Sep 26, 2010
On a cool and clear, Sunday morning with a crisp chill in the September air, we packed up the camera, dawned our long sleeves and drove to Riverside park for the highly anticipated, 14th Annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show.
Although the official "orphan car" definition is elusive, the common meaning is, an automobile whose parent company no longer produces that particular make, however I do know that the Chevrolet Corvair is an exception around here because it was produced at our local Willow Run assembly plant.
After being canceled due to a heavy Spring rain storm which flooded out Riverside park earlier in the year we weren't sure what to expect from this postponed show however…
it turned out to be quite a large event with hundreds of cars registered and the most friendly group of owners and spectators you could hope to meet.
All of these cars are pretty special in their own right but to see a well restored Stanley Steamer, the very rare Lancia Scorpion or the elegant Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 Torpedo Boat Tail, is an extraordinary treat.
We love old cars and the history of old cars. The time, effort and workmanship put into an old Willys, Hudson or Studebaker is just amazing and obviously something that their makers took a lot of pride in.
Welcome to the GTcarlot photo gallery and the 2010 Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show.
September 26, 2010
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