Designers Dozen


On Thursday and Friday, our celebrity judges hand select approximately 100 cars to compete for one of 16 elite ‘designers dozen’ custom award , commemorative jacket and recognition. Criteria that the judges look for range from: Craftsmanship and creativity to eclectic quality and originality. When this competition began over 13 years ago, the judges selected 12 cars to receive the award, which gave us the wonderful name, ‘The Designers Dozen’. Since then, the number of cars competing has increased and due to the high caliber of innovative competitors, the judges have increased the number of awards to a total of 16!

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2019 Judges include:

Murray Pfaff – Pfaff Designs Detroit, MI
Hot rod designer and builder

Ken Fenical – Posies Hot Rods and Customs
Hummelstown, PA – Hot rod builder and legend

John Edwards – Dream Machines LTD Toronto, CA
Hot rod and custom car builder

Sydney Weaver – Weaver Customs, Sandy, UT
Hot rod and custom car builder

Rich Perez - RP Interiors
Horseheads, NY -

Randy Weaver - Weaver Customs

Reggie Tibbets - Albuquerque SuperNationals

Chris Ryan - Ryan’s Rod & Custom

Mark Giambalvo - Creative Rod & Kustom

Scroll down to see the 2019 Designer Dozen Winners

Adrian & Jackie Christian
Syracuse, NY

1970 Datson 2000

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Baldwins, NY

1915 Ford Model T

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Joe Trois
Avondale, PA

1932 Ford Cabriolet

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Marc Hansen/Borneman's
Pottstown, PA

1932 Ford 5 Window

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Richard Groen
Morris Plains, NJ

1963 English Ford, Cortina

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Pam & Jim Thompson
Saxonburg, PA

1953 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

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James Picarlo
Newton, NJ

1954 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

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Greg Norman
Woodbine, MD

1967 CHevrolet Nova

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Larry Vizcaino
Georgetown, TX

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Bill Rose
Syracuse, NY

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

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Bob Stahl
Hollidaysburg, PA

1975 AMC Pacer

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Rodney Updegrave
Tremont, PA

1949 Pontiac Tin Woodie

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Murray Kirkland
Walk Worthy, Ontario

1961 Pontiac Ventura

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Bob & Leanne Kleiner
Glendale, AZ

1954 Kaiser Manhattan 2 Door

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George Planchock
Pocono Summit, PA

1949 International Truck

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Jim Fowler
Mt Alton, PA

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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Ed Bubner
Hooverville, PA

1934 Ford 5 Window

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