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The focus of the Del Mar Nationals, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last week, is and always has been elegantly styled street rods.

Jerry Magnuson’s “Magnatude” ’32 Muroc roadster earned The Street Rod d’Elegance crown. The sleek, stylish and oh-so elegant ’32 roadster was hand formed by Marcel and designed by Chip Foose.

Features include an LS-1 Chevy with a intercooled Magnacharger (of course!), Tremec 6 speed transmission w/ polished Kugel 9”, Kugel I.F.S & I.R.S., custom Kugel chassis, chopped Carson top, DuVall windshield, hidden headlights, custom dash by Magnuson, Jim Griffin upholstery, tunneled seats and countless other subtle tricks. The paint is two-tone butterscotch pearl with champagne metallic. In traditional So-Cal hot rod fashion, the car features one off Foose designed “bigs and


littles” – 17×7” in front and 20×10” out back wrapped in Scorpion Zero rubber.

The field of street rods gathered here in Del Mar was the finest crop seen in years. It was a national lineup featuring a 5-pack of gorgeous, elegant ‘pre ’49 machines.

Both Hetfield and Magsuson not only received a gorgeous billet aluminum award, but will also receive a custom toolbox from Snap-On Tools wrapped in vinyl featuring a portrait of their cars. The vehicles will join the star studded “Terrific 12” year-end display of all 2010 Goodguys major award winners at the 13th Southwest Nationals, November 19, 20 & 21 at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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