Supervisor - Reggie Tibbets: Reggie has owned and built over 150 vehicles over the years to include Street Rods, Trucks, Mustangs, Corvettes, Chevelles, Novas and VW's. Being a tradesman in the early days, Reggie was trained in welding, woodworking and millwright work which gave him the skills to fabricate and use almost any type of equipment and materials on the cars he built. Reggie has stayed heavily involved in building classic and custom cars, and has judged or managed over 33 automotive events each year for over 30 years all over the Nation. He is the co-owner of a nationally recognized event, thesupernationals.com in Albuquerque New Mexico celebrating its 25 anniversary. He has officiated for Super Chevy Magazine, the International Show Car Association (ISCA) and the National Rod & Custom Association (NRCA), Hot August Nights, as well as many independent events.
Steve Mank: Steve has been working on cars since he was 15/16 years of age inheriting his love of car building from his father. Steve had the honor to be involved in building, transporting, and showing all the GREAT TV cars such as General Lee, Knight Rider, A-Team, & Others. Steve recently joined as the co-host of Spike TV's MuscleCar, owned by RTM Productions, the Power-Block home to many Great Automotive shows. Along with MuscleCar, Steve was a builder on "Search & Restore" TV Show with Tim Strange. Steve has judged I.S.C.A. and Super Chevy shows up until the early 2000's and continues to judge several shows nationwide for many different associations today.
Eddie Potestio: Of Eddie's Rods and Customs, first got into creating custom interiors right out of high school and shortly after learned how to build a car from the ground up, including design, mechanical, metal fabrication, paint, and various other related skills along the way. Fast forward to today, and Eddie has a thirty-five year storied career of building hundreds of customs, hot rods, show cars and race cars. During that time, Eddie's work has been featured in over fifty magazine articles, hundreds of car shows, and 12 showings at SEMA. Eddie has judged the prestigious Creme de la Chrome car show in Denver for twenty years, with nineteen of those as head judge. Along with being on the TV show "Search and Restore", he was recently awarded Builder of the Year at the Supernationals Auto Show in Albuquerque NM.
Tayna Northrup Mank: Tayna was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been a car girl most of her life. She started working on and building her own cars as soon as she got her first ride, a 1976 Chevy short wide pickup at age 16. From there her parents got her a 1953 Chevy pickup, Elmer, for high school graduation. This truck was her start in what would become a lifelong passion of showing, and also involvement in building championship show cars. She also has been involved in judging show cars all over the United States.
Ray Burk: Ray has been building cars, judging carshows with Reggie for twenty years. He worked for Showcars Inc. for many years transporting, showing and repairing many hotrods along with TV and movie cars. Ray continues to show and build cars to this day at his shop as well as Reggie's.
We would like to congratulate our 2017 Best Of's award winners!
We would like to congratulate our 2017 award winners!