March 7, 2016 – Windsor, ON – Local car enthusiasts look forward to Detroit’s Autorama custom car show every year. Detroit’s 64th Annual Mequiars Autorama Custom Car Show took place at Cobo Hall from February 26th-28th,2016. The biggest of its kind on the tour, attendance at the Detroit show sees over 150,000 visitors to take in the over 2000 vehicles on display.
This year, we registered 5 vehicles for this show. All of these vehicles were either built from a kit, restored/customized or painted at the request of their customer.
Four of the vehicles that were entered for judging in this show received awards and one vehicle received two awards. The winners are as listed:
1st in Class – 1933/34 Altered Coupe with a 1934 Ford owned by Tony Peressini of Toronto.
Engine Achievement – 1934 Ford owned by Tony Peressini of Toronto.
3rd in Class – Production Road Racer – 1966 Cobra owned by Bill Darmon of St. Joachim
4th in Class – Production Road Racer – 1966 Cobra owned by Chris June of Chatham
4th in Class – Convertible Mustang – 1968 Mustang owned by Rob Labelle of Toronto
This is the only American show that we has attended but plan on attending a few more high-profile U.S. shows in the 2016 season. The company will also attend some of the larger Canadian shows including Steve’s Plunkett’s Fleetwood Country Cruise In in London in June and the Bothwell Car Show and Flea Market in August.
This was a great showing for our up and coming local custom car shop.