Mike McAdoo

The man behind the Ravens' rides

The man behind the Ravens' rides

When the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001 and Ray Lewis, as MVP, got a new SUV, he didn't want just a plain, ordinary one. He wanted icing on that cake.

So Lewis took his prize to the Belair Road body shop that has become the go-to place for Baltimore notables to trick their rides. No Limit turned that burgundy GMC Denali white, embroidered the names of Lewis' children onto the head rests and made it so when the famously devout defenseman popped the hatch, a light would come on, showing off the Lord's Prayer inscribed inside.

These are luxury touches, the automotive equivalent of investment jewelry or haute couture. Custom stereos. Suede, leather and stripes. Wheels that turn...