DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Todd In Dayton’s Bluff

April 16, 2012 3:00 AM

dyr minn DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Todd In Dayton’s Bluff

“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

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