We’ve surveyed all the entries into the 2009 Popular Hot Rodding Photo Contest sponsored by Nitto Tires, and when the dust cleared, Tom and Amy Craig took top honors.
A lot of you have been eagerly waiting to find out who won this year’s photo contest, and we’ve finally made a decision. It was a hard one for sure. With almost 300 entries, there was an abundance of great photography. In the end, we decided to go with Tom and Amy Craig of Schertz, Texas. Most of our top photos were submitted by car owners who knew (or hired) pro shooters, but Tom Craig’s shot of his model/wife Amy posing with her ’68 Camaro showed us that it’s possible for an amateur to get the job done. For their efforts, the couple has earned their choice of any set of Nitto tires. Our thanks go out to all our readers who entered this year’s contest. Congrats to Tom and Amy too! Look for all our photo contest entries in the upcoming January issue! Winning Car Specs’68 Chevy CamaroEngine: 370-ci LQ4 small-block ChevyCylinder heads: factoryCamshaft: SLP; .591/.600-inch lift, 224/228-degrees durationInduction: EFITransmission: 4L65-E automaticRear end: Moser 12-bolt, 4.10 gearsFront suspension: factoryRear suspension: DSE QuadraLink, QA1 shocksBrakes: SSBC disc front and rearWheels: Budnik Laterals; 17X7, 17X11Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport; 225/45R17, 335/35R17Performance: 550 horsepowerInvested: $50,000Years owned: 3Photographer: Tom CraigCamera: Canon Rebel X5Shoot location: Schertz, TXModel: wife/owner, Amy Craig