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2015 Autorama: A Mega Gallery of Detroit’s Iconic Hot Rod Show

By: · March 11, 2015

Autorama!
1932 Ford High-Boy
Hot rod, hot red-painted accents.
Bugnaughty
Bugnaughty
A less extreme Delahaye, sans naughtiness.
Bro, do you even flower print?
Old Chevy C-10s are just the best. This '68, however, seemed too clean to even drive on manicured roads, let alone put to work on a farm.
A purpose-built Chevy Camaro drag car with a roll cage, racing seats, and an assuredly monster engine? Yes, please.
This 1956 Chevy is pretty mild, save for those massive-looking wheels. Check their width!
Dark brown over tan? Yep, it definitely works on this old-school Lincoln Continental.
Note to Lincoln: Bring back suicide doors. That is all.
Racing liveries and Corvettes, two things match-made in heaven.
Parked right next to the '50s racing Vette was this, a C2 split-window fuelie.
Saturn Ion custom
Saturn Ion custom
Saturn Ion custom
Saturn Ion custom
Saturn Ion custom
Saturn Ion custom
Saturn Ion custom
Dodge Ram
Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood GTO Turbo
Chevrolet Camaro restomod
Chevrolet Camaro restomod
It wouldn't be a proper custom-car show without at least a few mega-gnar airbrushed murals. We found this one beneath the hood of an early '90s Ford F-150.
rat rod
rat rod
More worn-down rat-rod goodness: a '40 Ford.
Just seconds after this photo was taken, the bare-metal finish on this hot rod rusted when an onlooker let slip that Autorama was located in Detroit.
Easily the winner of our unofficial
Steampunk meets liquor advertising. We'd have appreciated this copper-stamped beauty even without a free shot. But we like shots.
Note how the number-four cylinder's exhaust runs apart from the front threes' header and twists around it like a heater coil. Sweet.
The attention to detail on this 1930 Ford is out of this world.
It's got a panoramic sunroof standard!*


*Glass not included.
This '41 Studebaker was another candidate for near-immediate rusting were it to be taken outside and driven on Detroit's ragged, salty roads.
1962 Volkswagen 13-window Bus
1964 Plymouth Savoy
Dodge Charger restomod
Palmeri Andare
Ford F-100 Ranger with EcoBoost V-6
Ford F-100 Ranger with EcoBoost V-6
Ford F-100 Ranger with EcoBoost V-6
Factory Five Cobra
Alfa Romeo GTV
Alfa Romeo GTV
Sometimes, the restomod thing can lead to stuff like this. It resembles a full-scale plastic model of a '60s-era droptop.
Plymouth Sundance/Duster/Dodge Shadow?
Plymouth Sundance Duster/Dodge Shadow?
Another bruiser Dodge Charger restomod—just look at the intricacy of those rims!
1967 Ford Mustang fastback
Paul Walker's Toyota Supra movie car
Fast & Furious Volkswagen Jetta movie car
Fast & Furious Mitsubishi Eclipse movie car
Lincoln Continental low-rider
Lincoln Continental low-rider
Lincoln Continental low-rider
Chevrolet Vega
Speedster-style hot rod
1957 Chevy custom
1957 Chevy custom
Orange (ORANGE) Ford Mustang
'32 Ford with Lincoln V-12
Did you know Hudson made a pickup? Neither did we.
For those still bitching over the modern Dodge Charger's four-door layout, may we present this? As a bonus, the shortened wheelbase brings the front and rear fender vents closer together. We're all about togetherness.
PacMan rod
Buick Wildcat II concept car
Factory Five Coupe
Factory Five Coupe
1972 AMC Gremlin drag car
Galpin Auto Sports Grass Hopper
Galpin Auto Sports Grass Hopper
Galpin Auto Sports Grass Hopper
Galpin Auto Sports Grass Hopper
Galpin Auto Sports Grass Hopper
Galpin Auto Sports Grass Hopper
Dodge Dart
Dodge Dart
Dodge Dart
Dodge Dart
Dodge Dart
Dodge Dart
Chip Foose's
Chip Foose's
Chip Foose's
Chip Foose's
Chip Foose's
Chip Foose's
Chip Foose's
Chip Foose's
Chip Foose's
1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom
1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom
1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom
1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom
1956 Plymouth Belvidere
1956 Plymouth Belvidere
1956 Plymouth Belvidere
1932 Ford
1932 Ford
1932 Ford
1932 Ford
1959 AMC Rambler
1959 AMC Rambler
1959 AMC Rambler
1959 AMC Rambler





1969 Ford Mustang custom
1969 Ford Mustang custom
1969 Ford Mustang custom
1969 Ford Mustang custom
1969 Ford Mustang custom
Oldsmobile 442 convertible
The Lawman cometh.
1962 Ford Econoline Yellow Submarine
1962 Ford Econoline Yellow Submarine
Sterling kit car
Sterling kit car
Abe Lincoln next to a custom '85 Chevy pickup? Sure.
1949 Cadillac convertible
Transformers-themed Corvette? Taste has left the building, folks.
1996 Chevrolet SS Purple Rain
1962 Plymouth Belvidere
1959 Edsel Station Wagon
1959 Edsel Station Wagon
Does that count as plaid? Because if it does, we think it's awesome.
A guy was selling unopened classic plastic model kits at Autorama. We needed to restrain ourselves.
That Avanti kit has our names on it.
Even the Detroit Police Department gets a kick out of Autorama.

                                                                                                                                    

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