LasRyds Hearse Club
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Sharon Ackerman's 1960 Cadillac Superior Landau has a long history: Originally used by a funeral home in Great Bend KS, then by another home in Topeka KS from which it was repossessed and bought by a Dr. Nabors who then donated it to a local public service TV station that used it as a party car, etc... before it was sold at auction to the Atchison Police Department as a DARE car then sold to Sharon through a dealer in Hiawatha KS......

Scott Amsler , from Troy, IL, has "Lilly" a 1972 Superior in great condition, fresh out of service from Colby KS....he's also looking for a modestly priced 60's M&M or Superior

Dillion Asher , of Whitesburg KY, began his hearse story in June of '99 when he spotted an old Cadillac hearse up for sale, he scraped up enough money, consulted his friends, and bought her a 1968 Cadillac Victoria Miller-Meteor endloader.  He's restoring her and can't get enough of it.  Always in search of parts and advice to get through the restoration.

Joseph "Bamaloosatide's" dream hearse 1970 Cadillac Superior Endloader.  Visit his website to see all his pictures and other hearse links.

Aaron Barnhart , from Terre Haute IN, is looking for a hearse...his dream car would be "Ecto I" from Ghostbusters 1959 Cadillac with all of the lights, bells, and whistles.

Tom Bates must settle for vicarious enjoyment by
looking at all the great pictures of our hearses.

Joseph Baugh from Hillsboro, IL has a 1979 Cadillac Superior


Pastor Freak Steve Bensinger of Kalamazoo Michigan has a Black 1985 Cadillac endloader with blue velvet interior and a hand made Grim Reaper that rides along as a mascot.  Written on the back window is "Come As You Are Church Don't ride in one of these until you talk to us"   He's the pastor of the church.

Craig Benson, of Chillicothe OH, does not own a professional car, but he used to work out of a 1972 Miller-Meteor combo in the beginning of his 13 year EMS career.  Anyone have pics of combos for him?

Arnold Beukelman 1966 Cadillac-Superior 4-SALE

Tony and Cherish Bittle have a 1926 Henney 162/A limousine hearse that they are completely restoring

Fred Bland , pictures coming soon.

Doug Boehmke bought a 1969 Pontiac Bonneville Combo

Adam Borkat owns this 1966 and this 1974 Superior Cadillac Endloader

Danny Bost is looking for a hearse.

James Bound , of Phoenix AZ, used to have THE hearse...a 1966 Cadillac Superior Crown hearse model #604 and body #666!!!  Pure Evil!!  427 w/ 77,000 original miles, suicide doors cathedral windows. Now owned by NoMan, from Houston...we'll get his info and more current pictures posted soon.

Dustin Brants , of Kingsville MO,  just got a new hearse a gray Cadillac that he'll be customizing over the next few and more of a description coming soon.

Mario Broncata, of Glen Ellyn IL, has a 1955 Pontiac Chieftan 870 hearse that he is restoring with a 3-speed manual trans, 287 CI V-8 that should be ready this May/June.

Jessie M. Brooks , of Falls Church VA, has a 1971 Oldsmobile Cotner-Bevington white with a 455 Rocket engine, 87,000 miles.

Dan Brown has just purchased a 1982 Buick Armbruster-Stageway funeral limousine and is in the process of buying a matching hearse.

Dan Buchanan, of Rantoul IL, has a 1970 black superiour crown, endloader, original except for burgandy tassled curtains in window. 472 cid

Dan Buckman , of Milwaukee WI, recently purchased a1986 Buick hearse that is black with a deep blue interior and silver drapes.  It was purchased in July of 2002 from the original owner the Jansen-Molenda Funeral Home in Milwaukee .

Robert Burden , of La Vergne TN, has "Azrael" the falling Angel a 1963 Cadillac Miller-Meteor with 74,000 miles on it.  By the way, he bought it from a Mr. Bates...motel and knife not included  Pictures coming soon.

Patrick Bynum, of Cleveland TN, has a 1974 Cadillac Superior endloader

Brett Byrd is one of the few of us that actually use hearses as they were intended. No hearse of his own yet, though.

Chris Call of Buckeye AZ is looking for a 1967 Cadillac hearse

Chris Cantrell , of Niangua MO, has a black '68 Cadillac S&S Victoria endloader with blue interior and 57,000 miles.

