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Top Finalists Revealed for the 70th Annual Riddler Award at Detroit Autorama

If you were called to a venue where there is a large display of cars, it would be challenging to choose the best ones. However, the 2023 Detroit Autorama, recently presented a chance to the judges, to choose the top eight greatest cars in the venue. They must have had a rough time scrutinizing every detail of the car to get the crème de la crème.

Each of the eight finalists receives a $1,000 cash prize, while the winner receives a stunning $10,000 in cash or in goods. The Don Ridler Memorial Prize is popular among car owners and manufacturers because it thoroughly assesses craftsmanship, engineering, and inventiveness. The process of selection is usually a rigorous one that examines all these factors and chooses the one that fits the top post.

Winning this honor comes with numerous advantages, including worldwide exposure and prestige for the owner and team. This is why the most talented and inventive individuals and teams strive for this championship so fiercely.

Get a sneak peek preview of the 8 finalists.

  1. Kathy Cargill’s 1969 Dodge Super Bee
  2. The Snodgrass’ 1955 Convertible
  3. Tim Hampel’s 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
  4. George Conrad’s 1978 Ford Mustang II
  5. Shawn Nichoalds’ 1967 Chevy Nova
  6. The McDaniel’s 1958 Chevrolet Pickup
  7. Deriggi’s 1950 Mercury
  8. Desjardins’ 1965 Ford

The 2023 Ridler Award event 2023 did not disappoint as it attracted people from all corners of the world who came to witness the great talents. Teams also escorted their representatives because they were also eager to win. 

Judges on the other hand carried out their roles well without any favoritism. As each of these finalists was announced, celebrations filled the building of the event as teams cheered their counterparts while enthusiasts admired the talents.