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MessageSujet: 2009 Detroit Autorama,   Dim 7 Juin 2009 - 19:23

2009 Detroit Autorama,
> '30 coupe; one of the dramatic vehicles parked up front to catch
> everyone's attention as they walk in.
>
>
> "Rocket ship" T-bird
>
>
> George Barris was brought in by the promoters with a few of his
> historic cars.
>
>
> "Boondocker" Datsun pickup. Hey, it's all for the entertainment!
>
>
> 1933 Ford
>
>
> 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.
>
>
> The promoters brought along a few "historic" rods; these are from
> the '60s.
>
>
> There were some commercial exhibits. This is part of the Pirelli booth,
> with 30 inch tire/wheel in foreground. The Ford Flex in background has
> "only" 24 inchers.
>
>
> Restored Divco milk truck. I knew how the single clutch/brake
> pedal worked, but wasn't sure about the accelerator for stand-up
> driving. The owner said when getting up to speed the driver uses the
> twist throttle on the 4-speed column shift lever (you can see the
> black grip on the end of the column shifter, used to twist the shift
> lever). Once in 4th gear (with no more clutching to do) the driver
> can stand on his left foot and use the right foot accelerator on the
> floor (there's another accelerator positioned a bit higher for
> sit-down driving). Top speed is reported to be about 35 mph.
>
>
> 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.

>
>
> Tools were in display too, including press brakes, metal forming
> machines, welders, and this selection of rubber and wood mallets.
>
>
> A very nice, clean, '32 roadster with a '33 in the background.
>
>
> 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.
>
>
> BMW Isetta with an engine swap.
>
>
> Classic Cadillac, inspired by Big Daddy Roth.
>
>
> Oldsmobile with full "jack" treatment.
>
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> '37 Ford.
>
> T-roadster with classic midget racer grille.
>
> 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.
>
>
> 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.
>
> Replica of Barney Oldfield's Miller "golden submarine" race car,
> but a bit smaller scale and narrower.
>
> A '32; one of many very nice local cars brought by their owners.
>
> 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.
>
> Cadillac that had enormous body length. Looked like a stock body
> shell, but nicely customized and painted 2-tone yellow.
>
> Buick Skylark concept car, brought from a museum in Flint , Michigan .
>
> Modern Cadillac-based roadster designed by Wayne Cherry, past
> head of GM styling.
>
> 1956 Chrysler 300B, lowered with big wheels.
>
> "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.
>
> "Rat bike", designed like a Schwinn with Triumph engine .
> The air scoop on this one is perfect. Rat rods are made with great
> imagination.
>
> Rat roadster with nice, but smaller, air scoops and period-perfect
> ('50s) whitewalls.
>
> V-12 Lincoln Zephyr power. This was in the "rat" category, but
> very nicely done.
>
> 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.
>
> A few of the trophies.
































































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