Illustration for article titled 2008 Detroit Autorama, We Hardly Knew Ye

Well, the 2008 Detroit Autorama was a swell show this year, chock full of goodness for any hot rod persuasion. We saw all of the entrants for the Ridler award, a smattering of kit car action, and some very cool traditional hot rods. Hell, we even saw a Citroen 2CV stuffed with a small block Chevy mill. This show does nothing if not inspire its attendants to take on their own projects, push their own envelope, or build their personal dream car. Every year we go we see some new style take root, or a once dead branch sprout new growth - there's just so much good stuff here to see that we can't cover it all. And with that, we conclude this years coverage with a gallery of the things that got left on the cutting room floor. Full wrap up below the fold.


2008 Ridler Award Winner
Ferrambo Wins 2008 Ridler Award At Detroit Autorama


The Ridler Contenders
1932 Ford "Willet Special" Has Suprise Powerplant

1955 Chrysler 2 Door Hard Top Wagon
1941 Willys Coupe
1967 GMC Pick Up
1956 Chevrolet Handyman Wagon
1946 Chevrolet Custom Pickup
1940 Ford Coupe

The unwashed, and yet, cooler masses
Crosley-Davidson Has A Harley V-Twin
ViperVette Scratches Your Project Car Itch
"Rock Bottom" Is Biggest Hot Rod At Autorama
Golden Submarine See Progress, Body Panels
'32 Ford Hot Rod, Now in Creamsicle Flavor
We Like To Call This The Puppy Crusher
Street Legal Cheetah Replicas To Hunt Cobras
Return Of The Bubble Tops: Atomic Punk
Freakshow, The Custom Camino From Hello Kitty Hell
Return of the Bubble Tops: Vampyre
Newstalgia Wheels' Steampunk Chopper
The Larson Engineering Special
Plymouth Rat Rod With Machine Gun Intake
2008 Builder Of The Year: Gene Winfield

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