Achievements and Awards

Over the years, Troy and the Rad Rides team have acquired a long list of presitgious awards.

Achievement History

Troy Trepanier and Rad Rides have received top honors in the Racing and Show Car world over the years. Many awards and features have been given to the shop from some of the most well known and respected organizations in the business. We are humbled to share these achievements with you and can't wait until you see what's next.

2017

  • 1987 Camaro

    Hot Rod Magazine May Issue
  • 1929 Ford Tudor Sedan

    Street Rodder Magazine feature May 2017

    Hot Rod Magazine feature Sept. 2017

2016

  • 1940 Oldsmobile

    2016 GNRS Debute Stitch of Excellance Award

    2016 GoodGuys Pro's Pick

  • 1966 Belvedere

    2016 World of Wheels Pittsburgh

    • 1st Place in Class
    • Outstanding Engineered
    • Outstanding Paint
    • Casi Cup

    2016 Detroit Autorama

    • 1st Place in Class
    • Outstanding Competition

    Hot Rod Magazine feature May 2016

  • 1940 Oldsmobile

    2016 Street Rodder Magazine Triple Crown Award

2015

  • Troy Trepanier

    2015 Inducted in to the Grand National Roadster Show Hall Of Fame
  • 1959 Sedan Delivery

    2015 SEMA GM Design Award
  • 1971 Barracuda

    2015 Debute SEMA Glasurit Paint Award
  • 1966 Belvedere

    2015 Mother's Shine Award

2014

  • 1935 Ford Phaeton “Black Bowtie”

    2014 Pomona CA GNRS, America’s Most Beautiful Roadster

    2014 GoodGuys Street Rod d’ Elegance Award

    2014 Hot August Nights 2nd Runner up Barrett Jackson Cup

  • Rad Rides By Troy

    2014 Detroit Autorama “Builder Of The Year”

  • Mariani Streamliner

    2014 SEMA Mothers Choice Award Excellence in Automotive Design

2013

  • 1969 Torino “GPT Special”

    SEMA Best Paint

    Hot August Nights Barrett Jackson Cup Winner

    GoodGuys Street Machine of the Year

    2013 Detroit Autorama Best Overall Street Machine

  • 1958 Vette

    2013 Detroit Autorama - Best In Class

  • 1956 Buick “Nailed”

    2013 Detroit Autorama , Detroit MI

    Debut Great 8 Finalist

    GoodGuys 2013 Custom Hotrod of the Year

  • Rad Rides By Troy

    Feature and Cover 25 Years of Troy Trepanier’s Raddest Rides

    Hot Rod Magazine

2012

  • 1954 Buick

    2012 GNRS, Pomona, CA

    • Outstanding Paint
    • Outstanding Engine
    • Outstanding Interior
    • Outstanding Display
    • Outstanding Overall Full Radical Hand Built Custom
    • Best of Class

    2012 Detroit Autorama - MI

    • Semi-Hard Top Best Of Class
    • Best Custom of the Show

    2012 Salt Lake City - UT

    • Full Hard Top Best Of Class
    • Best Custom
    • Best Chrome
    • Best Display
  • 1934 Roadster Mariani

    2012 Bonneville Salt Flats World Finals Record Holder

    • 214.202 mph in the E/STR Class

    2012 Bonneville Salt Flats World Finals Record Holder

    • 216.404 mph in the E/GR Class

    2012 SEMA / Mother’s Choice Award Excellence in Automotive Design

  • 1958 Vette

    2012 SEMA debut / Winner 2012 SEMA GM Design Award

2011

  • Notorious - ’70 Nova

    2011 GRNS, Pomona, CA

    Best Pro-Touring Award

    Best Street Machine Comp

  • Passion - ’56 Chrysler

    2011 Daryl Starbird’s Rod and Custom Show, Tulsa, OK

    Run For The Gold Grand Champion $20,000.00

    2011 Chicago World of Wheels

    • Legend Cup Winner
    • Best of Show
    • Outstanding Engine-Custom
    • Outstanding Full/Radical/Hand Built Custom
    • Outstanding Interior Custom
    • Outstanding Engineered
    • Outstanding Paint
    • Outstanding Display
  • 1951 Chevy PickUp

    2011 Chicago World of Wheels

    • Outstanding Interior-Truck
    • Outstanding Non-Electrical Display
    • Outstanding Truck
    • Best in Class
  • Blowfish - '69 Cuda

    2011 Bonneville Salt Flats Record Holder

    307 mph in the B/BBFCC Class.

