The 2017 Detroit Autorama showcased many surprises for the attendees including the 25-foot jump of the General Lee '69 Dodge Charger made famous in the movie "Dukes of Hazard." On top of which, the show also put customized classic Ford vehicles at Cobo Hall.
The legacy of Henry Ford was upheld during the 2017 Detroit Autorama show last Friday. Keepers of the Blue OvalFord fans gathered in the event where they were entertained with cars and trucks, street machines, hot rods, race cars, and street cursors that made the Ford name a well-respected automaker in the global market, reported MSN.
As reported by Hot Rod, the star of the night was one of Ford's most classic and priceless vehicle on display, thee 1933 Ford Roadster. Owners Buddy Jordan and Steve Frisbie customized the vehicle at Steve's Auto Restoration in Portland, Oregon where it was rendered and its hardtop removed. It also had handmade panels made out of aluminum and renamed the vehicle as the Renaissance Roadster.
The design was originally constructed by Chris with input from Steve and was built at the latter's shop. The frame was hand-formed and made from 3/16 in. Steel with one ½-in. diameter chrome tubing, has a split tube axle, remote shocks, and customized machine ends with CNC machined aluminum hairpins that improved the vehicle's steering. On top of which, it had four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes, CNC machined braking plates with directional openings, steering arms, and caliper covers. On the automobile's other exterior features, it had custom off-wheels, center cap emblems, and directional openings. The interiors of the vehicle had red leather with black details.
From flying vehicles to classic car collections, the 2017 Detroit Autorama showcased many surprises over the weekend. The standout, however, was the 1933 Ford Roadster who won the Don Ridler Memorial Awards for excellent built of the customized car.