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Holy Anniversary! 65th Autorama Revs Up [PHOTOS]

Detroit’s original hot rod and custom car show celebrates its 65th year in 2017. Autorama returns to Cobo Center Feb. 24 through 26. Pete Toundas is the founder and President of Championship Auto Shows. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller the event’s reputation has grown since the first Autorama was held at the University of Detroit Field House. This year’s show brings back some of the most popular “celebrity” cars from past years, including the General Lee from the “Dukes of Hazzard” and the Batmobile from the 1960s TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

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A 1964 Corvette Stingray.

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A 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

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An AMC Spirit.

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Kid Rock’s custom Pontiac Bonneville.

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A Packard at the 2013 Autorama.

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A Detroit original—the Hupmobile.

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Championship Auto Shows President and Founder Pete Toundas.

 

Image credit: Pat Batcheller

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Pat Batcheller

Senior News Editor & WDET Host, Morning Edition

Hi, I’m Pat Batcheller, your host for WDET’s Morning Edition. I bring you the news, weather, traffic, and information to help you start your weekday.

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