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Detroit Autorama Ridler 2010

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by greg32, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Special Ed
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    150 hours labor on a brake pedal (@ $100. per). Maybe ten bucks worth of aluminum? Yep, $15,000.00 pedal....I won't name the car, but it was in the last five years!:)
     
  2. I'll second that ! Fifties cars don't make good Rocket ships!
     
  3. stinsonart
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    The award is named for Don Ridler, a promoter/producer who is credited with helping Bob Larivee, Sr. in making ISCA and the Detroit Autorama two of the most famous and respected entities in the automotive realm. Ridler died in 1963 and the award was created in his name.

    To qualify for the Ridler Award, neither the entry vehicle, nor any part of said vehicle, can be seen in any public/private/print/video venue of any type prior to the award being given. Having done so immediately disqualifies the vehicle from Ridler competition.

    Bill Stinson
    former ISCA Show Stopper editor
     
  4. I imagine that winning the Ridler was fun.
     
  5. Even not winning was still a good time. I was first runner up in 1986. Got beat by Dale Hunt's Grand Am race car. It is a memory that will certainly last a lifetime.
    I worked nearly 8 years building my 32 5 window. Did the absolute best with what I had to work with. The car did not have a pedigree, but back then it wasn't prerequiste like it is today.
     
  6. About the 2007 Ridler Award Winner "First Love"
    So it possible that the labor cost alone could have been $1.4 Million to 2.8 Million, or more. And you still need to add in parts, materials, man-hours from third parties that worked on the car, and the $100,000 bonus for making to an winning the Ridler, etc... the cost begins sky rocket.

    But then again, that's a car that has set the benchmark for the three guidelines of the Ridler "creativity, engineering and workmanship" for many years to come. The idea behind that car was to build a fully functional, three dimensional piece of original art. When it debut in Detroit it had more in common with Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry" fresco in the D.I.A up the road, then 95% of the cars sitting in Cobo Hall that year.
     
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  7. slammed
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    Yes!
     
  8. LVHotRodder
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    Who won the Ridler this year and what car was it?
     
  9. hotrodladycrusr
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    The Detroit Autorama is the last weekend in Feb and the Ridler winner will be annouced at the awards ceramony that Sunday evening.
     
  10. So you spend millions to win a title, with a glossy,tasteless,trinket car that meets no ones approval here,and design styles are thrown out the door. FERAMBO??? Take it to Barrett Jackson and embarrass yourself while you lose your F&^&^&*ing shirt in front of the world........Keep your trophies I would rather drive'em..Time Bomb John.....www.timebombs.ca
     
  11. NITROFC
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    Last year Grade 8 finalist was car from North Jersey !!!
     
  12. jpm49c
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    My friend Ron Whitside owns the Foose built 1934 Mercury Stallion. He's had the car for over 40 years. Ron and Gary Scelzi ( at Blackie 2009) are holding a picture of the exact same car as raced in the 60's and 70's at Beeline Dragway. Ron drives it to the local Phoenix So Cal saturdays show and swap and Goodguys and he parks it in the grass field with all the other local cars. John
     

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  13. oldandkrusty
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    Amen to that!
     
  14. I totally disagree with your assessment, the 2009 Ridler winner, 1932 Ford, certainly meets a bunch of people's approval, and it certainly meets the design style test. You say that we can keep our trophies, and yet, your biography is filled with trophies that you have proudly won and mentioned.
    Let the other guy enjoy his car as you enjoy yours.
     

  15. If you only knew.......the last half of your post speaks volumns......
     
  16. Just when I thought this thread was going to die.

    Better go get me a fresh bag of popcorn....
     
  17. redlinetoys
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    Hey John, How about some pics of your 86 go at it?? Would love to see!
     
  18. All of the pictures I have are pre-digital camera. I will bring them to the 62 Motorama in Indy Valentines Day weekend. Maybe you can help me figure out how to post them.

    I know it is in the 1986-1987 ISCA Showtime program sharing a spread with the ZZ Top Eliminator Coupe. Article references that it was the 1st runnerup for the Ridler that year.

    Of course that don't mean jack. Just like drag racing....Second place is the first loser....
     
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  19. SHANTZ
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    from Surrey

    1964
    Al Bergler Shelby Township, MI AA Comp Bantam Coupe “Aggravation”
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    1965
    Bob Massaron Northville, Michigan ’56 Chevrolet Custom “Venturian”
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    1966
    Maynard Rupp Grosse Pointe Woods, MI ‘66 Chevy Malibu SS 396 Funny Car “Chevoom”
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    1967
    Mike Alexander Grosse Ile, MI ’66 Dodge Pickup “Deora”
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    1968
    Chuck Miller New Boston, MI Hand Built “Fire Truck”
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    1969
    Larry Alexander Westland, MI Ford T Roadster “Top Banana”
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    1970
    Jan Bergel Westland, MI ’66 Dodge Hemi Charger “Electro Charger”
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    1971
    John Greer Detroit, MI Hand Built “C” Cab Truck “Brinks Express”
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    1972
    Jerry Pennington, Rochester Hills, MI 1969 Corvette, Scorpion
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    1973
    Jerry Pennington, Rochester Hills, MI Hand Built Street Rod “Devilfish”
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    1974
    Don Campbell W. Mauma, FL ’27 Ford T Sedan “Tartan T”
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    1975
    Bob Gutzke Deltona, FL ’27 Model T Altered Rod Coupe
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    1976
    Robert Sweatt Romulus, MI ’23 Ford AA Fuel Altered Comp Roadster
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    1977
    Frank Camden Waterford, MI ’26 T Ford Sedan “Frigid T”
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    1978
    Bob Anzalone Manchester, MI ’23 T Ford Roadster Pickup “Black Diamond”
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    1979
    Frank Morabito Jasper, GA ’23 T Touring “Garagefather”
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  20. SHANTZ
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    from Surrey

