Preview: 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

1932 Desoto SC-6 four-door-sedan Buddy TylerSunday! Coming next Sunday, September 20: the greatest collector car event of its kind, the Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show. Here’s a preview with all the info you’ll need and a sneak-peek photo gallery.

 

 

WHAT: The 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9 AM to 4 PM

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

HOW MUCH: $6 per adult, children free

 

What are orphan cars? They’re the castoffs and misfits of the collector car world—the lapsed and failed brands that make automotive history so rich and fascinating. The strict definition of an orphan car can get a bit complicated, but we leave those details to the show’s expert organizing team. As veteran attendees of the Ypsi Orphan Show, here’s what we know you will find on the display field at Riverside Park:

Packards, Studebakers, Hudsons, Nashes, Hupmobiles, Kaisers, Frazers, Willys-Overlands, Reos, King Midgets, Maxwells, Tuckers, Franklins, Corvairs, Edsels…

And many, many more forgotten and obscure automotive makes. There will also be a special feature category this year for orphan convertibles. Truly, here is an opportunity to see cars you just won’t find anywhere else. The Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show is widely regarded around the collector car world as the finest event of its kind. Copied, but never duplicated.

Of course, you’ll find complete coverage of the 2015 show here at Mac’s Motor City Garage. In the meantime, here’s a small gallery of cars from past events. We hope to see you there.

1929 Franklin Victoria Sinclair Powell
1973 AMC Javelin SST Norbert Vance
1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A Richard Folsom
1920 Hudson Touring Speedster Ted and Adriana Fox
1947 Reo C-19-A fire engine David Edeger
1910 Stanley Steamer 61 Toy Tonneau Gerald Szostak
1967 Amphicar Chris Fox and Ray Handloser
1935 Hupmobile 517W Coupe Glenn Coffey
1955 Nash Metropolitan Mason Bright
1953 Hudson Hornet four-door sedan Tim Burns
1942 Crosley Liberty Alan Calvin
1922 Willys-Knight 20A David Liepelt
1954 Packard Super Clipper Hardtop Randy Burns
1962 MGA Mk. II Roger Melton
1951 Frazer Manhattan Gilbert Chestney
1910 Hudson Model 20 Eugene Lachapelle road
1952 Kaiser Henry J Michael Craig
1927 Studebaker EU Roadster Robert Walby
1950 Willys Jeepster David Nightingale
1932 Desoto SC-6 four-door-sedan Buddy Tyler

1929 Franklin Victoria Sinclair Powell

1973 AMC Javelin SST Norbert Vance

1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A Richard Folsom

1920 Hudson Touring Speedster Ted and Adriana Fox

1947 Reo C-19-A fire engine David Edeger

1910 Stanley Steamer 61 Toy Tonneau Gerald Szostak

1967 Amphicar Chris Fox and Ray Handloser

1935 Hupmobile 517W Coupe Glenn Coffey

1955 Nash Metropolitan Mason Bright

1953 Hudson Hornet four-door sedan Tim Burns

1942 Crosley Liberty Alan Calvin

1922 Willys-Knight 20A David Liepelt

1954 Packard Super Clipper Hardtop Randy Burns

1962 MGA Mk. II Roger Melton

1951 Frazer Manhattan Gilbert Chestney

1910 Hudson Model 20 Eugene Lachapelle road

1952 Kaiser Henry J Michael Craig

1927 Studebaker EU Roadster Robert Walby

1950 Willys Jeepster David Nightingale

1932 Desoto SC-6 four-door-sedan Buddy Tyler

3 thoughts on “Preview: 2015 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

  1. One of my favorite events of the year in one of my favorite cities. Low-key fun with nice people and interesting cars in a very nice setting. Looking forward to seeing you there.

  2. Interesting cars but most are hardly orphans. Jeeps, MGA MGB, Packards and the like are very desireable collectobles and were/ are big sellers in their day.

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