Detroit AutoRama 2013

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There are fifteen big AutoRama shows each year; after Detroit, the show was held in Omaha, Nebraska for March 15-17, then appeared in Boston on March 22-24 before journeying to Winnipeg on April 5-7. Most of the AutoRama sanctioned events take place in January, February, and March.


The Detroit AutoRama was held March 8-10; admission was $18 per person, with kids under 6 free, and kids 6-12 at $5. Buying tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts yielded a $2 discount for adults and $1 for kids.

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Celebrity guests included actors of adult and kid shows, Linda Vaughn (“Miss Hurst”) and Courtney Hansen (Overhaulin’), two WWE wrestlers, and actual automotive celebrities, including several of the Ramchargers; there were also three generations of “real” Batmobiles, and a huge variety of modified, preserved, and heavily customized cars and hot rods. Chrysler, GM, and Ford all had major displays. Non-automotive events included rockabilly bands each day and a “Miss Autorama” pinup girl contest. There was also a Toy-A-Rama toy and collectible special exhibit area.


One feature of the show was the restored Dodge Deora concept truck, based on the A-100. An unusually well crafted vehicle, it was created by professional builders outside of Chrysler, with an innovative and luxurious interior, and was actually leased by Chrysler for two years to make appearances at car shows across the country.


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