11 March 2015

Photo Gallery: Detroit Autorama 2015

Last year in the winter 2014 issue of Hagerty Classic Cars magazine, Hagerty gave you an inside look at the nationally known hot rod and custom car event, the Cavalcade of Customs — Autorama in Detroit, Mich. It is a massive annual gathering of exquisite custom rides with attendees traveling from all over the states and beyond to admire the artistry and workmanship of cars that you just can’t find anywhere else. The displays are so mind-boggling that it has left us at a loss for words, which means this year it is easier to show instead of tell.

(Editor's Note: Thanks to readers for pointing out a typo in the caption for the 1965 Corvair Monza. The caption is now correct.)

14 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Scott Harns Canada March 11, 2015 at 15:08
    Was at the show. Not as many RAT RODS as past years but the customs were awesome. The Safari you have shown was the 2nd time shown as it was at Kalamazoo Mi in Sept 2014. Just one example of so many custom rare cars that show up. 2nd year going and a blast! The 5+hour drive each way was worth it. Both Chip Foose and Barry Meguiar were in attendance Friday. Saw John Force and his daughters roaming the show too. I imagine Saturday was even busier!
  • 2
    Tony Lombardi Niles,Ohio March 11, 2015 at 16:27
    My Maroon Coupe shown above is insured with Hagerty....Thanks for the coverage both the event and auto
  • 3
    Tom Hall Lisbon, Ohio March 11, 2015 at 17:11
    The '63 Corvair MONA (no such model) is not a '63...the body style is 1965 to 1969. Who writes this stuff for "car" magazines anymore?
  • 4
    Shilo Florida March 11, 2015 at 17:43
    I have been to Autorama once but will never forget it. What a show!!! The best car show you will ever go to, to quality of the cars is over the top. I love the car culture in Detroit. Anything goes and American iron rules. High quality builds are the norm and these guys in Detroit know their stuff and respect the heritage of the Motor City by putting their heart and soul into the cars. Nothing like it in the world.
  • 5
    Frank Sifford Charlotte March 11, 2015 at 19:40
    That's not a '63 Mona (sic) convertible. It's a '65 or later, probably a Corsa.
  • 6
    Jeff NorCal March 11, 2015 at 19:55
    Great pics....but that's not a 63 Corvair. It's the second generation, from 66-69.
  • 7
    Mary Pieragostini South Lyon, Mi March 12, 2015 at 07:16
    My husbands 32 coupe shown above, also insured with Hagerty, made him very happy it is in the newsletter! Lots of sweat and a little blood went into the build. Thanks.
  • 8
    howard scott Parrish, FL March 12, 2015 at 07:19
    Corvair caption needs help. Its not a 63, looks like a 66, and its "Monza", not Mona!
  • 9
    Jim Lewallen Kingsland, TX 78639 March 12, 2015 at 07:22
    Enjoyed seeing the slides, Thanks Hagerty
  • 10
    Gene Lewiston, NY March 12, 2015 at 20:50
    I'll be there next yr./w Sebring Silver '63 S/W Fuelie
  • 11
    Alan Farmington Hills, MI March 12, 2015 at 09:11
    Great time as always. Started going yrs ago, my dad would take me every yr
  • 12
    John Sharon,Ontario March 13, 2015 at 18:48
    Love the show have made a weekend out of it the last two years. So many high end cars and love the extreme section with the rats and custom. It would be nice to have a show with them in Ontario.
  • 13
    Craig Detroit March 13, 2015 at 10:07
    Tom Hall, you're right. The corvair is mine, it's a 1965 Monza. I don't know where they got 63 from seeing as thats a completely different body style
  • 14
    Craig Detroit March 13, 2015 at 10:25
    The corvair is mine, it's a 1965 Monza, not "Mona", and it's not a Corsa. I don't know where they got 63 from seeing as thats a completely different body style. 1965-69 is when they went to the sportier body style, and the difference between all 5 years are just differences in taillights.

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