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PRESS/AWARDS

Press/Awards

Phoenix in the News
For over 25 years, Glenn Smith’s work and that of the Phoenix team has been making news in national trade and consumer car magazines such as Road & Track, the prestigious Robb Report, and in local and regional newspapers. Special interest and collector magazines, read widely by hot rod and custom and classic car enthusiasts, have been taking notice of our handiwork and with good reason. 
"Grand Ruby" 1957 Chevy
2013--Phoenix Rod & Custom Classic Car Entry Wins “Best Custom Car” Award at Northeast Rod & Custom Car Show in Philadelphia

Fully Customized “Grand Ruby” 1957 Chevy, a Four-Time Winner, Beats Competitors from Country's Top Auto Show
1932 Ford Coupe
2013--Phoenix Rod & Custom Classic Car Entry Takes Four Honors, including Best in Class, at 2013 World of Wheels Car Show In Chicago

Fully Restored and Customized 1932 Ford Coupe Takes Top Placements among 700 Competitors at Prestigious Custom Auto Show
1953 Monte Carlo
2015--1st in Class Packard Monte Farlo, Florida
1957 Chevy
2015--Best of Show, Best Chevy 1955-1957, Donaldson's Classic Car Show
1971 Baracuda
2015--Best Mopar, Birchwood Manor
1929 DeSoto
2009--Warren Reporter for County Cup Award. 1929 DeSoto
takes first place in Classic Car Show presented by 
Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau
1957 Chevy
2008--Builder's Showcase in Louisville, KY – Street Scene
Magazine, and featured at the Specialty Equipment
Market Association (SEMA) Show in House of Kolor
Showcase, Las Vegas

1957 Chevy
2007--Street Scene and National Street Rod Association
(NSRA). Featured in the prestigious Builder's Showcase
section in lobby of Louisville, KY show
1934 Ford
2007--Street Scene Safety Rep's Pick
1932 Ford
2005--DuPont Refinisher News
Painting of 1948 Delahaye
1990--Road and Track
Cars include 1937 Deusenberg made for Mae West and a Bentley made for King Farouk of Egypt, both done by Glenn under his previous employ
1987--Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, “Cars of Yesterday Purr
Like New”
Award-Winning Custom Automobiles
Our work gets huge applause from the cars’ owners; also rave reviews by the press, auto show attendees and judges throughout the United States. The custom classic cars and hot rods we exhibit at major automobile shows have won Best in Class and Best in Show among fields of strong competitors. 

Owner Glenn Smith has been recognized throughout his career for his artistry, designs and craftsmanship and his professional team members are no exception. Phoenix Rod & Custom's entries have been recognized by The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), Classic Car Club of America (CCCA), the Detroit AutoRama, the Cavalcade of Customs, the Concours d'Elegance at Meadow Brook, The National Street Rod Association (NSRA), and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

Here is a sample of some of the national recognition achieved by vehicles that have been designed, customized or restored by Phoenix:
Best in its Class at Detroit AutoRama Show
1932 Ford
Squire's Cup Contender at the Cincinnati, OH, Cavalcade of Customs Show; First Place in its Class, Best Interior
1937 Ford
Placed First at the Warren County Convention Classic Car Show; awarded the County Cup
1929 DeSoto
Second Place for People's Choice and “Best in Show” at the 2009 Orange County Chopper's (OCC) Memorial Show in Newburgh, NY. Best in its Class, Best Engine Compartment, Best Paint, and Best Custom Car at the 2009 Chicago “World of Wheels” Show
1957 Chevy “Grand Ruby”
Second Place for Best in Show and Best Engine at the 2009 Orange County Chopper (OCC) Memorial Show in Newburgh, NY
1934 Chevy 
Won at Detroit AutoRama for Best in its Class, Best Engine Compartment, Best Paint, and Best Custom Car
1957 Chevy “Grand Ruby”
Won at Syracuse car show for Best Paint (three thousand cars)
1931 Ford 
Won third place at the Detroit AutoRama in the Radical Custom Class for years 1935 to 1948 in March, 2007.  This car also won the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Safety Inspector's Choice in York, PA in June, 2007
1937 Ford
At the Syracuse Nationals of 2007, the Designer's Dozen Pro's Awards selected this car from over 3,000 cars and included the car in the 100 Designer Vehicles Nominee's Selection
1931 Ford 
Received Judge's Choice Award at Blues Cruise in Knowlton, NJ, and won Best Hot Rod at M&M's Memorial Madness Show in 2007. First Place for Best Hot Rod at the Frenchtown Day and Brodheadsville, PA Shows
1929 DeSoto
Winner of the 2006 Street Rod Award at the Mid Atlantic Rod and Custom Show in Fort Washington, PA
1932 Ford Hot Rod
Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Junior and Senior Awards
1957 Cadillac
Nominated for 2004 National Award
1957 Cadillac
Best of Show in Ayer's Chevy Show
 1931 Model A Coupe
York, PA Top Ten, Rhinebeck Awesome A, and Macungie Pro's Pick, in Macungie, PA
1931 Model A Ford Sedan
Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Junior
and Senior Awards
1958 Cadillac
Corvette's Award at 2000 Carlisle, PA show –Runner-up Best Paint
1966 Corvette
Won 1990 Meadow Brook, Detroit; Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Junior, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Best of Show, and Best Maserati
1962 Maserati
Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Junior, Senior, and Grand National Awards; Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Junior (97 pts.), Senior (99½ pts.), and Premier (100 pts.); Pebble Beach Winner
1948 Delahaye
Featured Picks in Print
Our vehicles have also been recognized for their unique custom paint jobs and creative use of color by being featured in calendars that celebrate custom vehicles.
2014--Axalta Innovation Unleashed Calendar
1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe aka Victoria's Deucenberg
2010--House of Kolor Challenger Grand Prize Winner 2010
1957 Chevy Hardtop
2006--DuPont Top Gun Calendar First Prize Winner
1932 Ford Roadster
2006--DuPont Top Gun Calendar
1932 Three-Window Ford Coupe
2006--House of Kolor Calendar
1931 Ford
2004--DuPont Top Gun Calendar
2000 Acura
2002--DuPont Calendar First Prize Winner
1994 Honda Accord
2001--York, PA Top Ten, DuPont 2001 Top Gun Calendar,
Rhinebeck Awesome A, and Macungie Pro's Pick
1931 Model A Ford Sedan
2001--DuPont First Prize Winner Calendar
1948 Delahaye
1999--DuPont Top Gun Calendar
1937 Packard Darrin
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