and generally ramming his head against the wall in search of fame
and fortune as a car builder, we name Henry Caroselli to the Sons
of Danger." http://www.sonsofdanger.com
(NOTE: Their very exclusive, less than 100, MEMBERSHIP includes:
David E. Davis Jr., Larry Shinoda, Malcolm Forbes, Danny Sullivan,
Paul Newman, Hurley Haywood, William Jeanes, Bob Bondurant, Rocky
Aoki, Robert Guerrero, Al Unser, Don Garlits, Tom Sneva, Darrell
Gwynn, Ronnie Petersen, Skip Barber, Brock Yates, John Fitch,
Rodster got its share of thumbs-ups.”
ROD, Dec. 1997
& easy low-cost kit.”
CAR, Nov. 1997
Street Rods win three trophies at the ‘32nd
Annual Custom Car and Hot Rod Show’ in Austin, TX — January
Owner Michael Gannaway has
two Rodster Street Rods, an Open Roadster and a Sedan Delivery. He
entered both of them in the 32nd Annual Custom
Car and Hot Rod Show (Austin, TX, Jan.’06), where they competed
against 400 other cars in various classes. Mike reported, “As
usual the cars were a big hit with the public.” He is fond of
calling them “the most popular cars in Texas.” Guess he
has a point, as his Roadster won 1st place - Custom Hand Built and
his Sedan Delivery won 1st place - Custom Full Mini Utility
Wagon. But the big surprise was that his beautiful
Rodster Street Rod Roadster won the coveted award for Street
Achievement Design –– an
award judged against every one of the 300+ street-legal cars at the
show. Congratulations Mike!
Street Rod Sedan Delivery won the coveted President's Trophy at the
2003 Knott's show. Henry Caroselli (left) accepts the award from Ron
Biggerstaff, the President of the AHA.
|| Caroselli Design
awarded Manufacturer of the Year.
The Association of Handcrafted Automobiles named Caroselli
Design Manufacturer of the Year - 2000. This prestigious award
specifically recognizes good business practices. Editors, industry
opinion leaders, and owners are polled to arrive at a consensus.
We are extremely proud to be listed on this perpetual trophy along
with the leading manufacturers in the industry.
is the proud Winner of the
1997 Northern California Kit Car Club Manufacturer's Award!
"First Place - Street
Kit Car Show, Apr. '98
is presented the "President's Choice Trophy" at the AHA/Knott's
Kit Car Show. April '99."
Bob's Rodster and its trophies: Two "1st Place", One
"3rd place", One "Presidential Award", and
One "Top 20".
was I ever surprised this past Sunday. I believe I told you I
was going to my first car show with the "Rodster." I
came home with a Trophy and it was all due to your Design of the
"Rodster". I never got a Trophy with any of my other
cars (only had 2) that I took to car shows. I was one very happy
guy to get it.
nephew, who has a 65 Dodge Coronet, was with me and said, "Hey
you've got a trophy!" when they called out my car number,
"I told you,you would get one with the "Rodster".
I think he was as happy as I was to get the trophy.
say, I did get a good response from people, who all wondered what
that "little car" was. I even put the literature I had
on the windshield so people could read for themselves what it
was, but they still were asking me lots of questions about it.
A man came up to me and said he saw it in a magazine but wondered
what it looked like close up, put together. He was truly amazed
at what it looked like and most people told me when I said it
used to be a Chevy Blazer, "You have to be kidding!"
wasn't until I showed them some pictures of what it looked like
when it was a Blazer that they believed what their eyes were looking
at. It really made me feel good to know I had something that only
a few, so far, in this part of the East have and I know it will
catch on to more people as "we", the ones who own "Rodsters,"
get our cars to these car shows and cruises.
may be getting requests for information in the near future, from
people in the East. From what I have seen so far, in just a short
time it is a crowd gatherer. I remember from the article in Kit
Car Magazine it said, "Can you see the Rodster in this picture?
Well that was a very good quote. At times I almost could not see
my car for people around it,
you did design one heck of a car. If you hadn't, people would
not be so interested in that "Little Car".
I can say is, "It is one big hit around these parts."
I will try to get to Carlisle, The only thing is, we have a lot
of car shows in this immediate area the same weekend. I wish I
could be at all of them. Also depends on the weather as to where
I will go.
can't believe I have a trophy, and your "Rodster" did
it for me. Does this mean more trophies for me this summer? I
believe it just might!!
see more about Bob Schoedler's award-winning Rodster, click here.
Short, his trophy-winning 4x4 Rodster®, and Henry Caroselli,
at the Knott's Berry Farm Car show.
see more about Kraig Short's award-winning Rodster, click here.
Larry Lindsay's award
winning Sedan Delivery Rodster.
Ginny Canning's award