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One-Tank Trip for July 22/17
(c) By Jim Fox
Pull over Corvettes, classic 1955-1957 Chevys, Mustangs and others to make way for the stars of the show in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Long-overlooked DeSotos, Franklins, Hudsons, Parkards, Plymouths, Studebakers and Willys get some respect at the “Orphan Car Show” on Sept. 17.
“Orphan brands do not die – they live on with this annual reunion of vehicles,” organizers say in this community 30 minutes west of Detroit, the “Motor City.”
|An antique vehicle is seen reflected in a hubcap at the Concours d’Elegance in Plymouth, Mich. (Barbara Fox photo)|
In what has been called one of the best car shows in America, this gathering at Riverside Park will feature the “orphans” of Ford- Mercury, Edsel and the Continental Mark II.
As an auto aficionado, I enjoy attending the big shows in Detroit and environs but was unaware until now of the “orphan” show.
These really big events include the annual North American International Auto Show in January, Concours d’Elegance this month, Woodward Dream Cruise in August and the Old Car Festival in September.