Detroit Autorama

59th Annual

Bruce and Judy Ricks "Suncammer" captures the Ridler Award
with their
1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible

  • There are some shows that you think about passing on going to for a particular season because you just can not make them all every year. Then there are ones you might think about it for a split second and you say nah, I just have to go to the show. For us the Detroit Autorama Show is the show that we just don't want to miss going to that particular season. This year we are glad that we did attend the Detroit Autorama show. If we had not attended we would not have seen Bruce and Judy Ricks capture the Ridler award with their beautiful'56 Ford Suncammer.

    For starters the engine is an original Ford 427 SOHC (Cammer), one off cast aluminum inake manifold, 2 Ford Autolite Inline 4BBL carbs. All plating is Nickel & Two-Tone Nickel by Jon Wright Custom Chromeplating. Body mods consist of some of the following: body wedge channeled, hood Drooped, front fenders drooped and re peaked, custom bumpers, custom grill, full belly panned, and many more modifications. If you ever have the chance to see the car in person it's worth your time to take a long look at this super nice '56 Built by the hands of Steve Cook Creations. Congratulations to all who had a hand at completing this beautiful masterpiece.

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    Show casing the other Great Eight...
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  • (20) Bobby Alloway was awarded Builder of the Year. Congratulations to him and his team. (21) Check out the cool ride of Tom & Linda Jenkins. This 31 Ford was built by F and F Speed Inc. out of White Hall Maryland. (22) Check out another cool ride that is due out of the Rad Rides by Troy shop in the near future.


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  • When you leave Cobo Hall you can always cruise on over to the Canadian side, providing you have your passport, to the casinos. If you don't have your passport you can always visit Greek Town. There are any number of places to go for a night of fun with your friends. Remember Detroit is where the auto industry grew...