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BASF congratulates Autorama 2019 winners

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 07:00
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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 2019 Ridler Award.

1956 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible by Customs by Kilkeary

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 with 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 that took home awards included:

  • 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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