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America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show – 2017 Detroit Autorama

 The Best Hot Rods and Customs Will Be in Detroit

The 65th Annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama, called “America’s greatest hot rod show”, is coming to the Motor City’s Cobo Center February 24-26. Hosted by the Michigan Hot Rod Association, this three-day event has the country’s best hot rods and custom built cars vying for the title of best in show.

So Much to See and Do

With over 600,000 square feet of exhibits, demonstrations, and live bands – the Cobo Center will be packed with everything a car enthusiast could possibly want. From the Hazzard County Stunt Show and the Dukes of Hazzard Reunion to the Cavalcade of Customs (a 10-car exhibit) and Chop Shop demonstrations, this weekend promises an exciting time for all ages.

For the Love of All That’s Not Shiny

Not into shiny, candy-colored hot rods? Prefer your cars with a little rust on them? Then head downstairs where the entire floor is devoted to traditional hot rod and rat rod lovers. If keeping it original is your motto, these cars will be right up your alley.

pirelli great 8 participant at autorama

The Ridler Award

The highlight of the weekend is the prestigious Ridler Award, given to first-time show entrants that exhibit the highest level of creativity, engineering expertise, and quality workmanship. Last year’s winner is a 1939 Oldsmobile convertible nicknamed “Olds Cool” and owned by Billy Thomas of Georgetown, TX. Last year’s recipient exemplifies the qualities Autorama promoter Don Ridler championed – designs that seamlessly blend imagination and craftsmanship into a one-of-a-kind car.
Riddler competitor 2017 autorama

Selecting the “Pirelli Great 8”

Prior to the event’s opening, a special panel of judges has the unenviable task of narrowing down the field for the Ridler Award. The “Pirelli Great 8” are announced before the doors open the morning of the event. Just making it into the field of finalists is an honor. The judges revisit the eight cars one more time over the weekend to confirm their scores. The lucky winner is revealed at a packed award ceremony the last night of the event.

America’s Greatest Indoor Hot Rod Show

The Detroit Autorama, sponsored by O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, is part of the World of Wheels and Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series as well as the International Show Car Association. Treat yourself to a weekend of great customized hot rods, informative exhibits, and plenty of entertainment at the 2017 Detroit Autorama. See you there!

Meet Classic Auto at the Detroit Autorama February 26-28

We are proud to once again be a part of the Detroit Autorama. Stop by the Classic Auto Insurance booth at the Cobo Center and let our friendly experts help you find the perfect policy for your collector car or classic rod. With onsite quotes, we can instantly help you insure your vehicle for less. Visit our website at and see how we can help safeguard your dream car.
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