Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Detroit Motor Show

Some interesting vehicles at this show.
If you're into custom cars, for sure you'll love these.
A few snaps from this year's Detroit Autorama:

'30 coupe; one of the dramatic vehicles parked up front to catch everyone's attention
as they walk in.

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"Rocket ship" T-bird

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George Barris was brought in by the promoters with a few of his historic cars.

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"Boondocker" Datsun pickup. Hey, it's all for the entertainment!

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1933 Ford

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Chip Foose "P-32" roadster, using a Lincoln Zephyr engine. Very nicely detailed, typical of Foose,
but the exhaust outlets on the engine side panels are phony because the Zephyr V12 had only 4 exhaust ports on each side;
end ports serviced one cylinder each but the siamesed middle ports serviced 2 cylinders each, just like Ford V8s.

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The promoters brought along a few "historic" rods; these are from the '60s.

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Tube frame chassis is blue. Suspension is by air over shock (you can see the air bladder at the top of the shocks).
Common hot-rod signature elements: supercharger on top of engine, topped by injector and enormous air scoop at/above windshield.

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A very nice, clean, '32 roadster with a '33 in the background.

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Henry J. station wagon I'm not sure if they made any or if this guy created one from a sedan.. Typical of the "tail dragger" genre.

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BMW Isetta with an engine swap.

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Classic Cadillac, inspired by Big Daddy Roth.

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Oldsmobile with full "jack" treatment.

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'37 Ford.

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T-roadster with classic midget racer grille.

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Art Deco "Decoliner" Lincoln Zephyr with styling cues like a Delahaye is designed to allow the similarly styled motorcycle to be swallowed in the back.

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Very nice, clean, 1951 Mercury custom. I later learned the two women (behind the car in this view) in car-hop uniforms and platform pumps are twins.

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Replica of Barney Oldfield's Miller "golden submarine" race car, but a bit smaller scale and narrower.

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A '32; one of many very nice local cars brought by their owners.

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Ridler award-winning Willys (for best rod shown for first time in Detroit ).. Builder being interviewed for Meguiar's Cary Crazy TV.
One of the secrets of TV production: interviewer has back of shirt clothes-pinned so front fit will look best for TV.

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Cadillac that had enormous body length. Looked like a stock body shell, but nicely customized and painted 2-tone yellow.

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Buick Skylark concept car, brought from a museum in Flint , Michigan .

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Modern Cadillac-based roadster designed by Wayne Cherry, past head of GM styling.

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1956 Chrysler 300B, lowered with big wheels.

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"Rat Rods" are in the basement. This is unusually well finished for the "rat" category, with a Jaguar engine, Ford T woody body, antique lights and fan, etc.

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"Rat bike" with Triumph engine.

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The air scoop on this one is perfect. Rat rods are made with great imagination.

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Rat roadster with nice, but smaller, air scoops and period-perfect ('50s) whitewalls.

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V-12 Lincoln Zephyr power. This was in the "rat" category, but very nicely done.

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Nice taillight treatment ('56 Buick?) on this rat 4-door. Even the rope stanchions are nicely done.
A little difficult to see the big vertical exhaust stack up front in this view, but it's wired with a spark plug near the top of the tube,
presumably to ignite flames shooting high into the night sky.

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A few of the trophies.

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1 comment:

  1. Kete menan ke?? Haha mmg dicipta utk hiasan....

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