Event Coverage: 2013 Detroit AutoRama: Pt. 2

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Going through my coverage of the Detroit AutoRama, and looking at the attention to detail in all of the builds, it’s hard to not want to roll my own car directly into the nearest body of water and never look back.

So many of the cars are closer to works of art than they are vehicles and If I ever get to the point where I can build a car half (maybe even a quarter) as nice as those I saw in the Cobo Center on Saturday I’ll die a very happy man.

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Eight simple to follow steps to building a great looking Hot Rod
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The results of the eight aforementioned steps is this ’32
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Sadly it seems I only took one photo of this car…
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Can’t imagine that there are too many New Yorkers rolling around that look anything like this one
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Beauty Road Runner
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The ‘Juice Duece’ Nova. Nova’s look great pro touring styled
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The Street Shaker Charger
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Clean business oriented interior
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This Cummins turbo diesel motor found it’s way into a full size Chevy
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Twin motor, high school built, Fiat
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Speaking of twins I was a huge, huge, fan of this twin turbo nomad wagon from Tucci Hot Rods
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Love the exahust exit through the bumper and modified license plate
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Great looking champagne ’37 Ford
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In my opinion this car had one of the most detailed interiors of the show
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Just look at that centre console and the stitching in the seats… incredible
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This ’34 Woody practically glowed on the show floor
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Nice Ghost flames on this Willys
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I just love the lines on these cars
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This v10 powered Rolls Royce has been making it’s rounds online
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Like a sir..
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This 34 Ford ‘Archetype’ was a Ridler finalist and quite unique
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I personally loved the stack configuration
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Troy Trepainer’s builds have always stood out to me at any show
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The amount of style and attention to detail is always off the charts. Take a look at the trunk lip on this Torino and the circular indents in it that are ehcoed throughout the car
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The colours used on this car were incredible as was the fit and finish of everything
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Great looking, functional, interior
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Boss 429 powerplant under the hood
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The winner of the 2013 ridler aware was this ’40 Ford Coupe
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This ex race car was dubbed ‘Checkered Past’
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A fuel injected, supercharged, flat head was found between the fenders

For those waiting on the AutoRama Extreme coverage that should be live next week!

3 COMMENTS

  1. People who work at custom sign shops who can’t spell should be shot. Rodden? Axel?

    Besides that, the cars look sick! I saw the billboard for Autorama when I was passing through Detroit a couple weeks ago and I got the urge to just drive my truck to Cobo Hall and just stay parked there till the show started. Someday…

  2. great coverage, as always.

    Though i’ve got a bit of mixed feelings about some of the cars;
    The quality and workmanship is without a doubt awesome, although some of the cars seem to be build for show only and will probably never been really driven.

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