Crowds of bright-eyed automotive enthusiasts poured through the Cobo Center’s doors in Detroit, Mich. for the annual Autorama, recently. Upon entering the expansive hall filled with shimmering paint and chrome, one of the first displays encountered is devoted to the Great 8, Autorama’s annual selection of the top eight cars eligible for Ridler Award judging. Obviously, these cars are the best of the best, and accordingly receive the most attention. But aside from the cost-no-object builds what other sweet rides called for attention? In no particular order, here are 20 of my favorites. And, yes, there were many, many more.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/03/04/upstairs-at-autorama