The Ridler Award given out each year at the Detroit Autorama for the past 50 years is arguably the most prestigious award a car builder can put on his shelf. The cars that compete cost more than some of us will earn at work in a lifetime. The video below not only recaps some of those 50 years it also provides a close up look at the Great Eight from 2013.
The cars are obviously the stars of this show but listen closely to the owners and builders. These people love cars and the life style that surrounds them. There are few of us car guys who will ever own a Ridler Award winner. There have only been 50 in the past 50 years. This video gives you a small hint at what it must be like to be one of those 50.