Delray Slim says, “If you’re old school like me, be sure to check out all the traditional-style hot rods ‘n customs in the basement show at the Detroit Autorama. They’re swell!”
Here are just a few of MCG’s favorites from the basement show at the 2015 Detroit Autorama, otherwise known as Autorama Extreme, the exhibit space dedicated to traditional hot rods and stuff:
+ The amazing garage find uncovered by Chris Mizzi, Ray Gonzalez, and Chris Gonzalez, a channeled ’32 Ford coupe that raced in the early days at Motor City and Detroit Dragway, first with a flathead V8 and then with Chrysler hemi power. Even the air in the tires is 50 years old.
+ Still under construction by Fox Valley Hot Rods of Chicago, a traditional-style belly tanker powered by a petite Ford 60 hp V8 with GMC blower and Ardun heads. We can’t wait to see this jewel when it’s completed.
+ A 1948 Kurtis-Offy owned by Joshua Shaw. Powered by a thundering 220 CID four-cylinder Offy, this venerable racer reportedly ran in the Indianapolis 500 multiple times, starting in 1949 when Hal Cole drove it to a 19th place finish.
You’ll find these great machines and more in the gallery below.