    1980
    Everett Rezendes Livonia, MI ’28 Ford Sedan Delivery “The Cranberry Delivery”
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    1981
    Bob Tiano Livonia, MI ’34 3-Window 350 Dual Turbo Ford Coupe
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    1982
    John Pappert Kitchener, Ontario ’34 Model Y English Ford
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    1983
    Ron Barnum Dearborn, MI ’29 Ford 3-Door Sedan Delivery “Renaissance Delivery”
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    1984
    Bob Reed Poteau, OK ’34 Ford Altered Street Coupe
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    1985
    Bobby Alloway Louisville, TN “33 Ford Victoria Altered Street Sedan
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    1986
    Dale Hunt Westland, MI ’86 Pontiac Grand Am Pro Stock
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    1987
    John Kolbusz Dearborn, MI ’34 Ford Altered Street Roadster
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    1988
    Mal Kieswetter Kitchener, Ontario ’32 Ford 3-Window Coupe “The Gambler”
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    1989
    Mike Baliestiero Carlisle, MA ’34 Ford Cabriolet Altered Street Roadster
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  21. SHANTZ
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    from Surrey

    1990
    Dan Webb Burton, MI ’32 Ford Altered Street Roadster
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    1991
    Tony Carlini Newport Beach, CA ’33 Ford Altered Street Roadster
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    1992
    Jimmy Stewart Phoenix, AZ ’32 Ford Sedan
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    1993
    Dave Stitzer Greenwood, IN ’40 Ford Coupe
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    1994
    Fred Warren Warren, OH ’37 Ford Coupe “Aero Coupe”
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    1995
    Bob Rizzoli Gaithersburg, MD ’92 Mercedes 560 SEC
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    1996
    George Poteet Memphis, TN ’37 Ford Roadster
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    1997
    Dave Emery Rochester Hills, MI ’32 Ford Roadster
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    1998
    Eric Peratt Pine, CO Ken Reister Littleton, CO ’33 Ford Roadster “21st Century Comet”
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    1999
    Bob Young Memphis, TN ’32 Ford 3-Window Coupe
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  22. SHANTZ
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    from Surrey

    2000
    Paul Atkins Cullman, AL ’33 Ford Speedster Coupe
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    2001
    Chris Williams Escondido, CA ’49 Chevy Coupe “M-80”
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    2002
    Wesley & Bob Rydell Grand Forks, ND ’35 Chevy “Grand Master”
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    2003
    Ron Whiteside Scottsdale, AZ ’34 Mercury “The Stallion”
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    2004
    Al Brockly Lansing, IL ’37 Willys Coupe
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    2005
    Ken Reister Littleton, CO ’36 Ford Hardtop Convertible “Impression”
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    2006
    Kevin & Karen Alstott - Fort Dodge, IA '35 Ford
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    2007
    Ross & Beth Myers - Boyertown, PA '36 Ford
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    2008
    Mike Warn - Wilsonville, OR - '60 Rambler
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    2009
    Doug Cooper - Oyster Bay Cove, NY - '32 Ford B-400
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  23. Pitbullgoingpostal
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    I'll say...
     
  24. You're really hung up on that gas pedal huh? That's the second time you mentioned it.



    If they have the money, let them spend it, it is theirs after all. These awards give us all something to talk about, look at, and appreciate. I don't see any harm in any of that. There are some things that only certain people can do, but it doesn't mean those who can't have to be pissed off about it. It's just like professional sports, or playing music. In their simplest forms, they might be something that a lot of people enjoy doing it, but as you refine the form further and further, fewer and fewer people are capable of doing it. I play guitar, but I am no Joe Satriani or Buckethead. I think it's ridiculous that people get mad about this kind of stuff. Keep it in perspective people.
     
  25. afan
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    the first ridler winner was won by al bergler in 1964 BUT it was and is yellow . they put the wrong picture in the big book . al is 73 years old, young and will have the car and the orignal ridler trophy at the show . he just finished a complete restoration on his 74 vega funny car"THE MOTOWN SHAKER" .he found the car in rode island in 2008. it is the orignal chassis but not the orignal body cause he would burn the bodys off when the motors would kaboom,it is really nice.it will be there to.
    oh yeah al is a hot rodder and will i guess always will be, ask HEMIFARRIS or not . oh well see ya there
    .
     
  26. 42coupe
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    (Thumbs up)
     
  27. hemi
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  28. hotrodladycrusr
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    WOW John, that pretty harsh coming from someone who hauls their car around in a box.
     
  29. Busted!!!! :D:p:D:p:D

    JH
     
  30. Harms Way
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    Denise,................ mah-luuuuvvvvvvvv :cool:

    I have never been more turned on by you, then at this very moment !;)
     
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