Dick Bertolucci Automotive Excellence Award

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Mike McAuliffe's 1940 Ford Deluxe Fordor Sedan won the Dick Bertolucci Automotive Excellence Award at the 2017 Sacramento Autorama. After the show, Paul Garson interviewed Bertolucci for a story in the Rodder's Journal. "When I first walked through the show door, the car was sitting there and it hit me really hard and I thought, "my God, look at this '40 Ford." And I'm a Chevrolet guy to boot. It took my eye right off the bat," Bertolucci told Garson. The interview was published in Rodder’s Journal 76; "Yes, it was a very unusual car to start with, but the quality of the workmanship couldn't be overlooked. I look for things people don't look for...fit and finish and workmanship...which covers a lot. And yet, I was very fussy, and I look for perfection. it's not a matter of how much, it's a matter of how well. With this car, there were no flaws in the workmanship, no gaps of any kind. Everything fit! There were millions of cars in that show, but it was the first time a semi-stocker, something not channeled or sectioned or chopped did what it did. To take a stock four-door sedan and put it into that condition...just beautiful." Photo courtesy of East Bay Speed & Custom.

Cars Receiving the Dick Bertolucci Automotive Excellence Award

2017: Mike McAuliffe's 1940 Ford Deluxe Fordor Sedan - The Second Time Around


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