2009 Detroit Autorama Wrap Up: Driving Out

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. » 3/11/09 5:45pm 3/11/09 5:45pm

Roadchamp Coupe Does Justice To Knockoffs

The Roadchamp Coupe defies categorization. It's a little bit of everything, and it adds up to a very clean, very cool hot rod we wish we could take home. » 3/11/09 11:00am 3/11/09 11:00am

1924 Dodge Modified, Skinny-Tired Dirt-Racing Awesome

We know absolutely nothing about this 1924 Dodge Modified owned by Clark Bates, but we're definitely going on record as wanting one. It's the coolest-ever field car. » 3/11/09 10:00am 3/11/09 10:00am

1933 Ford Cabriolet, A Noble Great Eight Contender

Mainly because we like rusty old rods with the propensity to kill you, we haven't paid much attention to the Great Eight Ridler contenders. But Chris Conly's 1933 Ford Cabriolet is clean and darn cool. » 3/10/09 5:45pm 3/10/09 5:45pm

You Want Crazy? Pro Comp 1930 Ford Coupe

Let's say you're interested in tearing a hole in the space-time continuum, the 2009 Detroit Autorama weapon of choice? Undoubtedly, it'd be this Pro Comp 1930 Ford Coupe. » 3/10/09 2:30pm 3/10/09 2:30pm

A Tale Of Two KITTs

This may be the first time we've seen the old n' trusted Trans Am-based KITT and the new n' busted Mustang GT500KR-based KITT together at the same time. Seems like it's PSA time. » 3/10/09 12:00pm 3/10/09 12:00pm

E.J. Potter's Bloody Mary To Dodge Tomahawk: Eat It!

E.J. Potter was known as "The Michigan Madman" for a good reason, he liked putting engines in places they had no business being. Case in point — this Chevy 350 in a very tiny motorcycle. » 3/09/09 5:00pm 3/09/09 5:00pm

Voodoo Curse: 40-Year-Old Inline-Six Gets A T3 Turbo

Ed Tillrock is a plain-spoken guy. You'd never know he was mad enough to slap a 70mm Garrett T3 turbo onto a 230 cubic inch Chevy inline-six and called it the "Voodoo Curse." » 3/09/09 3:00pm 3/09/09 3:00pm

2009 Detroit Autorama: Deucenberg Wins Ridler Award!

Just as we suspected Friday, the 2009 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award was given to the builders and owner of the super-slick maroon hot rod called "Duecenberg." » 3/09/09 1:30pm 3/09/09 1:30pm

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!

We've followed progress on Dan Webb's unfaithful recreation of Barney Oldfield's Golden Submarine the past three Autoramas, and it's paid off as his hand-formed mastery machine is now physically complete. » 3/09/09 10:00am 3/09/09 10:00am

1929 Ford Zephster Sports Breathtaking Lincoln V12, Tricks Up Sleeve

Woody Smith likes to build cars that are slightly different. Instead of going with an old nailhead for his classic-style hot rod, he decided on a mighty Lincoln V12. » 3/06/09 7:00pm 3/06/09 7:00pm

Cadillac VSR Hot Rod Concept

GM Performance parts and Race Car Replicas have created a 400 HP V-Series-inspired hot rod concept called the Cadillac VSR. A Prowler-destroying menace built for SEMA but still terrorizing other auto shows. » 3/06/09 6:30pm 3/06/09 6:30pm

2009 Detroit Autorama: The Duecenberg, A Ridler Contender For Sure

They don't announce the nominees for the 2009 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award until tomorrow, but judging by the attention to detail and gorgeous custom work from Johnson's Hot Rod Shop, the "Deucenberg" is a contender. » 3/06/09 4:30pm 3/06/09 4:30pm

2009 Detroit Autorama: Vannin' Is Back!

Tired of relentless Geneva Motor Show coverage? Us too! That's why we're here at the 2009 Detroit Autorama soaking up rad rods and cool customs. In an effort to be radically contrarian, it's custom vans! » 3/06/09 12:30pm 3/06/09 12:30pm