2010 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

Jun 06, 2010

An orphan car is an automobile whose parent company no longer manufactures vehicles in the U.S.
With a few exceptions, 8 years out of production will qualify as an orphan.
If you like old cars that are rarely seen River Side Park in Ypsilanti, MI is the a place to be on the first Sunday in June.

This show is typically filled with hundreds of specimens from automotive history.

However... this year was sort of a bust for the famous Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show.
A tremendous storm washed through Washtenaw County the night before and over 3 inches of accumulated rainfall flooded out Riverside Park, causing the show to be canceled.

We visited the soggy, abandoned show to find there were 3 orphans parked up on the high ground, 2 REO Sedans and a cute little American Austin.

After taking some pictures of the overflowing park, we decided to have lunch at the renowned, Aubrees Pizzeria and Tavern, located just below Sticks Bar and Grill, where our favorite bartender informed us that some of the cars had organized behind the Ypsilanti Hudson dealer and maybe we should have a look.

The Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum located there at the Miller Motors Hudson dealer had made some special accommodations for a handful of cars that decided to show off despite the cancellation.

So, Thank You, to a Great Bartender and the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum without whom we would not have seen and documented the special and very elusive 2010 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show.

Here are few pictures for your viewing pleasure.


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2010 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show
Flooded Canceled
Entrance and spectators bleachers
Drive through review area
A very flooded Riverside Park
Riverside Park, June 5th 2010
Ducks fishing in the park
Over 3 inches of rainfall in 24 hours
3 Orphans on the high ground
1930 American Austin
An American Austin and 2 REO sedans
1942 REO Sedan
An Orphan REO Sedan
Riverside Park from the walking bridge
The Ypsilanti Hudson dealer, 100 E. Cross
Not a good place to park, Amtrack Service Rail
Orphan Hudson Commodore
1941 Hudson
Corvair Spyder
Corvair Spyder Turbocharged Flat 6
Ypsilanti Auto Heritage Museum Parking Lot
Packard Custom 8 Sedan
1958 Nash Metropolitan
1958 Nash Metro Hood Ornament
Ypsilanti Auto Heritage Museum Parking Lot
1957 Hudson Hornet (Last of the Hudsons)
1966 Corvair 2 Door
1958 Triumph TR3
1937 Cord 812 (Last of the Cords)
1971 NSU Prinz
1961 Corvair Lakewood Station Wagon
AMC Pacer in Brandywine Metallic
Deep Night Blue 1984 AMC Eagle Wagon
Deep Maroon 1982 AMC Concord Wagon
1950 Hudson Commodore 2 Door
Nash Metropolitan
1920 Liberty 10 B Touring Car
Lada Niva 4x4
Citroen Dyane 6
1968 Ultra Van
1912 Willys Overland
1912 Overland
1928 Marmon Race Car
3.1 Liter Straight 8 Cylinder Engine
1928 Marmon
MGB in Brooklands Green Metallic
Hudson Hornet Convertible
Hornet Twin H Power Inline 6 Cylinder
1937 Hudson Terraplane Coupe
1963 Rambler American Sedan
AMC Hornet in faded Electric Blue
1967 AMC Ambassador Convertible
Early 70s Citroen SM
Citroen SM in Light Metallic Green

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