Penned by the California-based Harry Bradley and constructed by the Alexander Brothers of Detroit, the famous Deora was honored with the coveted Ridler Award in 1967. The subject of numerous models, it has since been fully restored to show quality and will be showcased at RM Auctions Icons of Speed & Style event, September 26 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. For further information, please visit http://www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm?SaleCode=RW09&CarID=r184
1967 Ridler Winner "Deora II"
The 1967 Ridler Award winner the "Deora II" I shot at the Detroit AutoRama
2013...I remember seeing this on the Commercials for AutoRama when I was
little...It's back for the 50th Anniversary of the Ridler Award....very
cool part of History...Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any
of the other cool cars I shot at this Show!!
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Concept Cars of the Past
This video showcases some of the most intriguing concept cars of the past.
The Buick "Y-job" was the first concept car. It was also the first to be
equipped with power windows! The '51 Buick Lesabre sported a rain sensor
that would trigger the convertible top switch when it would get wet. Notice
something familiar about the '55 Lincoln Futura? It was the car that George
Barris modelled the original Batmobile after! The '55 Ford Mystere has an
uncanny resemblence to the car in Toy Story 2 driven by "Al the toy
collector". It's truly unfortunate that some of these cars never made it
to production. I hope you enjoy this video.
Fritz Schenck restores Ed Roth's Captain Pepi "Megacycle" .m4v
To contact Fritz for custom builds, restorations and paint email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-322-2205. To see more of Fritz's work
www.spritzbyfritz.com. Fritz Schenck restores Ed Roth's "Captain Pepi" also
known as the "Megacycle". Special thanks to our beautiful pinup model Kat
57 Chevy Custom found by Fritz Schenck
Fritz intends to restore this car back to her original glory. For more info
contact Fritz at:
email@example.com, www.spritzbyfritz.com, 816-322-2205
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Harley Earl - GM Designer Extraordinaire
Harley Earl, the larger than life, first head of styling for a major
automobile manufacturer gave the world the joy of excess in color, chrome
and steel. Recruited by GM in the late 20s to transform its drab autos and
make them stand out from the offerings of its competitors, Earl transformed
the industry and the American psyche.
He invented the annual model change over, the concept car and put swagger
and some Hollywood panache into a staid industry. While its hard to defend
his buoyant designs as fine art, he captured the imagination of millions
worldwide, especially in Post WWII America, who embraced the outlandish
vehicles as proof that there will be a big and better tomorrow. He knew
how to create and sell dreams. Which is what he learned from his neighbor,
C. B. DeMille.
The Petersen Crew Takes a Ride in The Wildest Hot Rod You've Ever Seen!
The parking structure at The Petersen Automotive Museum always has really
interesting cars show up, including this wild horseless carriage based on a
real Studebaker carriage. The entire drive train is located forward of the
pivot point. The middle wheels are the drive wheels. Throttle, brake, and
steering controls are all hydraulic. The pivot is a ball joint on a tubular
control arm with a coil-over shock!
Ford Mystere atomic car
Rare video of the 1955 Ford Mystere concept car.. Anybody know its current
EDIT: Both Mystere & Fx-Atmos confirmed destroyed in the 60s. Except for
the last car in the video the Studebaker-Packard "Astral" which is in a
Tucker #1038 at the 2008 TACA Convention in Ypsilanti, MI
This is a brief video of Tucker #1038 being driven at the 2008 Tucker
Automobile Club of America, Inc. convention in Ypsilanti, MI (the location
of Tucker creator Preston Tucker's Home and the site of the construction of
the prototype "Tin Goose"). This also features TACA member Kit Fox's ride
in the car that he won in the TACA auction before the car is due to be sold
by RM Auctions in August 2008.
The Tucker was built in Chicago in 1948 by Preston Tucker. Only 51 cars
were produced including the 1947 prototype "the Tin Goose" before Tucker
was forced to cease production after being sued on charges of fraud.
Preston Tucker won the trial, but production never resumed. Of the original
51 produced plus car #1051 assembled after the trial, 47 cars still exist.
For more information on the Tucker and its creator please visit the Tucker
Automobile Club of America's website at: