“Big Daddy” Ed Roth

Creations of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth at Amelia Island March 9-11

“He’s the Salvador Dali of the movement — a surrealist in his designs, a showman by temperament, a prankster . . . “ Tom Wolfe on Ed “Big Daddy” Roth in The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. 1963. It’s a small class; just eight cars. But the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance’s Cars of...

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...