NAPA Auto Parts awarded Marysville, Wash., resident Dave Forman a NAPA Trick Truck award at the Goodguys Custom Rod Association’s 20th Pacific Northwest Nationals this weekend in Puyallup, Wash., for his remodeled 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Truck. NAPA, the “official auto parts store” of the Goodguys Rod Custom Association, will present Trick Truck awards at 24 upcoming Goodguys events.
Forman completely rebuilt and refinished his truck with the help of Dale Vangemert, one of his employees. At Forman’s home garage, he and his employees often work on more than 10 cars and trucks at a time. The winning ’57 Cameo contains a hydraulic hood and bed along with an Alpine DVD/CD/GPS system. Additional body work included a 434 Stroker engine, fuel injected twin turbo, magnaflow 3" mufflers and a polished 4L80E transmission.
Vangemert, a Goodguys member for six years, said the value of the vehicle, without labor, is around $200,000. Forman and Vangemert spent roughly six years completing the truck, starting with the customized chassis.
The exterior sports dark gray body work with light gray strips along the rear, a gas cap as the right back blinker light and a molded front end with Makavel 19" rims on an IFS Torsion bar suspension. The interior features everything from custom door panels, electric seats and gauge inserts with auto meter gauges to finish off the look.
Forman received a $100 NAPA gift certificate for tools from the on-site NAPA Tool Equipment tent. He also received a NAPA hat, T-shirt and grease towel.