Around the Motor City Bureau this time of year we’re constantly looking for any sign of Spring that we can grasp on to. Generally, we look for 2 key events. One is opening day for the Detroit Tigers and the other is Autorama. Both events generally take place within a few weeks of one another and help remind us that warmer days are cruising season are ahead.
This year we made the trek from our Michigan office down to Detroit’s Cobo Hall under full sunshine and mid-40’s temperatures. Those of you in warmer climates are probably snickering, but around here, that’s a big deal. Inside we were witness to the usual smattering of hot rods, customs, factory correct classic, and modern performance machines.
Autorama, now in its 60th year, brings together cars and enthusiasts from all around the country. It’s not uncommon to see cars all the way from Texas, Colorado, and other far off destinations.
As we perused the never-ending aisles of cars we spied Corvettes from all generations. Some were lightly modified Day-2 cars while others were meticulously restored classics. Others were complete over the top restomods, and we’d be remiss if we neglected to mention the Corvette race cars.
Our favorite Corvette at Autorama was a stunning blue over red C3 convertible featuring a subtle mix of C6 items integrated into the timeless C3 design. If you didn’t make it Detroit Autorama this year that’s ok. You can add it to your calendar for next and, in the meantime, you can enjoy our gallery from the show below.