Amelia Island Concours to feature cars of ‘Big Daddy’ Roth

A full class of customs of “Big Daddy” Ed Roth will be featured at the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 11.

Ed Roth was a legend and an iconoclast. He created some of the most outrageous, reality bending customs of an era that thrived on American individualism run delightfully amok.

Roth’s creations included his signature Beatnik Bandit, Orbitron and Surfite, which all enjoyed successful movie cameos in addition to their star status in hot rod and custom car magazines.
“Roth pushed things well beyond the edge of the envelope. Then he tore up the envelope, said Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance His customs were three dimensional versions of his cartoons. This is going to be fun. Weird, but fun.”

 

Beatnik Bandit Photo Courtesy of the National Automobile Museum, Reno, NV

 

Orbitron – Photo courtesy of Beau Boeckmann, Galpin Ford, North Hills, CA.

Orbitron – Photo courtesy of Beau Boeckmann, Galpin Ford, North Hills, CA.

 

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
3016 Mercury Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
www.ameliaconcours.org

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