2011 Detroit Autorama: You Choose the Ridler

2011 Ridler Award Contenders from World of Wheels

Update! Details and more pictures of the 2011 Ridler Winner

I was right!! Picked to win early thanks to my psychic friends… 2011 Ridler Winner prediction

Story & Pictures by: Megan Boyd

The 2011 Detroit Autorama is off to another sizzling start in snowy Detroit, Michigan. No worries, a little snow never slows the dedicated hot rodders that make their way to one of the nation’s best known indoor hot rod and custom car show.

At this year’s 59th Annual Detroit Autorama, the best of the best have again gathered in the Cobo Center to compete for one of the top custom car award in the land, the coveted, “Ridler Award”. (To learn more about the Ridler Award, click here)

Take a look at these first shots and tell us what you think!

Which car’s your favorite? Vote down below…

Why? (Your opinion counts!)

How do this year’s car’s compare to last year’s? Check the 2010 Ridler Award “Great 8″

Now the Contenders (in no particular order):

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“Cooper Head” – 1940 Ford Hardtop owned by Kenneth Tallent of McKinney, TX
Class: Radical Custom Rod Coupe 1935-1948

2011 Detroit Autorama, detroit autorama ridler award, autorama detroit mi, ridler award winners, custom cars, custom car show,1939 Ford 2011 world of wheels, detroit autorama ridler award, autorama detroit mi, custom car show, 1939 Ford 1939 Ford Custom owned by Mike and Rose Lethert of Roseville, MN
Class: Radical Custom Rod Convertible 1935-1948 (Click the picture to see it full size)

2011 Detroit Autorama, 2011 world of wheels, detroit autorama ridler award, 2011 ridler award winners, custom cars, custom car show, 1947 Chevy Roadster Pickup “N Veee” – 1947 Chevy Roadster Pick Up owned by Tim and Marianna Gunsalus of West Alexandria, OH
Class: Radical Pick Up

2011 Detroit Autorama, 2011 world of wheels, autorama detroit mi, ridler award winners, custom car show,1951 Chevy “Business Edition” – 1951 Chevy Business Coupe owned by Derick Samson of Marshall, MO
Class: Radical Hardtop

2011 Detroit Autorama, 2011 world of wheels, detroit autorama ridler award, autorama detroit mi, custom cars, custom car show,1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible 2011 Detroit Autorama, detroit Autorama, world of wheels, detroit autorama ridler award, autorama detroit mi, ridler award winners, hot rods, custom cars, custom car show,1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible “Suncammer” – 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible owned by Bruce & Judy Ricks of Sapulpa, OK
Class: (all it’s own? it’s not shown…)

2011 world of wheels, detroit autorama ridler award, autorama detroit mi, ridler award winners, hot rods, custom cars, custom car show,1957 Chevy 210 Sedan “Assassin” – 1957 Chevrolet 210 Sedan owned by Kenny Frederic of Dutchtown, LA
Class: Semi Hardtop

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Class: Full Sport

2011 Detroit Autorama, 2011 world of wheels, detroit autorama ridler award, hot rods, custom cars, custom car show, 1963 Buick Riviera 1963 Buick Riviera owned by Jim Marciniak of Andover, MN
Class: Radical Hardtop

There you have it! The best of the best from the Detroit Autorama. For more info on this show and all the World of Wheels car shows click here.

Stay tuned to for the Ridler Award winner!

Now choose your favorite. Vote here (and don’t forget to say WHY below):

Pick the 2011 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award Winner

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