Since 2012, Steele Rubber Products has sponsored the Master Builder Award at the World of Wheels / AutoRama / Cavalcade of Customs show car series. During the 2018-2019 season AutoRama traveled to 14 different locations across 12 states and 2 countries choosing a winner at each stop.
The Master Builder Award is given to one outstanding vehicle built with little or no professional help. The winners are true car guys and this is their hobby. They spend years working on these vehicles in their garage on nights and weekends and that’s exactly how Steele Rubber Products was founded; by a car guy who was working on his car and couldn’t find parts for it, so he made his own.
We are proud to sponsor this award to reward those who support the industry and recognize their craftsmanship and contribution to the hobby.
Congratulations to all of this years Master Builder Award winners!
2019 Houston World of Wheels
1967 El Camino – Jimmy Stewart of Seguin, TX
2019 Cincinnati Cavalacade of Customs
1941 Dodge Military Truck – Kevin Foust, Farmersville, OH
2019 Pittsburgh World of Wheels
1955 Chevy 3100 – Ted Wierzbicki
2019 Indianapolis World of Wheels
1955 Chevy 3100 – Brian Vaughn
2019 Dallas AutoRama
1971 Chevelle SS – Kameran Miller
2019 Calgary World of Wheels
1966 Mustang – Bruce Schellenberg
2019 Kansas City World of Wheels
1941 Ford Pickup – Gregory Robinson, Bonner Springs, KS
2019 Milwaukee World of Wheels
Altered Street Coupe – Gary Mahnke, Greenfield, WI
2019 Detroit AutoRama
1932 Ford – Gary Zaborowski, Riverview, MI
2019 Chicago World of Wheels
1926 Model T – Al Bendotti, Monee, IL
2019 Omaha World of Wheels
Wilks Radical Show Rod – Kevin Wilkinson, Grand Island, NE
2019 Salt Lake City AutoRama
1933 Ford Coupe – Paul & Paula Martin, Salina, Utah
2019 Boston World of Wheels
1955 Chevy Gasser – Matt Bakas, Georgetown, MA
2019 Winnipeg World of Wheels
1962 Ford Falcon Futura – Jesse Isbister, MacGregor, MB
For more information on how to be eligible to win the Steele Rubber Products Master Builder Award check out the AutoRama website and see about registering your car at a show near you!
Steele not only has all the products you need but all the knowledge you need to get the job done right, too. If you have questions about Rubber Parts or Weatherstripping on your Classic Car, Truck or Hot Rod feel free to reach out to us! You can call us at 800-650-4482, contact us through our website or comment on this post and we’ll get you answers as quickly as possible. Check out our YouTube channel for our full library of how-to/installation videos.
Steele Rubber Products, located in Denver, NC, is a manufacturer and seller of high quality rubber parts and weatherstripping products for classic and vintage automobiles, hot rods, RVs and Boats. Steele offers more than 12,000 parts for American made cars and trucks as well as a large line of universal weatherstripping and rubber parts to be used on any project. Established in 1958, Steele is a trusted name in the automotive restoration industry.
Raeia is the marketing assistant on the Automotive team and she manages the social media, sponsorship program and the blog. She doesn’t have a favorite car, but especially likes things that are beautiful, fast and loud!