Local car builder wins big prize

J.F. Launier of Osoyoos wins 2014 Ridler Award for his "Rivision"

  • Mar. 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.
J.F. Launier of Osoyoos makes last minute preparations on the “Rivision,” a 1964 Buick Riviera that recently won the Ridler Award - the world’s biggest, most sought after hot rod prize - at the Detroit Autorama. Launier is owner of J.F. Kustoms in Osoyoos, and is well known to local auto enthusiasts. His cars have also graced Memorial Park at Kars Under the “K” showings. This is Launier’s third trip to the Ridlers, and his first win. It is also the first Canadian car to win the coveted prize in 26 years.

J.F. Launier of Osoyoos makes last minute preparations on the “Rivision,” a 1964 Buick Riviera that recently won the Ridler Award - the world’s biggest, most sought after hot rod prize - at the Detroit Autorama. Launier is owner of J.F. Kustoms in Osoyoos, and is well known to local auto enthusiasts. His cars have also graced Memorial Park at Kars Under the “K” showings. This is Launier’s third trip to the Ridlers, and his first win. It is also the first Canadian car to win the coveted prize in 26 years.

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