2019 Riddler Award Winner

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  1. RMay

    RMay Well-Known Member

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    The custom 59 Cadillac Wagon (CADMAD) won the Riddler Award at the Detroit Autorama this past weekend.


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    Not feelin' the love. And how can you have a "59" Cad without the iconic tail lights?
     
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    I think it's very cool looking. I like it. (y)
     
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    Very nice RMay! Were you there? Excellent pictures of a extraordinary custom Longroof! If you were there do you have more pictures of the show?....Longroofs Rule!
     
  5. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    Very unique. I'm not a fan of the little T-bird quarter windows. I agree about the absence of the 59 tailights.
    Overall I like it. I think it's a neat car.
     
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    This one of a kind custom design was actually built over a 16 year period using a rare 59 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham of which only 99 original cars without the iconic bullet taillights were ever produced. The Eldorado Brougham was also the most expensive Cadillac model that year. While I do agree this is not to everyone's liking and I even found some details that I did not particularly care for, the concept of design and the craftsmanship that went into this work of art is simply amazing and well deserved in the company of the other Great 8 cars selected to compete for the prestigious Riddler Award. My Son and his Family live in Michigan so this show for several years has been a fun destination for me. Great mix of vehicles and always a good place to get inspiration and ideas my own projects.
    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/201...dler-award-steve-bartons-1959-cadillac-wagon/
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    RMay....... I love large station wagons. This is a great project. I, too, disliked the lack of bullet taillights. Now that I know those on this wagon may be originals, and a much cleaner look than the bullet lights, I think it's classy and smooth.
     
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    We all know about your once secret affairs with Dagmars, by now :naughty: It is known :hungry:
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    My love for cars with large protruding frontal parts has never been a secret.
    The same goes for shapely rear ends.:evilsmile:
     
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    I suppose, you had to chase down Honey Boo's mother to get this. Who's clothseline did you pillage, to give the front bumper any form of decency?

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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    I've seen cars wearing a bra. Honey Boo Boo is in the van getting free candy.
     
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    kevdupuis Membrane

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    Love the car but the tires need a bit more sidewall.
     
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    I like it! The driver's seat looks low. Love the wood in the back.
    How do they get it up on those little post thingies?
     

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