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.

Click the images below to see all the fun from the 2009 Detroit Autorama

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Roadchamp Coupe Does Justice To Knockoffs
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1924 Dodge Modified, Skinny-Tired Dirt-Racing Awesome
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1933 Ford Cabriolet, A Noble Great Eight Contender
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Lord Humongous Rides Again! Six-Wheeled Death Machine Recreated
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You Want Crazy? Pro Comp 1930 Ford Coupe
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A Tale Of Two KITTs
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Troy Trepanier's "Notorious" Will Steal Your Girlfriend
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E.J. Potter's Bloody Mary To Dodge Tomahawk: Eat It!
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Voodoo Curse: 40-Year-Old Inline-Six Gets A T3 Turbo
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2009 Detroit Autorama: Deucenberg Wins Ridler Award!
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2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!
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1929 Ford Zephster Sports Breathtaking Lincoln V12, Tricks Up Sleeve
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Cadillac VSR Hot Rod Concept
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The Deucenberg A Ridler Contender For Sure
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2009 Detroit Autorama: Vannin' Is Back!