Autorama at Cobo Center in Detroit

Spend your weekend marveling at classic hot rods and custom cars and motorcycles at the Autorama at the Cobo Center March 1-3, 2019.

Autorama at the Cobo Center in Detroit

Enter a “world of wheels” at Autorama, the touring show of custom cars, at the Cobo Center March 1-3, 2019.

The show will feature more than 800 custom cars, trucks and motorcycles in addition to contests, live performances and celebrity appearances.

The Ridler Award, with a prize of an engraved trophy, custom-made embroidered jackets and a check for $10,000, will be awarded to the vehicle that shows the most creativity, engineering and quality workmanship on a customized car.

If hot rods aren’t your thing, hang out with celebrities like WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, Nascar Legend Tony Stewart, Dave Kindig, The Hanson Brothers and many others.

If you’re more interested in dancing the weekend away, catch a variety of rockabilly musical performances throughout the weekend.

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This event also hosts the 27th annual Toy-A-Rama vintage toy show, a pinup girl contest, chop shop demonstrations throughout the weekend and displays of the cars featured in some of your favorite flicks.

Sound like a fun time? Then bring the whole family to the Cobo Center in Detroit, March 1-3, 2019. Showtimes are as follows:

  • noon-10 p.m. Friday
  • 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

Tickets are $21 for adults and $8 for kids 6-12 at the gate. Discounted tickets are available at O’Reilly Auto Parts. Kids under five are free.

For more information on Autorama, and other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, check out the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.