March 4-6 (Friday-Sunday), 2022, Detroit, MI, at (the newly titled) Huntington Place, previously known as a bunch of other names but none more famous than the original, Cobo Hall, the yearly Autorama was held.
[Just FYI, Huntington Bank owns Cobo now, they previously merged with TCF Bank, who was the last owner of the convention center]
We acquired our ($2 off) discount ticket (which isn’t actually a ticket at all, it’s simply a receipt) from O’Reilly Auto Parts, making the entrance fee $23 (instead of $25 at the door) for this years event.
You swapped your receipt for an actual entrance ticket at the service desk.
The majority of other shows in the cities located throughout the United States, are priced at $20 (with $18 discount tickets available).
Rooftop parking was available for $16, and with all of the nearby street parking already full, not to mention these are all paid parking spaces now (with new meters that you must use a clunky phone app to access), we just decided to go ahead and park on top of Cobo Hall.
As advertised, over 500 local hot rods and muscle cars were on display, as usual.
Just a few G-body vehicles participated, which is pretty standard fare for this specific event.
There were a few Buick Regals, including 3 Grand Nationals, a Turbo T (with a non-turbocharged v6 motor!), and a full blown twin turbo racecar (with dual parachutes!) in attendance however (which is not usually the normal)!
Generally, we attend on a Saturday, but decided to be different this year, and wanted to go on Friday night in an effort to try to avoid the huge crowds that are normally present on the weekends, but it figures that something would come up, so Friday was a wash. Saturday it is.
While this show is always a fun event to go to, it’s much more important, as it also marks the first automotive event for the year! That means the regular 2022 car show and car cruise season is right around the corner!
Enjoy the photos from this years Detroit Autorama, and see ya at the next event!
Buick Signs and Posters For Sale at The Show!
(lots of the toys & things we saw were mostly overpriced, you can order them online much cheaper!)
Downtown Detroit (& GM Headquarters, AKA The RenCen)