Post Number: 11405
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 11:51 am: || |
I figured there are probably quite a few people on here who didn't visit the Autorama this weekend, but would perhaps be interested in seeing some pictures. I offered a little input on my automotive blog, as well as a link to my flickr account where I uploaded nearly 300 pictures from the show, enjoy.
Post Number: 1135
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 12:44 pm: || |
Post Number: 4127
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 12:47 pm: || |
Went on Friday...seemed lacking this year for some reason.
Post Number: 667
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 1:45 pm: || |
Is it because it is the same thing every year? I honestly don't know and have never gone, so I am asking a serious question. I would imagine that there would be only so much that you could do to a vehicle before it would no longer be an automobile.
Post Number: 36
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 7:41 pm: || |
Thats exactly it, unless your're a car person, there really isnt much new there. I went three years ago, seen it all in 30 minutes. A few really nice cars, most of them were dingy looking, like they were customized 30 years ago and been pulled around on a trailer show to show ever since.
We need new types of exhibits for Detroit. Things not associated with the automotives.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 9:18 pm: || |
I went today. This was my first time to autorama. What was so bad about it this year?
Post Number: 11407
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 11:20 pm: || |
I personally thought it was the best year ever, and I've gone for several years in a row. If you find yourself asking "how much can you really do with a car?" then this show is probably not for you, as you'd never understand. Somebody who would ask this type of question likely would never pick up on all the customizations and small details in which somebody has done to their car. It would be the equivalent of me going to an art museum, looking at the paintings, then saying "It's just paint, what's the difference, how much can you do with different colors?" It's an appreciation in which one must develop, you either get it, or you don't.
Post Number: 41
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 11:30 pm: || |
I think the $16 reaming is uncalled for.
Post Number: 1543
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 11:32 pm: || |
Sport, any idea of who won the Riddler?
I know that trophy is coveted by the likes of Boyd Coddington and Chip Foose.
Post Number: 11408
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 11:51 pm: || |
If I had to guess, probably Chip Foose's over the top, spare no expense 36 Ford. In all honesty, those cars up for the Riddler are usually of the least interest to me.
Post Number: 4130
|Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 11:54 pm: || |
Anyone know how it takes these high schools to do a car? Is it a several year project? Roseville HS had some good work displayed and it must have taken a great deal of time.
Post Number: 4753
|Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 2:26 am: || |
I've seen the Roseville HS auto shop and I can honestly say that it's cleaner and more professional than some auto dealership shops I've seen in town. Those kids there do a great job.
Post Number: 4754
|Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 2:27 am: || |
And does anyone remember when they used to advertise the guest appearances by the likes of Linda Vaughn? What ever happened to her??
Post Number: 1546
|Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 2:38 am: || |
Ahh Miss Hurst
Wasn't she with Gratiot Auto Supply?
Post Number: 761
|Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 8:47 am: || |
I agree, I see a lot of the same cars there every year. And too many of the boring 30s style hot rods that were popular when my grampa was a young man. The toy show was kinda lame this year too. It fell on the same weekend as the big Toledo Toy Show, which as a result was kinda weak also. Message to Cobo Hall Mgt. Why do you need the indoor temperature to be 85 degrees? Don't you realize its winter and that most people come in wearing coats? That's gotta cost the city tens of thousands of unnecessary dollars every winter. Cutting off the drinking fountains near the concession areas was another nice touch.
Although, I did like the Isetta Fraschini, the '75 Chevy convertable with 30" rims made up to look like a new Rolls, and the beautifilly restored by WPC Museum '55 Dodge LaFemme.
(Message edited by cambrian on March 12, 2007)
Post Number: 1095
|Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 9:01 am: || |
There were plenty of T&T girls there, pulchritudinous babes are never out of style at Autorama. I personally liked the '32 Fords with the old-school Offy head 59-A flatheads, the little duce coupe from the Beach Boys album cover, the Mopar muscle cars that no one can afford to not have (basically) stock these days and the early 60's Chevy and Ford drag cars.
The Riddler cars (the only well-lit cars in the show) all look alike, they all have the same type of alloy wheels, pans and covers for everything, same look to the upholstery, they even have succumbed to the new car thing of having the "Briggs and Stratton" cover over the engine so that a V-8 (we all know what that looks like) is made to resemble something else when viewed from above.
More engine, less boom-box stereos!
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 5:05 pm: || |
I went and here are my shots. I am not a car guy but the people watching was fantastic!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/b ankernewman/sets/7215759458240 3899/