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MARTINSR
02-19-2015, 09:55 AM
My favorite car of the show. A very GM "Motorama" looking fifties dream car.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/BasicsofBasics/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0295_zpsaekmgcme.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/media/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0295_zpsaekmgcme.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/BasicsofBasics/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0294_zpsmqaldiki.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/media/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0294_zpsmqaldiki.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/BasicsofBasics/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0293_zpsgrjjwwqp.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/media/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0293_zpsgrjjwwqp.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/BasicsofBasics/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0296_zps66tsllcz.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/media/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0296_zps66tsllcz.jpg.html)

Henry
02-19-2015, 10:50 AM
My favorite car of the show. A very GM "Motorama" looking fifties dream car.



Is that one of those, "don't call my Caddy a Chevy" or the other way around?

Gotta admire the work put into all this stuff even if you don't like the outcome.

Henry

MARTINSR
02-19-2015, 02:30 PM
I love that Cad! It's a bit over the top, just a bit, but I love it.

I forgot to get back on the computer after my daughter had to use it for homework to finish this post.

Here are all the photos I shot.

http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/library/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015?sort=3&page=1

Brian

Henry
02-19-2015, 02:41 PM
I love that Cad! It's a bit over the top, just a bit, but I love it.

I forgot to get back on the computer after my daughter had to use it for homework to finish this post.

Here are all the photos I shot.

http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/library/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015?sort=3&page=1

Brian

Brian, you call it a Caddy but the dash and other stuff look like maybe a 59 Chevy? What say you?

Henry

Len
02-19-2015, 05:30 PM
Brian, you call it a Caddy but the dash and other stuff look like maybe a 59 Chevy? What say you?

Henry

Now that you mention it it does have a certain amount of 59 Chevy to it.


http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Chevrolet/59_Chevy_Impala_KM_05_Beth_02.jpg

MARTINSR
02-19-2015, 05:36 PM
He has made a '59 Chevy into a Cad, both quarters, fenders, it is kinda of a mix I understand but I would think it's more of a Cad now. But I'll look at the program tonight and see what he calls it. The dash is Chevy though. Did you look at the photos on my photobucket? How about the '59 ElCamino that has a trunk lid over the whole bed, outside of the stupid wood shit and the air cleaner that sucker was neat.

Brian

Henry
02-19-2015, 05:58 PM
He has made a '59 Chevy into a Cad, both quarters, fenders, it is kinda of a mix I understand but I would think it's more of a Cad now. But I'll look at the program tonight and see what he calls it. The dash is Chevy though. Did you look at the photos on my photobucket? How about the '59 ElCamino that has a trunk lid over the whole bed, outside of the stupid wood shit and the air cleaner that sucker was neat.

Brian

I saw it Brian. Like I said before, I can't imagine the work, money and imagination and dedication some people have!

Have to ask you, what is the roof on the silver 63-65 Riviera and tail lights?

Thanks to LS6, bam55 and you for sharing great photos we would otherwise not see.

Henry

MARTINSR
02-19-2015, 07:01 PM
I saw it Brian. Like I said before, I can't imagine the work, money and imagination and dedication some people have!

Have to ask you, what is the roof on the silver 63-65 Riviera and tail lights?

Thanks to LS6, bam55 and you for sharing great photos we would otherwise not see.

Henry

I don't know about the tail lights but the roof is from a Torino. Which I think wasn't well done in that he shouldn't have used the quarter windows as they were on the Torino with chrome being used just as they were. You see, I along with many people I imagine see that Torino roof the second they look at the car. He should have changed the shape of the windows, that is all it would have taken to throw it off.

But that display was my favorite one, he photo shopped the car into GM design studio photos, very cool.

