piece wheels. The 20-month build includes a 1-inch roof chop, covered in Afterburner Red BASF RM Diamont paint. Bodywork also includes carbon fiber hood, front and rear bumpers, side air intakes and deck lid spoiler. Machined from 6061 aluminum are tail lamps, gas cap, shock tower supports, export brace and valve covers. Custom touch pad door handles get you to the interior upholstered by Unlimited. Located in the BASF Booth #21442.

The Mothers® Shine Award was founded in 2001 by Mothers® Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners, and has become the most prestigious honor bestowed at the premier event of the automotive aftermarket industry known as the SEMA Show. The 2009 Shine Award presentation took place at 4:00 p.m. on November 4th in the Mothers® Tech Center, Booth #22369, adjacent to the Mothers® Polish SEMA Booth #22463, in Central Hall. The Shine Award trophy is forged in bronze by renowned automotive sculptor Steve Posson.

All vehicles exhibited in booths at the beginning of the 2009 SEMA Show, November 3-6, were automatically judged. For vehicles displayed in open spaces, entry details were available at the Mothers® Big Rig in the outside display area adjacent to Central and North halls, from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning of the SEMA Show.

Previous winners of the prestigious Shine Award are:

2008: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro "RaZoR" - Owner, Erv Woller; Builder, Ringbrothers
2007: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air "ShowLow" - Owners, Dennis & Barb McClendon; Builders, Dennis McClendon, Rich Thayer, Bryan Butler and Denny John
2006: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback "Reactor" - Owner, Doug Hoppe, Sr.; Builder, Ringbrothers
2005: 1937 Ford Convertible "Chocolate Thunder" - Owners, Craig & Kathy Sommerfeld; Builder, Rad Rides by Troy
2004: 1934 Chevrolet Phantom Sedan "The Instigator" - Owners, Paige & Richard Udell; Builder, Mike Rutter, Rutterz Rodz
2003: 1934 Mercury Coupe "Stallion" - Owner, Ron Whiteside; Builder, Chip Foose, Foose Design
2002: 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne "Chicayne" - Owner, Glenn Grozich; Builder, Rad Rides by Troy
2001: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad "NewMad" - Owner, Dave Hall; Builder, Steve's Auto Restorations

A full background on the Mothers® Shine Award is available online at

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