End a wild week with North American International Auto Show was a weekend full of cars thanks to Hagerty. Classic car insurer held a few events over the weekend as part of its move to make Concours of America Detroit Concours d’Elegance. This includes holding events in downtown Detroit, with consents at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Cars and Community, a combination of Radwood and Concours d’Lemons, at Comerica Park. Each event attracts more than 100 cars and we have put together photos of the large number of cars at all these events for your reference.
The title is even definitely Detroit Concours, and it has attracted some real phenomena antique car over a broad spectrum. Show classic concepts like Buick Y-Job, General Motors LeSabre, Ford Mustang I and Chrysler Turbine all appear. There are sections devoted to classic hot rods and mid-century customs such as Avoid Deora pickup truck. And of course there are other American and European pre-war and post-war classics as well. The show’s overall winner was a 1937 Delahaye 135 roadster, pictured below.
Back in the day Concours was Cars and Communities. On one side of the Comerica Park parking lot is a smaller Radwood event for cars from the 1980s and 1990s. Participants ranged from the modest. Ford Escort GT for cars posters such as Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari Testarossa. There are even some imported items from the Japanese market like Nissan Serena and Mitsubishi Pajero Mini.
Even more quirks appeared in the Concours d’Lemons on the other side of the lot. Although the name only suggests ugly cars, it becomes a highlight for unusual cars. So there are broken vintage machines like Ford Pinto and Chevy Vega, but some seriously appealing cars like an International Scout camper and a pair of Japanese kei sports car: an Autozam AZ-1 and Suzuki Cappuccino.