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mma and Trevor Stockbridge are the owners of this belly-scraping 65 de Ville and while custody of the Caddy is shared between the two, the fact that Emmas hair is the same colour as the car tells us there is a special connection between this girl and her coupe. Emma named this 1965 Cadillac de Ville Bloody Mary, for the paint colour but also for the fact its Emmas favourite drink. Whatever the reason for the name we reckon this is a perfect pairing of two very cool redheads. Emma and Trev bought the Cad to use while they were travelling in the U.S, in particular for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender and for their Las Vegas nuptials, which are both excellent reasons for venturing into the land of Elvis impersonators. More practically Emma and Trevor wanted a car that was complete and would serve as a replacement for their much-loved 1962 Impala 2-door which had been sold. As most of their previous cars were projects (currently in the shed is a 1954 2-door Ranch wagon and 1929 rat-rod pick-up) they were keen on a car that could do the US tour duties and then be shipped home and used in Emmas photography business. Being one of 43,345 Coupe de Villes made in the 1965 model year, this Missouri car found its way to Las Vegas where local customiser Kyle Osborne waved his magic wand over the stock coupe and came up with the subtle look the car now features. Apart from the stunning paint work and pin striping (well get to that soon) the Cadillac is bagged with a single battery powering the pneumatic set-up which allows Emma and Trev to literally drop the Cad on its guts when the need arises. Under that long bonnet remains the standard 429ci V8 with Carter AFB 4-barrel sucking in the go juice backed by a Turbo Hydramatic 3-speed, which Emma says gives the car more than enough power. Coming to the pin striping all important in the kustom kulture world the front stamp was done by a friend of Emma and Trevs in Las Vegas named Zorac, who from all accounts is a bit of a maniac. Zoracs design is in the shape of a coffin, which while ominous is a fitting theme as in the boot the sub woofer box is coffin-shaped. Zorac was also drafted to sketch a tattoo of the Caddy which is now inked on Trevs arm. At the back of the Caddy, the pin stripe on the boot was done by a Japanese guy named Tee who stroked up a design in the shape of the devil.

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Adding to the ghoulish theme was a severed zombie head (not a real one!) hanging from the rear-view mirror it was so bad it was good, Emma laughs. Unfortunately Customs decided they liked it better and took it as a souvenir after Emma and Trev shipped Mary back to Oz. The Stockbridge crew certainly know how to stand out from the crowd and their lowriding Caddy definitely turns heads in the small Northern N.S.W. town in which they reside, but it was in the States that the Caddy and its owners received the most attention. We drove it all over Nevada but the morning after we got into L.A we were woken up at 6am by the police banging on the door, Emma says. The cops had broken the drivers door window to access the car to see if it was stolen as their database recorded a mismatch between plate and car. Apparently the numberplate Trev had bought from a souvenir shop and slapped on the front of the Caddy, had once adorned a Toyota Camry that had been scrapped and (hopefully) recycled into a Coke can. Thankfully the officers must have deemed a pair of foreigners driving on a fake plate not worth the paperwork so Emma and Trev were let off with a warning.

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ITINERARY
Wednesday, June 8 Back on home soil, Emma has been using the Caddy in her pin-up photography business (Pinup Parlour) which started out of her love of kustom kulture, rockabilly, rods, whiskey and photography. Im known as that girl in the Caddy and its a great conversation starter and has been great for my business, Emma says. Everyone wants to be Emmas lighting boy as ladies visit Emmas studio to dress up in costume and do a pin-up style photoshoot with props including the coupe. The girls are a bit shy at first but they have a drink and in the end they are laying all over the car, Emma smiles. The car is now for sale, but Emma and Trev are keen to have another Cadillac in the family, as the ride quality is something they enjoy most about their de Ville. Emma puts it succinctly, You know its true what they say once youve had a Cadillac you never go back, she says. Lets just hope that this time Trev will get to name the car after his favourite drink. A Cadillac named XXXX would really leave the punters guessing.
Depart Bne/Syd/Mel to LA, collect car, sightseeing LA, drive to accommodation at Long Beach

CRUZIN QUICKIE - JUNE 8-22, 2011


Friday, June 17
So Cal Speed Shop Open Day, LA Roadster Show, Garden Grove Cruise Night, Bobs Big Boy Cruise Night.

4 Share - $1499.00 per person*. 2 Share - $1999.00 per person.


*Standard room 2x queen beds. All prices subject to change until paid in full due to currency fluctuations.

Thursday, June 9
Sightseeing LA.

Saturday, June 18
Donut Derelicts, LA Roadster Show, Sightseeing LA.

Friday, June 10
Sightseeing LA.

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5 nights share accommodation in Long Beach, CA 3 nights share accommodation in Las Vegas, NV 6 nights share accommodation in Anaheim, CA 15 days car rental (Compact rental car for twin share, full size for quad share).

Saturday, June 11
Ink & Iron Festival, Queen Mary, Long Beach.

Sunday, June 19
LA Roadster Show, Sightseeing LA.

Monday, June 20
Sightseeing LA.

Sunday, June 12
Ink & Iron Festival, Queen Mary, Long Beach. Also Long Beach Swap Meet and land speed racing at El Mirage.

Tuesday, June 21
Sightseeing LA, Fuddruckers Cruise Night.

Monday, June 13
Sightseeing LA, Drive to Long Beach to Las Vegas.

Wednesday, June 22
Sightseeing LA, depart LA for Bne/ Syd/Mel.

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Airfares, International and Domestic. Quoted at the time of booking for best value. State Taxes Airport Fees and any extra insurances taken in conjunction with the car rental which must be paid in the USA. Travel Insuance

Tuesday, June 14
Sightseeing Las Vegas.

Thursday, June 23
In flight.

Wednesday, June 15
Sightseeing Las Vegas.

Friday, June 24
Arrive Bne/Syd/Mel.

Thursday, June 16
Drive Las Vegas to Anaheim (LA), Test and Tune Irwindale Raceway.

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