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BASF Great Eight, Ridler Award, and other accolades announces at 2019 Detroit Autorama

DETROIT, MI, March 4, 2019 – Detroit Autorama concluded with another exceptional BASF Great 8 and Ridler Award winner.

“These builders consistently outperform themselves from one year to the next,” said Dan Bihlmeyer, BASF Automotive Refinish Marketing Director. “We’re honored to be a part of this showcase and share our most sincere congratulations to each one of the 2019 Autorama winners and the BASF Great Eight.”

A 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, “Cadmad,” owned by Steve Barton and built by Super Rides by Jordan, was awarded the Ridler.

The BASF Great Eight was rounded out with:

  • 1941 Willys, owned by Quint Walberts from Danville, IN
  • 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle, owned by Sonny Freeman from Lafayette, LA
  • 1932 Ford Victoria, owned by Phil and Debbie Becker from Dwight, IL
  • 1974 Ford Sedan Delivery, owned by Mel Harbaugh from Ottawa Lake, MI
  • 1964 Acadian, owned by Danny and Sandy Jadresko from Victoria, BC – painted in R-M by JF Kustoms
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, owned by Pat and Debbie Moram from Harrison Twp., MI
  • 1935 Ford Slantback Chapman, owned by Robert Chapman from Ontario, CA

Other BASF-coated vehicles took home awards, too:

  • 1956 Pontiac Convertible, “The Chief,” by Customs by Kilkeary, featuring Glasurit 90 Line
    • First place in class – Radical Custom Convertible
    • “Best Custom” award
    • “Detroit Autorama Cruisers Choice” award
  • 1967 Mustang by Detroit Deluxe, featuring R-M Diamont
    • Third place in class — Street Touring 1949 – 1968
  • 1954 Cadillac by Detroit Deluxe, featuring R-M Diamont
    • Third place in class — Conservative Hardtop 1949 – 1954
  • 1966 Mustang by JH Restorations Mustang, featuring R-M Onyx HD
    • Second place in class — Street Touring 1948–1968
  • 1932 Phantom by One Off Rod & Custom, featuring Glasurit 55 Line
    • First place in class — Altered Touring pre-1935
    • Most Outstanding Street Rod

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