Brian

Len
02-19-2015, 09:27 PM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/BasicsofBasics/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0266_zps1n1ycp9v.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/media/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0266_zps1n1ycp9v.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/BasicsofBasics/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0276_zps78ls4ghr.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/media/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0276_zps78ls4ghr.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/BasicsofBasics/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0303_zps99tyvafo.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/media/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0303_zps99tyvafo.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/BasicsofBasics/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0320_zpsd1hxmv1s.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/BasicsofBasics/media/Sacramento%20Autorama%202015/IMG_0320_zpsd1hxmv1s.jpg.html)

MARTINSR
02-19-2015, 09:51 PM
Brian, you call it a Caddy but the dash and other stuff look like maybe a 59 Chevy? What say you?

Henry

It is listed as a 1959 Chevy ElCamino on this web site. https://www.rodshows.com/gnrs/2015/2015-gnrs-garner.html

But in the show program I have it's an "Elco" as a make with the "Model" as "Kustom".

Brian

Phil V
02-20-2015, 05:17 PM
My favorite is the silver Riviera, looks great with better body lines than the original Riviera.

LS6
02-24-2015, 11:53 PM
My favorite is the silver Riviera, looks great with better body lines than the original Riviera.

My favorite, as well.
LS6

MARTINSR
02-25-2015, 03:44 PM
One of my friends posted something about the car and I mentioned how though it was an outstanding car and one of my top 3 favorites at the show I thought the Pontiac themed wheels and leaving the quarter windows the same shape as the donor car (Ford Torino) were a mistake. The builder of the car came on and made some smart ass remark about "Sure there's always someone who thinks they could have done it better". LOL Sorry dude. [)

Brian

junk
02-26-2015, 07:53 AM
Brian,

I don't disagree the quarter windows look out of place. Absolutely stunning riv though. It reminds me of a 60's barracuda. Which I like the back end on, but the fronts are not so cute.

I'm partial to that orange 50 ford custom coupe. It appears to be sectioned and for some reason I like that look.

- Jeremy

MARTINSR
02-27-2015, 02:01 AM
Brian,

I don't disagree the quarter windows look out of place. Absolutely stunning riv though. It reminds me of a 60's barracuda. Which I like the back end on, but the fronts are not so cute.

I'm partial to that orange 50 ford custom coupe. It appears to be sectioned and for some reason I like that look.

- Jeremy

Yep, it's sectioned, the "Shoebox" Ford has been a popular section project since it was new.

Brian

Henry
02-27-2015, 11:23 AM
My favorite, as well.
LS6

The 63 - 65 Riviera had a good look to it. I owned the first year, the '63. In that year they loaded the car with all sorts of goodies. Only car at the time with 4 heavy leather bucket seats. Even had door handles at the rear of the doors for people in the back seat to open the door. That feature was nice when I owned the car as the back seat was used quite a bit if you know what I mean.

Driving that car was like driving a vette of the same vintage since the front fenders were straight from the shape of those on a 63 - 67 corvette. Maybe cause it was the same designer. Anyway, I really liked the roof design as GM did it. To me, and now knowing the silver car has a Torino roof just sucks.

I have a lot of pics from my Black on black Riviera and one day I'll post a few. I even had marker plates, RIV 63. A guy I knew bought those plates from me for a '63 he was totally restoring some 15 years later. Whatever!

Henry

MARTINSR
02-27-2015, 04:11 PM
The 63 - 65 Riviera had a good look to it. I owned the first year, the '63. In that year they loaded the car with all sorts of goodies. Only car at the time with 4 heavy leather bucket seats. Even had door handles at the rear of the doors for people in the back seat to open the door. That feature was nice when I owned the car as the back seat was used quite a bit if you know what I mean.

Driving that car was like driving a vette of the same vintage since the front fenders were straight from the shape of those on a 63 - 67 corvette. Maybe cause it was the same designer. Anyway, I really liked the roof design as GM did it. To me, and now knowing the silver car has a Torino roof just sucks.

I have a lot of pics from my Black on black Riviera and one day I'll post a few. I even had marker plates, RIV 63. A guy I knew bought those plates from me for a '63 he was totally restoring some 15 years later. Whatever!

Henry

Very cool Henry, thanks for sharing. Yeah my brother had a 64. Of course, I rode in one many times when they were new, my dad was a Buick salesman through the '60's.

Brian