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Monday, 9 March, 2015 1:24 PM

63rd Meguiar's Autorama continues through Sunday in Detroit

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Overview of the 2015 Meguiar's Autorama at Cobo Center in Detroit

 

 

by Jerome Rzucidlo
AmericaJR.com Web Team

 

 

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DETROIT -- The 63rd Annual Meguiar's Autorama at Cobo Center in Detroit began on Friday, March 6 and continues through Sunday, March 8. It is considered "America's Greatest Hot Rod Show." From hot rods, custom cars, dragsters, hydroplane race boats and much much more, you will find it here.

My favorite car was the bright orange 1941 Willys Coupe. It had a heritage hot rod body with shaved suicide doors, with custom ultra leather interior. Also included was vintage air conditioning, power steering, power windows and power brakes. The turbo 400 TCI transmission gave it raw power. There was also a blue 1941 Willys Coupe street machine that was dedicated to four friends who graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1961 and have remained friends for over 60 years. Wow that is amazing. From the Pac-man rod to the groovy 1962 Econoline Van, this show is something you shouldn't miss.

The Hollywood film cars from Fast and Furious were there for guests to enjoy. This included the 1970 Dodge Charger, the 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse, the 1970 Chevelle SS, the 1995 Jetta-Bullet car and the 2008 Dodge Challenger.

I also saw the WWE Superstar Big Show signing autographs. The line was long and guests got to take pictures with him.

NHRA racer John Force also had his funny car there. There were several top alcohol dragsters there along with Todd Robertson's NHRA top alcohol funny car.

Detroit's Autorama Extreme in the lower level of Cobo Center features traditional rods, customs and bobber motorcycles. Gene Winfield's Chop Shop is a one-of-a-kind display where he chop tops, bend metal in live demonstrations. There is also an extreme sock hop contest in the basement while the Double Scale band played on. One thing I found interesting was the 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline with a Tiki bar in the trunk. I also liked the Chopper at Large, talk about huge. It is definitely a must see. There were custom motorcycles and mini-bikes, camper trailers, custom old cars that were built not bought.

Tickets are $19 for general admission, children 6-12 are $6 and children 5 and under is free. However, discount tickets are available at O'Reilly Auto Parts for $17 general admission and children 6-12 is $5.

For more information about the 63rd Annual Meguiar's Autorama, visit www.autorama.com/attend/detroit.

Related Stories: 50th Anniversary of the Ridler Award, Three Generations of the Batmobile highlighted at 61st Annual Detroit AutoRama; Hot Rod Heaven: 61st Annual Meguiar's Detroit AutoRama at Cobo Center, March 8 - 10

 

 

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Blue '32 Ford Roadster

 

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Front view

 

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Black '32 Ford 3-window

 

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1937 Ford sedan

 

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Red 1956 Plymouth Convertible

 

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Front view

 

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