A little secret about the Detroit Autorama is to go on the last day. You still see cars and the winners, but stay till the show closes and everybody fires up for the drive-out.
It is verboten to fire your engine before the official end of the show is announced, but when the okay is given, all hell breaks loose. There is nothing quite like the sound of thousands of horsepower erupting inside a cavernous building of concrete and steel. Show officials open up the back door of the building and onlookers line the path to watch as a parade of spectacular steel streams by. If you want to make time for next year's Detroit Autorama, shoot for the last day, it's worth the wait.
And thus we conclude this year's coverage of the 2009 Detroit Autorama. It's a great show and brings out some of the most skilled and nicest folks in the business. If you ever get a chance, make the trip. Below we've put all of our coverage into a convenient list so you can pass it around to all your grease-monkey friends.