Event Coverage: The 2014 Detroit AutoRama

Photography By: Kristina Doyle

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The Detroit Autorama is a completely unique show experience because it covers such a broad spectrum of classic car, truck, and hot rod builds.

You’ve got your several hundred thousand dollar, no expense spared, shop based, builds up top, while down below you’ve got the back yard built, incredibly creative, projects on the basement floor. It’s really everything you could imagine entirely under one roof, at the end of a long winter.

Today’s coverage –provided by Kristina Doyle– will start on ground level then make it’s way underground to the portion of the show dubbed AutoRama Extreme.

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This Camaro sure gets around I think it’s appeared in at least one event coverage post a year since 2009.  It’s so fast it  literally blew it’s own  door off on a 6.78 pass
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This 2600HP 63 Corvette that retains it’s ability to drive on the Street… it even has cup holders
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Known as the ‘Copper Topless’ this 52 Corvette is a lot to take in
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The quality and craftsmanship are on point but the overall result is a bit much for me personally
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The Ring Brothers brought their Pantera project out
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Love these cars…
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This would probably be pretty useful in a Zombie apocalypse
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Rear steer equipped with liberal ground clearance
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Jeep Flexin
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This awesome 36 WIlly’s Chassis features a 1 of 8 Fuel Injected Arias Hemi motor
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…nope.. still don’t want a motorcycle… or that’s what I will keep telling myself
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Incredible 39 Chevy built by Jason Graham
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Very sleek looking convertible
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It’s crazy how tall the roof is stock on a 1929 Model A…
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Crafty-B is responsible for this traditionally styled 32 Ford roadster
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Love the look of this 33 Ford Victoria
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Great looking 27
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Great choice of  colors on this car, works well with  the traditional styling
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1940 Ford Pickup built by Mike Young
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Love the fat whites
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Great stance on this truck
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Simply flawless 48 Chevy 3100
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I believe this is a very custom 64 or so Ford F-100
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The Kosmic Outcast is a vehicle I would love the chance to see in person, it is such a unique, intricate, build
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It’s originally a 1940 Ford but it’s got Chevy, Plymouth, and Pontiac parts in it. More detailed info and pics about it can be found at hotrodchassisandcycle.com
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‘Project Condor’ drawing a ground of people interested in what exactly makes this Pro Touring truck tick
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Custom frame, Adjustable Watts Link, Adjustable 4 link, adjustable coils…
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LSX under the hood
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Bare bones yet elegant interior
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Jason Grahm Hot Rods built 29 Model A, love the louvers in the chopped roof, such a nice touch
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’55 Chevy Dash and two tone leather throughout
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This 427 powered 69 Camaro owned by Brian and Gianna Ganos was Ridler ‘Great 8’ finalist
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Another stunning finalist was this ’67 Nova
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Engine bay detail through the roof
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Stunning Stance
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This 32 Ford Tudor sedan was another ‘Great 8’ Ridler finalist
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From what I am told it could have taken the number 1 spot
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Taking home the  2014 Ridler award was this 850hp Big Block powered 1967 Buick Rivi
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Another look at the very heavily modified Riviera
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Home made signs like this are what separate the basement from upstairs
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Sitting among a sea of classic American metal was this great looking beetle
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This pick up looked fairly different this year compared to the year previous
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Not exactly sure  what the owner’s final vision for the truck is but it is safe to say he is well on his way to  achieving it
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You can never go wrong with hubs and whites
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Traditional styling is truly hard to beat
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This ’47 Chevy from Motor City Rat Rods is simply like no other
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Another build from Motor City, this one completely unlike the  one above, featured  numerous  copper accents throughout the entire car

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The ‘Rusted Crow’ is the owners distillery which explains several of the small details in this build
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Love the raw finish on this truck…
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… and on the opposite side of things I also really love the paint on this one
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Chopped, hemi powered, 1926 Model T
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Spotless, laid out, 50 some odd Mercury pickup
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This crazy mid-engine Ohio creation was back once more
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I didn’t notice it last year but that looks to be a bench lifted straight from a park for seating..
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Going to end things off with Craig Dolan’s 54 Chevy pickup
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Lovingly referred to as the Rustarado it features fenders wrapped completely in patchwork cow hide
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The engine bay features more cowhide around the master cylinder and hammered copper
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Obviously with such a unique exterior and engine bay the interior could be no less ornate, love the literally use of the word ‘arm rest’.

Hope you enjoyed the coverage, watch out for a few more Autorama photos to make their way up to the Stance Is Everything Facebook fanpage over the next view days.

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