1956 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible by Customs by Kilkeary

BASF Congratulates Autorama 2019 Winners

DETROIT, MI, March 20, 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 2019 Ridler Award.

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
o   First place in class - Radical Custom Convertible
o   “Best Custom” award
o   “Detroit Autorama Cruisers Choice” award

·       1967 Mustang by Detroit Deluxe, featuring R-M Diamont
o   Third place in class — Street Touring 1949 – 1968

·       1954 Cadillac by Detroit Deluxe, featuring R-M Diamont
o   Third place in class — Conservative Hardtop 1949 – 1954

·       1966 Mustang by JH Restorations Mustang, featuring R-M Onyx HD
o   Second place in class — Street Touring 1948–1968

·       1932 Phantom by One Off Rod & Custom, featuring Glasurit 55 Line
o   First place in class — Altered Touring pre-1935
o   Most Outstanding Street Rod

Parts & People

Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.