Monday, March 10, 2008

Mama...There's Rats in the Basement!!!

Well, we finally made it to the basement of the Cobo Center! It was everything I had envisioned and more. Traditional hot rods side-by-side with Rat rods and ol skool bobbers. Lots of VERY cool stuff.


Here are a couple pictures of some cool 60's style wild customs. The orange roadster is from Indianapolis. I've seen it before at some cruise-ins last summer. The metallic red bubble top was affectionately named "Atomic Punk".





I'm a sucker for anything painted flat black. This Cushman had some slick pinstripe work. The Ford Pickup was also very simple and clean.

When you walked into the basement, the very atmosphere changed. Upstairs every Joe Blow and his wife and kids were wandering around, but the basement had a different feel. Guys with pompadors and Betty Page wannabees wandered the aisles, mixing with other kustom kulture folks. On a side note... The Detroit Chapter of the "Road Devils" were all sporting some VERY cool club jackets! There was also a couple walking around in Bonneville 200 mph club "life-time member" jackets...VERY sic!


Have a GREAT week! Stop back, I've got many more photographs from the 2008 Detroit Autorama that I will be posting soon!