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Steve Bartons 2019 Ridler Winner Mad Science Image Credit: Hot Rod
Steve Bartons 2019 Ridler Winner Mad Science Image Credit: Hot Rod

Steve Barton's 2019 Ridler Winner - Mad Science

In the world of rare automobiles, owning a 1-of-only-100 vehicle is not that uncommon.

Eric Geisert

However, take one of those surviving examples, cut it up, remove some of its styling cues while borrowing others and, for good measure, add some of your own—then you get what The Joker said in the movie The Dark Knight: “Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos.”

Well, Jordan Quintal II knows something about introducing some level of chaos into the hot rodding world, and he has been at it for more than 50 years. He was part of the team that won the Detroit Autorama’s Don Ridler Memorial Award back in 2001 with the cherry red M-80 1949 Chevy Business Coupe. After striking out on his own that year with Super Rides by Jordan in Escondido, California, he and his son (named Jordan Quintal III) have continued to build some fantastic rides with more than a handful being featured in top street rodding publications.

Comparing any of those rides (or actually any other car, period) to his latest venture would be extremely difficult to do, though. It’s so far beyond what anyone has done in the past; it really puts this new vehicle into its own category. Jordan was commissioned to build this project by Steve Barton, whose incredible 30-plus car collection was located at his home in Las Vegas. It included well-known vehicles (like the custom bullet-no


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