Donald "Barry" Caselli used to have this 1963 Cadillac-Superior and now has another hearse and ambulance - pictures are coming soon

Craig Cermak , Riverside IA, is a big fan of professional cars as well as a huge Pontiac nut with a 1967 Pontiac Bonneville combination that was used as a first responder vehicle with twin bullet roof lights as well as a center beacon.   Also pictured is his son Connor's new toy (hopefully it is ready by the time he is old enough)  He's got a number of Pontiac as well as Cadillac parts cars if anyone is looking for parts.

Also, his friend Tim recently acquired this 62 Cadillac to go home to Iowa for a full restoration

Chad and his brother Scott Bettisch had this Cadillac 3-way.

Dan Cheever of Iola KS does not have a hearse at this time. 

Frank and Susan Christenson , of Sandy UT, have a '67 Cadillac Superior endloader.

It is a daily driver, and we use to pull the tailgate trailer
(UTE HAUL) to all the University of Utah home football games. It has been in
the St. Patrick's Day parade for the past four years, with the UTE HAUL.
Susan teaches at a local high school and the students love to have the
hearse in the homecoming parade. We also have taken first place in several
of the local Halloween cruise nights. People come from miles around, to
trick or treat at our house on Halloween because the hearse is the focal
point of our Halloween decoration. It's just a fun car!
The most recent addition to the car is the flames. Still working on the
Does anyone know where I can find door weather stripping and some Superior
trim logo?
When people tell us that it is creepy to have a hearse­­­our response,
Don't let your first ride in a hearse be your last. -penned by Amy, Grim
Rides Hearse Club.
Susan has also designed a couple signs to put in the windows, with some
material taken from Red Foxx's Party Record put out in the late 1950's.

One Cent Sale!
If you die next week, you can take a friend along for a penny.
For $25 above top cost you can ride up front with the driver.
This ad is brought to you by E.M. Balm & Co., the folks who dig you the

Scary Perry Claeys , from Kenosha WI is the founder and president of Grave Sites Hearse Club .  He has owned 11 hearses so far,  including his newest, a 1965 Cadillac S&S Victoria 3-Way, classic black with blue interior, gray dash and purple tinted windows, a 1973 Cadillac S&S 3-way, a 1974 Cadillac Superior Combo and a '75 Cadillac Superior endloader.  He also used to have these an '80 Cadillac Superior Crown, a 68 Superior Combo, 1980 Buick S&S and 1981 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser B&B (Dig the license plate...COMIN 4 U)

Gary Lee Clark from Morehead KY has "Morticia" a 1983 Cadillac Superior endloader.  He's member and webmaster of High Rollers Car Club   Here's Morticia's own website:

This picture is from his award winning showing at the Top 100 Show at Natural Bridge, Slade, KY

Laura Clasen, of Kingsville TX, is currently restoring a $450 find...a 1970 Cadillac Miller-Meteor.  Good condition black leather interior, needs body work, paint, and a new engine.  If all goes well, it'll be on the road by Halloween.

Dave Clement from California has this 1948 Packard Henney hearse

Doug Collingsworth , of Decatur AL, had to work around some parental hurdles to get his white on white '79 Cadillac S&S Victoria with seafoam green interior.  He's looking for replacement rear 1/4 panels for it.

Phillip J. Coomer of Louisville, KY has a 1976 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Landau Traditional 3-way with 61,000 miles on it.  It was just retired May of 2001 from funeral service.

Danny Cornette, of Greenville KY, doesn't own a hearse "but you never can tell what might happen next"

Matt Costa , of Brockton, MA, doesn't have a hearse but loves 'em.  He does have a customized '86 Towncar.

Brent Covey from Vancouver British Columbia Canada is looking for a 1966 Cadillac, preferably Superior.

Chris "Digger" Curtis 1967 Superior Crown

Michael Cupp , from Brownsburg, IN, recently purchased a 1972 Cadillas S&S Park Hill Combination Endloader

Joe Cusack owns a 1977 Cadillac Miller Meteor
He's always wanted one but never realized
how fun it was to drive one every day until now!!!!!
The car was in excellent shape with only 71,000 miles on it when they saw it on
the side of the road for sale.
Hecouldn't believe they only wanted $1,200 for it.
What a find,  it also makes a great addition to the Halloween grave yard.

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