UNDER THE HOOD

AUTORAMA RECAP
March 18, 2013

It was so good to see old friends and meet new ones at this year's Autorama car show in Detriot. What a great weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ridler Award with up to 50 past winners in attendance.  I was especially proud of the owners of the three Foose Ridler Award rides who were there to display the winners amongst the many others.  The "Impression" won the Ridler award in 2005, the "Stallion" won in 2003, and the "Grandmaster" won in 2002. These were a handful of the many past champions on display.
 
I was excited to be bringing the '48 Cadillac "Eldorod" which was GM's choice for Best of Show at the SEMA show this year.  This was only the second time the Eldorod had been shown since it's reveal at SEMA.  Once the Eldorod and the Foose Ridler winners were set and displayed, I went around the did some final detailing so they looked nice and shiny for all to see. 
 
On Friday Night I attended the Ridler Ball Award Presentation and Ceremony. I was especially moved by being inducted to the Autorama Circle of Champions this year.  It was a fun night catching up with some of my colleagues and visiting with Wes, owner of the "Grandmaster", Ken owner of the "Impression", and Ron co-owner of the "Stallion".  Even the Eldorod came out a winner of the Alexander Bros. Award that weekend!
 
The weekend went fast and after signing a few autographs, it was time to start breaking down the diplay and rolling the car back on the truck to head home. Autorama is always a great show and I have missed going the last couple of years. Congratulations to the builder and owner of the '40 Ford Coupe which won the 2013 Ridler award this year!  I look forward to seeing you all again in 2014..
 
-CHIP 
 
 



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