The Detroit Autorama, now in its 68th year (making it the second-oldest indoor custom car show in the world), rolled in the Motor City this weekend. We had a chance to see all the show had to offer — from the rough and ready traditional-type hot rods in the basement of the TCF Center (previously Cobo Hall) to the hundreds of vehicles spread across the 200,000-square-foot upstairs floor space.
Some show car owners attend in hope of their rides being picked as a Great 8 vehicle, one of the eight spots given out making a car eligible to win the Don Ridler Memorial Award, one of the highest honors in the hot rod world.
We’re highlighting five cars that brought something special, including one car from the Autorama Extreme basement display, one of the Great 8 vehicles, plus a good cross-section of the wide variety of cars this show always demonstrates. It’s why the Detroit Autorama is known as America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show.
Let’s get started.
Dave Jolly / 1938 Lincoln Zephyr
Bob Matranga / 1955 Chevrolet
Larry Mingus / 1930 Ford Coupe
Marv Wiegand / 1960 Rambler American Wagon
Gizmos/Greg Friedrich / 1960 Plymouth Fury Wagon
Be sure and stay tuned to Rod Authority for all the updates from the 2020 Detroit Autorama.