“It’s old-school style with a new jack taste.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Todd
- Car in Question: 1994 Cadillac Deville
- Spotted at: Historic Dayton’s Bluff, Saint Paul, MN 55106
- Odometer: 100,000
- Car’s Nickname: The Red Baron
Q: This is a beautiful car. Was it like this when you bought it or did you restore it?
A: I bought it for $3,000 and it was in cherry condition. I found it at a pawn shop. It had 20-inch rims on it, but I had to take them off for the winter and put on regular and ride it stock.
Q: It still looks great. Do you like to take road trips?
A: I mostly drive back-and-forth to work, but I like to go out to the casino.
Q: I consider that a great road trip. What’s your favorite music to listen to in the Red Baron?
A: R&B and hip-hop.
Q: I think this car is very dreamy, but what would your dream car be?
A: This is just my get-around-town car. It’s nice, but he’s an old fellow. A Cadillac Maybach would be my dream car, if I hit the lottery or something like that.
Q: Well, you keep working on that. What kind of person would The Red Baron be?
A: He’s old and smooth and doesn’t cause you any trouble. He communicates and lets you know what’s going on with him. He’s a good guy.
Q: He’s straightforward and no nonsense?
A: Yeah, it’s old-school style with a new jack taste. That’s all.
Q: Are there any rules in your car?
A: You can’t smoke. Just don’t smoke, and we’re good. Treat my car like you’d treat yours.
Q: Do you have any great stories of fine times you and The Red Baron have had together?
A: No great stories yet, but I’m sure him and me will get into something sooner or later!
Photos and interview by Michelle Leon
Are you ready to Defend Your Ride? If so, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Defend Your Ride Minnesota” in the subject line for submission details.
View previous Defend Your Ride features as well as other great stories for people who love cars at Minnesota.CbsLocal.com/Autos.