Autorama, also known as America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show, is one of the most anticipated auto events. Autorama is coming to Detroit, Michigan this March and A Limo World can hardly wait. This spectacular event helps to promote auto craftsmanship since 1953 and we will be there for this 67th annual event. A Limo world would like to share more about this exciting event and what to expect if you plan to attend.
Detroit Autorama Past
In 1953 the first Autorama had 40 amazing custom cars and hot rods. Over the many years, the event continues to grow with last year breaking records of having 230 cars and hot rods on display. The number of classic to vintage cars and the craftsmanship that went into each of them are simply amazing. For all automobile lovers who like to see the best at work, the Autorama has the widest selection of custom cars and hot rods. It is also promoted by a number of sponsors such as the Championship Auto Show Incorporated or the (CASI), the Michigan Hot Rod Association which hosts the event, and the International Show Car Association which often showcases the latest in racing equipment and technological advances. The very first Autorama was held on January 31st through February 1st in 1953 and featured over 40 cars. The event was hosted by the Michigan Hot rod Association and has been held once a year ever since then. One of the highlights of Autorama is the Ridler Award.
Ridler Award Winning Car Builders
The Ridler Award is given to the top car designers and builders. Only one winner is given the Ridler Award. This award doesn’t just feature the best of car design and building, it is also given in memory of Don Ridler, who sought to take the Autorama to the next level. The award inspires auto designers and builders to push themselves and to create newer and more unique cars and hot rods. Don Ridler died in 1963 at the age of 54, so the Autorama began the Ridler Award in his honor and for his love and dedication to Autorama and the industry.
Autorama Legend Cup
The Legend Cup is another award given during the AutoRama event. It was created in 2007. The Legend Cup award is based on which car has the best style, design, workmanship, theme, detail, engineering, presentation, and a higher degree of difficulty. The last winner was a stunning 1957 Chevrolet created by Johnny Martin, and Greg and Judy Hrehovcsik. Both the Ridler and Legend Cup winner is awarded a trophy and a check of $10,000.
Detroit Autorama 2019 Guest Appearances
The next event is coming to Detroit Michigan. The Autorama will once again be held at the Cobo Center starting on March 1st – 3rd. A Limo World is pleased to announce that we will be part of the event, showing off our 2018 Corvette Limo, which you can come and see its slick features for yourself! The 2018 Corvette Limo isn’t just for showing. It is our newest serviceable limo.