I've still got my arm in a cast, so while my wife was busy setting up my display every morning I'd sneak away to grab some pics.

Detroit's show is set up with an upstairs and a downstairs. Upstairs is traditionally where the $$ is, where the Riddler cars are and where OEMs set up. Troy Trepanier was honored as builder of the year and they had a really nice area sectioned off for Rad Rides by Troy.

The basement is more of a hot rod show. In recent years the lines have often been blurred because, quite honestly, it's way more fun downstairs. It's evolved from rat rods and ricers to a pretty nice mostly pre-'65 type show. Ricky Bobby's Rod Shop, Jokerr, Brother's Customs, Midwest Fabrication, and many more had a nice presence.

There was a better mix of cars than what I'm posting...but I guess I shoot what I like. For all my pics from the weekend click HERE

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A few Rad Rides...

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The eventual Riddler winner getting prepped before showing

A couple trucks from Reiter's. Shop is actually right down the road from me. Good people!

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'83 BMW by The Gasbox

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Next two are my favorites upstairs:

'39 Chevy built by Jason Graham

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'32 Roadster by Crafty B

cool bike I know little about 'cept my buddy Joshua Shaw did a killer job with the paint

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My friend Brad's garage built '50 Fleetline

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the level of eclectic cool in this picture might be unrivaled

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My '54 snuck in this shot. Our booth was to the left if you're looking dead on....

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buggin' out

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Ricky Bobby's sedans

Ford Racing's Factory Five Eco-Boosted roadster, paint and body work by Ice Nine:

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STOP!!!

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and a bunch of funky truck stuff. Because truck.

Chevy's '78 Silverado restomod(more pics in the album):

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...and their kick ass carbon fiber Cheyenne:

Ram's Rumble Bee

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'78 Jeep/Duece monster mashup

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'38 Comfortractor

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mine is bigger than yours...

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Sunday night we packed up both my trucks and headed home. No trailer for this '54! 3 on the tree with no power anything is a little much for one hand, so Max got the honor of driving the F100 home....

Detroit Autorama is such a killer show. I'll take this over NAIAS every day of the week and twice on Sunday.