Gregory wrote:Nice car ,anything with a 409 and the interior ,nice . I,m thinking maybe i,ll have my casket done to match.
Nice car ,anything with a 409 and the interior ,nice . I,m thinking maybe i,ll have my casket done to match.
SEMA SHOW had what you are looking for
hang on a minute......
Larry Edsall / Special to The Detroit News
Last Rides look like scale model cars, but actually are cremation urns designed to hold the departed car guy's ashes.
By Larry Edsall / Special to The Detroit News
November 7, 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Turns out the automotive aftermarket now extends into the afterlife.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show here annually showcases the latest in aftermarket automotive equipment, from air fresheners to hot-rod engines. But the SEMA Show this year included one of the most macabre if fascinating booths in its history -- Last Rides Custom Urns.
The urns actually are one-of-a-kind cast sculptures that resemble scale-model vehicles. The difference is that they are hollow inside and hold the ashes of the dearly departed.
Last Rides is the brainchild of Jessie Enriquez, an artist, fabricator, mechanic and woodworker from Tucson, Ariz. His sons Christopher and Erik were manning the booth that displayed several examples of the family's work.
As the story goes, the family was talking about funerals and various family member's wishes. Several said they wanted to be cremated.
Turns out, this was no casual conversation. The family began checking to see what sort of urns were available and discovered nothing that it thought expressed the deceased's personality.
After creating several prototypes, the family found its solution, and a new business. It sculpts a clay model of the client's favorite vehicle -- one he or she has owned or restored or simply one he or she might have wanted to drive. The model is cast, hand painted, and mounted on a wooden base.
Several people have purchased their urn to display now in a home, office or garage with the idea of actually using it for its intended purpose at a later -- hopefully much later -- date.
We are now offering custom plaques. Similar to our Last Ride urns, these plaques are handsculpted to match any vehicle you desire. They may be ordered alone or with the custom wooden urn as displayed. Contact us for details.
Check out our Showcase to see some of the Rides in progress.
All of our Rides are custom painted to your liking, whether it be a color match of your current/favorite vehicle or just your favorite color. This Shop Truck has been painted to give it that unrestored look, just one of
Last Rides provides you with a unique handcrafted Last Ride you can display with pride.
55 GMC, 53 Pontiac Sedan Delivery, 70 Pontiac 2+2 rag
AND we have a member who is licenced to put YOU in your last ride
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1969 Pontiac Laurentian 2 door hardtop **SOLD**1975 Firebird Esprit 350/4speed **SOLD**Canadian Poncho World Headquarters - Prince Edward Island
lol lol lol I guess it depends where you are going!!
if you are "in there" you already went through hell
Hmm no Beaumont no deal....Good idea though. I wanted to get my car berried with me.
Paul67 Beaumont 2dr/ht
In Lethbridge, Alberta
My build thread! Starting over, My 67 Beaumont build thread.
Imagine if someday "you" ended up on a table at a yard sale with the kid's old toys!
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
1967 Beaumont Custom 4 dr survivor1985 Firebird
2004 Montana shortie
2007 Uplander extended*newest addition to fleet*