Archives for March 3, 2019
1964 Buick Riviera Custom built by owner and builder J.F. Launier of Osoyoos.The crowd at Cobo Hall (Detroit Autorama) exploded as Canadians had made the trek here to Detroit to show support for Launier and his gorgeous custom Rivision.
Launier had invested $300,000 in parts and materials and 20,000 hours of labor to complete this car. He was also awarded the Builders Trophy for the best custom car builder.
That was 2014
His entry is in the top 8 waiting for a decision Sunday.
Winner: The Don Ridler Memorial Award at the Detroit Autorama is the biggest automotive prize of the year and has been bestowed on the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Station wagon, built by Jordan Quintal II and the team of builders at Super Rides in Escondido, California