STREET MACHINE OF THE YEAR
tThe 2016 Street Machine of the Year Award went to Tim and Cici Spencer of Birningham, AL for their 1969 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback. The build was completed by Jonathan Goolsby and the build team at Goolsby Customs in Bessemer, AL over the course of two years. The couple bought the mustang knowing they wanted to build it one day. In addition to the SMOY Award, their Fastback also won the Shine Award at SEMA 2015, a Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design as part of the Ford Corporate Design Awards as well as a top three finish in the Glasurit Best Paint Awards.
The Goolsby team radically modified the exterior with numerous subtly placed alterations including handmade front and rear valances, ground effects, shaved drip rails, tucked bumpers and custom exhaust tips. The silver metallic finish is a custom-mixed Glasurit laid under a clear topcoat with a combination of brushed and bright chrome plating by Advanced Plating of Nashville, TN. The badging and side vents are all CNC machined and the taillights feature 3D printed lenses from Greening Auto Co.
The drivetrain consists of a 5.0 Coyote engine with a Getrag 6-speed transmission with a heavily modified Detroit Speed chassis up front and out back and Baer brakes and JRI shocks. A custom leather upholstery from M&M Hot Rod Interiors finishes off the interior.