Since its inception in 1978, the New Products area of the NSRA Nationals has showcased 4,797 new items, and this year's winners were judged by over 100 people from within the street rod industry. For 2013, there were 36 companies debuting 151 new items, and they were categorized into three retail price divisions: Best New Product Up to $200; $200 to $1,000; and $1,000 and Up. Another coveted prize for manufacturers from the event is the Best New Safety Award, and this year one product won both its price category and Best New Safety Award.
United Pacific Industries
Winner: Best Safety & Best New Product Under $200 category
In past years United Pacific Industries has won this category before, and they did it again with their 1970-72 Chevy/GMC truck mirrors with integral LED turn signal arrows. The arrows are seen only when activated, with left and right versions sold separately. Priced at $49.99.
Alumicraft Street Rod Grilles
Alumicraft Street Rod Grilles has been around for 25 years and built up an impressive lineup of grilles for most any street rod, and now they've included a sturdy, precision-machined grille for owners of the 1935 Chevy Master. Priced at $1,395.
Winner: Best New Product $1,000 and Up
Built in the United States for use with Ford's Coyote engine, this Eight Stack injection system combines the vintage look of a Weber 48IDA with modern EFI technology. The units use 48mm throttle bodies and 46-pound fuel injectors and, to enhance their impact, the units can be powdercoated or polished. Priced at $4,600.
Winner: Best New Product $200-$1,000
Classic Instruments' Esquire series of gauges will give the look of elegance to your ride with custom-machined aluminum bezels, glass lenses, laser-etched numerals on an acrylic ring, and bright white LED lighting. Priced at $815 and up.
Tanks Incorporated has addressed the Tri-Five crowd with their fuel tank that is fuel-injection ready. When used with Tanks' GPA series fuel pumps, this tank will support up to 1,000 hp. Looking like an OE part, this tank has EFI-style internal baffling and is made of coated galvanized steel. Priced at $210.
American Powertrain's new X-Factor transmission crossmember is an adjustable, universal-fit mount for any application needing between 26 and 32 inches. The crossmembers are made from T-6061 aluminum but the support ends are steel, and the powdercoated kit comes with Grade 8 hardware. Priced at $329.
Butch's Cool Stuff
This stainless steel tube grille is different because it follows the same curve as the nose of a 1949-51 Mercury. The end tubes are adjustable for a truly custom fit, and the tubes measure 1 inch in diameter. Priced at $1,295.
Lokar Performance Products
Have a multiple Stromberg 97 or Ford/Holley 94 carb system? Lokar has a stainless steel throttle/kickdown bracket that allows for the use of Lokar's throttle and kickdown cables. Priced at $43.95.
Available in a cast finish for both 1928-29 and 1930-31 Model A Ford roadsters and roadster pickups, these Hallock-style aluminum windshield frames will give your ride a distinctively traditional look. Priced at $1,200.
United Pacific Industries
Built using an equal (and in some areas greater) gauge than the original, United Pacific's 1932 Ford five-window is an extremely accurate all-steel reproduction. The bodies are coated with an electro deposit primer inside and out and come with all ash hardwood pre-installed. Options include open or filled roof, and with or without cowl vent. Firewall and dash sold separately. Priced at $20,999.
Southern Rod & Parts
Southern Rods & Parts now offers their own take on the classic 1940 Ford DeLuxe steering wheel, except resized to a 15-inch diameter for today's street rods and it will bolt to Flaming River columns and 1967 and up GM columns. Priced at $219.
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