2019 Mothers Shine Awards Presented at the SEMA Show

By SEMA Editors

“Reflection,” a ’65 Chevrolet Chevelle, owned by Sonny and Debbie Freeman of Lafayette, Louisiana, is the winner of the 2019 Mothers Shine Award.
Mothers Shine Award Winners
From left: Dennis Holloway of Mothers, Sherry Goldman, Talbert Goldman and Mike Goldman of Mike Goldman Customs, owners Debbie Freeman and Sonny Freeman, and Jim Holloway of Mothers.

The prestigious Mothers Shine Award celebrates the finest examples of customized specialty vehicles and the builders behind their creations.

Aftermarket industry veteran and Shine Award judge, John Naderi, returned to host the ceremony for 2019, which was held in the Mothers booth at this year’s SEMA Show. After reviewing the entire field of custom-crafted vehicles, the judges awarded the 2019 Shine Award to “Reflection,” a ’65 Chevrolet Chevelle, owned by Sonny and Debbie Freeman of Lafayette, Louisiana, and built by Mike Goldman Customs in Meridian, Mississippi.

In addition to the Shine Award, nine Mothers Choice Award trophies were also presented to the following:

’72 Datsun 240Z

  • Owner: Shawn Bassett, Apopka, Florida
    Builder: Shawn Bassett, Apopka, Florida
    Location: Holley booth

’62 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup “The Chevrolet E-10 Concept”

  • Owner: General Motors, Detroit, Michigan
  • Builder: General Motors, Detroit, Michigan
  • Location: Chevrolet booth

’69 Chevrolet Camaro “Valkyrja”

  • Owner: Undisclosed
  • Builder: Ringbrothers, Spring Green, Wisconsin
  • Location: BASF booth

’66 Datsun Fairlady 1600 Roadster

  • Owner: Chris Bishop, Richmond, Virginia
  • Builder: Japanese Classics, Richmond, Virginia
  • Location: Fortune Auto booth

’65 M677 Jeep Forward Control Truck

  • Owner: Roy Wallace, San Jacinto, California
  • Builder: Rock Solid Off Road, San Jacinto, California
  • Location: Truck Hero booth

’48 GMC Half-Ton Pickup

  • Owner: Dave Jones, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Builder: Dave Kindig, Kindig-it Design, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Location: Borla booth

’36 Ford Roadster

  • Owner: George Poteet, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Builder: Pinkee’s Rod Shop, Windsor, Colorado
  • Location: Absorber booth

’32 Ford Tudor “5th Avenue Special”

  • Owner: Nathan Powell, Columbiana, Alabama
  • Builder: Goolsby Customs, Hueytown, Alabama
  • Location: Lokar booth

’72 Chevrolet K50 Blazer “The Bulldog”

Owner: Randall Robertson, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Builder: Rtech Fabrications, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Location: Toyo Tire booth