Students of the Drive One Highway Highway program will be in the spotlight this weekend as they showcase the fully restored 1974 Chevy Camaro as part of the Detroit Autorama.
Drive One trains students in areas such as automotive technology, welding / fabrication, car design and machine operation, the website said.
“This car has been completely rebuilt from scratch,” said Brandon Tregemba Jr., auto technology instructor and vice president of Drive One.
The program has been part of a colorful celebration of hot rods, oil cars, trucks, motorcycles and other four-wheeled gadgets at Autorama for decades, but this year a new challenge has arisen.
“The problem with this was that because of COVID-19 we needed more time than usual,” Tregemba said on Thursday. “It was planned to do a year ago. The lost time on covid really stretched the completion of the project ”.
Returning after the one-year cancellation caused by COVID-19, Meguiar’s 69th annual Detroit Autorama, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, occupies most of Huntington Place (formerly known as TCF Center / Cobo Center) from Friday to Sunday.
The famous car event, called the Greatest Show in America, provides a close-up look at 800 custom cars from across the United States.
“Detroit Autorama was the first and most respected car dealership in the country,” said Peter Tundas, president and owner of Championship Auto Shows Inc, producer of Detroit Autorama in a press release.
Dozens of Macomb County hot roadsters will showcase the fruits of their efforts, as well as many other vehicles.
Organizers said one of the most popular additions is Autorama Extreme on the lower level of Huntington Place. It will feature more than 200 traditional fishing rods, customs and bobber bikes inspired by the 1950s, rockabilly entertainment programs and the Miss Autorama Retro Pin-Up Girls Contest.
It is planned that there will be several celebrities, including Chip Fuz from the TV show “Overhaulin;” David Ankin from the TV show “Toymakerz;” AEW star and WWE Sting Hall of Fame member; and Danny Cocker and Kevin Mack of the Earls of Customs.
Detroit Autorama will be held at Huntington Place, 1 Washington Boulevard. Opening hours: noon-22: 00 on Friday, 9:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 19:00 on Sunday.
Admission is $ 25 for adults, $ 10 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 5. Discounted tickets are available at all O’Reilly auto parts stores.
The full schedule of events and more information is available at autorama.com or by calling 248-373-1700.