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1936 Mulholland, 1930 Cadillac top Benedict Castle Concours

Mulholland Speedster Owner Bruce Wanta, Mulholland Speedster Builder Troy Ladd, Show Producer Nicole Meguiar, Meguiar's President Barry Meguiar, 1930 Cadillac 452 V-16 owner Fred Lax

RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ The 1936 Mulholland Speedster and 1930 Cadillac 452 V-16 won Best in Show honors at the third annual Benedict Castle Concours d’ Elegance. The 1936 Speedster, owned by Bruce Wanta and built over the course of six years by tTroy Ladd and his team at Hollywood Hot Rods, took home the show’s Contemporary Award, while the show’s Classic Award went to the 1930 Cadillac 452 V-16 owned by Fred Lax.

With a backdrop of the historic Benedict Castle, the event brought together more than 200 of the most internationally recognized cars. The event included prized lowriders and Japanese classics, custom rods by famous builders such as Troy Ladd, Chip Foose and Rick Dore, elegant classics from the 1930s, and extreme exotics like the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918.

Deemed the city of Riverside’s biggest car event since Riverside International Raceway closed down nearly 30 years ago, the Benedict Castle Concours raised more than $300,000 to benefit Teen Challenge to fight drug and alcohol addiction. For more information, visit

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