1955 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
• Hershey AACA 1st Place Junior Award
• Hershey AACA 1st Place Senior Award
• Cadillac and LaSalle Club Senior Award 1st Place
• Grand National Award Winner
• 2001 Best of Show Stratton, VT
• Rhinebeck, NY Best of Show
I purchased this vehicle from the editor of Parade magazine in the 1970’s. After purchasing the car, it went through a full body-off restoration, making it #1 Grand National AACA Award Winner. My crew and I nicknamed her “Bad Girl” due to the difficulty of the restoration.
This car attracted Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones to launch their Bridges to Bablyon Tour in 1997. I was very excited to meet the Rolling Stones and share my car with them for the day. Mick Jagger was behind the wheel, Keith Richards was on the passenger side, Charlie Watts was behind Mick and Ron Wood was next to Charlie Watts, behind Keith. They drove the car from The River Café in Brooklyn followed by 20+ motorcycle police, and a helicopter hovered overhead taping their drive to Manhattan. They drove my car to New York and then turned around and came back to Brooklyn while the press for all over the world watched it on a screen from The River Cafe. Mick drove my car right up the front stage and he went on stage.
One of the many questions that the press asked Mick was “How did you like your ride over the Brooklyn Bridge?” He answered, “It was one of the finest rides that I ever had”. When the press conference was over, I shook Mick’s hand and he said “What a beautiful car!”
The press conference video can be seen on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jYZqQzKQCFU