DETROIT, MI—If you like variety, you love this year’s BASF Great Eight nominees for the prestigious Ridler Award at the 67th Detroit Autorama.

From highly polished takes on classic American muscle to street machines and Panel Delivery trucks…Fords and Chevys to Acadians, Willys, and Cadillacs, this year’s field of finalists has something for nearly everyone. Check out the Great Eight finalists below and vote in the comments section for your favorite!

1941 Willys

Owner: Quint Walberts
Hometown: Danville, IN
Class: Street Machine/Custom Rod

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle

Owner: Sonny Freeman
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Class: 1183.0 Radical HT 1960-69

1932 Ford Victoria

Owner: Phil and Debbie Becker
Hometown: Dwight, IL
Class: Street Sedan Pre-1935

1947 Ford Sedan Delivery

Owner: Mel Harbaugh
Hometown: Ottawa Lake, MI
Class: Semi Custom Rod Panel 1935-48

1964 Acadian

Owner: Danny and Sandy Jadresko
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Class: Pro Street Custom 1949-64

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Owner: Pat and Debbie Moram
Hometown: Harrison Twp., MI
Class: Radical H/T

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Owner: Steve Barton
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Class: 1040.0 Radical Custom Wagon 1949-current

1935 Ford Slantback Chapman

Owner: Robert Chapman
Hometown: Ontario, CA
Class: Rod Custom/Rod Sedan 1935-48


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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.