Nykilodeon began its life in 1971/72 as Nick's first scratch built car. It is visually based on a 1923 Model T Ford and equipped with an Oldsmobile Rocket 88 (6 litre) V8 engine and automatic transmission.

Nykilodeon, together with Revenge and Andromeda, cleaned up the awards nationally during the 70's, winning more than sixty top awards. These included best in engineering, engine, interior, Hot Rod and paint. They were also Best of Show winners on multiple occasions.