Detroit Autorama

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The Detroit Autorama is a showcase of custom cars held each year at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Oldsmobile Rocket engine with four two-barrel carburetors at 2012 Autorama.

Ridler Award[edit]

Essentially Autorama's "best in show" award, the Ridler Award is named after Don Ridler. The winners, judged "most outstanding from among the cars being shown for the first time", are shown below:[1]

A Lincoln from Kid Rock's Collection
Year Winner[clarification needed] Vehicle Name
1964 Al Bergler AA Comp[clarification needed] Bantam coupe Aggravation
1965 Bob Massaron 1956 Chevrolet Custom Venturian
1966 Maynard Rupp 1966 Chevy Malibu SS 396 Funny Car Chevoom
1967 Mike Alexander 1966 Dodge Pickup Deora
1968 Chuck Miller Hand-built fire truck "Fire Truck"
1969 Larry Alexander Ford T roadster Top Banana
1970 Jan Bergel 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger Electro Charger
1971 John Greer "C" Cab truck Brinks Express
1972 Jerry Pennington Rear-engined Corvette Scorpion
1973 Jerry Pennington Hand-built street rod Devilfish
1974 Don Campbell 1927 Ford T sedan Tartan T
1975 Bob Gutzke 1927 Model T Altered rod coupe
1976 Robert Sweatt 1923 Ford AA/FA roadster El Toro
1977 Frank Camden 1926 Ford T sedan Frigid T
1978 Bob Anzalone 1923 Ford T roadster Black Diamond
1979 Frank Morabito 1923 Ford T touring Garagefather
1980 Everett Rezendes 1928 Ford sedan delivery The Cranberry Delivery
1981 Bob Tiano 1934 Ford 3-window coupe
1982 John Pappert 1934 Ford Model Y
1983 Ron Barnum 1929 Ford 3-door sedan delivery[clarification needed] Renaissance Delivery
1984 Bob Reed 1934 Ford Altered street coupe The Khrome Shoppe Special
1985 Bobby Alloway 1933 Ford Victoria Altered street sedan
1986 Dale Hunt 1986 Pontiac Grand Am Pro Stock special thanks to Dewayne White for his hard work to complete this car
1987 John Kolbusz 1934 Ford Altered street roadster
1988 Mal Kieswetter 1932 Ford 3-window coupe The Gambler
1989 Mike Baliestiero 1934 Ford cabriolet Altered street roadster
1990 Dan Webb 1932 Ford Altered street roadster
1991 Tony Carlini 1933 Ford Altered street roadster
1992 Jimmy Stewart 1932 Ford sedan
1993 Dave Stitzer 1940 Ford coupe
1994 Fred Warren 1937 Ford coupe Aero Coupe
1995 Bob Rizzoli 1992 Mercedes 560 SEC
1996 George Poteet 1937 Ford roadster
1997 Dave Emery 1932 Ford roadster
1998 Eric Peratt & Ken Reister 1933 Ford roadster 21st Century Comet
1999 Bob Young 1932 Ford 3-window coupe
2000 Paul Atkins 1933 Ford speedster coupe (phantom)
2001 Chris Williams 1949 Chevy Coupe M-80
2002 Wesley & Bob Rydell 1935 Chevy Grand Master
2003 Ron Whiteside 1934 Mercury The Stallion
2004 Al Brockly 1937 Willys coupe
2005 Ken Reister 1936 Ford hardtop convertible Impression
2006 Kevin & Karen Alstott 1935 Ford
2007 Ross Myers 1936 Ford First Love
2008 Mike Warn 1960 Nash Rambler Ferrambo Ferrambo Project Profile
2009 Doug Cooper 1932 Ford B400 Deucenberg
2010 Tammy Ray 1933 Ford Phaeton Gold Digger
2011 Bruce Ricks 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible Suncammer
2012 Dwayne Peace, Tyler, Texas 1955 Ford Thunderbird (Pictured in Photo) Peace 55 T-Bird Peace 55 T-Bird Project Profile
2013 Ron & Deb Cizek, Bennington, NE 1940 Ford Coupe Checkered Past Checkered Past Project Profile
2014 J.F. Launier, Osoyoos, BC 1964 Buick Riviera Rivision[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wayland, Michael (March 12, 2013). "Detroit Autorama Ridler winners: 50 of the best custom cars since 1964 (photos)". MLive. MLive Media Group. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1964 Buick Riviera custom wins 2014 Ridler award". Foxnews.com. FOX News Network. March 11, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 

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