2010

  • 1932 Ford Miller Hauler

    2010 GNRS, Pomona, CA

    2010 AMBR Outstanding Class

    Sweepstake Award Truck

    Blackie Geijan Award of Excellence

    2010 Detroit Autorama

    • 1st Place in Class Altered Rod
    • 1st Place in Class
    • Outstanding use of Paint and Color
    • Outstanding Detail
    • Outstanding Display

    2010 Truck of the Year-Early Winner - Goodguys

  • Passion - ’56 Chrysler

    2010 GNRS, Pomona, CA

    2010 AMBR Outstanding Class Award

    Sweepstake Award Custom

    Chip Foose Design Excellence Award

  • Rad Rides By Troy

    2010 Shop Feature on cover of Hot Rod magazine
  • Blowfish - ’69 Cuda

    2010 Bonneville Salt Flats Record Holder

    272 mph in The B/BGCC Class.

2009

  • Summernats, AU

    2009 Celebrity Guest

    22nd Annual Summernats Festival

    Canbera, Austrailia

  • Hershey, PA

    2009 Celebrity Speaker AACA Museum

  • Passion - ’56 Chrysler 300B

    2009 Detroit Autorama

    • 1st Place Full Hardtop
    • Casi Cup Award Winner
    • Best Custom

    2009 Featured in Hot Rod magazine

  • Notorious - ’70 Nova

    2009 Detroit Autorama

    • Outstanding Engineered
    • Outstanding Engine
    • Outstanding Interior
    • Outstanding Street Machine

    2nd Place Pro-Touring 55 to Current

    2009 Featured in Popular Hot Rodding magazine

  • Blowfish - '69 Cuda

    2009 Bonneville Salt Flats Record Holder

    • 292 in the CBFCC Class

2006-2007

  • Grand National Roadster Show

    2007 “Builder of the Year”
  • Vision - ‘40 Ford

    2008 Featured in Street Rodder magazine

    2008 Goodguys “Pros Pick” - Columbus, Ohio

  • Notorious - ’70 Nova

    2008 Goodguys “Street Machine of the Year” finalist

    2008 Goodguys “Muscle Machine of the year”

  • Woodward Dream Cruise

    2008 1st Grand Marshal

  • Blowfish - '69 Barracuda

    Speed Capitol Of The World: Bonneville

    2008 Rad Rides featured on Discovery Channel

1999 - 2005

  • Bisquick - '61 Chevy Biscayne

    1999 Super Rod magazine cover

  • Quadradeuce - '32 Ford 4WD

    1999 Goodguys Street Rod of the Year finalist

  • Chicayne - '52 Chevy Biscayne

    2002 Goodguys Street Machine of the Year

    Mothers Shine Award

    GM Engineering Award

  • Al's Long Bed - '70 Chevy Pickup

    2003 Goodguys Truck of the Year finalist

    Cover of Custom Classic Trucks

  • Ritzow's 32 - '32 Ford Convertible

    2004 Goodguys "Street Rod of the Year”

    One of Ford’s “75 Most Significant Roadsters”

  • Chocolate Thunder - '37 Ford Convertible

    2004 Mothers Shine Award

  • Fastforward Fastback - '67 Mustang

    2004 Rides TV episode

    Hot Rod Magazine Feature

    eBay auction for charity

  • Sickfish - '70 Barracuda

    2005 Rides TV episode

1990 - 1998

  • Pro Box - ‘60 Chevy Bel Air

    1990 Hot Rod magazine “Car of the Year”

    Hot Rod magazine cover

    Car Craft magazine cover

  • Bumongous - '50 Buick Sedanette

    1992 Hot Rod magazine “Car of the Year”

    Car Craft magazine cover

  • Rumbler - '60 Rambler American Wagon

    1994 Hot Rod magazine “Top Ten”

    Goodguys “Custom Rod of the Year” finalist

  • Predator - '39 Chevy Coupe

    1995 Hot Rod magazine “Top Ten”

    Goodguys “Street Rod of the Year”

  • Sniper - '54 Plymouth

    1997 Hot Rod magazine cover

    Goodguys “Custom Rod of the Year”

    Rod & Custom magazine cover

     Featured in Fifty Years of Hot Rodding

     Hot Rod Magazine “Top Ten of All Time”

  • Intruder - '57 Ford Wagon

    1998 Goodguys “Custom Rod of the Year”

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Manteno, IL 60950

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Rad Rides by Troy was established in 1995 as a father and son business that has grown to become one of America’s top automotive shops over the past 18 years.

Along the way Troy Trepanier has become a team builder.  From the close-knit pack of fabricators, mechanics, painters and machinists that make up the company… to the essential partnerships he has forged with some of the industry’s leading suppliers.

Today, Rad Rides by Troy is one of the most well known and respected names in the business.

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