Preview: 2014 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

1956 DeSoto Adventurer Hardtop Richard KammIf you can make it, set aside some time this coming Sunday for one of the neatest vintage car events around: the Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show. Here’s a sneak peek with a big photo gallery. 

 

 

WHAT: The 2014 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

WHEN: Sunday, September 21, 2014

WHERE: Riverside Park, Ypsilanti, Michigan (map here)

 

What are orphan cars? They’re the castoffs and misfits of the car world—the lapsed and failed brands that make automotive history so rich and fascinating. To give you an idea, here are just some of the vehicle categories for this year’s show:

Packard, Nash, Studebaker, Pre-war Independents, Kaiser-Frazer, Orphans of the Big Three, Brass Age, Hudson, American Motors, Corvair, Trucks

Additionally, there will be a special feature category this year for orphan station wagons. In total, more than 230 vehicles are registered for the 2014 meet. The Ypslanti Orphan Car Show is widely regarded as the finest event of its kind.

Naturally, you can look for complete coverage of the event here at Mac’s Motor City Garage. In the meantime, here’s a small gallery of cars from past years. We’ll see you there.

 

1938 Terraplane Deluxe Coach JR Hostetler
1949-Packard-Super-8-Touring-Sedan-Ronald-Gerber
1926 Willys-Knight 66 Roadster Jerry Szostak
1964 Stuebaker Gran Turisimo Hawk
1960 Edsel Ranger Two-Door Sedan Jeff White
1954 Hudson Jet Convertible Ed Souers
1911 Maxwell AB Runabout Vern Campbell
1958 BMW Isetta
1934 Terraplane Model K Coupe Larry Silver
1925 Detroit Electric Jack Beatty
1927 Studebaker EU Roadster Robert Walby LF
1956 DeSoto Adventurer Hardtop Richard Kamm
1941 DeSoto Business Coupe Joe Moss
1957 DeSoto Firedome four-door hardtop Joseph and Gloria White
1951 Kaiser Deluxe Coupe Gilbert Chestney
1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban Ken and MaryAnn Havekost
1917 Willys-Knight 88-4 Touring Sedan Grag Gumtow
1931 Studebaker President Larry Gardon
1937 Cord 812 SC Phaeton Charlie Saganek

1938 Terraplane Deluxe Coach JR Hostetler

1949-Packard-Super-8-Touring-Sedan-Ronald-Gerber

1926 Willys-Knight 66 Roadster Jerry Szostak

1964 Stuebaker Gran Turisimo Hawk

1960 Edsel Ranger Two-Door Sedan Jeff White

1954 Hudson Jet Convertible Ed Souers

1911 Maxwell AB Runabout Vern Campbell

1958 BMW Isetta

1934 Terraplane Model K Coupe Larry Silver

1925 Detroit Electric Jack Beatty

1927 Studebaker EU Roadster Robert Walby LF

1956 DeSoto Adventurer Hardtop Richard Kamm

1941 DeSoto Business Coupe Joe Moss

1957 DeSoto Firedome four-door hardtop Joseph and Gloria White

1951 Kaiser Deluxe Coupe Gilbert Chestney

1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban Ken and MaryAnn Havekost

1917 Willys-Knight 88-4 Touring Sedan Grag Gumtow

1931 Studebaker President Larry Gardon

1937 Cord 812 SC Phaeton Charlie Saganek

2 thoughts on “Preview: 2014 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

  1. Definitely one of our favorite events of the year in one of the coolest little car towns in the world. It has been a family tradition for us for many years starting with breakfast at the Bomber and dinner at Sidetrack. Make sure to visit the newly re-imagined Hudson Museum just a couple blocks away.

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