John St.Germain's black and coral '50 Ford Business Coupe was chosen to participate in a very respected show held on the beautiful grounds of the Edsel and Elenor Ford Estate in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (http://www.eyeson.org/).
Bill Jagenow, Steve Jagenow, Jason Wise, and Keven Carter did a lot of work to it while it has been at their shop (Brothers' Custom Automotive in Clawson, Mighigan, 248-760-0700) since the Detroit Autorama. They fitted it with new suspension (lowered springs and shocks front and back, etc), brakes, kingpins, steering components, a new cooling system, carburetors, and the like. The show judge even made sure to tell John the car sat with just the right amount of rake-not too low, not too high, and just the right rear-lower than front poise. He said the subtle changes to the roof line, the choice of side trim, the color scheme, and the careful attention to detail selecting the right components make the car very balanced and pleasing. Those elements made it stand out among the other participants.
The shoebox won the class it was picked to be in, and received the Blue Ribbon for Designers Choice: The Art of Redesign (Custom) class. A true feather in the cap for the shop and the owner.
Here are a few photos of some of the other cars that made the show.