Detroit Autorama takes place each year in early March. For those of us up here in the snowy Midwest, it’s the first sign that winter may actually be over and that car show season is in the near future. 2014 marked the 62nd edition of the massive indoor custom car show. Thousands of custom, restored, and original cars fill Cobo Hall each year competing for a multitude of awards. Click past the jump to see our gallery of Corvettes for the 2014 Detroit Autorama.
Entrants in the show range from 100 point, factory-correct fully-restored show cars to all out ultra-high-end customs built by Foose, Coddington, and others. This year’s featured builder was Troy Trapanier which included a selection of some of his wildest creations. There is no limit to the creativity and talent that is on display each year. Cars being shown for the first time battle it out for selection into the Great 8 with hopes of taking home the prestigious Ridler Award. This year an amazing 1964 twin-turbo bright yellow Riviera took home Ridler the trophy.
Of course we’re partial to Corvettes, but some of our other favorites included a 1962 Plymouth Savoy Wagon, a wild 1969 Camaro featuring C5 Z06 driveline and interior, and a sinister Pro Touring 1967 Nova. Our favorite Corvette by far was the 1957 racer originally built by Hot Rod Magazine. We’ll have more on that car a little later this week. In addition to all of the polished classics, hundreds of vendors were available selling various wares ranging from 4 post lifts to complete restoration services. The Toy-A-Rama section contained thousands of die-casts, models and various toys for children of all ages. The Cobo Hall basement is the home to old school customs as well as traditional and rat rods. We could spend all day down there.
We already showed you a few of the Corvettes from Detroit Autorama on Facebook over the weekend, and now our full gallery is below. As always, we’ve also included in some of our favorite non-vettes for your review as well.