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Autorama Detroit, also known as “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show”, takes place every year at the Cobo Center located along the banks of the Detroit River. The show features over 800 of the hot rods, resto mods, rat rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, motorcycles and everything else in-between. This is an event where visitors can get a true sense of the Detroit automotive culture and even experience the spirit of The Motor City itself.

The most prestigious prize at the Autorama Detroit is the Ridler Award, named in honor of show promoter Don Ridler. Only cars that have never been shown before are eligible. On Autorama’s opening day, the judges select their “Great 8” – the finalists for the Ridler. Anticipation builds throughout the weekend until the winner is announced at the end of the Sunday afternoon awards presentation.


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Autorama Detroit is happening from 01 March 2019, Friday to 03 March 2019, Sunday at Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. The organizer of the event is Championship Auto Shows Inc. The event is open to public. The estimated number of attendance is 155,000. The frequency of Autorama Detroit is annual. The event has been running since 1953.

Start Date
March 1, 2019 (Friday)
End Date
March 3, 2019 (Sunday)
Cobo Center
Detroit, Michigan
Championship Auto Shows Inc
Event Type
Consumer Show, Trade Show
Open To
First Year
Friday 12 pm – 10 pm
Saturday 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday 10 am – 7 pm
Ticket type At the door Advance
General Admission $20.00 $18.00
Children 6-12 $7.00 $6.00
Children 5 & Under Free -


  • Cobo Center
  • Originally opened in 1960, Cobo Center is a world-class meeting and convention facility, located along a beautifully restored international riverfront in the heart of a vibrant downtown Detroit.
  • One Washington Blvd
  • Detroit, MI, United States of America
  • +1 313-877-8777
  • +1 313-877-8577


  • Championship Auto Shows Inc
  • Championship Auto Shows Inc produces one of the US’s most premier show car series.
  • 1092 Centre Road
  • Auburn Hills, MI, United States of America
  • +1 248-373-1700
  • +1 248-373-7091

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